Business Resources

COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE & LOAN RESOURCES WEBINAR 

With the ever-changing environment surrounding COVID-19, it is crucial for businesses to stay informed about the resources and support available to them.

Join Choose DuPage for a webinar update from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and workNet DuPage. 

The webinar will discuss small business relief efforts including: 

  • The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program 
  • CARES Act - Paycheck Protection Program, SBA 7(a) loans, and more. 
  • Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund 

Date & Time: 

Tuesday, April 7 || 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST 

Location: 

This will be an internet-based webinar. Instructions to join will be provided after registering. This event is free to attend. 

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US Small Business Administration

Disaster loan information at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/Index

Information for small businesses affected by coronavirus at www.sba.gov/coronavirus

All coronavirus-related federal government resources: www.usa.gov/coronavirus

Business owners can apply for a loan now at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Other Resources: 

State of Illinois

State Treasurer’s Office is launching in partnership with Illinois financial institutions to assist small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For background, here is a link to the Treasurer’s website that explains this program in greater detail: bit.ly/SmallBizRelief.

Other Resources:

The state of Illinois has created two additional programs to assist small businesses: the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program and the Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund. Program information can be found at https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/EmergencySBAIntiatives.aspx

Additional Resources

Choose DuPage has put together a list of DuPage Business Resources Related to Covid-19 https://choosedupage.com/dupage-business-resources-related-to-covid-19/

IL Small Business Development Center at College of DuPage https://www.cod.edu/business-development-center/sbdc/index.aspx

Yes Villa Park has a list of restaurants that are open for pick-up and delivery https://www.yesvillapark.com/