With the new $284 billion Congressional appropriation for small business relief, the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopenedthe week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Find up-to-date information and resources accessible here, provided via Colorado’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade. Energize Colorado Gap Fund The Gap Fund distributed…

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From the City & County of Denver: “No matter the size of your business, you may be eligible for a training subsidy—a great way for you to save time and money on recruitment.  We offer a 50% reimbursement of wages up to $5,000 to employers who hire qualified workers to train in new career opportunities.…

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Who’s eligible: Existing eBay sellers and new eBay business sellers who have joined the platform prior to October 31, 2020What it is: Grant packages of $10,000, including cash, eBay credits, coaching through eBay Seller School, and more. eBay is awarding more than $500,000 in grants and education resources to help small businesses stay up and running online and secure…

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Who’s eligible: US-Based Small Businesses – with a focus on underserved communities that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital.What it is: Grants of $20,000 to small business owners to help meet their most immediate needs. Lowe’s increased its minority grant program by $5 million to $30 million and focused an additional $25 million donation on rural, hard-hit communities…

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Who’s eligible: Majority women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs who will exceed $50K in revenue but the time you apply. What it is: SheEO provides a 0%-interest loan with a five-year term for each Venture. Ventures pay back their loans in 20 equal installments over a five-year period. As the funds are paid back, the money gets reinvested…

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Who’s eligible: Black women entrepreneurs What it is: The Doonie Fund makes micro investments of $500 in Black women entrepreneurs. Since its inception on April 5, 2020, the fund has invested in over 500 black women entrepreneurs. Take action: Learn more about the fund and apply on its website. From: digitalundivided

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Who’s eligible: Small businesses, rural businesses, and entrepreneurs What it is: The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has put together and maintains a list of financial assistance opportunities for Colorado businesses. The list is meant to help small businesses find access to alternative funding sources beyond EIDL, PPP, and other federal…

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Who’s eligible: Independent contractors, gig workers, and others who are unemployed at no fault of their own. Learn more about qualifying for benefits. What it is: For the first time, independent contractors and gig workers qualify for unemployment payments from the government along with other individuals who have been laid off.  Take action: Apply and…

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