All posts by: Brittany Brown

Tune in on Wednesday, December 23rd where Pamela Rich-Wheeler – our Executive Director at The Business Center, had an interview Team Talk, hosted by Milton Corsey and Mark Iorio at rvntv.tv. The topic at hand was cultural diversity and small business. Watch or listen in on the stream, Wednesday 23rd, 2020 at 10:00 pm, where Pamela talks about how to create a more inclusive entrepreneurship environment, some challenges small businesses alike may face during these trying times with COVID-19, and thoughts on what needs to be done in order for a more inclusive environment to be achieved. Click here to tune in.

Also, tune in this Saturday as well with G-town Radio at 1:00 pm. Pamela and TBC board member and CEO of Prospect Productions, John Kahler will be on Vanessa’s Money Hour hosted by Vanessa Lowe, discussing the upcoming Social Media Course and how to resolve small business issues during this time. Click here to tune in.

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VIRTUAL EVENT:

“Creating Your Social Media Blueprint to Increase Customer”

WHERE: Completely online – info after you register

WHEN: TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 22th,  JANUARY 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th (skipping 12/29)

TIME: 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

COST: $125.00 (payable via PayPal after you register)

REGISTER: Complete the form below, you will receive a link to make your payment via PayPay.  (Financial Aid and Installment payments available – contact education@thebizctr.com if interested.)

ADVANTAGES:

  1. Experts will evaluate your online presence of your business and help you develop a social media marketing plan to go forward in this new climate.

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Do you have a product that is manufactured that needs funding?  Join our Pitch Challenge and win!  There will be a first, second, and third monetary prize, along with a crowd favorite. Details below

Register here.

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Hello Everyone!

Here you will find contact information and links to emergency loans and grants for small businesses to assist with COVID-19 relief. Included are resources available through The Business Center and other partner organizations.


The Business Center
For Assistance with completing relief forms, financial projections, and tax forms contact us
Office: 215-247-2473 (Please leave messages in the general mailbox.  We are retrieving them remotely and daily.)
Email: education@thebizctr.com


Federal, State and City Resources

Solomon Wheeler 
To check on the status of your application contact disatercustomerserviceassistance@sba.gov

SBA (Small Business Administration)
Office: 717-782-3840
Cell: 717-503-7094
Email: solomon.wheeler@sba.gov

Information on the SBA Covid related programs can be found through the SBA Covid Related Resources page. Some specific information:

Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

EIDL Deadline:  December 31, 2021
EIDL application portal
Applicants may be asked to provide IRS Form 4506-T

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

PPP Deadline: March 31, 2021
Information on the SBA PPP program can be found through the SBA Covid Related Resources page
First time applying click here: SBA form 2483
Second time applying click here: SBA form 2483-SD

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant  SVOGrant@sba.gov – not yet accepting applications

Find a lender: click here for SBA Lender Match

Citizen’s Bank

Lendistry

PA 30 Day Fund

For more information, contact Rojer Kern via email at instore@phila.gov or number at 215 – 683 – 2156

State

Michael Shorr
DCED
Email: mshorr@pa.gov

DCED Information
New Capital Access Program
Program Guidelines
Program Fact Sheet
List of CEDOs

Additional questions about the CWCA program can also be directed to:

CWCA program: 717-783-5046
CWCA Email: ra-cwcainfo@pa.gov

City of Philadelphia Commerce Department and Philadelphia Industrial Development Cooperation

Phila gov
Phila PIDC

Your Emotional Well-Being in the COVID-19 Environment 
PA 30 Day Fund

For more information, contact Rojer Kern via email at instore@phila.gov or number at 215 – 683 – 2156


Banking Institution Resources

Veder M. Reddick
Customer’s Bank
Senior Vice President
Progress Plaza – Sullivan Building
1501 N Broad Street
Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Email: vreddick@customersbank.com
C 610-401-5242
F 215-232-2025
O 215-717-7953

Santander Bank

email PPPnewaccount@santander.us to make contact and get the process started

Lendistry

New Partnership Created with Goldman Sachs and Lendistry with Potential Forgivable Loan


Community Development Corporations and Community Agencies COVID Resources
(Some of these agencies have a priority to assist businesses owned by people of color)

The Merchants Fund
Jill Fink

Office: 215-399-1339
Email: info@merchantsfund.org

Merchants Fund


Other COVID-19 Relief Resources 
(This information applies to contractors, consultants, for-profits, nonprofit, etc.)

The Beech Companies offers lines of credit to non-profit organizations and small businesses under their fund through the Beech Business Bank.

WPFSI offers lines of credit to non-profit organizations and small businesses under their fund and relief fund application assistances. WPFSI Their number is 215 – 452 – 0100

The William Penn Foundation announced a $3 million grant to support the PHL COVID-19 Fund. Throughout the crisis, this fund will provide grants to organizations in the Greater Philadelphia whose focus has been on serving at-risk populations. You can read more about the grant qualifications here.

Mt. Airy CDC

COVID-19 Business Relief Fund
Request for Relief: Business Support Fund

Be safe and stay well!

updated 1/21/2021

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Hello Everyone!

Here you will find contact information and links to emergency loans and grants for small businesses to assist with COVID-19 relief. Included are resources available through The Business Center and other partner organizations.


9:00 am  Wednesday’s Live Webinar to Get Questions Answered – SBA Emergency Loan Webinar: Process for Applying and FAQ’s  – You’ll find the latest live stream and other recordings on the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers YouTube page 


The Business Center
For Assistance with completing relief forms, financial projections, and tax forms contact us at
Office: 215-247-2473 (Please leave messages in the general mailbox.  We are retrieving them remotely and daily.)
Email: education@thebizctr.com


Federal, State and City Resources

Solomon Wheeler 
To check on the status of your application contact disatercustomerserviceassistance@sba.gov

SBA(Small Business Administration)
Office: 717-782-3840
Cell: 717-503-7094
Email: solomon.wheeler@sba.gov

Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Information on the SBA PPP program can be found on the US Treasury website
Download the PPP Borrower Application Form (current v-3 4/2/2020check the US Treasury website to be sure this is the latest version)

Information slide sets from the SBA (pdf):

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

Payroll Protection Program (PPP)

 

Michael Shorr
DCED
Email: mshorr@pa.gov

DCED Information
New Capital Access Program
Program Guidelines
Program Fact Sheet
List of CEDOs

Additional questions about the CWCA program can also be directed to:
CWCA program: 717-783-5046
CWCA Email: ra-cwcainfo@pa.gov

 

City of Philadelphia Commerce Department and Philadelphia Industrial Development Cooperation (Deadline April 15, 2020)

Phila gov
Phila PIDC
Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund 

Deadline for COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

Your Emotional Well-Being in the COVID-19 Environment (Zoom Webinar April 17, 2020, at 2:00 PM)


Banking Institution Resources

Santander

Santander US Announces COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Customers Bank

Judith Exantus
Office: 215-717-7954
Cell: 215-429-0077
Email: jexantus@customersbank.com

Veder M. Reddick
Senior Vice President
Progress Plaza – Sullivan Building
1501 N Broad Street
Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19122
C 610-401-5242
F 215-232-2025
O 215-717-7953

Lendistry

New Partnership Created with Goldman Sachs and Lendistry with Potential Forgivable Loan


Community Development Corporations and Community Agencies COVID Resources
(Some of these agencies have a priority to assist businesses owned by people of color)

Reinvestment Fund
Reinvestment Fund has partnered with the William Penn Foundation and Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™ to launch the Philadelphia Emergency Fund for Stabilization of Early Education (PEFSEE), which will support organizations that provide early learning for children from birth to age five. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to any member of our staff at Reinvestment Fund or via email at info@reinvestment.com.

The Merchants Fund
Jill Fink

Office: 215-399-1339
Email: info@merchantsfund.org

Merchants Fund


Other COVID-19 Relief Resources 
(This information applies to contractors, consultants, for-profits, nonprofit, etc.)

The Beech Companies offers lines of credit to non-profit organizations and small businesses under their fund through the Beech Business Bank.

The William Penn Foundation announced a $3 million grant to support the PHL COVID-19 Fund. Throughout the crisis, this fund will provide grants to organizations in the Greater Philadelphia whose focus has been on serving at-risk populations. You can read more about the grant qualifications here.

The Verizon-LISC COVID-19 Recovery Fund is now offering grants up to $10,000 to help business deal with the immediate financial impacts of the pandemic. This grant can be used for things like rent, payroll, utilities, and vendor payments. Make sure to submit your application by Saturday, April 4th, 11:59 pm ET! To access the application, click here.

Mt. Airy CDC

COVID-19 Business Relief Fund
Request for Relief: Business Support Fund

 

Be safe and stay well!

updated 4/21/2020

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