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Business Resources

BCS OPERATION RESTART TASK FORCE

As the community transitions from responding to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the cities of Bryan and College Station, Brazos County and the Brazos County Health District have formed the BCS Operation Restart Task Force. A key initiative of the task force is to quickly develop and execute a recovery program tailored to each specific business sector that is aligned with federal and state public health guidelines. This program will use communication kits, checklists and signage outlining key public health safeguards and actions each business can take to fight the spread of COVID-19. Click here to learn more. 

BRAZOS VALLEY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (BVSBDC)

Offers free, confidential, one-on-one business advising. BVSBDC can also assist with applying for the SBA Disaster Loan, as well as helping business owners understand the new acts being put into law. Advisors are conducting appointments via phone, email, and Zoom Conferencing. BVSBDC can be reached at 979.260.5222 or bvsbdc@uh.edu. Click here to learn more.  

BRIDGE LOAN PROGRAM

The City of College Station and the Bryan Business Council partnered with the Brazos Valley Council of Governments to create a Bridge Loan Program to assist small businesses that have seen a substantial reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Small businesses need short-term working capital to cover essential expenses such as payroll, rent, and utilities. Here's a video about the program. Learn more at bvcog.org/corona-virus 

SHARED WORK PROGRAM

The Texas Workforce Commission encourages employers to enroll in the Shared Work program as an alternative to layoffs. The voluntary Shared Work program was developed to help Texas employers and employees withstand a slowdown in business such as the impact of COVID-19. Visit twc.texas.gov for more information.

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION RELIEF OPTIONS

>> Paycheck Protection Program
>> EIDL Loan Advance
>>Shuttered Venues Grant
>> SBA Debt Relief

Visit sba.gov for complete details on each option.


OTHER RESOURCES

   •  CDC's Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

   •  Coronavirus Small Business Issues and Solutions Guide

   •  BCS Chamber of Commerce

   •  U.S. Chamber of Commerce

   •  U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Guide

   •  Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive

   •  Texas Comptroller Emergency Business Assistance


If you know of another resource, please email llively@cstx.gov for it to be considered for inclusion. 

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