We are here to serve and support our corporate partners, our WBEs, and our entrepreneurial start-ups through the business and life changes of COVID-19.
We are collating all resources we come across to share.
Free Business Consulting for Covid-19 Affected Businesses in SE PA
WBEC-East has received additional resources for our Women’s Business Center grant through the U.S. Small Business Administration to connect eligible for-profit businesses in Southeastern Pennsylvania with various subject matter experts.
This funding allows us to offer free business consultants to business which have been directly impacted by COVID-19.
To get started, please complete the inquiry form posted above and someone will be in touch with you shortly!
New PPP Forgiveness Factsheet For Borrower Audience
A PPP factsheet for borrowers that provides a high-level overview of what they have to do as part of the PPP Forgiveness process has been developed for SBA field offices and SBA Resource Partners.
The basic premise is that the borrowers in all cases should work with their PPP lenders on forgiveness.
Below is the link to the document.
SBA Announces Simpler PPP Forgiveness Application
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
SBA and Treasury have also eased the burden on PPP lenders, allowing lenders to process forgiveness applications more swiftly. SBA began approving PPP forgiveness applications and remitting forgiveness payments to PPP lenders for PPP borrowers on October 2, 2020. SBA will continue to process all PPP forgiveness applications in an expeditious manner.
IPAK partners with N95 Manufacturer to Provide Safety Products
IPAK has launched a new suite of safety products to help keep people safe at home and protect them when they return to work. We’ve partnered with Arbill – a company whose only focus is sourcing, distributing and making their own brand of PPE, Truline. All of our kits can be customized with company or personalized branding!
Fabric masks do not require FDA approval but Arbill, as a manufacturer of N95s, put their fabric through rigorous testing and its ability to filter particulates is similar to an N95 and its breathability is exceptional.
Prelude Solutions Supports WBEC-East & Our Corporate Members!
Prelude’s Key Services:
- Optimization of Voice, Data, Mobile & Cable
- Unbiased Carrier Selection Review
- VoIP Strategies (UCaaS/CCaaS)
- Cloud Transformation and Planning.
- FREE analysis of communication services and systems.
- NEW Contingency fee-based model 75% of savings directly to corporate member
- 3% of Telecom savings will be donated back to WBEC-East
- FREE health check at 6 months.
Prelude Solutions saves corporations an average of 33% on telecom spend! Let’s help WBEC-East increase their programming support!
Purchase 3 Ply Face Masks that support WBEC-East!
Stellar Health Services LLC, a CHAP Accredited, Woman Owned Small Business based in Avondale, PA, is proud to support our WOSB partners by supplying 3-Ply Protective Masks at an affordable price. Stellar also pledges a donation to WBEC-East with every box of masks sold through this program. We are all in this together!
Tips to Make a Great Impression on a Video Call
Whether it is a conference call or a one-on-one video call, these quick tips will help you make a great impression on a video call.
Returning to a Healthy Workplace Presentation
DxDempsey, an architecture, interiors and environmental graphic design firm, was inspired by the many amazing WBE women and others who stepped up during this pandemic. The team at DxDempsey has spent time thinking about the problem of people feeling anxiety and apprehension about returning to work since work no longer seems like a safe. Below is their presentation. They hope it will serve as a road map and guide to returning to work with less anxiety and more peace of mind.
COVID-19 Business Assessment Center
Ludwig Business Consultants have been speaking with business owners and key stakeholders about their financial health. They have created the Business Assessment Center to lead you through this period of uncertainty. They will work with you to triage and assess your company’s immediate needs and to develop a business recovery plan.
For more information, visit their website.
Coronavirus Covid-19 Workplace Safety Guide
As part of their mission of improving safety in the workplace, MYCA Learning has compiled and vetted the top subject-matter-expert information on coronavirus Covid-19 and created the Workplace Safety Guide.
Marketing and Communication Resources from Slice
Slice Communications has complied free marketing and communications resources related to COVID-19.
Communication through a crisis situation is most effective when it is clear and consistent. Creating a plan with primary messages, delivery methodologies, and regular cadence can make all the difference in ensuring that communication is thoughtful and strategic.
The COVID-19 Story Project
The COVID-19 Story Project is inspired by “The Decameron”, a collection of stories set during the Black Plague of 1348. Published in 1353, the stories are told by ten men and women who self-isolate (true story) and pass the time in quarantine by telling stories.
Bridge View Media is collecting stories during this outbreak. You can read selected stories and/or share your own story!
Loans and Economic Relief Information