June 18, 2021

Survey Results Ready: Impact of COVID-19 on Regional Business

Earlier this year, local community and business leaders solicited input from area businesses on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They asked businesses of all sizes to take a survey in order to learn how the regional infrastructure supported their sustainability and resiliency. We will discuss the results in further detail during a virtual event on Tuesday, June 29 at 2 p.m.
April 5, 2021

New Printable, Social Media Art

Masking is still recommended, despite the statewide mask ordinance ending on April 9.  Face coverings are one of the most successful tools we have in the fight against COVID. We've created this art you're welcome to use for your business.
March 26, 2021

Restaurant Grant

A $28.6 billion restaurant and bar grant program will be made available soon. Members of the Independent Restaurant Coalition partnered with members of Congress to craft the legislation. While the Small Business Administration (SBA) prepares to stand up the program, businesses should take steps to organize the materials necessary to submit an application once it is available. Learn more about the program and see what you should do to prepare.
January 19, 2021

PPP Second Draw, COVID Vaccine Update and More

On our monthly Zoom call on Jan. 19, we discussed several topics, including the PPP Second Draw, challenges with the vaccine rollout in Alabama, and much more.
January 14, 2021

Alabama SBDC Network PPP Second Draw Webinar – Jan. 15th at 11 a.m.

Happening tomorrow, Jan.15th, at 11 AM! Join the Alabama SBDC Network for a PPP Second Draw Webinar. Register here.    […]
January 11, 2021

PPP Round 2 Portal is Open; Learn more in our Jan. 19 Zoom Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 19 on our monthly Zoom call with membership. You'll hear from Roderick Perkins, SBA Lead Lender of Relations & Economic Development, about the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We have updates on what you should prepare now for your application.
November 18, 2020

Gov. Ivey Announces New Funding for Coronavirus Relief

$200 million of the State’s CARES Act funding is being dedicated to providing grants of up to $20,000 to reimburse qualifying entities for business interruption expenses. This funding is for businesses, non-profit, and faith-based organizations.
September 11, 2020

Small Business Owners: Make your voice heard!

The Federal Reserve is conducting a national survey of small businesses. This survey amplifies the voices of small businesses and […]
July 29, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Recommendations & Requirements

There are a lot of questions about testing, and when an individual can go back to work. Is another test needed? Here is the latest guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
July 24, 2020

Safer at Home Requirements: Restaurants and Bars

The Alabama Dept. of Public health has released this new information for restaurants and bars. Failure to comply may result in emergency closure or suspension or revocation of the establishment's permit.
July 24, 2020

The Alabama Department of Public Health: Guidelines for Restaurants and Bars

The Alabama Dept. of Public Health has asked us to share these practices, which are strongly recommended for restaurants, bars and similar establishments.
July 24, 2020

FAQ for Businesses About COVID-19

How long should your employees stay out if they test positive? Should they also stay home if they have a sick family member? What should you do to clean your workplace? As more people test positive for COVID-19 in our community, more questions are pouring in. The Alabama Dept. of Public Health has released this FAQ to help.
July 16, 2020

Web Call (July 15): Small Businesses discuss protection measures

On our call, Pammie Jimmar, our VP of Small Business and Events hosted several people to talk about what restaurants, […]
June 22, 2020

SBA and Treasury Announce New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program

June 17, 2020 WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, […]