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E-NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2021
ACE WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER NEWS
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2021 Small Business Economic Outlook

Our country’s economy has a direct impact on small businesses like yours! We are presenting for the first time ever an online event designed to give participants the latest insights on economic business trends in the state of Georgia, and how they may affect small businesses growth.

On International Women's Day, join us for the 2021 Small Business Economic Outlook. #IWD2021 is celebrated worldwide on March 8th, a day to honor women’s rights and achievements across the political, economic, social and cultural sphere.

Presenter: Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
Research Economist & Associate Professor of Economics
Mercer University, Stetson-Hatcher School of Business

March 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

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Comcast announced the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, providing $5 million dollars of grants to hundreds of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses. From March 1 through March 14, eligible businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Philadelphia specified areas can apply for a $10,000 grant at www.ComcastRISE.com. A total of 100 grants per city, or 500 grants overall, will be awarded in May 2021.


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ACE has included a “Get your Business Loan Ready” page on its website. The purpose of this page is to assist business owners with their loan application process. On this page, you will find valuable financial information, videos, financial statements templates, descriptions and links to resources to get you ready for the loan application.

The site is now available in Spanish as well, click HERE.


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Following an unpredictable year with many changes and challenges, the Internal Revenue Service shared important reminders for taxpayers who are about to file their 2020 federal tax returns. Learn more HERE.

Check out ways to do your taxes for free online or with help from volunteers HERE.

 
UPCOMING WEBINARS
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Small Business Stimulus

This informative online event will provide information on several federal stimulus packages. Learn more about the First & Second Draw Paycheck Protection and Debt Relief, EIDL Programs as well as the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.

March 4, 2021 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
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ATL Small Business Mastermind Forum

Join a select team of industry experts sharing their collective experience in helping Atlanta Businesses succeed. Participants will select a maximum of three 20-minute sessions from the following topics: Access to Capital | Government Procurement Consulting & Business Certifications | Tax & Accounting Services | Human Resources Consulting | Executive Coaching | Marketing Consulting | Business Contingency & Continuity | Business Law & Contracts.

March 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
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Strategic Planning for Sustained Success!

Learn an approach to setting business priorities and concentrating your efforts on impactful activities.

March 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
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Small Business Access to Capital

Looking for funds for your business? Join us and learn about our loan products and requirements, business plan tool and all the resources ACE & the Women's Business Center offer to support small businesses.

March 31, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
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Thank you to all our volunteers who presented during the month of February!

Bernadette Harris with By the Book Accounting

Ronald Thomas & Nkosana Peebles with Sage

Amy Reese with ARC Business Solutions

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 Click Here to View our On-Demand Webinars

IN THE KNOW
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RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
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Federal Coronavirus Resources

State, local, and federal agencies are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Check out coronavirus.gov for updates from the White House's COVID-19 Task Force. Go to cdc.gov for detailed information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit covid-sb.org, the official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19.

Learn more about the Federal Government's Response


Small Business Resources for Your Recovery

Click on each link to learn more about each specific program:

Paycheck Protection Program

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans

SBA Debt Relief

SBA Express Bridge Loans

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant


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ACE Women’s Business Center offers virtual and telephone one-on-one business consultations at no cost to business owners.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with our business consultants, send us an email HERE.

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If you are interested in obtaining funding through ACE, please click HERE to go to the application page and learn about the loan eligibility.

FROM OUR PARTNERS

Small Businesses of Color Recovery Guide: As the nation continues to work toward economic equity, and the demographics of the United States continue to change, the necessity of supporting the recovery of Small Businesses of Color (SBOCs) becomes imperative. The purpose of this guide is to help support the recovery of these businesses by providing readers with a range of ideas in the areas of small business credit and capital, education and training, policy recommendations, and community support.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VA OSDBU and the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to bring the 1st Women Veterans Small Business Summit.

Learn more HERE

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce & World Consulates present the 5th Annual International Women’s Day Virtual Summit starting with a networking kickoff reception on Monday, March 8th.

Click HERE for details, schedule, speakers and registration. 



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* All SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis | Reasonable accommodations will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance | Contact acewbc@aceloans.org for accommodations

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