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Ohio Small Business Development Center's Guide to Restarting your business from  Government Guidelines to taking appointments, personal shopping, curbside pickup, employee and customer safety, and everything in between.

Small Business

Guidance and Loan Resources

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses.

UPDATE: Lapse in Appropriations Notice: SBA is unable to accept new applications at this time for the Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)-COVID-19 related assistance program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations funding.

EIDL applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To learn more about the relief options available for your business, click here.

Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Expanded Eligibility

The new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (or “PUA”) program will provide benefits for many individuals ineligible for state unemployment benefits, including self-employed workers and 1099 tax filers. 

Get started by clicking the link here


If you are in need of help for current operating expenses, payroll, or other bills that could have been paid had the COVID virus outbreak not happened, please use these printable download documents to begin the process of applying for funds as they become available.

SBA Guidelines & Contact Links

Application Form 5

Application for Sole Proprietor Form 5C

Personal Financial Statement

Schedule of Liabilites

Tax Info Authorization

Additional Information


Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Tax Relief for Small Business & Paid Leave

Stay at Home Governor Order

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan LLC

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Sole Proprietor


P-019 Form (needed for loan submission)

Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program - Program Guide

Express Bridge Loan Quick Reference Chart

disaster assistance for covid 19

The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All services extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact SBDC at 330.308.7479 or visit our website: SBA’s participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity. Kent State University at Tuscarawas (SBDC) reserves the right to cancel any course or activity due to insufficient enrollment or for other unforeseen reasons. In the event a program is canceled, the University (SBDC) is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses.