Business Resources to use During COVID-19 outbreak


Resources for Michigan Businesses During COVID-19

Provided below is a list of resources and information for Michigan businesses during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

6/23/2020        DEADLINE 6/24/2020 at 11:59PM

The Macomb County Small Business Sustainability program will make up to $20 million available to help local small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The funds will be distributed as $5,000 grants that businesses can use to offset losses created by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Macomb County Small Business Sustainability Program eligibility information is available here

Application is available here.

PPP Updates And New Grant for Independent Contractors

SBA has released new rules for PPP Forgiveness.

Information to help restaurant/business owners here

Getting Back to Business

This week saw certain industries opening. Even if yours wasn’t one of them, you should plan now on how it will work for your business.
Thinking outside the box
Getting back to business likely will look different than it did at the beginning of the year. Are there ways for your company can pivot: serve customers virtually, curbside or just outside? Below are some articles to start your brainstorm process.
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Applications for Federal Paycheck Protection Program Resume April 27

An additional $310 billion was approved to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide forgivable federal loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) here to see more 


SBDC Macomb County What’s Next Addition
Focus on Marketing

Now is the time to plan your marketing strategy for when your industry is released from stay-at-home orders. Here are some efforts to help you.
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Additional Financing Resources through the State of Michigan

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SBDC-Macomb County - US Chamber Edition
The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced a grant of $5,000 to companies who:

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Bar and Restaurant Financial Relief

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Northern Initiatives Program-New Financial Support Available for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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PPP Loans for 1099 Independent Contractors

This information is about PPP loans for 1099-MISC Independent Contractors. 
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Southeast Michigan SBDC News for:
Self-employed workers, gig workers and 1099-independent contractors Edition

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Here is the Latest News from the Southeast Michigan SBDC on the Paycheck Protection Program

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Paycheck Protection Program Edition (click on link to open newsletter) -It now appears that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is the small business equivalent to toilet paper. Between media reports and few lenders accepting applications, this has turned into a frenzy. I had been advising that companies may want to wait a few days as the bugs in the application process were worked out, but now I am advising that you apply as soon as possible.


The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

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Michigan’s small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus can now apply for grants and loans through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program.

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Here is a pdf document with a ton of info and links to help you and your business through this difficult time:
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Michigan Small Business Relief Program: Grants

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Michigan Small Business Relief Program Q & A - March 22, 2020

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Governor Whitmer announces SBA loans now available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

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Economic assistance for small businesses around Michigan that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced...

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