Resources For Small Business
During The COVID Crisis
Bethel Lions Club GrantsCheck back at the end of April for details on how Bethel businesses hurt by the COVID crisis can apply for a grant from The Bethel Lions Club.
SBA Paycheck Protection ProgramThe new Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.
SBA LoansCT is now a “disaster area” and qualifies for low cost loans from the SBA.
Small Business ExpressThe Small Business Express program provides an array of financing options to fuel your progress, whether you need an equity investment, capital purchase or working capital.
SCOREThe Service Corps Of Retired Executive offers experienced retired executives to help you update marketing and business plans and execute them.
UCONNMost schools vahe a number of students looking for internship opportunities. UCONN has a particularly well developed program.
OpenAndHereForYou.comA FREE online resource sponsored by the Community Gazette to promote local business and offers and services they are offering.
$100 million In Small Business GrantsFacebook is offering $100 million in grants to help small businesses cope with COVID-19.
Small Business eBooksThe Mark Twain Library in Redding has made a number of small business related eBooks available at no charge.
CT Small Business Reopening Resource GuideCT has published a Reopening Resource Guide with links to decision charts, training materials and other material.
CT Business Complaint FormThe state has a complaint page for members of the community to report business violations of safety rules.
DECD Bridge Loan Programs
SBA Lenders Map - Bethel
CT Guide to Small Business CARES Act
Re-Open Requirements By Business Type:
Barbershops and Hair Salons - DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 1sthttps://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery/CTReopensHairBarbershopsC4V1.pdf?la=en
Museums and Zooshttps://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery/CTReopens_MuseumsZoos_C4_V1.pdf?la=en
Retail and Mallshttps://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery/CTReopensRetail-C4V1.pdf?la=en
Info on CT Unemployment for Self Employed and Gig Workers