Scottsdale Business Training and Technical Assistance Programs
The city of Scottsdale has partnered with Local First to provide free business training and technical assistance to Scottsdale businesses. The training sessions consist of webinars, restaurant boot camps and one-on-one coaching from industry experts. All programs are free to Scottsdale based businesses through May 2021.
Federal Government Relaunches The Paycheck Protection Program
The U.S. Small Business Administration has restarted the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for first-time borrowers and those seeking a second round. The new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) program received $284 billion in funding and will be available for applications at participating lenders through March 31, or until funding is exhausted. Get details and additional resources.
Assistance for Arizona Businesses
The city has created this curated list of funding sources that may be available to help small businesses in Scottsdale (PDF).
The Arizona Commerce Authority has gathered resources to support businesses and employees as they help combat the spread of COVID-19.
Maricopa County Public Health also has a page of business-oriented questions and answers, along with links to resources and information.
SMALL BUSINESS LOANS AND FINANCIAL PROGRAMS
U.S. Small Business Administration Programs
In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak and assist small businesses and private, non-profit organizations with economic injury caused by the pandemic. Learn about the SBAs coronavirus relief options here.
AZ Department of Economic Security- Shared Work Program
This program gives employers an alternative to layoffs and allows the retention of trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with unemployment insurance benefits.
List your Scottsdale Jobs for Free
Are you in need of top talent ASAP? Posting positions is free, go to Scottsdale.Jobs and we will continue to push out job opportunities to our community.
Although this may not seem like the most opportune time to find a new career, companies are hiring and Scottsdale businesses need you now more than ever. Check out our job board, Scottsdale.Jobs for Scottsdale based positions.
REGULATIONS AND GUIDANCE
Crime Prevention Tips for Businesses
As business owners contemplate having employees work from home or closing in the short term due to COVID-19 precautions, please view these crime prevention tips from the Scottsdale Police Department.