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Information and Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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A Process to help you navigate how to move forward with your business during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

The Virginia SBDC network has developed the Business Recovery webpage to help owners carefully plan for and execute their businesses’  new strategy. Reopening a business under current circumstances requires owners to make a careful analysis of the current situation, their capabilities, and goals.  They must recognize how the market and customer has changed- the same applies to businesses that were able to continue operations.  Additionally, businesses will need to calculate the new operating costs they’ll incur with additional safety measures. It might also necessitate owners to re-imagine their business concept. The detailed guidelines in the Business Recovery web page cover a broad range of critical considerations for business recovery. 

Virginia Implements New Statewide Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday, November 13 announced substantial new statewide restrictions on gatherings and certain businesses in an effort to slow rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The new restrictions took effect on Sunday, November 15 at midnight.

The state’s cap on gatherings will be reduced from 250 people to 25, the state’s mask requirement will be applied to younger children, the number of spectators allowed at athletic events will be reduced, and alcohol sales will be prohibited at dining and drinking establishments after 10 p.m. The gathering ban will apply to events such as weddings, but won’t impact schools or restaurant capacity.

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Can I Get Help with the Loan Preparation Process?

Yes! The Loudoun SBDC has coaches that can help you with loan package preparation. If you have questions about the process or need assistance in gathering information or filling out application forms, contact us and we will get you connected with a coach as soon as possible. NOTE: All coaching through the SBDC Loudoun is free of charge.

To help you understand the EIDL Application process we’ve prepared this video overview and guide for the new streamlined application:

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SIMPLer ppp Forgiveness available for loans of $50K or Less

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today 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.

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About the SBDC Loudoun

Resources for business growth

The Loudoun Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was created to promote entrepreneurship and small business growth. It fulfills that mission by providing one-on-one coaching, educational offerings such as 1 Million Cups and workshops like How to Start a Business and the Business Plan Boot Camp as well as information on all aspects of small business management. From start-up through growth stage, we provide current and innovative resources and support small businesses that go on to achieve their greatest success.

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Virginia Introduces Rebuild VA Grant Program

The state of Virginia is launching a new grant program for small businesses and nonprofits called Rebuild VA. The program will provide grants of up to 3 times the applicant’s average monthly eligible expenses up to a maximum award of $10,000. The application will...

Virginia Becomes First State to Adopt Statewide Emergency Workplace Safety Measures

On July 15, Governor Ralph Northam announced the adoption of statewide emergency workplace safety measures for Virginia. The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Codes Board voted today to approve an emergency temporary standard requiring the...

Virginia Enters Phase 3 Reopening on July 1

Virginia, including Northern Virginia, moved to Phase 3 reopening on July 1. Under Phase 3 guidelines, social gatherings can include up to 250 people. Other criteria include: Child-care centers will be allowed to reopen.Restaurants and nonessential retail businesses...

Starting a Business in Loudoun County

The following list summarizes the steps for establishing a new company in Loudoun County. The first step is to go to the Virginia State Corporation Commission web site and search for the name you want to use for the company. If the name is in use by someone else, then...

Virginia Implements New Statewide Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday, November 13 announced substantial new statewide restrictions on gatherings and certain businesses in an effort to slow rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The new restrictions took effect on Sunday, November 15 at...

How Do I Determine If It’s a Good Idea to Pursue My Business Idea?

Deciding if an idea will support a business is among the hardest question to address, frequently because it is not framed well. A successful business idea is one that can be delivered at less than the cost it takes to deliver, to a community big enough to sustain the...

Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less Available

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department has 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...

ALERT: Phishing Scam Targeting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Borrowers

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has discovered an email scam originating from sba-attorneys.com that seeks to create alarm among Paycheck Protection Protection (PPP) loan borrowers. The email falsely warns that PPP funds were issued to the recipient in...

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