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  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses that maintain their payroll during this emergency. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.

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  • PayPal Working Capital

    PayPal Working Capital is based on your PayPal sales history, so you receive an amount that fits your business. There’s no credit check when you apply, so there’s no effect on your credit score. There’s just one fixed fee determined by: the amount of your loan, the repayment percentage you select, your business’s PayPal sales history. There are no other fees and no periodic interest. You pay back the loan automatically with a percentage of your sales that you choose when you apply. The higher your sales, the faster you repay. On days without sales, you won’t pay a thing, but you need to repay a minimum of 5% or 10% every 90 days to keep your loan in good standing. You can also make manual payments and even pay the loan in full anytime with no early repayment fee.

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  • Pen America Writers’ Emergency Fund

    PEN America is expanding its long-standing Writers’ Emergency Fund as part of our efforts to support the literary community at a time when the health and livelihoods of so many are at risk. We recognize that there are writers who no longer have access to any of the ways in which they have supported themselves, and that this has happened very suddenly and will last for a period none of us can predict. In response, PEN America will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Applicants must be based in the United States, be a professional writer, and be able to demonstrate that this one-time grant will be meaningful in helping them to address an emergency situation.

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  • Pinetop Assistance League for Elder Musicians

    The Pinetop Perkins Foundation announces the The Pinetop Assistance League (PAL). The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career. The Pinetop Assistance League (PAL) fulfills the second part of this mission. During this time of heightened need we are limiting our grants to $500.00 paid directly to creditors. Support is designed to help during an artists’ emergency situation.

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  • Pivoting Your Business in a Crisis

    Learn new tools for pivoting – or swiftly re-imagining – your future business plans and practices during a crisis

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  • Poudre River Public Library Business & Nonprofit Center

    If you would like to set up a one-on-one appointment with a business, nonprofit or jobs and career librarian, please fill out the form: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/contact/business/

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  • PPP Loan Forgiveness Guide in Spanish

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  • Preventative Manufacturing Measures: Part 1

    Checklist with suggestions on everything from facility-wide communication to changing time clock procedures to minimize contact.

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  • Quickbooks Capital Loan

    Loan amounts from $5,000 to $100,000 with terms up to 12 months. Applying won’t affect your credit score. No origination fees, no prepayment penalties, no hidden charges.

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  • RCAC Small Business Loans

    RCAC’s Small Business Loan Program assists businesses to retain or create jobs and thus improve the economic condition of rural communities. This program offers short-term loans (up to $250k) for working capital and lines of credit as well as long-term loans for real estate and equipment. Most small businesses rely on lenders to provide the capital they need for acquisitions, capital improvements, business expansions and to bridge cash flow gaps. Without loans, many small business owners would be unable to realize their dreams of running their own business or expanding their operations. RCAC’s business loans are tailored to the needs of the particular business with flexible terms and requirements.

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  • Recovery Readiness: A How to Guide for Reopening Your Workplace

    This comprehensive guide was compiled with input from Cushman & Wakefield’s 53,000 strong real estate professional staff who serve a range of property owners and occupiers, including organizations like yours. While not every suggestion or protocol may apply to your situation, this guide will help broaden and deepen your thinking on this important topic.

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  • Reopening Responsibly

    The Fort Collins and Loveland Chambers hosted a member call to discuss how businesses can reopen responsibly on Wednesday, May 27.

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  • Restaurant & Bar Special Sales Tax Deduction

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  • Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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  • Returning to Work: Employer Guidance

    Many of your workers may have been laid off or had their hours reduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are likely job attached to your business and are expected to be able and available to return to work when suitable work is offered.

    The Safer at Home Executive Order D 2020 044 addresses worker rights and protections when returning to work, especially for vulnerable populations. Our FAQ addressed common questions from workers.

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  • Rockies Venture Club Pitch Application

    The fund is a co-investment fund, so the investment committee of the fund engages once RVC investors have put together a syndicate. Just going through the normal RVC angel syndicate process gets you into the queue for the Rockies Venture Fund. The RVF only invests in deals already led by angels, but invests at its discretion.

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  • Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute Business Builder Loan Program

    Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute understands that successful entrepreneurs need capital to launch and grow their business. Our Business Builder Loan Program exists to provide microloans to RMMFI entrepreneurs in need of financing. We offer 4 types of loans, which build off each other as entrepreneurs move through our programs and grow their businesses. Higher amounts are available upon successful repayment of the initial loan and with a demonstrated need for the increased amount. Seed Loan (for feasibility testing): $500, Launch Loan: $2,500, Thrive Loan: $5,000, Growth Loan: $75,000. Business Builder Loans carry an interest rate between 8% and 12% and have repayment terms of 6-24 months.

    Entrepreneurs who make at/below the following income levels by household size: 1 person: $52,000; 2 people: $59,400; 3 people: $66,850; 4 people: $74,250; 5 people: $80,200; 6 people: $86,150; 7 people: $92,100; 8 people: $98,050. RMMFI cannot support any business that cannot be defined as a microenterprise (a business entity with 5 or fewer employees requiring immediate capital needs of $15,000 or less) or that falls into any of the below categories: marijuana and marijuana-related businesses, tobacco shops, liquor stores, or related businesses, pawn shops, pornography, businesses deemed to be predatory or detrimental to the community, non-profits.

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  • Safer at Home Public Health Orders and Guidance – Best Practices for all businesses, essential and non-essential

    Best Practices for all businesses, essential and non-essential

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  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

    Administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) – Colorado small businesses may seek up to $15K of working capital loans that can provide economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue during COVID-19. Also, eligible to apply for a loan advance of up to $10,000 for immediate cash. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and the loan advance will not have to be repaid if used to specified purposes.

    While the SBA is not able to accept applications for the EIDL program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations fudning, businesses can do the following to prepare:

    – If they were already in the queue, check in to make sure all paperwork is correct and in place
    – If your EIDL application was already submitted, check the status of your application by contacting SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.
    – If they had not started working with the SBA yet, remain in contact with the SBA, so they can be ready if Congress appropriates additional funding
    – Set up a bank account if you do not have one, this will be necessary to flow relief funds
    – Prepare your paperwork for the application
    – Create a plan for complying with the rules of the program to guarantee that the loan amount will be forgivable
    – Reach out to your accountant for guidance and support

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  • SBA Funding

    Small Business Relief

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  • Schedulicity Grant

    Starting April 1, Schedulicity is giving away a $500 grant every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to any service-based business.

    Service-based business. Must have or sign up for a free Schedulicity account to qualify. All subscription fees waived until July 1, 2020.

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  • Shared Capital Cooperative COVID-19 Emergency Loan for Cooperatives

    Amount: Up to $50,000 per cooperative; cumulative outstanding loans to any one borrower shall not exceed 5% of Shared Capital assets without approval of the Board of Directors. Rate: 5.0% Term: up to 36 months Disbursement: up to 60-day draw period Payment Structure (1) 6 months no payments, during which time interest accrues but is not owed; 2) up to 6 months interest-only, during which time principal payments may begin, contingent on the cooperative returning to pre-crisis revenue levels for 3 consecutive months; 3) amortization of remaining balance for up to 24 months. Current Shared Capital membership is not required)

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  • Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant

    The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Disaster Assistance. The SBA is in the process of setting up the grant program and is not yet accepting applications.

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  • Skills Advance Colorado 

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  • Small Business Administration (SBA)

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  • Small Business Administration Bridge Loans

    Allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork and a faster timeline.

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  • Small Business Aggressive Marketing Package

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  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network

    Business Information

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  • Social & Advisory Group for Entrepreneurs (SAGE)

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  • Social Distancing Calculator

    This calculator is provided to assist you in planning social distancing for your employees and customers. However, the results given by this calculator do not relieve you of your obligation to follow all applicable Public Health Orders as they apply to your space. The configuration of any given space (aisles, racks, etc.) may result in a lower actual capacity limit. It is up to each business to ensure compliance with all portions of current orders.

    In order to maintain at least 6 feet of separation from each other when taking into account the unpredictable dynamics of each person’s movement, this calculator uses a 12-foot grid distribution.

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  • Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program

    Our Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier that are faced unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance. We stand with those in our community and are committed to “taking care of our own”.

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  • Square Capital Loan Program

    Eligible Square sellers can get access to business loans from $500–$250,000. Log in to your Dashboard to see if your business has a loan offer. Application only takes a few clicks and there are no long forms to fill out or long waiting periods. All loans are subject to credit approval. Applying won’t affect your credit score. If approved, your business loan is deposited in your bank account as soon as the next business day so you can put your money to work fast. Pay off your loan with convenient automatic deductions from your Square daily card sales so you never have to think about it. We just ask that it’s paid back in 18 months and that you hit your minimum every 60 days.

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  • Stay Open for Business Toolkit

    Offers a ‘Know Your Finances’ checklist that may help secure your business’ financial well-being.

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  • Support & Save Old Town Fort Collins

    Downtown Business Association business members can offer ‘support & save vouchers.’

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  • Tech Skills Scholarship

    For those currently struggling with unemployment or recent job loss, Digital Workshop Center is announcing a $100,000 scholarship for tech skills education. Scholarships are awarded for certification programs on a need basis, from 25% to 100% tuition.

    All classes are available online. Always with a live instructor. Some restrictions may apply

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  • Temporary Paid Leave and Family Medical Leave Guide

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act created new temporary paid sick leave and paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs that are 100% reimbursable by the federal government. The effective date of both programs is April 1 and they expire on December 31, 2020.

    Both programs are in addition to any leave you already offer.

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  • Testing for COVID-19

    UCHealth provides two types of COVID-19 tests: a nasal swab (PCR) test, which detects the presence of the COVID-19 virus in the nasal passages, and a blood test which looks for COVID-19 antibodies. The nasal swab test is recommended only for those currently experiencing symptoms.

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  • The 6 Feet Office

    In this video Cushman & Wakefield present a vision of what the socially distant office environment could look like. It is compelling and thought provoking.

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  • The Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance

    To help our community during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with other entertainment industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those in immediate financial need. Funds are available to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts. Remember, you may be eligible for more than one fund.

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  • The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

    Provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

    An artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking.

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  • The Bell Policy Center

    Through this central hub for credible information we will provide ideas, analysis, and resources relevant to the immediate and future responses Colorado can undertake to respond to our changing environment.

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  • The Bohemian Foundation Muse Grant

    Muse is a music-specific responsive, competitive grant program offered by Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs.

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  • The Center for Family Outreach New Family Intervention Program

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  • The Colorado Arts Relief Program

    Arts and culture are a vital component of Colorado’s economic and cultural vitality, playing an important role in community resiliency and recovery. The COVID-19 Relief program for arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members and organizations (Colorado Arts Relief program) is a funding initiative passed by the State of Colorado Legislature, Senate Bill 20B-001. This initiative directs up to $7.5 million for relief payments to eligible artists, crew members and organizations. Funding through this bill will be distributed through two separate grant applications: 1) Colorado Arts Relief—Business and Organization and, 2) Colorado Arts Relief—Individuals. The programs are administered by Colorado Creative Industries.

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  • The Future of Workplace

    Through our proprietary Experience per Square FootTM (XSF) tool, Cushman & Wakefield has captured more than 2.5 million data points from workers all over the globe in the pre-COVID-19 era and a further 1.7 million data points from more than 40,000 respondents in the current work from home environment.

    Our workplace specialists analyzed this data to give you an inside look into how employees are coping right now – identifying their key successes and critical challenges. With this data, Cushman & Wakefield has developed a report that provides insight into the future workplace.

    Are you prepared to return to the workplace post-COVID-19?

    Other ways we can help you:

    Space planning and modification for social distancing
    Workplace signage (welcome back, wayfinding, floor and wall decals, etc.)
    Procurement of general and critical supplies
    Sourcing of cleaning and disinfecting supplies and services
    Change management consulting surrounding the return to the workplace…and much more.

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  • The Institute for Entrepreneurship at CSU

    Hosting free, online programming for any community member.

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  • The Safe Six: Workplace Readiness Essentials

    A set of operational guiding principles to help you navigate the migration back to the office.

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  • The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

    Offers workshops, virtual mentoring sessions, advice on the CARES Act.

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  • The Women’s Business Center

    Small business resources related to COVID-19, offers webinars and advice on the CARES Act – many resources are translated in Spanish.

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  • Town of Berthoud – Local Business Relief Program

    In order to provide financial assistance to local businesses that collect sales taxes, the Town has created a Local Business Relief Fund. This fund will deliver money directly to businesses via a partial rebate of sales taxes that were remitted to the Town of Berthoud for taxes collected in December 2019, January 2020, and February 2020.

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