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Small Business Resources Guide

Hello HQers!  We've put together a resource guide for small businesses, as we know that this is a time of uncertainty and upheaval. We hope that you can use the information in this resource to better guide your small business during this time. We've featured our in-house resources as well as other resources in the Triangle below.

HQ & Partner Resources
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HQ's accountant and owner of Sevrina Tax & Business Services Inc, Rachel David, has put together a presentation to help guide you through applying for the various funding that is available. 

She will also be available starting Monday, 4/6/2020, for information sessions with Q&A opportunities. There will be 2 hour long sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, one at 9am and another at 10am.

She is equipped to answer questions regarding applications, what is needed to apply, who qualifies, etc during these unprecedented times. We recommend reviewing the 
linked presentation and the PPP application before attending an information session.

Being a Founder in a Time of Crisis

Innovate Raleigh, the conference out of which HQ Raleigh was first formed, is partnered with the City of Raleigh. The City of Raleigh is a great source of information for small businesses. Most recently, they held a Small Business Listening Session. Where they discussed how small businesses can both support each other, and be supported. You can listen to the Session, or access the adjoining Q&A by following this link.

The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce has also created a website with frequently asked questions we are hearing.  Topics include: health and wellness, education, finance, government, legal, hiring, operations, employment.   In addition, they hosted a webinar about the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses. Specifically the webinar is about the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Loans. Find it here. 

Local Resources

As many HQ members are associated with small businesses, we thought that it might be helpful to have a section just focused on the aid being given to small businesses during this time! In particular, we wish to highlight the efforts by the Small Business Administration, a federal agency. Here are the topics that you can find more information on within the SBA website;

  • Paycheck Protection Program (Applications open 4/3)

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance 

  • SBA Debt Relief

  • SBA Express Bridge Loans

  • Guidance for Businesses and Employers 

  • SBA Products and Resources 

  • Government Contracting

  • Local Assistance 

Here is a link to the Small Business Administration’s website page on how to apply for a COVID-19 Disaster Loan

  • This document illustrates further who qualifies for a SBA Disaster Loan.

  • This article gives a great description on who is eligible for a small business loan.

This is a good article that is focused on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), whose applications open on 4/3. You can find other articles focused on the PPP here, and here.

Here's a great spreadsheet with a list of local farmers and food shops that you can order directly from. We love supporting our businesses!