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April 25, 2021

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Overview [Recording]

This webinar provides an overview of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant program, including: Eligibility details including which entities qualify and what is required Understanding the amount you would qualify for depending on how long you’ve been in business The covered period, which is how long you have to use the funds How you can use […]

April 25, 2021

Fondo de Revitalización de Restaurantes: Prepárese [Grabación]

A discusión del programa Restaurant Revitalization Fund, que incluye: Detalles de elegibilidad, incluyendo las entidades que califican y los requisitos; Como determinar la cantidad para la que calificaría según el tiempo que lleva en el negocio; El período cubierto o el período de tiempo en el que necesita usar los fondos; Cómo puede utilizar los […]

April 13, 2021

Overview: Restaurant Revitalization Fund [Recording]

Join the U.S. SBA Connecticut District Office, the Connecticut Restaurant Association, and CTSBDC to learn about the soon-to-be-launched Restaurant Revitalization Program. In this recording we review eligibility, the covered period, eligible expenses, estimating grant amounts based on revenues as well as the time the applicant has been in operation, and required documentation. There is no […]

April 9, 2021

Applying for Paycheck Protection Program Funds [Recording]

This webinar offers a full review of eligibility requirements for those looking to apply for the first or second draw and steps to understand how to apply. With the PPP application deadline extended until May 31, there is still time to apply. The Economic Aid Act (Dec. 2020) expanded uses of funds, and Executive action […]

March 26, 2021

State and Federal Export Resources for Connecticut Firms [Recording]

While the U.S. exports some $2 trillion in goods and services to world markets annually, there is vast opportunity to increase both the number of U.S. exporters and the markets they are selling to— particularly among small and medium-sized firms.  With more than 95% of the world’s consumers located outside of the U.S., your firm […]

March 22, 2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant – Program Review (Recording)

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program will open on April 8. With a total of $16.25 billion available through this program these hard-hit businesses will have access to the awaited emergency funds. As a reminder, all potential SVOG applicants will need to be registered […]

March 19, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program – Where We Are

In this recorded webinar, we focus on reviewing the most recent information on the Paycheck Protection Program, including the revision to the calculation for Schedule C filers, the elimination of restrictions on applying for those with federal student debt and small business owners with prior non-fraud felony convictions. Congress has passed the $1.9 trillion COVID […]

March 5, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Updates – [Webinar Recording]

Upon directive from the new administration, the SBA has updated guidelines related to enhancements, clarifications, and ensuring access to PPP for the smallest businesses. Based on these, the SBA will: Establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees Allow sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals […]

February 25, 2021

Efficient Business: Serving Customers and Saving Energy – [Webinar Recording]

Managing costs and safety are critical concerns for business owners today.  This webinar provides insight on how improvements to your heating and cooling system can impact customer comfort, safety and energy consumption. Eversource’s Alex Sopelak explores case studies and the resources available to help you pursue these and other energy efficiency opportunities in your business: […]

February 23, 2021

Unemployment Resources & PPP [Webinar Recording]

The Economic Aid Act signed in December 2020, renews funding for several direct relief programs, extends unemployment assistance programs, and provides additional support for the Shared Work Program which allows employers to reduce employee hours while avoiding layoffs. The CT Department of Labor review the details of these programs and discuss the new federal Mixed […]