Thank you to everyone who showed up on the screen for the meeting! Let's connect in any safe way we can right now!
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We're calling today MONEY MONDAY! Read on for multiple opportunities for funding your small business! Register now and add them to your calendar, then you'll be ready when it gets closer!
KBOA is adapting and learning right along with you! We strive to share resources in a timely manner and want to know how you are doing!
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Applications are now being accepted for the Resurgence Grant Fund, a new program to help Atlanta’s small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and two other grant programs for individuals working in the creative and cosmetology industries.
The Resurgence fund offers qualified city of Atlanta businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $40,000 to help them cover pandemic-related costs such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus a credit of up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
In addition to the Resurgence Grant Fund, Invest Atlanta is planning to reopen the Strength in BeautyFund, which provides grants of up to $1,000 to cosmetology professionals like hairstylists and nail technicians.
The Resurgence Grant Fund is made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Applications close for all three programs on Aug. 31, 2020. Please visit www.investatlanta.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-880-7255 for more information on program eligibility and requirements, educational events, and the online application process.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020!
ZOOM MEETING REGISTRATION
Join General Assembly for this FREE WEBINAR!
It’s easy to think that a great product or service will sell itself, but it’s rarely the case. Hear from marketing experts on how they create and market content that converts to sales. You’ll learn how to utilize different types of content to tell a story, increase engagement around your content, and then repurpose your content for different channels to maximize visibility.
Can you believe it's almost the end of July and our 5th month of COVID life?
Stay healthy, be kind and keep connecting! We're here for you!
Save the Date for the next KBOA General Zoom Meeting | Tuesday August 18th @ 11AM.
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7.29.20 @ 11am | Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Hosts Small Business Recovery Tele-town Hall
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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pleased to announce his office’s fourth financial recovery tele-town hall titled, Rebuilding & Recovering Financially: A Path to Financial Recovery. The tele-town hall, hosted through the She Leads financial literacy program, will provide insight and advice for Georgia small business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling during the current economic turmoil. The event will take place on July 29, 2020, at 11:00 AM.
7.29.20 @ Noon | NFIB Webinar
SCORE, updates on the EIDL and PPP, Paid Leave Reimbursement, and Q&A
Join special guest, SCORE’s Executive Director Bridget Weston, along with Beth and Holly to learn about FREE business resources available through SCORE, and also reimbursement for paid sick and family leave, loans, and what’s next for small business financial assistance.
The webinar will cover:
7.30.20 @ 6:30PM | New City of Atlanta COVID-19 Small Business Grants, including the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty grant funds.
RSVP TO JOIN THURSDAY JULY 30TH @ 6:30PM WITH DISTRICT 5 COUNCIL MEMBER NATALYN ARCHIBONG
The Resurgence Grant Fund, made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), offers up to $40,000 to help cover pandemic-related costs, such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus access to up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
Two other existing funds, the creATL Relief Fund and Strength in Beauty Fund, have also both been recapitalized with a portion of the CARES Act allocation. Both funds will continue to support the creative and cosmetology sectors by offering $1,000 grants to alleviate hardships due to the loss of business as a result of the pandemic.
Applications for the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty Grant Funds open Monday, August 10.
BRICK AND MORTAR SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW
Announcing the launch of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country.
SHOP SMALL ENROLLMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO 8/23/20
Extended the offer enrollment period to 8/23/20 – so even more eligible Amex® Card Members have the chance to get rewarded when they Shop Small.
American Express Card Members can get $5 back in the form of a statement credit after they spend $10 or more at eligible small businesses – in stores and online – up to 10x* after they enroll on ShopSmall.com by 8/23/20.
ADD YOUR VOICE TO SAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES!
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Earlier this week, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill to save live entertainment venues. This bill, called the Save Our Stages Act, needs your support in order to pass.
We're officially into a new season of COVID-19 living, most businesses are reopened in some capacity with more adjustments daily, the need to apply for relief is still real for many. We know that this time has been challenging at best. KBOA is here for you- call or email anytime.
INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER:
No general meetings in July- We're taking a screen break! See you on August 18th @ 11am on Zoom.
FILL OUT THE SURVEY BY SUNDAY JUNE 28TH:
New PPP Law Updates
WATCH A STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION
CATCH UP ON ALL PPP RECORDED WEBINARS AND OTHER COVID BUSINESS RELATED INFO
EIDL APPLICATION IS OPEN AGAIN | Expires 9/30/20
INVEST ATLANTA SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS
Check out the entire list here
METRO CHAMBER RESTORE ATL FUND
Opens 6.22.20 until 7.6.20
CREATL RELIEF GRANTS FOR CREATIVES
This program will explore the history of policing, how public opinion of the police is changing and what defunding the police actual means and how this would affect our communities.
Register for the webinar
Check out the National Center for Civil and Human Rights recent webinar recordings along with some excellent resources:
+ Watch: Taking Action to Support Under-Resourced Communities
+ Watch: Democracy for All
+ Watch: Campaign for Equal Dignity Launch
Additional actions you can take:
+ Support Love Sinks In
+ Join the conversation with Equitable Dinners
+ Sign the pledge for Equal Dignity & encourage others to sign
Stay Informed - Here is what we are reading:
+ Anti-Racism Resource Guide
+ Stamped from the Beginning | Ibram X. Kendi
+ In Tulsa, evictions were a crisis before the pandemic
It is the middle of June, the middle of the year, three months of COVID living and the start of an overdue awakening.
We hope you and your family are healthy, your business is recovering from any COVID impact and you know that you have support from your community!
Reach out to us anytime: email@example.com
KBOA wants to ensure that all businesses can add their voice to the business community during these vary challenging times. The pandemic has had a huge impact on small businesses. This is a time to come together and let our collective voice be heard with the City of Atlanta and with one another. More members = more power behind our collective voice!
Being a KBOA member brings many benefits, most of all, connecting to YOUR COMMUNITY!
Being a KBOA member brings many benefits, most of all, connecting to YOUR COMMUNITY!
We are offering membership based on what you can pay for the rest of 2020!
New members and renewing members can choose one of the following codes to use when applying if you need assistance with membership dues.
Membership is based on the join or renewal date.
We hope this removes all obstacles from being a part of the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association during these uncertain times. We need each other more than ever. Everyone is Welcome!
** If you have renewed in 2020, you can extend your membership into 2021. Thank you!!
As part of the Campaign for Equal Dignity, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomes Fair Fight for a conversation about the current issues voters face and how to ensure the right to vote is extended to all people. Moderated by Mo Ivory
Online event. Free. Register and Sign the Pledge!
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jun 16, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Sponsorship payments can be made at neighborinneed.org.
Add a note: "Summer Soulstice Sponsorship"
Payments and logos are due by Sunday, June 14.
The new PPP law:
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The board of directors of Kirkwood Business Owners' Association has been working together to express how we feel, what we believe, what we need to learn and what we will do to move forward towards a more equitable business community. Please accept our statement of solidarity as a starting point for ongoing listening and actions moving forward from this very pivotal time in all of our lives.
Our hearts hurt! We can’t sleep and see pain in each other’s eyes.
Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association believes in “everyone is welcome”. Our community is better with diverse businesses and owners, employees, vendors and customers of every color.
We know that community is born through individual relationships and change starts with one person at a time. We will continue to reach out to all business owners in the best way we can and strive to improve our community through inclusive, heartfelt connections.
We stand with the black lives matter movement and protests for justice and equality for all.
It's the middle of May and our lives have changed significantly over the last 8 weeks during COVID-19. You can track the changes to business on our blog.
Changes are daily and business operations are top of mind!
Some businesses are open within the new guidelines, operating with to go/delivery and limited social distance appointments.
Here is our ongoing list. KBOA supports businesses who operate safely and respectfully and those businesses choosing to stay closed. Gov. Kemp just extended the closing of bars and venues through May 31st.
Let's keep supporting our local businesses, being kind and respecting the CDC guidelines. We're not over COVID-19 yet, but together we can keep flattening the curve!
NFIB Small Business and COVID-19: Your Questions Answered Live!
Wed., May 13th, 2020, 12:00 PM ET
Recording: Webinar about Safety Procedures for Opening Up, PPP and Unemployment
Recording: The Post COVID-19 Workplace
Kara Govro, Senior Legal Editor with Mammoth HR, addresses the compliance aspects of layoffs, furloughs, and recalls to help employers navigate these difficult decisions.
Recording: QuickBooks Town Hall Series
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin joined Intuit business leaders to discuss some of the most pressing questions about small business relief and support in the midst of COVID-19.
Attention all Gig Workers! New City of Atlanta Relief Program.
Applications open soon. Check out the info here.
Resources available to creatives: The recent CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) ACT expands unemployment insurance benefits to cover self-employed freelancers and gig workers.
Visit https://dol.georgia.gov/gdol-covid-19-information for more information on how to apply.
Invest Atlanta’s COVID-19 Resources page: https://www.investatlanta.com/covid-19-resources.
If you’re a small business impacted by COVID-19 in the U.S., consider applying for a #SupportSmall Grant starting May 25. Selected recipients will get a cash grant of $5,000 plus a $500 FedEx Office credit.
More Info: Applications Open May 25th
Prepare for Paycheck Protection Program Loan forgiveness
Learn more about applying for PPP loan forgiveness 8 weeks after receiving funds from your lender.
CHECK IT OUT
All businesses can now have a page on NextDoor.
List of Georgia COVID-19 Suppliers from the Georgia Dept. of Economic Development - https://www.georgia.org/covid19suppliers