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Small Business Stabilization Grant Program reopens in Nebraska with expanded eligibility

The State of Nebraska is reopening the Small Business Stabilization Grant Program with expanded eligibility. Businesses who have 1 to 75 employees, lost revenue due to COVID-19, and withhold state income tax for employees are now eligible. This means the self employed are eligible.

You must act fast as the deadline is this Friday, July 17, at 4 p.m., and funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The application is not difficult to complete.

Center offers Express Loans up to $10,000, Small Business Administration payment relief

You can count on our relentless commitment to you and your business during this unpredictable time.

I want to let you know about our Express Loans. Qualifying loans may be eligible for up to six months of payment assistance from the Small Business Administration under the Small Business Debt Relief Program of the CARES Act. These Express Loans are available to new and returning borrowers.

You can start an application at:

Small Business Needs Assessment 2019

The Small Business Needs Assessment was first done by the Center for Rural Affairs in 2008. The survey has been completed every other year since. The purpose of the assessment is to determine the needs of small businesses in Nebraska as reported by small business owners and those who serve small businesses. 

In 2019, a 36-question survey was provided to: 

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