Disaster Recovery & Relief
The Colorado SBDC Network is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Colorado including response to the current health care crisis: COVID-19. Our consultants and partners, including the SBA, provide services to assist with disaster loan applications, long-term planning, physical and economic loss estimations, businesses preparedness, and more. The Colorado SBDC Network is not a health organization. For the latest news regarding the current health situation, COVID-19, consider the following resources:
Consulting & Disaster Recovery
The Colorado SBDC Network will assist businesses affected by recent and current disasters. Our office, East CO SBDC, will transition to virtual consulting starting March 16th until further notice. This practice will continue to be reviewed and updated based on current recommendations and our host organization’s policies (Monfort College of Business at UNC).
The Small Business Administration launched Disaster Relief Assistance – https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options
The Colorado SBDC Network has videos and resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. https://www.coloradosbdc.org/covid/
Prepare, Respond, Recover
Any economic down turn can become a burden for business. The risks of starting or operating your own business are magnified – it is scary, uncomfortable, and uncertain. There are many resources dedicated to assisting businesses at the federal, state, and local levels. The Colorado SBDC Network will continue to provide assistance throughout the current health crisis: COVID-19. While practice social distancing, where applicable and possible, review these resources:
Disaster Recovery & Continuity Guide
After the natural disasters in the fall of 2013, the Colorado SBDC Disaster Relief Team worked with federal, state, and local resources to produce a comprehensive guide to assist Colorado businesses.
COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources
The Colorado SBDC Network put together a guide to help businesses navigate available resources amid the current health crisis.
Access to Capital
Many organizations have been working to create and provide access to disaster capital for businesses impacted by COVID-19. This is by no means a comprehensive list. We will strive to continuously update this section with reliable sources of disaster capital. We recommend reviewing all eligibility requirements and capital criteria in order to make the best decision for your business.
Federal Relief Funding
Colorado Businesses, like many other across the US and the world, are and will continued to face many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be crucial for small businesses to re-evaluate and even pivot their business models to strengthen their companies.
Below are resources aimed at guiding business through the next step – resiliency.