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Bethel, CT 06801
203-744-4847
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4 Elizabeth Street
Bethel, CT 06801
203-748-0852

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• FREE weekly networking event every Wednesday
• FREE weekly after hours evening business mixer
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• FREE inclusion in weekly newsletter
• FREE annual marketing plan
• FREE web page
• FREE video slideshow
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Resources For Small Business
During The COVID Crisis

Bethel Lions Club Grants

Check 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 Program

The 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.
Visit https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program

SBA Loans

CT is now a “disaster area” and qualifies for low cost loans from the SBA.
Visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

Small Business Express

The 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.
Visit https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Business-Development/05_Funding_Opportunities/Small-Business-Express

SCORE

The Service Corps Of Retired Executive offers experienced retired executives to help you update marketing and business plans and execute them.
Visit https://westernconnecticut.score.org/

UCONN

Most schools vahe a number of students looking for internship opportunities. UCONN has a particularly well developed program.
Visit https://career.uconn.edu/internships-and-coops/

OpenAndHereForYou.com

A FREE online resource sponsored by the Community Gazette to promote local business and offers and services they are offering.
Visit www.communitygazette.com/weareopen

$100 million In Small Business Grants

Facebook is offering $100 million in grants to help small businesses cope with COVID-19.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants

Small Business eBooks

The Mark Twain Library in Redding has made a number of small business related eBooks available at no charge.
Visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?page=1&q=Small+Business&scope=everything&type=direct

CT Small Business Reopening Resource Guide

CT has published a Reopening Resource Guide with links to decision charts, training materials and other material.
Visit https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Small-Business-Reopening-Resource-Guide

CT Business Complaint Form

The state has a complaint page for members of the community to report business violations of safety rules.
Visit https://appengine.egov.com/apps/ct/COVID-19/Reopen-CT-Business-Complaint-Form

DECD Bridge Loan Programs


Visit https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/CT-Recovery-Bridge-Loan-Program/FAQ

SBA Lenders Map - Bethel


Visit https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find?address=06801&pageNumber=1

CT Guide to Small Business CARES Act


Visit https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/20200327-Small-Business-Owners-Guide-to-the-CARES-Act.pdf?la=en

Re-Open Requirements By Business Type:

Barbershops and Hair Salons - DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 1st

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery/CTReopensHairBarbershopsC4V1.pdf?la=en

Museums and Zoos

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery/CTReopens_MuseumsZoos_C4_V1.pdf?la=en

Offices

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery/CTReopens_Offices_C4_V1.pdf?la=en

Restaurants

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery/CTReopens_Restaurants_C5_V1.pdf?la=en

Retail and Malls

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery/CTReopensRetail-C4V1.pdf?la=en

Info on CT Unemployment for Self Employed and Gig Workers


Visit http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-OnLine/index.htm
The Bethel Business Network is sponsored by The Bethel Community Gazette