Small Business Resources
Resuming Business Toolkit
Ready to Reopen Small Business Guide
View the PDF here: www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/uschamber_reopen_guide.pdf
Interim Restaurant Guidelines
Greater Winston Salem Grant Program
The Greater Winston Salem Inc has a grant program for businesses grant monies consideration of $2,500 for those with 3 or less employees and grant consideration of $5,000 for those with 4 or more employees.
Count on Me NC
Count on Me NC : Become a Count On Me NC business by taking COVID-19 training developed by public health officials and food safety experts.
Paycheck Protection Program
Due to the frequent changes and updates, the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce recommends any information regarding the PPP to the following link: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp
Facebook Small Business Grants
Bankers to Small Businesses: Don't do these things if you want to qualify for SBA Loan Relief Program
Spectrum REACH Free 30 Second Video for Any Business in Need
Save Small Business Fund from the US Chamber
ActionCOACH Free Business Consultation
ActionCoach will be providing free business updates each Wednesday at 11 am from now until December. You can access this here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VJu_iYORTtGgc0nbRQEI3A
Small Business Association's Disaster Relief Lending
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for each affected small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
Process for Accessing SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending
- The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
- Any such Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s Governor to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance.
- Once a declaration is made, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to affected small businesses within the state.
- These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
- SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
- SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are just one piece of the expanded focus of the federal government’s coordinated response, and the SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible.
For additional information, please visit the SBA disaster assistance website at SBA.gov/Disaster.
For all SBA information please visit: https://www.sba.gov/coronavirus
First National Bank COVID-19 Relief Programs
For more information no how FNB can help, check out this link: https://www.fnb-online.com/landing/covid-relief-programs
Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development is here to help
The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board offers customized business solutions offered at no cost. We understand that COVID-19 might cause changes within your business and our staff are available to provide information and connect you with needed the resources and support. Please contact the Business Services Coordinator in your county for more information:
Rockingham & Caswell
Business Services Coordinator
336.904.0300 Ext 4002
Forsyth & Davie
Business Services Coordinator
336.904.0300 Ext 4008
Stokes, Surry & Yadkin
Business Services Coordinator
336.904.0300 Ext 4009
NC AHEC Webinars
Being Deemed an Essential Business
Currently, the N.C. Office of Emergency Management is collecting information on businesses that wish to be deemed essential if we get to a state where that is a necessary designation.
Our State Legislators are suggesting to any business that is concerned about further closings, to send an email sooner rather than later. Businesses who wish to be considered essential should email email@example.com with the following information.
In the email, the business should provide the following:
1. Business name
2. Point of Contact including:
c) phone number
3. Nature of their business and why they are critical to continue operations
4. Business website
For more information visit: https://www.ncdps.gov/
Salem One Free CDC Workplace Posters
Salem One will be providing FREE CDC workplace posters that can be used in your business. Please call 336-299-0800 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development News
In an effort to ensure you are aware of Governor Cooper's Executive Order 118 that impacts Unemployment Insurance for both employers and employees, we wanted to send the following pieces of information along:
1. Order removes the one-week waiting period for individuals to apply for benefits
2. Order removes the requirement that a person must look for another job during this time
3. Order also allows employees, who lost their jobs or who have had their hours reduced due to COVID-19 issues, to apply for unemployment benefits
4. Order instructs the Employment Security office to not allocate charges to employers’ accounts for individuals who are paid benefits for reasons related to COVID-19
Those affected can apply for benefits online at https://des.nc.gov/apply-unemployment. You can also find FAQ at https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-information with answers for both employers and employees.