COVID-19 resources

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We are here to assist you during these unprecedented and difficult times. This page is being continuously updated with COVID-19 information relevant to small businesses, including resources, videos, and links to additional material from various government agencies. The Missouri SBDC is here to serve you.

If you are a business owner in Missouri seeking assistance with disruptions related to COVID-19 reach out to your area Missouri SBDC center. A listing of centers is available by clicking on the link below. An SBDC counselor will reach out to you to set up a remote appointment once your request has been received.

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Instructor-led & on-demand courses

SBDC business counselors around Missouri are offering training on topics related to business disruption as a result of COVID-19, Quickbooks utilization, management, marketing, and more. All instructor-led training is offered utilizing Zoom, a video-conferencing platform, to maintain social distancing.

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On-demand courses are available for business owners and interested partners in a self-paced format. For those that may be applying for a loan with a local lender or an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan our How to Understand Financial Statements course will be helpful. All on-demand, self-paced courses are intended to take approximately 90 minutes to complete.

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Federal & state resources

SBA Guidance on Accessing Capital for Minority, Underserved, Veteran and Women-Owned Business Concerns (PDF)

Interim Final Rule on Paycheck Protection Program as Amended by Economic Aid Act (PDF)

Interim Final Rule on Second Draw Loans (PDF)

Federal Resources for Small Business

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Online Application

U.S. Department of the Treasury — Assistance for Small Business

Missouri Small Business Grant Program

Missouri Economy Indicators

SBA Coronavirus Recovery Information (Spanish)

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

USDA Assistance for Farmers

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

IRS — FAQs: Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act

IRS — COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

Articles & guides

Restaurant Revitalization Fund information (PDF)

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application (SVOG) Overview (PDF)

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application (SVOG) Preparation Tips (PDF)

Financial response to COVID-19: Things you can do for your business now

Guide to conquering a business disruption (PDF)

ASBDC — SBA Loan Comparison for Coronavirus

PPP Loan Forgiveness Timeline & Rules (PDF)

Business Resiliency Guide (PDF)

Back to Business Guidebook (PDF)

COVID-19 Notice Poster for your business - SBDC (PDF)

Limiting Customers Poster for your business - SBDC (PDF)

We Deliver Poster for your business - SBDC (PDF)

Wait to be seated Poster for your business - SBDC (PDF)

One-way Traffic Right Poster for your business - SBDC (PDF)

One-way Traffic Left Poster for your business - SBDC (PDF)

Main Street Loan Program Overview (PDF)

10 tips for communicating with employees during a crisis