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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.

New mandatory workplace safety rules are now in place for safely operating a business amidst the COVID-19 crisis.  The new rules will last for at least 6 months and depend on the risk exposure for the business.   For more info, go to DOLI COVID-19 Education and Training.

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:

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

On October 8, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness
process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

View the simpler loan forgiveness application, the Instructions for completing the simpler application, and the Interim final rule on the simpler forgiveness process

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 FAQLoan Amount Calculation and Participating Lenders.

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

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SCORE Richmond Local Events

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How to Start Your Own Business

December 3, 2020, 6:30pm EST
Via Zoom
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