Count Me In Revival Grant Application Is Open

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Count Me In is the first national not for profit founded to help women grow their micro-businesses to million-dollar enterprises. They are currently accepting grant applications.

There are 15 grants available at $10K and 4 grants available at $25K each. Contestants have two weeks to complete the application starting on Wed June 24th when the link to the official application will be live. All applications are due no later than Thursday July 8, 2020 COB 5pm PST. More information can be found here.

Survival Plan for Small Businesses Handling Impacts from Coronavirus

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While published in late March (which seems like *more* than only a few months ago) this article in Entrepreneur highlights ten important items to consider as your are navigating how to keep your small business afloat during this challenging time. While you may have already addressed many of these items, it is still a useful list to skim through.

Link to Webinar “The Search for Money: How Women Can Negotiate Better Startup Financing”

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Click this link to access the May 27, 2020 webinar entitled “The Search For Money: How Women Can Negotiate Better Startup Financing“. Victoria Yampolsky shares strategies on how to position your company in the best light and how to create an effective fundraising strategy.

Several resources mentioned in the webinar included:

  • Diversity & Inclusion Event on June 11, 2020 with The Cavu Group (link)
  • Tech Crunch “Disrupt Now” event on Sept 14-18, 2020 (link) – you can get 10% off with Startup Station discount code: stationstartingup10
  • Startup Station’s Courses (link) – you can get 20% off with discount code: CORNELL
  • Free resources available at the Startup Station (link). The Startup Investor Search Guide is available if you join the mailing list on the homepage.

Unqork Forward Offers Free Access To Platform

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Unqork Forward is a Digital Resiliency Program providing COVID-19 relief for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that need to digitize some or all of their business operations. Forward provides access to Unqork’s no-code application development platform and in-house experts to help design and build digital solutions for participating businesses.

If you are selected by Unqork to participate in the Forward program, Unqork will give you, free of charge, a one-year subscription to Unqork and access to one or more of the digital applications that Unqork builds as a result of this program. The Forward program application window ends June 30, 2020. Application information can be found here.

Link to Webinar “Optimize Your Financial Dashboard”

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Click this link to access the April 29, 2020 webinar entitled “Optimize Your Financial Dashboard: Use Data, Metrics and Key Indicators To Drive Decision-Making” where Victoria Yampolsky discusses key financial indicators that not only help you understand your current position but also help you plan for the future. Victoria also responded to questions from those listening live.

A link to Victoria Yampolsky’s company, The Startup Station, is here.

SheaMoisture Announces Relief Fund for Women Entrepreneurs of Color

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Haircare and beauty brand, SheaMoisture and its parent company, Sundial Brands, has announced a $1 million relief fund to help support women of color entrepreneurs and minority-owned businesses affected by coronavirus.  Applications will be available online April 8, 2020. Entrants must complete this registration form by 11:59pm eastern time, April 10, 2020. It is a quick turnaround time! For more information, follow SheaMoisture on Instagram or check this link.

Bank of America Resources for Small Businesses

Bank of America has put together a web page with resources for small businesses that are grappling with the challenges stemming from COVID-19 shutdowns. Included on this page is a link to Facebook’s Small Business Grant program. Facebook stated that they will be providing $100 million in grants and credits to 30,000 small businesses and application information will be posted soon.

SBA Offers Paycheck Protection Loan

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The Paycheck Protection Program is a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020. More information can be found here.