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Rebuild VA funding increased

Governor Ralph Northam recently announced that he is directing an additional $30 million to support the expansion of Rebuild VA, a grant program to help small businesses and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional funds will allow for:

  • expanded eligibility criteria to include businesses with less than $10 million in gross revenue or fewer than 250 employees
  • increased maximum grant awards from $10,000 to $100,000

For additional information about eligible expenses and how to submit an application, Rebuild VA.
To view a helpful webinar which discusses the grant changes and also includes a Q & A session, View Webinar.
If you still have questions or need assistance in completing the application, we are here for you! Please call our Client Services Coordinator, Donna Clark, at (434) 295-8198 to schedule a meeting with one of our knowledgeable Business Advisors.

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SBDC Webinar Outlines Federal Government Contracting

Interested in Federal Government Contracting?

This new webinar from the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center will give you strategies and tips for securing federal business.

Join Lisa Wood, Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), for this informative presentation – a “must” for those who are considering the Federal Government contracting market and want to learn how to prepare for/navigate this huge potential market.  The class offers tips and tricks on how to win Federal business.

Lisa Wood is the Statewide Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) hosted by George Mason University. Prior to that, she served as the Statewide Director with the Connecticut and Ohio PTAC programs and was also Director for the Northwest Commission PTAC in Pennsylvania. Before joining the PTAC community, Lisa was a Procurement Specialist for Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. In this role, Wood performed contract administration and negotiation duties. She also recommended bidders, handled issue inquiries, negotiated bids, performed cost and price analysis, and prepared comprehensive letters to justify recommended contract actions.  Ms. Wood holds an MBA from the University of New Haven and a BSBA through Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh where she is also pursuing her PhD in Instructional Management and Leadership.

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PPP now has a simpler process for forgiveness of $50K or less

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, 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. Learn more:

Contact the Central Virginia SBDC if you need assistance with your PPP loan forgiveness application!

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SBDC e-Commerce Expert’s Website Webinar Featured

Cameron Nelson, the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center’s e-commerce expert, offered tips for small business websites at an October 13 webinar. To get some great web strategy insight, read the story HERE.

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$5K Quad County Business Summit Pitch Competition

The QuadTak Pitch Competition is part of the Quad County Business Summit on November 17 and is available to businesses in the four county region, including Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Orange.  To assist companies in preparing their pitch, we are hosting a pitch prep class on October 21 – with a session at 9am and a session at 5pm. 

Register for the competition here.

See the flyer below with info about the competition and the class on 10/21 and sign up here.

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August PPP Updates

Looking for the latest information about the Paycheck Protection Program and how it impacts your small business? Take a look at these resources from SBA.

o   Frequently Asked Questions 

o   Frequently Asked Questions For Loan Forgiveness 

o   Summary of PPP lending as of 8/8/20

For more information and updates, visit SBA.gov/PaycheckProtection or Treasury.gov/CARES

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What to do if an employee contracts COVID-19

It’s one of the biggest concerns small business owners have these days- what do I do ff an employee tests positive for COVID-19?

Use this information from the US Department of Labor to respond appropriately and understand requirement and your obligations.

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Promote Mask Use in Your Place of Business: Printable Signs in Multiple Languages

Want to communicate to your customers about the mask requirements? Print these signs and post near your entry points.

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