Upcoming Small Business Informational Webinars from the SBA and Partners

(Springfield, MO) – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – Springfield, MO Branch Office, and SBA Resource Partners are hosting a series of small business informational webinars. There is no fee to attend these webinars, but pre-registration is required!

Business Benefits in Opportunity Zones Webinar

Opportunity Zones were passed in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to promote long term investment and jobs to low-income communities utilizing an estimated $6.1 trillion in unrealized capital gains. Join us to learn more about how your small business may potentially benefit from this program.

This course will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (CT). Click here to learn more and register.

PPP Direct Forgiveness & COVID-19 EIDL Webinars

Are you a small business owner and have questions about SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness and COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)?

If the answer is yes, this is a must attend event.

Attendees will learn about the PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal and the COVID Revenue Reduction Score which may eliminate the documentation requirement for 25% revenue reduction on PPP Second Draw loans $150,000 or less (for loans that receive a pass score from SBA). In addition, attendees will also learn about SBA’s COVID-19 EIDL. This low interest disaster loan could be of particular interest to small business owners as they focus on recovery. Qualified small business borrowers may receive up to $500,000 EIDL loan at 3.75% 30-year fixed rate. In addition, applicants for the COVID-19 EIDL may be eligible to receive up to $15,000 in funding from SBA that does not need to be repaid. The application deadline for the SBA’s COVID-19 EIDL is 12/31/2021.

There are four dates for this webinar:

  • Friday, August 27 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (CT). Register here.
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (CT). Register here.
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (CT). Register here.
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (CT). Register here.

2021 Veteran Business Resources Webinar

If you are a veteran or a spouse of a veteran interested in starting or growing a business, this is a must attend event! Attendees will learn about various programs and assistance that are available to veterans and their spouses through the SBA and its resource partners. Entrepreneurial Development, Access to Capital, Government Contracting, Small Business Certifications, and Disaster Recovery are among the topics that will be discussed.

This course will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am (CT). Learn more and register here.

Disclaimer: SBA’s participation or support is not an endorsement of any products, service, or entity. 


Ram Basnet, Branch Manager
U.S. Small Business Administration
Springfield, Missouri Branch Office

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