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The Loudoun SBDC strives to provide the most current, relevant information for small businesses to help you make decisions during the COVID-19 outbreak. For additional information, email us mec20175@gmu.edu or call (703) 466-0466.

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Virginia Launches Return to Earn Program

Unemployed Virginians are facing a variety of childcare, transportation, and other barriers to returning to the workforce while some small businesses are struggling to find workers. To support Virginians in their transition back to employment, Governor Ralph Northam will invest $3 million to pilot the Return to Earn Grant Program.

To qualify for the state’s matching fund of up to $500 per person, businesses must pay that amount directly to a new employee hired after May 31, either as a lump sum or in installments to offset ongoing costs of child care, transportation or other barriers to re-employment. Funds will be reimbursed only to businesses that pay at least $15 per hour for jobs that qualify as W-2 employment, either full time or part time. ⁠⁠For additional information on requirements and to apply for Return to Earn grant funding, small businesses should contact their local Virginia Career Works Center. Answers to frequently asked questions about the program can be found here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/FAQ-On-The-Virginia-Return-To-Earn-Grant-Program.pdf

Applications Open for Leesburg Business Awards

The Town of Leesburg is accepting applications for the annual Leesburg Business Awards.  Award applications are being accepted through an online application process and the deadline for nominations is Monday April 4th, 2022.

Eligible nominees for all categories must have the primary physical location of the company, organization, or business entity within the corporate limits of the Town of Leesburg.  Businesses must possess a valid Town of Leesburg business license, must be in compliance with all Town regulations, and must have been in operation for at least one year.  Learn more by visiting: Leesburg Business Awards | Leesburg, VA (leesburgva.gov).

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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Virginia's Permanent COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Health Rules Take Effect

Virginia’s permanent COVID-19 workplace safety and health rules have taken effect. The standards mandate appropriate personal protective equipment, sanitation, social distancing, infectious disease preparedness and response plans, record keeping, training, and hazard communications in workplaces across the Commonwealth. The permanent standards align with the temporary standards that had been in place since July.

Read the full statement and get more details:https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2021/january/headline-891684-en.html

All Frequently Asked Questions (by date)

Can I Reinstate an Old Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

We recently got a question from a client at the SBDC about an older Limited Liability Company (LLC) that was created but never really launched. The person had filed the registration paperwork and officially formed the LLC but had then let the registration lapse after...

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VA Phase One Guidelines for Businesses

The Governor's office released guidelines for businesses to follow during Phase One of reopening. These guidelines include best practices and requirements for all business sectors as well as for specific industries. You can read information about the Phase One...

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How Do I Prepare for PPP Loan Forgiveness?

Webinar replay from Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, May 5th 2020: https://www.facebook.com/247053305067/videos/2659714751019223/ Description from original webinar: You secured an SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan. Take a minute to breathe; you earned it. Now,...

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Who Qualifies For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)?

PUA provides unemployment benefits to those traditionally not eligible for unemployment benefits due to the inability to work because of the coronavirus health crisis. These workers include: self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history,...

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