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COVID-19 Resources and Updates for Small Business

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National Webinar: COVID-19 Resources and Updates for Small Business

Choose from two sessions on

Thursday, March 26, 2020

(Session 1 is full, please choose the second session from the drop-down menu above)

3:00 PM (ET) / 2:00 PM (CT) / 12:00 PM (PT)


4:30 PM (ET) / 3:30 PM (CT) / 1:30 PM (PT)

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our entire country and in particular, our small business community. In this time of rapidly changing information, we know that small business owners need help to address urgent financial concerns and access critical resources for themselves. The organizations inviting you are gathering to share the most up-to-date and immediate information and resources at the city, state, and national levels.

Join ICIC, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Opportunity Fund, the City of Long Beach Economic Development Department and Small Business Majority for a national webinar this Thursday where we'll cover updates and resources related to COVID-19 and policy recommendations to bolster small business owners right now. We anticipate a high turnout for these webinars, so please choose one of the available sessions.

Topics of discussion include:

  • SBA Disaster Assistance Loans and other small business funding updates for businesses being impacted by COVID-19
  • Availability of emergency business funding sources, including city grants, CDFIs, reputable online lenders, and crowdfunding
  • How to avoid predatory lenders using the Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights
  • Updates on federal policy proposals and our recommendations to immediately help small businesses
  • Venturize and other helpful tools and resources
  • Q&A

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Small Business Majority

    Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to ensure America's entrepreneurs are a key part of a thriving and inclusive economy.

  • Guest speaker
    Awesta Sarkash Government Affairs Manager @ Small Business Majority

    Awesta Sarkash manages Small Business Majority’s policy and government affairs efforts in our nation's capital and the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Awesta served as the Director of Advocacy and Communications at the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), a nonprofit membership association that supports the community development sector in DC.

  • Guest speaker
    Diego Portillo Mazal Director, ICCC @ ICIC

    As a Director on the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) team, Diego plays an important role in ICCC’s cohort management, developing recruitment strategies, designing internal team goals, analyzing recruitment channels, and cultivating relationships with inner city CEOs across the U.S.

  • Guest speaker
    Iosefa Alofaituli Regional Director @ Opportunity Fund

    Iosefa Alofaituli is the Regional Director of Opportunity Fund, helping the nation’s largest nonprofit lender to small businesses, by leading fund and brand development, and expansion efforts in Southern California.

  • Guest speaker
    Brian Pifer Vice President, Entrepreneurship @ Small Business Majority

    Brian oversees Small Business Majority's Entrepreneurship Program and platform, which deliver key education and resources to entrepreneurs seeking to start and grow their business. He builds partnerships with organizations that serve small business owners, evaluates the program's activities and impact, and oversees the development of Venturize to ensure it is the one-stop hub for the nation's entrepreneurs.

  • Guest speaker
    Daniel Martiniello Lender Relations Specialist @ Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Daniel Martiniello is a Lender Relations Specialist at the Massachusetts District Office.

  • Guest speaker
    Eric Romero Project Manager @ City of Long Beach Economic Development Department

    Eric Romero is a Project Manager in the City of Long Beach Economic Development Department, Business Development Bureau. Some of his responsibilities include managing the Business Improvement District Program and supporting small business programs and initiatives.

  • Guest speaker
    David Chase Vice President, National Outreach @ Small Business Majority

    David Chase directs Small Business Majority's outreach and engagement teams across the nation in their work organizing and engaging small business owners. He also directs Small Business Majority's state policy and advocacy and our national and state healthcare policy work.

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