THE MBDA CARES CENTER PHILADELPHIA

Latest - Access Capital:

The Coalition to Back Black Businesses is a multi-year initiative to support Black small business owners and the communities they serve as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and chart a path forward. They will be awarding $5,000 grants. You must submit your intent to apply by 11:59 pm EST on September 21st, 2020. 

Grantspace(NOTE: Funding sources have not been vetted by the CARES team. Please use your best judgment.) 

The Enterprise Center Capital Corporation

Webinars:  

Upcoming:

TOPIC: Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Your Business from Online Threats: September 25th: Get Tickets Here


Past:

TOPIC: Digital Marketing and Customer Communications in a COVID-19 World: August 28th : View webinar here

TOPIC: PPP Forgiveness, PA State Grants, and Financial Management: August 17th: View webinar here

TOPIC: Introducing the MBDA CARE Center: July 20th : View webinar here

TOPIC: Workplace Health & Safety : July 30th from 2-3 PM: View webinar here

About:

In these challenging times, capital is critical for all businesses.  However along with capital, it is critical businesses optimize their capital and current time to work through a recovery process focused on driving revenue and mitigating risks that could be costly.  There are several areas that have potential economic impact to your business in the COVID-19 impacted market including, Workplace Health & Safety, Supply Chain, Technology, Customer Service & Marketing, Staffing & People Management, and more.  It is very important business leaders have a plan now to address these areas to ensure your business can recover strong!

Here is where the MBDA CARES Center Team can help!  By engaging with our center, you will receive an easy to plug-in Recovery Plan Template, Webinars focused on relevant topics stated above, and 1:1 consultation during Office Hours to help you develop a Recovery Plan that you can implement in the next 30, 60, 90 days to stabilize your business and position for future growth. 


TAKE ACTION BY FOLLOWING THE BELOW STEPS!

  1. Complete the MBDA CARES intake form
  2. Once you receive the Recovery Plan Template, sign up for an Office Hour session
  3. Join the next Webinar and review past Webinars above
  4. Review the relevant Resources below

Have additional questions?  Contact us at CARES@theenterprisecenter.com.

MBDA CARES Center is funded by the Minority Business Development Agency,  an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes the growth of minority-owned businesses through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy, and research.

Resources:

TO HELP SAFELY SERVE CUSTOMERS

a. US COVID-19 Tracker

b. PA COVID-19 Dashboard

c. Printable Business Safety Signs (Also available in Spanish)

i. Legal Size   ii. Letter Size

d. PA Reopening Phase Guidelines (Includes Guidance by Industry)

e. Workplace Post COVID-19: A Roadmap

f. OSHA Return to Work Resource Sheet


TO HELP MANAGE EMPLOYEES (Pages 31 & 32)

a. Workforce Strategies for a Post-COVID-19 Recovery Workbook (Pages 31 & 32)


WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY

a. The Basic Guidance for Employees

i. How to protect yourself against COVID-19

ii. Don't Share the Virus

iii. Handwashing Practices to Keep Workers Safe

iv. How to Handwash?

v. Use the Right Tools to Clean Your Workplace

vi. Putting on and Taking off a Mask

vii. Higher Risk Jobs Need Extra Protection to Keep Workers Safe

b. Personal Protection Sources


SUPPLY CHAIN

a. Supply Chain Best Practices: 5 Keys


TECHNOLOGY

a. What Technology Does My Business Need?

b. Cybersecurity  - Internet 101