On this site, we have compiled information that can be used to help business owners navigate through these times. From loans to grants to executive orders we hope you find your answers here. Should you have any questions about these topics see the Contact Information area for ways to communicate directly with representatives from the listed agencies.
If you need help navigating the waters to re-open your business please reach out to meet with a Chamber representative. We can provide resources more tailored to your needs, help with marketing, and planning for your business to come back to the Saline area better than ever! Email the office today to discuss how we can help you meet your needs.
HELPFUL CONTACT INFO
Spark's SVP: Phil Santer's cell (734) 679-7189 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services COVID Helpline: Sun-Sat 8a-5p (888)535-6136
To view webinars that are pertinent now follow this link to MI SBDC
Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency (866) 500-0017
Michigan Works (800) 285-WORKS
REOPENING YOUR BUSINESS IN MICHIGAN'S ECONOMY
COVID preparedness & response plan template -SBDC (contact office for edits)
COVID Workplace Toolkit - Jackson County Health Department (updated: 04/28/20)
MI Safe Start: A plan to re-engage Michigan's economy (updated: 05/07/20)
Reopening Businesses Digital Resource Center (updated: 05/18/20)
EMPLOYERS/EMPLOYEES HELP CENTER
An Independent contractors guide to COVID relief (available in English & Espanol)
Department of Labor FAQs (reference: FFCRA)
GRANTS, LOANS, & ECONOMIC STABILITY
The IRS has extended the deadline to file & pay taxes to July 15, 2020. Should you for any reason need to file an extension please do so immediately to change your file by date to October 15, 2020. Learn more here.
Emergency loan guide & checklist (updated: 04/01/20)
HartBeat of Main Street grant (updated 08/01/20)
Michigan Small Business Restart Program (updated 07/15/20)
PPP FAQ (updated: 05/13/20)
PPP forgiveness application (updated: 06/15/20)
PPP forgiveness guide (updated: 06/15/20)
* Extending the time for forgiveness to 24 weeks
* Lowering amount to be spent on payroll to 60%
* Extending timeline to return FTE employees to December 31, 2020
* Setting the repayment term for loans made after June 4, 2020, at 5 years
MICHIGAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CORONAVIRUS TOOLKIT
Their website includes: Executive orders - Unemployment benefits - Financial relief for businesses - FFCRA - HR resources - PPE, disinfecting, & cleaning - Communication planning
SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN (SBAM)
SBAM is offering daily Facebook briefings for members & non-members alike starting at 3p. They understand you may have questions & concerns related to the implications of COVID-19 has on your business. SBAM is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest rules & regulations. Have a question now? Please email email@example.com.
STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
Governor Whitmer has released the Executive Order that has affected us all in reference to how businesses may proceed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about the orders issued by the government, click on the topic of interest: Temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation, Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing
Executive Directive: Restrictions on reopening (updated: 05/18/20)
The local firm Thomson Reuters has compiled a site of resources made specifically to help small businesses (SMBs). Its sole focus is to leverage any and all content & resources from the legal, government & Reuters' divisions.
US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (USCC)
The United States Chamber of Commerce has provided a summary of the newest bill to be passed concerning COVID-19: