Following the February 22 updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) is hosting a series of webinars to help small business owners with fewer than 20 employees or who are self-employed understand key information. The SBA established a two-week PPP loan application period exclusively for the smallest businesses, which closes on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. PST.
Join the SBA, Public Private Strategies Institute and other stakeholders to hear about the steps you can take to take advantage of this opportunity, learn about additional changes made by the Biden-Harris Administration and ask SBA leadership questions.
Below is the list of webinars and links to register (all times PST): ·
- Asian American and Pacific Islander, Native American and Tribal small business owners: Thursday, March 4 at 12 p.m.
- Black and African American small business owners: Friday, March 5 at 10 a.m.
- Hispanic small business owners: Friday, March 5 at 12 p.m.
- Veterans, self-employed business owners: Saturday, March 6 at 11 a.m.
- LGBTQ business owners, youth entrepreneurs, restaurant owners: Monday, March 8 at 12 p.m.
Need help for applying for PPP or understanding what federal resources are available to you and your small business? Contact the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) at 206-684-8090 or OED@seattle.gov for support. Bilingual assistance is available in Amharic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Tgrinya and Vietnamese. For more information, click here. OED is committed to building an inclusive economy which benefits the whole city by promoting access to economic opportunities for all of Seattle’s diverse communities.