Paycheck Protection Program Now Available

The Paycheck Protection Program is now live for small businesses and sole proprietorships and and starting April 10 independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply. The program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

MO Restaurant Association Establishes Fund to Help Workers

The restaurant industry is the second-largest private-sector employer in Missouri and the nation. With more than 11,000 locations across the state, Missouri’s restaurants employ an estimated 300,300 people. As the restaurant industry has been devastated by the impact of the pandemic, many restaurant workers need financial assistance during this challenging time. The Missouri Restaurant Association

Useful Information for Businesses

Staying connected with customers during the COVID19 crisis Whether you are in one of the “essential services” that keeps operating, you have a business that can keep running with everyone working from their homes, or you are forced to close, there are daunting communications challenges. Do You Qualify for Benefits? See at a glance if

Helpful Resources for Businesses

U.S. Travel Association The U.S. Travel Association has a page dedicated to the act that can provide relief for businesses and workers during the pandemic crisis. Missouri Department of Economic Development A variety of information is available, including how to access financial assistance, what to know about closures and layoffs and more. Missouri Association of

Helpful Information for Businesses

How the $2T coronavirus stimulus will affect you and the economy The Senate reached a deal on a sweeping $2 trillion stimulus package Wednesday that extends an extraordinary lifeline to Americans in virtually every circumstance who have been affected by the coronavirus – workers, the unemployed, the self-employed and contractors. Foundation Offers Immediate Relief for

Low-interest Disaster Loans Available from SBA

Low-interest disaster loans are available to small businesses and private non-profits severely affected by the pandemic. If eligible, a business or non-profit that submits a viable application could be approved for a loan of up to $2 million. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of

Helpful Information

The CVB is keeping an eye on the pandemic and its impact on travel and we’re sure you are, too. Now that the initial shock of the crisis is waning, it’s time to start looking forward. Here are news stories and information that might be helpful in your efforts to keep your business operating. Gov.