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E-NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2021
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ACE WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER NEWS
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The SBA evaluates our Women’s Business Center on the services we provide to our clients, and the impact to the small business community. We feel privileged to serve our clients and empower them. We wanted to share some feedback received from our clients:

I am always extremely engaged with the ACE WBC workshops! The information obtained is priceless!

I have enjoyed and appreciate every class I have taken with ACE WBC. I have been bragging to my colleagues about you!

We are a big fan of ACE Women’s Business Center, thank you for what you do!


If you have engaged with ACE WBC from Sep 2020 through Mar 2021, we kindly ask you to respond to the following questions by April 15th. It only takes 3 minutes to complete the survey!

10 survey respondents will be randomly selected to get access to ACE’s Online Learning Platform "Initiate Prosperity", which focuses on three key areas: Money, Management and Marketing.
TAKE THE SURVEY NOW

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Visa is continuing to take action to help remove the disproportionate barriers faced by Black women-owned business founders by launching the She’s Next Grant Program in partnership with IFundWomen to provide eligible black women-owned businesses across six (6) key cities in the U.S. the chance to win one of sixty (60) $10,000 grants and a one-year IFW Annual Coaching Membership.

Applications will be accepted through April 16, 2021. Apply Now


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The SBA has worked diligently to build the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program from the ground up to assist and address the diverse eligibility requirements of each type of applicant and will open for applications on April 8.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Application Portal


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Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant

The new Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) will provide $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need. Most American restaurants and bars that lost revenue in 2020 versus 2019 will be eligible to apply for RRF grants. Those that want to apply for grants should register with the government using the System of Award Management (SAM), if they are not already, and obtain a DUNS Number.

The SBA will administer and disperse the grants, the applications would be open to prioritized groups, including women, veterans and oppressed groups, who would receive prioritization for the first wave of grants, before being opened up to a wider rollout. You can visit the SBA COVID-19 relief options web portal for more information and we will keep everyone posted via social media.


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ACE is pleased to be a part of a new initiative coming to Georgia and the South to help underserved small businesses navigate and rebuild from the COVID-19 crisis.

The Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund will offer affordable, flexible loans and free business guidance to small businesses and nonprofits. Loans of up to $100,000 will be available to eligible small businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 50 full-time employees. The program will be launched in late-April and the process will be done electronically, to learn more about the loan terms and eligibility click HERE.

 
UPCOMING WEBINARS
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ACE Services & Steps to Start a Business

Wondering how ACE can support you as an entrepreneur? You have an idea for a business but you don’t know the steps to begin your entrepreneurial journey? We are here to guide you on the things you need to consider to become a business owner.

April 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Cash Flow Management

Do you need a Cash Flow 101 refresher? How do you forecast your cash flow?
What are the best practices to manage your cash flow?

April 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Make Your Website Work for You

Learn how to create (or make improvements for) a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports your goals. Whether you are launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this webinar will provide helpful information.

April 21, 2021 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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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.

April 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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E-Commerce Crash Course

By 2040, 95% of all purchases are estimated to take place through e-commerce! Learn how to build your e-commerce brand and hear top trends at this informative webinar. Whether you are a novice newbie or a savvy seller, this online event will provide key takeaways.

April 29, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

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Serie de Negocios para Emprendedores Hispanos

Este programa de formación empresarial proporciona a sus participantes las herramientas necesarias para actualizar sus conocimientos administrativos, fortalecer sus capacidades gerenciales, mejorar la toma de decisiones estratégicas y aumentar sus relaciones comerciales implementando estrategias de mercado.

Mayo 1 y 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGÍSTRESE AHORA
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QuickBooks Online Webinar

Join us for an interactive training of QuickBooks Online. Understand the financial health of your business, learn the basics, functions and benefits of QuickBooks.

May 5 , 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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We are grateful to our presenters of the Small Business Mastermind Forum!

Thank you to all our volunteers who presented during the month of March!

Dr. Myriam Quispe with Mercer University

Small Business Mastermind Forum

Bart Njoku-Obi with UGA, SBDC Office of Minority Business Development

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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10 Ways for Small Businesses to Adapt to New Technology and Changing Trends: Technology is constantly changing the way small businesses work. From new smartphones to social media platforms, it’s important to keep up with the latest trends impacting consumers.

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How to Ensure Opportunity and Equality for Women Entrepreneurs Beyond Women's History Month: Reversing the pandemic's devastating impact on women and gender equity will take a massive effort, which is why each one of us must take an active role if we are to succeed.

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Five Rules Entrepreneurs Should Follow To Achieve Success: As an ambitious entrepreneur, you want to see your business growing, whilst at a personal level it is essential to continually evolve. Still, there is no secret formula to success in a lifestyle choice riddled with careers peaks and challenges.

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RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
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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 CLICK 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

SBA is hosting ‘MoneySmart - Winning in Business”

Financial Literacy is the link between ‘money myths’ and proven ‘MoneySmart’ facts that you can 'bank on' that makes access to capital possible. Like an athlete who competes, against all odds, and WINS, playing by the game rules ... having a ‘MoneySmart PlayBook’ will position you to secure funding needed to skillfully ‘WIN’ in the game of business!!! Learn TOP 'MoneySmart' principles and strategies covering everything from startup financing; cash flow; critical record keeping; exit strategies, and more …

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SBDC StartSMART

Whether you are a new business (in business 2 years or less), or are still in the planning phase, building a business takes the right tools—and a lot of hard work. SBDC StartSMART will equip you to be successful! This year’s program is tailored to being held virtually to facilitate discussion, class engagement and mastery of content. Participation in StartSMART will also allow access to online business planning software. The program is facilitated by specially trained UGA SBDC consultants and a long-term relationship and follow-up consulting is available and encouraged.

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Small Business Day

Small Business Day is a FREE one-day event where help is provided to hundreds of individuals who want to successfully launch their company. Small Business Day prepares entrepreneurs for success in the business world, through education, consultation and business resources.

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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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