How to Grow

SBDC Pivot

Sustain the pivot event:  May 18th and 19th

Small Business Resiliency Conference

SBDC event

May 18-19, 2021  Sign in at Eventbrite HERE

Support Local Business

What can you do to support local businesses? 

There are simple ways anyone can support a small business.  When you share a positive review/comment you increase the following for an area business.  

  • Write a positive review
  • Tell your friends and family to frequent an area business
  • Follow the business on their social media
  • Engage with their posts
  • Give them a Shout Out

There is power in supporting one another with simple steps that increase their exposure and land additional business.  Find one thing you can do to support another business and see if they are willing to do the same for your business.  Be a force for good.

Some key priorities for area businesses are:

  • Cash flow/cash management
  • Supply Chain
  • Workforce Health and Safety
  • Financing/lender considerations
  • Product development
  • ECommerce Offerings
  • Delivery Fulfillment
  • Abilities to work remotely 
  • Maintaining operations

Knowing the list you need to narrow down your focus so you can continue to grow. When you have focus, you are ready to deploy the skills and capabilities that foster collaboration around an idea. Know what you can do and recognize what you should do.  The quicker you react and prepare to pivot, the more likely you will grow with the changing environment.  Don't get stuck in thinking there is only one way to do something.  Find the silver lining. Increase your visibility by being generous and increasing the visibility of other businesses.

One of the advantages to doing business here is our business friendly tax structure.  It will give you the competitive advantage you need to improve cash flow.  

If you need financial assistance https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ can help.

Disaster Preparedness for Small Business


How to recover

PAID LEAVE CREDIT 

A new paid leave tax credit to help small and medium-sized businesses to ensure there is support to get vaccinated. Paid Leave Credit for Employers 

Restaurant revitalization funding program

Eligible Entities

Eligible entities are businesses that are not permanently closed and include businesses where the public or patrons assemble for the primary purpose of being served food or drink including:

•Restaurants primary purpose of being served food or

•Food stands, food trucks, food carts drink

•Caterers • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars

•Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns • *Bakeries

•Licensed facilities or premises of a • *Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms beverage alcohol producer where the public • *Breweries and/or microbreweries may taste, sample, or purchase products • *Wineries and distilleries

If you have received assistance from another program it may change your eligibility for this fund: Please click: SBA Cross Program Eligibility

May 3rd (in Spanish)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminario-web-sobre-fondo-de-revitalizacion-de-restaurantes-de-la-sba-tickets-152902183547?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Restaurant Revitalization Funding Program Guide