COVID-19 Business Resources & Important SCORE-SE Wisconsin Update

 

Dear SCORE Clients, Friends and Volunteers,

Whether your business has been operational or you’re at the planning stage, we understand that you are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak in different ways. SCORE mentors are ready to advise you and help answer your questions. 

SCORE and the SBA are considered "essential" services and our services to our clients will continue.

SCORE Virtual Mentoring:

As a cautionary measure, our physical office space is closed and we are mentoring via phone, email, and zoom room meetings and video. The safety of clients, volunteers, and the community is our highest priority.

  • If you currently are working with a SCORE mentor, please connect with that person directly.
  • If you seek mentoring or have business questions, leave a message at our office and we will monitor calls and get back to you.  

To Request Virtual Mentoring: 

  • Go to https://sewisconsin.score.org/find-mentor-266
  • Enter your zip code.
  • Submit your contact information and mentoring questions. SCORE will receive your mentoring request electronically.
  • A mentor will connect with you by phone, email, or video.

OR

Options to Contact SCORE SE Wisconsin Chapter Directly:

Phone:  414-297-3942 (please leave a message)

Email: score.28@scorevolunteer.org

SCORE Workshops and Webinars:

SCORE has hundreds of free recorded and live webinars and courses on demand available online. You can access these resources by searching the SCORE website: https://www.score.org/content/take-workshop

SCORE SE Wisconsin has postponed in-person workshops but we are working on making some accessible as webinars.

COVID-19 Survival Strategies: A Webinar Series

Additional Resources & Links

Stay in touch with your customers, lenders, landlords, and suppliers. And, be sure to check local Chamber of Commerce websites regularly.

CDC - Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Small Business Administration – SBA

The SBA will provide loans up to $2 million under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for Wisconsin businesses injured by the coronavirus crisis to make payroll, pay rent, provide sick leave, and meet any other operating costs. Interest rates are 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits.

SBA Informational Webinars for Disaster Loans
Beginning March 23, SBA is offering webinars to help Wisconsin businesses prepare and apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

How can you apply?

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) approved Small Business 20/20, a $5 million grant program designed to support small businesses and micro-enterprises impacted by COVID-19.

KIVA - Support Local Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

WWBIC
WWBIC is offering deferrals and has a new small loan program up to $25,000. 

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

WI Department of Workforce Development  Frequently asked questions that relate to DWD’s services, information and resources for businesses, individuals and organizations, including Unemployment Compensation.

For detailed information on SBA programs for the coronavirus, visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus and for information on all federal programs, visit www.usa.gov/coronavirus or www.gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus (en Español).

For additional business guidance, read How Businesses Can Prepare for Coronavirus and view other SCORE small business disaster preparedness resources.

SCORE is committed to providing you the best service we can during this time. Information is being added daily and we will update you when in-person events resume, and when new resources and guidance become available.

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