Nov 13 2020

Which PPP Forgiveness application will you use?

Illinois District Office  - November 2020

u s small business administration
webinar: paycheck protection program loan forgiveness

Webinar: PPP Loan Forgiveness Overview

A simplified loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less, as well as the original PPP Forgiveness Application and an EZ Forgiveness application, are available for borrowers now at sba.gov/paycheckprotectionJoin us Friday for this webinar as we explain the difference between the applications, discuss which might be right for you, and answer your questions.

Friday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m.

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National Entrepreneurs’ Day, November 17, 2020

Celebrate National Entrepreneurs’ Day by joining the SBA Illinois District Office and entrepreneur Jackie Corlett for a dialogue about navigating your small business in a changing market. Jackie will discuss how she started, pivoted, and sustained her small business during these challenging times. Hear her story and learn about resources the SBA provides for entrepreneurs at every stage throughout their entrepreneurial journey.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.

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Other online training

Intro to Exporting

Join this event to determine if you are export-ready, how to create an export plan, select and enter foreign markets, finance your exports and navigate the logistics and regulations associated with it. This webinar is specifically designed for startups and other small businesses looking to increase their sales beyond their domestic market. Monday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m.


8(a) Orientation

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program that can help small disadvantaged businesses access government contracts. Learn more about the program here and join the orientation to get your questions answered. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m. 


Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG) – Round 2

DCEO’s Business Interruption Grants program, otherwise known as BIG, recognizes the enormous burden seen by businesses across Illinois as a result of COVID-19 and aims to bring immediate relief for businesses hit hardest. Join the Illinois SBDC at Champaign County EDC to learn more about BIG grants (Round 2), including who is eligible, how and what you’ll need to apply, and more. Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.


Fridays with Fergie

Open office hours with SBA Illinois Deputy District Director Mark Ferguson. Ask your questions about PPP or anything else and learn from your peers. Friday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. Please note there is no session on Friday, Nov. 13.


View a full list of upcoming events at www.sba.gov/IL.

Stay updated

Visit sba.gov/coronavirus for updates on the loan programs, guidance for businesses and employers, and other SBA resources.

If you have questions about your already submitted EIDL application, contact the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

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E-mail questions to illinois.do@sba.gov.