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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources:

SCORE Richmond continues to offer free remote mentoring via video, phone and email during these difficult times.

SCORE now offers the Small Business Resilience Hub with a host of educational materials, online workshops and support services to help your business adapt, reopen and grow successfully through COVID-19 or any disaster.

Listen to a Recording of the SCORE Richmond Business Recovery Roundtable session on May 28th.   This very informative and inspiring session featured 5 local business owners:

Find information from our SCORE Richmond COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall held on Wednesday, April 8th: Recording , PresentationFollow-up Q&A.

Update on the EIDL and CARES Act Purchase Protection Program (PPP): 

On Saturday, July 4th, President Trump signed into law the PPP extension bill that had been passed by Congress. The law extends the deadline to apply for assistance through the Payment Protection Program to August 8th (previous deadline was June 30th).

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) was signed into law on June 5th extending both the time period to use PPP loan funds and the repayment terms.   PPPFA also pushes back the June 30 Deadline to rehire workers to December 31, 2020, and eases the rehire requirements.  See PPPFA for an overview.  For additional PPP info, see FAQ , Loan Amount Calculation and Participating Lenders

On June 15th, the SBA began accepting new EIDL and Advance applications from qualified small businesses and US agricultural businesses.  See SBA Disaster Loan Applications

Go to this site for more information on all options:  SBA COVID-19 Relief Options

Free Mentoring

Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face in one of our mentoring locations or connect with one of our online mentors.

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Workshops & Events

Register today for our no- or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics including marketing, finance and accounting, management, and others. Get instruction from a local expert and connect with other business owners in the community.

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Online Library

If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the informtion you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

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SCOREcard 2019 Pitch Competition Winners

Twenty-three entrepreneurs registered for SCOREcard 2019 Pitch Competition. Six finalists and three winners are announced. Read more


Got business questions? Gray Poehler's got answers in his bi-weekly Ask SCORE article, published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Read more