Mid-January 2021
FUNDING OPTIONS

With the New Year comes new funding options for your existing business. Learn about the EIDL extension and the Paycheck Protection Program, rounds 1 and 2. Attend a free discussion about the federal Economic Aid Act with Steve White, Lead Lender Relations Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration Colorado District Office: THIS Tuesday, January 19, 9AM (register here) or click the blue button below.

Follow up with a free SBDC virtual appointment about these and other funding options with a financing consultant.

Funding Options webinars are coming up in mid-February -- click here and scroll for details.

Note that a start-up workshop is required prior to consulting for entrepreneurs in business for one year or less: www.Aurora-SouthMetroSBDC.com/training.
More one-hour informational webinars with the SBDC about the Federal Economic Aid Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Draws 1 and 2, and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL):
Friday, January 22, 8:30-9:30 AM (register)
Tuesday January 26, 12:00-1:00 PM (register)
Friday, January 29, 12:00-1:00 PM (register)
Wednesday, February 3, 8:30-9:30 AM (register)
Wednesday, February 10, 12:00-1:00 PM (register)
LEADING EDGE INFO SESSION
Be informed about current programs, including the LEADING EDGE Strategic Planning Series and other valuable webinars.

INFO Session: Tuesday, January 20, 9AM, Free
Click the button below for details and pre-registration (required for webinar details).
LEADING EDGE:
Start-Up Essentials
We encourage start-ups (one year in business or less) to take this LEADING EDGE series of four webinars: Launching Essentials, Marketing Essentials, Cash Flow Essentials and Business Plan Essentials (putting it all together). Entrepreneurs with a completed flexible business plan are more likely to succeed past the start-up phase. Takes place four Thursdays in a row, starting January 21, 6PM - 9PM.
LEADING EDGE:
¿Qué necesito para empezar mi negocio?
#1: Gracias por registrarse a ¡Quiero ser Emprendedor(a)!
26 de enero, 9AM-11AM, gratis -- https://rb.gy/ijrpsa

#2: ¿Qué necesito para empezar mi negocio? Partes 1-3
3, 10 y 17 de febrero, 4PM-7PM, $150
• Identificar tipos de clientes y sus preferencias de compra 
• Identificar recursos, actividades comerciales y conexiones esenciales
• Identificar costos, fuentes de ingresos y ventas

Llame al 303-326-8692 para más información.

5 STAR STATE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
The program encourages businesses to implement safety measures beyond what is already required by public health orders and guidelines that will help slow the spread of COVID-19. In doing so, businesses will be able to accelerate their reopening. Depending on where their county falls on the COVID-19 dial, certified businesses are eligible for less restrictive capacity caps. Click the button on the left for more information.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY'S FIVE-STAR RECOVERY PARTNER PROGRAM
Arapahoe County has been approved through the CDPHE.  Consistent with the State of Colorado program requirements, businesses applying to the program will need to meet General Business requirements for certification. In addition, there are industry-specific requirements businesses will need to follow. Click the button on the right for details and the application portal for Arapahoe County businesses.
Click on the image above for details.

FUNDING AND OTHER PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
Small businesses: Keep informed about funding programs through your local governments. Link to FAQ doc.
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15th, 7AM. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19th to all participating PPP lenders to submit First and Second Draw loan applications to SBA. Visit www.SBA.gov/PPP for details on both draws.
To apply for the NEW Targeted EIDL Advance (grant), please visit sba.gov/coronavirusrelief to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to access the next round of EIDL Advance funds (info forthcoming).
  • Must have been in operation as of Feb. 29, 2020
  • Venue or promoter must not have received a PPP loan on or after Dec. 27, 2020
  • More eligibility requirements...
New Unemployment Benefits system:
The Colorado Employee Ownership Trial Grant is available to Colorado-headquartered small businesses to pay for the reimbursement of professional technical services required to transition your business to become a Colorado Employee Owned Company.
Send a message to the SBDC today:
Email is best; working remotely most days
(303) 326-8686

(303) 326-8808