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  • Royalty Exchange 90-Day Discount for Coronavirus Relief

    To provide a degree of immediate relief, Royalty Exchange will lower our standard commission from 15% to 10% for any artist selling royalties through auctions for the next 90 days, starting April 1. This offer applies to auctions and Instant Offers only. Secondary Market transactions are not included.

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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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  • Salesforce Small Business Grants – West

    As part of Salesforce’s commitment to small businesses and giving back to the community, Salesforce is partnering with Ureeka to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak. Salesforce has partnered with Ureeka as the grant application, judging and community partner. Ureeka will provide businesses with grant application support, ongoing resources, and counsel.

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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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  • Sistahbiz Unstoppable Stimulus Package & COVID-19 Emergency Fund

    The Unstoppable Stimulus Package is a suite of services, resources and supports for our community of Black women entrepreneurs. As part of the package, we’re raising funds for our first round of emergency grants to businesses experiencing cash flow issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to be a source of low-barrier-to-entry capital access for Black women entrepreneurs in the Sistahbiz community. We respect your hustle and know your struggle. You’re running home school, managing strict sanitation practices, setting up a virtual work environment and watching COVID come for our global economy. COVID-19 Emergency Fund awarding mini grants of up to $2,500.

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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 Debt Relief Program

    The SBA will also pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020. The SBA will also pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020.

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  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

    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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  • Sony Creative Funding

    Independent developers are vital to the heart and soul of the gaming community and we understand the hardships and financial struggles that many smaller gaming studios are facing. With that, SIE has developed a fund to support them during this time. We have earmarked $10 million to support our independent development partners.

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  • Sound Royalties No-Cost Funding Program

    Sound Royalties has set up a $20 million fund for music creators impacted by coronavirus to receive no-fee advances on their royalties. The exact amount and terms of the no-cost advance option will depend upon the particular royalty payment history and royalty payor of the applicant. Available for a one-year term up to $25k in funding. Offer only valid for qualified applicants under our standard qualifying/underwriting guidelines.

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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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  • Spanish-speaking Business Librarian

    The dedicated Spanish speaking librarian can provide help and advice on various resources in Spanish.

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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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  • Support Fort Collins Business Map

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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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  • Temporary Waiver of Delinquent Interest

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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 Spring 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 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 Music District – The Launchpad: Virtual Workshops for Musicians

    This online workshop will help answer questions and provide insight into the application process for relief by highlighting the stories of several NoCo musicians and industry workers who have applied for relief funding. In addition, the panel will discuss the type of documentation that was needed, how to prove loss of income, where to find required documents, how musicians can be tracking expenses and income in order to apply, and tips for navigating the application process.

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  • The Photographer Fund – Format

    The world is currently unpredictable and full of uncertainty—something the photography community is used to. Thanks to the level of ambiguity they deal with, that same community is resilient and creative in the face of a challenge. Format created the Photographer Fund to honour that hustle and help independent photographers who are facing unprecedented financial hardships in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak stay on their feet. We will be offering assistance of up to $500 per person, and we’ll use our discretion to determine who gets the funds. Knowing this isn’t a huge amount, we’re aiming to support as many people as we can—our hope is that this helps independent photographers stay on their feet.

    Self-employed photographers who are facing financial hardships are invited to apply.

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  • The Red Backpack Fund

    Since its inception, Spanx and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation have been dedicated to elevating and supporting women through entrepreneurship. Knowing the ripple effect that empowering women can have to strengthen neighborhoods, cities and countries, The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.

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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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  • Town of Berthoud Economic Development

    Economic Development Info

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  • Town of Berthound Utilities

    Businesses within the Town of Berthoud can opt-in to our Utility Assistance Program which allows qualified businesses to defer utility usage charges accrued during the months of March, April, and May. These are utility bills that would be received in April, May, and June. Business must apply.

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  • Town of Estes Park Face Coverings Ordinance

    Face coverings required in all Estes Park businesses, and when outdoors downtown

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  • Town of Johnstown Small Business Micro Grant Program

    To help support the small businesses, the Town of Johnstown created the Program to provide grants to help small businesses immediately offset some of the economic impacts arising from the pandemic. Micro grants up to $10,000 will be available for small businesses in the Town.

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  • Town of Severance

    COVID-19 Information and support for the Town of Severance

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  • Town of Wellington Economic Development

    Economic Development Info

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  • Town of Windsor

    Emergency Business Assistance

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  • U.S. Bank Business Platinum Card

    We’re offering a 0% intro APR9 on purchases and balance transfers for 20 billing cycles. After that, we’ll apply a variable rate (currently 9.99% to 17.99%).

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  • U.S. Bank Cash Flow Manager

    Temporary reduction in on new secured and unsecured on-demand lines of credit from $10,000 to $250,000. Your business may qualify for rates 1% lower than normal.

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