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On our COVID-19 Business Resources Hub for Longmont, added new information about 0% interest loans with $0 fees offered through Kiva in partnership with Colorado Lending Source. We continue to update this hub daily as new information rolls in. Please check it often!
IF YOU HAVEN'T FILLED OUT THE NEW SURVEY: Please fill out this new survey regarding workforce impacts & funding. The response team will be using this information to prioritize our response to workforce issues and opening up new funding & financing tools for our local businesses.
Virtual Town Hall with Representative Singer
This Wednesday, March 25, at 1pm Representative Jonathan Singer will be hosting a virtual town hall in partnership with the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce. This town hall is for employees to ask questions of him so he can work with the legislature, Department of Labor and others on workers’ concerns. If you are interested in receiving more information about accessing the virtual town hall, click here.
FREE 3-Part Online Series: Keeping Your Business Together in a Crisis
As an entrepreneur you plan for many scenarios, but when disaster happens, new challenges require alternative solutions to keep your business together. As part of the economic ecosystem for Colorado Small Business Development Center is here – along with our partners and community leaders – to help you get through the hurdles you encounter as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
This online series is provided at no-cost to help you establish your resilience as a business owner and to introduce adaptive and creative ideas to help you prepare for the problems all businesses experience. During these 90-minute sessions, you will hear from subject matter experts that will provide resources, ideas and tools you can proactively leverage to strengthen your business and weather the storm. REGISTER HERE
Part I: Financial Health - March 25, 10-11:30 am
Part II: Defensive Marketing - April 1, 10-11:30 am
Part III: Adapting Your Business- April 8, 10-11:30 am
If you cannot make the webinar, a recording will be posted afterward at SBDC website.
LDDA BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS & CONVERSATIONS
Based on feedback from business owners, it would be beneficial for businesses to gather (virtually) for a group conversation around the current situation and ideas moving forward. We are scheduling a series of ZOOM calls, starting today.
Current schedule is as follows:
Services: Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. - https://zoom.us/j/699337216 - Meeting ID: 699 337 216
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Now Open
All 64 Colorado counties have been advanced by Governor Jared Polis for inclusion in the U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. The SBA EIDL loan application is now open for Colorado. Click here to apply.
DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
During this uncertain time, we encourage all Downtown Business and Property Owners to watch out for each other. With the number of business closures, there are less eyes and ears on the streets. We encourage everyone, as they are visiting their businesses, monitoring security cameras, etc., to please report any suspicious activity immediately. If you visit your business, or are out getting fresh air, please walk a few blocks and report anything suspicious.