6 Resources For NYS Small Business Relief During COVID-19

We know this is a challenging time for all small businesses navigating the day-to-day changes throughout this global crisis. And while there are new resources available to answer your questions and provide some form of relief to local business owners, it can be overwhelming to sort through and understand exactly what these new plans and programs can mean for you. There are wait times, delays, misinformation and a general frustration that so many of us are experiencing right now.

And here at the Garage, it’s important for us to be here to support our members and share valuable information that applies to businesses in New York State, as many of our fellow members and friends are in the same position. We are all in this together, adjusting to a normal and working on understanding both the short and long term effects this will have on our personal and professional lives moving forward.

And while things are changing by the day, we wanted to provide a source where you can find some of the most valuable resources we’ve seen circulating the web to help understand the options available to assist small business in NYS.

1. Overall Guidance on Small Business Administration’s resources for COVID-19 relief

This link houses the majority of the options the SBA has to offer businesses during this crisis.

SBA’s website detailing information on the PPP.
Loan qualifications for the PPP
4. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) information – NYS Empire State Development’s side on the EIDL program detailing what it is, who is eligible, how to apply, and a few additional resources such as organizations available to assist located at the bottom of the page.
For assistance with preparing loan applications.
6. Albany Small Business Development is offering application assistance – you can make an appointment or contact the SBDC here.
Please head to any of the above links for more credible information on how to take the next steps that might be right for you and your business during the current situation. And if you’re looking to continue the conversation and stay informed with other community members in similar positions, we invite you to join our Slack channel. It is a great way to stay in touch and see what our members are saying about their own personal experiences seeking assistance. Please reach out and let us know if you’d like to join to network and engage with our fellow Garage members! We’d be happy to have you.

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