Economic Injury Disaster Loan Workshop & Other Online Workshops for Small Businesses | Beaufort County Now | Designed for business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the session will go over key dates, an overview of the key dates and developments, an overview of the EIDL and the associated application, the reconsideration process and next steps. | beaufort county community college, BCCC, economic disaster, loan workshop, online workshops, small businesses, february 2, 2021

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Workshop & Other Online Workshops for Small Businesses

Press Release:

    Washington, N.C.     On Thursday, February 4, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Small Business and Technology Center COVID-19 Business Recovery and Resiliency Program will provide a general overview of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program related to provisions in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (the Economic Aid Act) from the US SBA NC District Office.

    Designed for business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the session will go over key dates, an overview of the key dates and developments, an overview of the EIDL and the associated application, the reconsideration process and next steps.

    Speakers will include SBA Acting District Director Michael P. Arriola and SBA Economic Development Specialist Levi Kinnard. Participants can register HERE.

    For questions regarding this event, please email erin.connell@sba.gov. This program is a collaboration with the SBTDC COVID-19 Business Recovery and Resiliency Program (CARES Act) and the US Small Business Administration — NC District Office.

    Beaufort County Community College is part of the North Carolina Small Business Center Network. Its Small Business Center can assist freelancers, entrepreneurs and small business owners maneuver the Paycheck Protection Program and EIDL programs.

    Upcoming free, online seminars through BCCC's Small Business Center include the classes below. Click on links to register or call (252) 940-6375.


    The 30-Day Online Marketing Makeover
    There are so many places online for potential customers to find you: Google, your website, social media, and more. Make sure they can find your business and that they like what they see. Commercial photographer and marketing expert Bob Mackowski will walk you through this high-level overview of the online marketing landscape. This class will touch on search engine optimization, Google My Business, email marketing, visual marketing, and so much more. This free, online seminar will take place on Tuesday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m.


    How to Make Personal and Business Credit Work for You
    Today, a good-to-excellent personal credit score is A MUST for every small business. The course focuses on how to build good personal credit AND establishing commercial business to business working capital credit for your company. Learn about the factors of credit scoring; how to overcome negative credit issues; the hidden costs of bad credit; how to minimize the risk of identity theft; how to rebuild negative credit reports, and how to engage creditors successfully. Commercial credit is key for those companies needing short term credit for their cash flow management. Good commercial credit becomes a tangible asset of your business. This free, online seminar will take place on Thursday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m.


    Advertising and Marketing for Small Business
    Drawing attention to your business is tougher than ever before! Large chain stores, a challenging economy and the Internet have made the small business venture often times frustrating. Take matters into your hands and discover what you can do to bring customers to you. In this seminar you will learn low cost advertising/marketing strategies and methods, creating your marketing plan, scoring greater sales with current customers, and other "tricks" of the trade. This free, online seminar will take place on Monday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m.


    Financing Your Small Business
    Starting your own business is part of the American dream. You have given it thought, sought advice, and you are just about ready to begin, then you ask yourself: How do I finance my business; Who can give me good, solid, reliable advice; Are there loans/grants available to assist me; What should I be aware of; The economy is tough, I don't want to fail.

    This free workshop will be led by David Mayo, faculty member teaching in the field of entrepreneurship and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Center in the Miller School of Entrepreneurship at East Carolina University. It takes place on Monday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m.


    Business Development Opportunities Through US SBA Contracting Programs of 8a & HUBZone
    In 2017, SBA 8a and HUBZone programs developed over $435M in federal government contracting revenues in North Carolina alone! That makes SBA one of the largest prime contractors within the federal government! This seminar will provide information and steps necessary to enroll in the SBA Socio-Economic programs known as 8a and HUBZone. 8a is a program for 51% owned minority, women, and disabled veterans owned businesses that are also economically disadvantaged (with a liquid net worth LESS than $250k). For HUBZone, or Historically Under-utilized Business Zone, you must have your primary office located in a low-income census tract area as designated by the most recent census. Also, you will learn about contracting opportunities with the General Services Administration (GSA) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and a number of North Carolina based small business success stories in contracting will be discussed. This free, online workshop will take place on Thursday, February 25 at 10:00 a.m.


  • Attila Nemecz
  • Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
  • Beaufort County Community College
  • 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East
  • Washington, N.C. 27889
  • Ph: 252-940-6387
  • Cell: 252-940-8672
  • attila.nemecz@beaufortccc.edu



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