• News from Small Business Development Center - PPP forgiveness, other webinars

    News from Small Business Development Center - PPP forgiveness, other webinars

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    New: PPP Forgiveness Application Walk-through Videos
    Maine SBDC has created helpful videos to walk you through each of the Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program. In the series, Business Advisor Peter Harriman walks you through which application is right for your business, the EZ3805 Short Form, and the 3805 Long Form.
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    Upcoming Webinars
    Audit Your Website
    July 22 at 2 pm
    Turning Likes & Shares into Results
    July 28 at 2 pm
    Becoming a Social Media Expert
    August 6 at 2 pm
    Define your new normal: How systems thinking can help your business adapt
    Everyone has had to change how they conduct their work in recent months, and it appears that more changes will be required as we adapt to the "new normal." This interactive virtual workshop will cover how to systematize your operations to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of your business.
    July 29 at 12 pm • REGISTER HERE
    SBA Disaster Relief Updates
    PPP Application Period Extended to August 8th
    The application period for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been extended to August 8th. PPP provides businesses impacted by COVID-19 with a forgivable loan for payroll, mortgage interest, rent, and specific utilities. More details here.
    EIDL Advance No Longer Available
    The SBA recently announced that funding for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) advance ($1,000 per employee, up to $10,000 that does not need to be paid back) is no longer available. The loan portion of the EIDL is still available. The EIDL provides low-interest, long-term loans which can be used for working capital, payroll, accounts payable, and short-term debts. More details here.
    Make Customers Smile - Mask or No Mask
    Customer service looks different these days. As a business owner, you are in control of how your customers see you through this shift. While it is vital to try your best to enforce and follow CDC safety guidelines, there are opportunities to serve and develop relationships with your customers amidst the pandemic. This is a great time to focus on the comfort and satisfaction of your customers.  Read more here...
    Webinar Calendar:
    Audit your Website: 15 Things You Should Be Doing Digitally | REGISTER
    Wednesday, July 22 at 2 pm | Via Zoom
    Define your new normal: How systems thinking can help your business adapt | REGISTER
    Wednesday, July 29 at 12 pm | Via Zoom | Class Size Limited
    Turning Likes & Shares into Results: Creating content that Works | REGISTER
    Tuesday, July 28 at 2 pm | Via Zoom
    Developing a Financial Plan & Goals (4-Part Series) | REGISTER
    Tuesdays in August at 2 pm | Via Zoom | Class Size Limited
    Becoming a Social Media Expert: Pro Tips to Master Each Channel | REGISTER
    Thursday, August 13 at 2 pm | Via Zoom
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