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Agency experts offers advice to Vermont business owners

The Vermont office of the Small Business Administration has a lot going on in its efforts to help the business community.
Here are some items of interest:
2020 Vt. Employee Ownership Conference Aug. 18
Learn about the unique benefits and challenges of employee ownership during a full-day virtual event next Tuesday, featuring 15 informative workshops and a keynote by Blake Jones.
The online event logistics will take place via Microsoft Teams with extensive support from the University of Vermont Conference and Events Services.
To register and for more information, visit eventbrite.com/e/2020-vermont-employee-ownership-conference-tickets-111034031778.
PPP Forgiveness Webinar Tuesdays & Thursdays
The SBA Vermont District Office hosts a free daily webinar from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays to discuss Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness and other changes.
To join the webinar, visit meet.lync.com/sba123/sbmazza/SFFM2N9R.
To join by phone, call (202) 765-1264 and when prompted enter the code 237511921#. Upon joining the call, mute the phone to cut down on the background noise and please do not place the call on hold as the hold music will be heard over the presenter.
For more information, email susan.mazza@sba.gov.
PPP & EIDL Webinar Wednesdays
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the SBA Vermont District Office hosts a free webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays to discuss the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance, and any pertinent updates.
To join the webinar, visit meet.lync.com/sba123/sbmazza/6F6N4YK6.
To join by phone, call (202) 765-1264 and when prompted enter the code 470177937#. Upon joining the call, mute the phone to cut down on the background noise; again, do not place the call on hold.
For more information, email brian.declue@sba.gov or chris.herriman@sba.gov.
SBA Loan Applicants Beware Of Email Phishing Scams
The Small Business Administration is sending a cyber warning alert to loan applicants seeking federal aid in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Email phishing campaigns where malicious actors are impersonating the SBA and its Office of Disaster Assistance to collect personally identifiable information for fraudulent purposes have surfaced.
The SBA is particularly concerned about scam emails targeting applicants of the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program asking them to verify their accounts using a third-party online platform to collect personally identifiable information. Read more, click here,
 

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