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Let's Talk Business Reignite NC Series

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) North Carolina District Office (NCDO) is dedicated to sparking change and igniting action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, and expand.

To support this initiative, the NCDO is hosting Let’s Talk Business: Reignite North Carolina series.

The series will begin on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 and will put attendees in a virtual environment (MS Teams) with representatives from local banks, resource partners, and community stakeholders. The Series will consist of six virtual events aimed to provided information on SBA’s resources and programs, such areas will include: access to capital, federal contracting, and entrepreneurial development. Additionally, updates will be given regarding the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

All events are free and open to small businesses owners, non-profits, and faith-based organization; millennial and minority business owners are also strongly encouraged to attended.

Events will address the following topics:

Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 9:00 AM EDT

  • Session 2: You have your PPP- What’s next?

  • A discussion centered around the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), a loan program funded by lending institutions and guaranteed by SBA to help businesses with payroll and utility expenses during the pandemic. Featuring a small business recipient of a PPP loan, SBA District Office staff, a lender that participated in the program and a counselor from the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC).

  • Register for this session at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-talk-business-reignite-nc-you-have-your-ppp-whats-next-tickets-114531885954

Wed, Sep 9, 2020, 9:00 AM EDT

  • Session 3: An update on the EIDL Program

  1. A discussion of the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a direct loan to help small businesses and other organizations to recover from the economic effects of COVID-19. Featurin