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Chamber, BEDC to discuss help for businesses on Facebook Live this afternoon

Chamber, BEDC to discuss help for businesses on Facebook Live this afternoon
April 01
10:31 2020

Three Breckenridge community leaders will host a Facebook Live event at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 1, to talk about ways local business owners can increase business and about financial assistance during the coronavirus threat.

The event will feature Stephens County Judge Michael Roach; Virgil Moore, CEO and Executive Director of the Breckenridge Economic Development; and Carrie Holson, Executive Director of the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce. It will be featured on the Stephens County, Texas Facebook page at the following link:

They will provide insights on the SBA (Small Business Administration) Loan and Grant programs and will have an interactive discussion about ways to increase your business.  For those who can’t watch the Facebook Live event at 3 p.m., the video will remain on the Stephens County Facebook page afterwards.

Moore recommends that anyone intending to watch the Facebook Live event first call in to the number below at 2 p.m. and listen to the SBA webinar to gain more information about how two new SBA programs may provide business owners with funds needed to get through these tough times. Also, he suggests going to the website to follow along as they instruct how to fill out the application for the SBA EIDL loan and grant.

The SBA Skype meetings will be offered several times on the following schedule:

Join by phone: +1 210-469-4148
SBA EIDL Information Webinars
April 1 | 2 pm | Skype Call in Link | Conference ID 366690258
April 2 | 2 pm | Skype Call in Link | Conference ID 484237430 (Spanish)
April 3 | 10 am | Skype Call in Link | Conference ID 783528154

For questions about or relating to an SBA loan application, contact the Abilene office of SBDC at 325-670-0300 or the Lubbock office of SBA at 806-472-7462 or the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail

Moore also suggests the following articles and websites for information about the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act:

  1. Senate Passes SBA Paycheck Protection Loan Program
  2. Senate Passes CARES Act, Which Includes $349 Billion for SBA Guarantees of Forgivable Loans for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
  3. Getting Cash For Your Small Business Through The CARES Act
  4. The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
  5. Coronavirus Emergency Loans – Small Business Guide and Checklist
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