Gloucester County Economic Development

Business Monthly
e-NEWS
February
2021
In This Issue
Feature

  • Dominion Energy Grants

Economic Development
Department Updates

  • New Business Licenses
  • Business Directory
Resources

  • Appointments with Jim Carroll, Business Consultant
  • Spotlight
  • Virtual Military-Friendly Business Job Fair
  • Job Opportunities
  • Choose Gloucester
Dominion Energy Grants
Click on the image below for more information
Go HERE for downloadable application
New Business Licenses
Home-Based

BABAS PAINTING LLC
C.A.G.E. IDEAL IMPROVEMENTS, LLC
COSTAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC
SANDRA KOEHL ART
TILLSONS AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR AND PERFORMACE LLC
AV LABOR


Commercial

PAPPAS ORTHODONTICS LLC
Business Directory



We would like to celebrate our your successes! If your business has a milestone anniversary 10 years |15 years | 20 years | 25 years plus, let us know! Send Elizabeth your logo and number of years in business in Gloucester to: eripley@gloucesterva.info
RESOURCES
Small Business Incentives
The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors, Economic Development Authority and Economic Development Department are dedicated to promoting and improving the economic health and quality of life in Gloucester. These incentive programs are here to support, promote and encourage small businesses by providing assistance with interior and exterior improvements, advertising and website design work.
Property Improvement: Assistance with renovations and build-out. Projects covered in this incentive include new floors, ceiling tiles, windows, doors, painting and other interior improvements.

Facade Improvement: This program is designed to provide assistance to property or business owners for exterior façade improvements, new signage or landscaping.

Co-op Advertising Grant: This program supports advertising and promotional activities.

E-Commerce Matching Grant Program: Offers aid with new website design and development.
Free Business Consulting

Please contact Elizabeth to set up an electronic appointment with a business consultant, Jim Carroll.

 
Friendly reminder! The SBA has re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to all participating PPP lenders. PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA is currently offering:
  • First Draw PPP loans- for those borrowers who have not received a PPP loan before August 8, 2020.
  • Second Draw PPP loans- for eligible small businesses with 300 employees or less and that previously received a First Draw PPP loan. These borrowers will have to use or had used the full amount of their First Draw loan only for authorized uses and demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020. The maximum amount of a Second Draw PPP loan is $2 million.
The Paycheck Protection Program remains open for First and Second Draw PPP loans until March 31, 2021, as set forth in the Economic Aid Act, or until Congressionally-appropriated funding is exhausted.

Webinar: Opportunities for Small Businesses Focused on Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics
February 10, 2021 | 1:00 pm ET
Does your small business provide artificial intelligence and data analytics? Are you interested in working with the Federal government?
Join the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for a webinar on February 10, 2021, to learn about federal opportunities available for your small business.


Federal Coronavirus Resources
State, local, and federal agencies are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Check out coronavirus.gov for updates from the White House's COVID-19 Task Force. Go to cdc.gov for detailed information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit covid-sb.org, the official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19.



Virtual Mentoring and Training 
Offices around the country may be closed due to the pandemic, but SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers and other resource partners are providing free business mentoring and training by phone, email, and video.

In the Spotlight
If you would like your business to be considered for the monthly e-newsletter In the Spotlight feature please send photos and a short article to Elizabeth.
Job & Training Opportunities
How well do you know your customers? If you’re like most business owners, probably not as well as you should. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is not developing a deep enough understanding of your customer’s needs and instead make assumptions about how to solve for them. That’s why creating customer personas is so important.

Live stream access for those not yet members of Retail Alliance: $10
Live stream access for Retail Alliance members: FREE

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Zoll Vineyards Help us grow!🍷
Looking for experienced and talented wine/bar/hospitality professional team members for weekends and evening shifts.
Please EMAIL a resumé and let us know what you bring to the table that will make this winery even more awesome


Gloucester County is hiring. View our website for a complete list of job descriptions, job postings and to apply for employment HERE.

Lulu Birds Kitchen is hiring kitchen staff and all other positions. Please apply in person during business hours or try the kitchen door, chef would love to meet you

Home Care Associates is hiring CNAs NAs and PCAs with a $250 Sign-On Bonus 804.210.1333

Please let us know if you are a small business owner in need of employees. We will include your "help wanted" ad in our next addition of Business Monthly e-News. E-mail Elizabeth
Click on a link below for current job listings
Choose Gloucester!
Go here to see available Buildings and Sites
If you have a new and innovative business or business concept and would like to be considered for one of our newsletters, please send pictures and a brief write-up here. We'd also love to share your testimonial of why Gloucester is the perfect place for your business!
Board of Supervisors | Economic Development Authority | Economic Development Department
Economic Development Department | 6489 Main Street | 804.693.1415 | sspring@gloucesterva.info

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