Coronavirus, Covid 19, Business Resources

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Financial Resources:

AltCap Fast Start Loan: A regional partner, AtlCap has streamlined their process for loans up to $20,000 with a processing time of about 48 hours. The first month payment can be waived.\

AltCap COVID Relief Fund: A new $5 million loan pool has been created for loans up to $100,000. Priority will be given to small businesses in retail, food service, arts and entertainment, hospitality, healthcare not directly involved in the COVID-19 response, fitness, personal service and transportation. 

Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act Overview: The US Chamber of Commerce has created an overview of the legislation

Facebook: Cash grants and online marketing credits

Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance: Applications can now be submitted via the portal.

Employer/Employee Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance for Businesses: Workplace guidance for employers

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Guidance regarding Covid-19 and non-discrimination laws.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

Kansas Department of Labor: Resources of employers regarding workplace safety, the shared work program and filing for potential unemployment claims. Resources for workers impacted by reduced hours or layoffs

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: An index of frequently asked questions and recommendations by industry type

KansasWorks Essential Business Job Post Portal: This is a free listing to post open positions

Utility Services:

Kansas Corporation Commission: Waiver of utility disconnects until April 15

Income Tax Filing Deadlines:

IRS Tax Relief for Disaster Areas: The Federal deadline for filing taxes and payment has altered

Kansas Tax Filing Deadline: The State deadline for renewals has been altered

Local Business Resources:

Miami County Republic Business Listing: A free, online business directory of local services and their hours

Federal Agencies:

USDA: Frequently asked questions and resources regarding COVID-19 and food production, inspections, loans, plant and animal health guidelines and more

State Agencies:

Kansas Attorney General: Report price gouging

Kansas Department of Commerce: Information and resources to assist businesses

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: An index of frequently asked questions and recommendations by industry type

Kansas Driver’s License and Vehicle Registrations: The State deadline for renewals has been extended

Kansas Essential Functions Request Site: A portal providing assistance regarding Essential Business determinations

Regional Operations:

Miami County Appraiser’s Office: Information about upcoming Payment Under Protection Hearings and 2020 Informal Hearings

Sixth Judicial District Court: Schedule for court hearings

Small Business Administration: Business emergency plans

Additional Resources:

Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund: Led by the Greater Kansas City Foundation and similar metro agencies, this response fund will be offering grants to nonprofit organizations providing assistance with shelter, food and similar needs

Woman’s Foundation: Webinars and updates regarding efforts to support women-owned businesses.

Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP: Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and federal labor issues in addition to materials to help business owners think through a business plan. 

Secure a copy of your Articles of Incorporation and Company Bylaws: An original set of those would have been filed with the Kansas Secretary of State. 

Crafting a Profit and Loss Statement: This financial report lets you know your company’s profitability. SCORE’s free online course will help you create a P&L

Personal Financial Statement: This document provides lenders with an overview of your personal assets and liabilities SCORE has a free template for you to download.