Important COVID-19 Information for Small Businesses:

‼️We Have Interns to Help Your Small Business – supported by CARES Act Funding

Governor Wolf Announces Restaurants May Increase Indoor Occupancy to 50 Percent Starting September 21

     ➡️  Certify Your Restaurant
     ➡️  FAQs for Restaurant Self-Certification Process

COVID-19 PPE and Supplies Business-2-Business (B2B) Interchange Directory

Federal Resources for U.S. Small Businesses

City of Scranton Small Business Relief Program

COVID-19 Resources for Pennsylvania Businesses, Communities, and Local Governments

Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture:
     Order of Restaurant Enforcement Actions, Urges Compliance
     COVID-19 GUIDANCE: Retail Food/ Food Manufacturing Procedures for Sanitization & Diagnosed Employees

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Other Important Links:

Looking for the NAICS Code for your business? Don’t get scammed. Visit the U.S. Census web site to find your NAICS.

Helpful Tools:

Google Tools & Resources for Small Businesses

Our Partners:

Northeast Region Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP)  

Northern Tier Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP)

Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission

Financial Assistance Available for Small Businesses:

City of Scranton Small Business Relief Program

SBA Disaster Assistance

Checking on your Loan Status:

Paycheck Protection Program Loan
Contact your lender.

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan
If you have already submitted an application for a SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, your request will be processed in the order it was received and you will be contacted once a decision has been reached. 

The SBA Disaster Customer Service Center is available to answer questions. Please have your loan application number available to expedite your inquiry.
📞Call: 1-800-659-2955 or (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or
📧 Email: DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov

Items to gather as you prepare for obtaining financial assistance:

  • Business financial records, tax returns, equipment/contents, employee information, etc.
  • Insurance policies, inventory and asset lists, client/customer information, profit and loss statements, etc.
  • Important Numbers: Your accountant, insurance agent, banker, SBDC Consultant, etc.

Some additional ideas for short-term planning cash flow:

  • Contact your insurance company now (leave a message or email) to ask whether you have business disruption insurance which may help;
  • Contact your banker now to discuss any resources they might have, such as temporary lines of credit, loan deferment options, etc.
  • Take a look at your operating costs now, to see what you might be able to cut back, stop, or pay less, but needed payments on;
  • Check with your local municipality now to confirm extension of their tax date (federal and state now July 15);
  • Continue implementing compliance and protocols now for employee and customer safety;
  • Start considering what you can do now to move on your post-disaster marketing plan; keep your customers engaged as much as possible;
  • Talk with your suppliers and vendors now to see what you can do to manage payables.

We’re here to help. Contact us today to set up a time to discuss your small business needs.

SBDC Business Consultants are available to assist existing clients as well as take on new clients and referrals.

Current SBDC Clients should reach out directly to their SBDC Business Consultant.

New requests for for-profit small business assistance can reach out to us as follows:

Please continue to reach out to The University of Scranton SBDC for small business assistance or to refer your clients or customers.