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Small Business Resources

A compilation of local and national resources for small businesses in our community.

We're committed to helping small business owners in Massachusetts and Rhode Island succeed, especially in light of the impact COVID-19 has had on area businesses. Please find links below to resources aimed at helping our small business customers during this challenging time. Check back frequently for updates to this small business resource list.
 
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  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program
    The EIDL program can provide assistance to eligible businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.
    https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program
    With many businesses experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19, Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.
    https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants

  • Facebook Business Resource Hub
    Resources to help small businesses support their customers during this challenging time.
    https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/resource

  • New Bedford Economic Development Council Micro-Loan
    The New Bedford Economic Development Council has a portfolio of lending products to assist your business needs. Financing programs include but are not limited to: Entrepreneurial Loan Fund, Fishing Assistance Loan Fund, and a Community Loan Fund.
    http://www.nbedc.org/loan-programs

  • One Southcoast Chamber
    A collection of COVID-19 resources provided by One SouthCoast Chamber.
    https://onesouthcoast.com/covid-19-resources/

  • Rhode Island Commerce
    A list of COVID-19 resources for Rhode Island businesses.
    https://commerceri.com/covid-19/

  • Federal Reserve Updates
    Resources and updates from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
    https://www.federalreserve.gov/covid-19.htm

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Combating the Coronavirus
    Information from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Coronavirus (COVID-19), including resources and guidelines for businesses, business response updates, and details on economic impact in the U.S. and around the world.
    https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus

  • SBA’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources#section-header-2

  • SCORE Guidance for Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Outbreak
    Small businesses are a vital part of the U.S. economy. With the recent news and concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), SCORE is sharing the latest business resources, assistance and guidance.
    https://www.score.org/content/small-business-disaster-preparedness-resources
     
  • IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief Updates
    The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.
    https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

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