Dear St Louis Bi-State Region Business Owner,
The success of your small business is important to us. The U.S. economy depends upon you. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis wears on, we are here sharing the latest business guidance, assistance, and resources.
SCORE Business Support Is Still Available
The health of small business owners, their employees and our network of volunteers is our top priority. Effective immediately, all SCORE chapters across the country have suspended in-person events, including mentoring sessions and workshops, until further notice. However, SCORE mentors are still available to offer guidance and answer your questions via Zoom video conferencing, email, and telephone.
Local Workshops. Our upcoming workshops may be postponed or held online. If you’ve recently registered for a workshop, you will receive a status update soon. You can also contact us at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding our workshops.
Mentoring Sessions. Mentors are available to participate in virtual mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video. If you already have a SCORE mentor, he/she can help you access COVID-19 related loan and grant programs, please reach out to your mentor to schedule your mentoring sessions. If you don’t already have a mentor or you don't know how to reach them, you can call our office at (866) 726-7340 or you can request a business mentor today via our online request form.
SBA Guidance & Financial Assistance for Small Businesses
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted information regarding loan programs, grants, and guidance for businesses:
Legal Guidance & Assistance for Small Businesses
Law firms throughout the region have been forming specialty teams and publishing timely advisories for businesses dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. If you are a small business with little or no legal budget, a lot of relevant information is available for free on law firm websites.
- Armstrong Teasdale COVID-19 Resource Page
- Thompson Coburn COVID-19 Resource Page
- Husch Blackwell COVID-19 Resource Page
- Lewis Rice COVID-19 Resource Page
CDC Guidance & Prevention Protocols for Businesses
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses and is updating them as new developments occur.
Please refer to the following links for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19:
- Resources for Business & Employers
- General Info & FAQs
- Steps to Preventing Illness
- Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities