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National Resources and Policy Updates for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

About this event

Small businesses across the country are losing customers or being forced to temporarily close their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We know that many small business owners need help to address these immediate financial concerns and access critical resources for their employees and their businesses.

Join Small Business Majority and America's Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) for a national webinar covering the new loan programs made available by the stimulus package, resources related to COVID-19 and policy recommendations to bolster small business owners right now. 

Topics of discussion include

  • Small business funding updates, including SBA disaster relief loans and the new Payroll Protection Program for businesses impacted by COVID-19
  • Services and resources provided by SBDCs to assist with COVID-19 small business relief
  • An overview of alternative lending options including CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding
  • How to avoid predatory lenders 
  • 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
    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.

  • Guest speaker
    Mike Myhre Chief Executive Officer @ Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network

    Michael W. Myhre is the CEO for the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. Myhre leads the statewide network of more than 40 offices and over 200 employees, providing strategic vision and oversight in the organizations continued success assisting small and medium-sized businesses.

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

    Brian oversees Small Business Majority's Entrepreneurship Program and Venturize.org 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 ac...

  • 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 De...

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