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SBA Disaster Loans - What You Need to Know

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities. We are helping you understand what this means for your small business.
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White House Briefing Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Debbie Hurst Notes

On Thursday, March 19. 2020, the White House held a briefing about coronavirus and emergency relief resources for small businesses. Below are WBCS President & CEO Debbie Hurst's notes from the briefing. 1. Health & Human Services: Testing update; supplies status. Help with supplies has to be requested by the state. All 50 should be declared in next few days; most are now. 2. SBA Administrator: Available to our 30 Million small businesses 7 days a week. Working to expedite the process for disaster loans. Again, states have to request. Trying to cut red tape, i.e. only need 5 small businesses in
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WBCS (COVID-19) Resources for Business Owners

WBCS is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate business ownership during the (COVID-19) crisis. Click here for rolling updates, relevant blogs and articles, and virtual event notices.
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Dallas Regional Chamber Virtual Town Hall - Confronting COVID-19

From the Dallas Regional Chamber: The COVID-19 crisis is impacting the way we run our businesses in ways that were unimaginable just a few days ago. The Dallas Regional Chamber is no exception. We are surveying our members and restructuring our 55-person team to support you as we navigate these unchartered waters together. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 19, 2020, we invite you to join our first weekly virtual town hall series, “Confronting COVID-19: Keeping Business Running in the Dallas Region,” which gathers thought leaders and experts to help you lead through this challenging time. On Thursday
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White House Conference Call for Small Business Disaster Relief

The White House will be holding a stakeholder conference call TOMORROW, March 19 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time for information on disaster assistance resources for small businesses and Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. This conference call will include updates from Senior Administration officials.
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[3-17-20] (COVID-19) WBCS Headquarters Update

With the recent recommendations from the CDC concerning coronavirus (COVID-19), WBCS headquarters are closed to outside visitors until after March 31, 2020. The Council is still open for business and all staff are working remotely to ensure their health, so please feel free to email or call staff if you have any questions.
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[3-16-20] WBCS Event Updates

At WBCS, in-person networking is essential to the work we do and to each of your businesses, but we are also committed to taking every precaution to protect your health. With the recent recommendations from the CDC concerning coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to postpone or alter our events over the next 8 weeks.