AWB Firm Legal Guide: COVID-19

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COVID-19 Business Resources

AWB Firm COVID-19 Resources for your Business:

AWB Firm resources for starting a new business or taking your in-person services online:

Video Resources

April 8, 2020 Small Business Owners' questions and New SBA Guidance on PPP Loans

SBA just issued new guidance on the PPP loans yesterday (Tues. 4/7) - learn what you need to know in this video, as well as answers to small business owners' questions.

April 8, 2020 Documents you may need for loans for EIDL and PPP

April 1, 2020 Financial Relief for Small Business Owners

Step by step - how you can evaluate which financial relief option is best for your business. Plus Q&A about loans, unemployment, and more - I've been getting tons of questions!

Also, Q&A from Facebook Live attendees.

And the BEST resource I've found for questions about stimulus checks and unemployment benefits: NY Times Coronavirus Stimulus Package Questions & Answers

March 25, 2020 Business & IP Lawyer Autumn Witt Boyd

Topics covered:

  • Insights for employers and business owners about paid leave in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
  • What's coming in the new relief bill that's in progress right now
  • SBA disaster loans - who should apply, how much can you borrow, how to fill out the application correctly, and more.

March 18, 2020 Business & IP Lawyer Autumn Witt Boyd + Employment Lawyer Michelle Coakley

Topics covered:

  • What is force majeure?
  • Will insurance cover this?
  • How should I communicate with my clients?
  • How should I communicate with contractors/vendors?
  • How should I communicate with my team?

    Other COVID-19 Resources for Your Business

    U.S. Treasury

    Department of Treasury page with PPP resources

    NEW Dept. of Treasury - streamlined PPP forgiveness APPLICATION for loans of $50K or less - updated October 8, 2020

    NEW Dept. of Treasury guidance on streamlined PPP forgiveness application for loans of $50K or less - updated October 8, 2020

    Dept. of Treasury guidance on PPP documentation and calculations for self-employed individuals and partners - updated 4/20/20

    Treasury Department FAQs - updated 5/27/20

    Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness - released 5/22/20

    Interim Final Rule on SBA Loan Review Procedures and Borrower and Lender Responsibilities - released 5/22/20

    FINAL Paycheck Protection Program Application Form

    (released by the US Treasury  4/2/20)

    FINAL Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet:  Borrowers

    (released by the US Treasury 4/2/20)

    IRS website to enter bank info for stimulus check direct deposit:

    U.S. Small Business Administration

    The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses recover from declared disasters.

    SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions (released 5/15/20)

    Graphic comparison of EIDL and PPP loans from SBDC

    SBA Small Business Resource Guide - TN

    List of SBA lenders in TN - page 31 of this guide

    New York Times

    F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Plan

    U.S. Department of Labor

    Families First Response Act

    Chattanooga Loans and Grants

    Chattanooga Area COVID Small Business Resource Dashboard - with filters based on who you are and what you need help with:

    Herman Walldorf Commercial Real Estate Guidelines for Small Business Tenants and Landlords

    Walldorf's Guidelines for Landlords on Rent Relief due to Coronavirus

    Walldorf's Guidelines for Tenants on Rent Relief due to Coronavirus

    Mike Michalowicz

    Recession Response Plan worksheet


    Helpful article about differences in employee furloughs and layoffs - read this if you offer health insurance or other benefits!

    Small Business Relief Tracker: Funding, Grants And Resources For Business Owners Grappling With Coronavirus (last updated March 20, 2020; will be continuously updated with new resources)

    100 Degrees Consulting

    Stephanie Skryzowski: Build a solid financial plan to help you make smart decisions in a time of uncertainty: 100 Degrees Consulting's contingency plan workbook

    Jennifer Kem resources

    COVID 19 Cash Plan

    Comparison chart of two types of COVID-19 small business loans: 

    EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) and PPP (Paycheck Protection Program)

    Coronavirus SBA Loans Explained (Balanced CFO)

    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) COVID-19 projections showing demand for hospital services in each state:

    COVID-19 Projections