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COVID-19 Resources for Business Owners

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.

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Free Webinars:


Tuesday, April 7
1:00 – 2:00 PM

In this interactive webinar, we'll share 5 key strategies to confidently run an effective video conference for clarity of communication, team cohesion, morale, and more. 

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Thursday, April 9
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Our speaker will discuss how intentional communication and culture-building during this time of crisis can help avoid the hazards of remote work and bring even greater unity and engagement to your team.

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Transitioning to a Remote Work Environment: Privacy and Security Concerns

The team at XPAN Law developed some helpful information to consider to ensure that your company remains secure and private during this transition. 

For a complete copy of this information, please download the pdf here.


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.

Safety Guide E-Book


Loans and Economic Relief Information

US Small Business Administration Disaster Loans SBA Disaster Resources Statement - ENGLISH

SBA Disaster Resources Statement - SPANISH   SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan 

US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Guide and Checklist for Coronavirus Emergency Loans   Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act




Delaware State Business Resources     Delaware Hospitality Emergency Relief Program

Delaware Expansion of Unemployment Benefits


New Jersey

New Jersey State Business Resources     New Jersey Small & Medium Business Resources

NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program



Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund Pennsylvania State Business Resources

Pennsylvania SBA Loans Pennsylvania CFA Small Business Program

The Enterprise Center Capital Corporation Loan


National Resources:

WBENC Resources   Verizon Small Business Fund

ICIC Small Biz Resource Center for CA, MA & CT


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WBEC-East: Supporting Women Owned Businesses Through WBENC Certification

This month, WBEC-East is partnering with WBENC to celebrate Women’s History Month in March with a campaign honoring trailblazers, disruptors, and innovators throughout history who had immense impact on our world as we know it. We are honoring these women innovators of the past by supporting today’s trailblazing entrepreneurs.

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Happy 51st Supplier Diversity Birthday!

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY’s BIRTHDAY is: March 5, 1969. On that day, US President Nixon signed E.O.11458 creating the first official Supplier Diversity program at a national level. The history of business development and inclusion started a decade-and-a-half before that with a government focus on small businesses, through the creation of the Small Business Administration (1953) and the Office of Veterans Business Development, which was added to the SBA (1953). The Civil Rights movement (1940s through 1960s) continues today through social justice, inclusion, and equity. And, there is more to do.

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