Reston Chamber Business Resource Guide
We're working hard to serve our members and stay connected to help one another work through the impacts of COVID-19. Below is a list of valuable resources providing business support, financial guidance and more to help during these challenging times. We're also excited to offer on-demand recordings of our Business Success Webinar Series focused on impacts of Coronavirus and advice to help businesses succeed. We will update this page regularly.
Business Success Webinars
The Business Success Webinars is the Reston Chamber’s virtual series of presentations designed to provide members timely, relevant information – offered by industry leaders within our community – addressing the topics directly related to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic and our post-pandemic recovery. See all of our videos on our Webinar page here.
NEW! Next Steps in PPP Loan Forgiveness
Resources for Business Owners
IRS Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act FAQ: Employers are entitled to a refundable tax credit for the required leave paid, up to specified limits. See FAQs.
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans for COVID-19 The CARES Act's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is designed to keep workers on payroll and doors open.
Virginia 30 Day Fund:
Initially funded with $100K with additional pledges to come. Fund opened 4/7. Non Profit established to give $3,000 grants to:
- Small (3-30 employees) businesses
- Owned by a Virginia Resident
- Been in Business for at least a year
- Businesses must fill out an application form and submit a three minute video about their business.
- Funds don’t need to be paid back but if a business owner wants to repay the Fund the repayment will go to support another business owner in need.
- The Virginia 30 Day Fund approval process is powered by volunteer MBAs from UVA’s Darden School of Business and top business minds from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.” Read more.
Resources from Chamber Members
NEW! Covid-19 Updates for Childhood Programs and Families
NEW! Don't Forget to Forgive Webinar from MillerMusmar, CPAs: A lively discussion about the next phase of PPP.
NEW! Is your business or organization in need of supplies and gear to protect your workplace? Visit Guernsey for the items you need to get your office ready.
NEW! Connect with NoVa Companies Hiring Now
Have you furloughed or laid off workers, or lost a job yourself, because of COVID-19 restrictions? Check out companies hiring now on www.workinnorthernvirginia.com. The new website, launched by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, also includes the industries growing in Northern Virginia and resources to help upskill employees. Click here to go to the COVID-19 Job Resource page
The CORE Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund & RestonSTRONG Donation Drive: Grassroots assistance for Reston residents accepting donations of food, goods and PPE, and ways to donate to the COVID-19 relief fund.
Bean, Kinney & Korman COVID-19 Resources: Legal information for Employment, Contracts and Taxes.
CST Group has many resources regarding the CARES Act, IRS Tax Deadlines, Employee Retention Tax Credit and more.
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