If you are a small business owner or employee or know of someone who needs small business assistance, please send them to their local Small Business Development Center for guidance at no cost:
 
If you are in our 8-county service area: https://www.scrantonsbdc.com/covid-19-resources/
In Pennsylvania: http://pasbdc.org/centers
 
You may also encourage them to reach out to the Small Business Administration or local organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Business Associations, and economic development organizations – these are the reputable organizations serving our small business communities.
 
As helpful as social media can be at times, during times like this it pains me to see all of the misinformation and to think people are factoring this into critical decision making.
 

SBDCs and all of our partners remain committed to doing all we can for our small businesses as we face this challenge together.

Lisa Hall Zielinski, Director
The University of Scranton SBDC

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