Webinar Library

PPP Direct Forgiveness & COVID-19 EIDL Webinar

What does this webinar cover?

Are you a small business owner and have questions about SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness and COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)? If the answer is yes, this is a must watch recording. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – Springfield, MO Branch Office, and Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University are hosting a FREE small business webinar. Attendees will learn about the PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal and the COVID Revenue Reduction Score which may eliminate the documentation requirement for 25% revenue reduction on PPP Second Draw loans $150,000 or less (for loans that receive a pass score from SBA). Attendees will also learn about SBA’s COVID-19 EIDL. This low interest disaster loan could be of particular interest to small business owners as they focus on recovery. Qualified small business borrowers may receive up to $500,000 EIDL loan at 3.75% 30-year fixed rate. In addition, applicants for the COVID-19 EIDL may be eligible to receive up to $15,000 in funding from SBA that does not need to be repaid. The application deadline for the SBA’s COVID-19 EIDL is 12/31/2021.

Recorded on August 27, 2021

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Webinar

What does this webinar cover?

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) became public law on March 11, 2021 and established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). ARPA appropriated $28.6 billion for the RRF. The Missouri SBDC at MSU and the U.S. Small Business Administration share information about program eligibility, calculation of funding amount, eligible use of funds, timeframe for using funds, how to apply, documentation requirements, etc. This webinar will be of particular interest to businesses where the public or patrons assemble for the primary purpose of being served food or drink.

Recorded on May 12, 2021

Small Business Federal Procurement Webinar

What does this webinar cover?

$500 Billion! That’s how much the Federal Government awarded in Prime Contracts in FY 2019.

The Federal Government must set aside 23% of contract dollars for small businesses. That’s $115 Billion that went to small businesses! Do you want to be the next recipient? Government contracting can be a critical tool for growing your business and increasing your bottom line.

Join us to hear directly from Bill Strobel, Small Business Technical Advisor with the General Services Administration (GSA) regarding how to do business with the GSA including valuable information on how to pursue opportunities. Allen Waldo, Counselor with the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in Springfield, MO will discuss how PTAC helps small businesses pursue local, state, and federal contracts. During this event, representatives from the Small Business Administration, Springfield, MO branch office and Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University will discuss resources available to small businesses as well.

Recorded on April 22, 2021

Services for Self-Employed with the Missouri Job Center

What does this webinar cover?

This presentation provides information about the various services offered by the City of Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development within the Missouri Job Centers and how they may be beneficial to those who are self-employed. Through our diverse partnerships we are able to provide the Ozark Region with numerous opportunities for training and resources to improve the skill sets that will contribute to any career path unique to the interests of each individual.

Topics Include:

Brief overview of Workforce System
Locations
Partners
Resources and workshops
What to expect during first visit
Active grant list
BuildEd program for entrepreneurs

Recorded on April 15, 2021.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Informational Webinar

What does this webinar cover?

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

SBA has launched a portal to begin accepting SVOG applications on April 8th, 2021. Join us in this informational webinar to learn how to prepare in advance of the portal opening. Representatives from the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University, Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Taney County Partnership will discuss assistance available to small businesses with the application process.

Recorded on April 5, 2021.

Obtaining & Refinancing Small Business Loans

What does this webinar cover?

Are you a small business owner with questions on obtaining or refinancing a small business loan?

This webinar will educate participants on the processes and requirements for obtaining and refinancing a small business loan, especially in our current economic environment. Guest speakers from The Bank of Missouri and Arvest Bank will discuss obtaining and refinancing using traditional and/or SBA guaranteed loans.

Topics include: how can a small business obtain a loan during COVID-19, what are lenders looking for in a successful loan applicant, why should a small business consider refinancing, what documents are needed in a refinance, what are the benefits of refinancing, and more followed with Question & Answer session towards the end.

Recorded on March 25, 2021.

SAM Registration for Your Business

What does this webinar cover?

Learn about the System for Award Management (SAM), a system maintained by the federal government used to register both federal contractors and many different types of federal grantees. The new Shuttered Venue Operators Grant will require eligible organizations to register in SAM. In this webinar, Allen Waldo with the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center shares the basic requirements for establishing a registration in SAM and discuss of the important things to know in order to complete this process.

Recorded on February 5, 2021.

Tax Considerations for Small Business Owners

What does this webinar cover?

Join the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University and the efactory for a discussion focused on tax considerations for small business owners, particularly those who received disaster relief funding in 2020.

Experts from BKD CPAs & Advisors and the Missouri Small Business Development Center at MSU share their insights and frequently asked questions to help business owners navigate their 2020 tax filing.

Recorded on January 21, 2021.

SBA Updates on Disaster Loan Funding

What does this webinar cover?

This webinar features the Missouri SBDC at MSU and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide small business owners the latest updates on Disaster Loan Programs, including EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) and PPP (Paycheck Protection Program). Learn about the current extension to apply for the EIDL program and the process for requesting funding increases for current loans. As more information becomes available additional details of each program will be discussed.

Michael McWhorter, Lead Lender Relations Specialist for the SBA Kansas City District Office, will provide the most up-to-date information.

Recorded on January 8, 2021.

SBA's Surety Bond Guarantee Webinar

What does this webinar cover?

Are you a small business in the construction, service or supply industries and realize that you need a surety bond to compete for new or larger contracts? With SBA-guaranteed bonds, working capital requirements are lower. While the traditional market provides for 10 times working capital, the SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee program provides 20 times working capital. Join us for a FREE webinar to learn more about this program and hear directly from the SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Specialist, Tamara Murray.

Recorded on November 10, 2020.

Business Resiliency Roundtable: Tips for Managing Your Cash Flow

What does this webinar cover?

Has your business been impacted by COVID-19? Is your business underperforming due to COVID? If so, you are not alone. This recording is part of a new series of virtual roundtables called Business Resiliency in a Time of Uncertainty. This roundtable series is designed to help you, as the business owner, gain clarity on key issues and learn how to create a path to recovery and optimization. Spend an hour with us to gain key insights on a variety of topics including managing cash flow, pivoting your business model, and keeping up with changes in human resource policies and procedures.

Recorded on October 22, 2020.

The Future of Finance with Great Southern Bank

What does this webinar cover?

Join leaders from the efactory, Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University, and Great Southern Bank for a conversation focused on emerging innovations and changes underway in the financial industry. Experts from Great Southern Bank will share what personal and business banking customers can expect to see along with their top takeaways.

Recorded on September 29, 2020.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness

What does this webinar cover?

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for this one-hour webinar designed for small business owners looking for guidance in receiving forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as part of the CARES Act pandemic recovery. Michael McWhorter, Lead Lender Releations Specialist for the SBA Kansas City District Office, will explain the PPP forgiveness process and the requirements to obtain forgiveness.

Topics will include:

  • Required Documentation
  • Forgiveness Calculations
  • Application Process
  • Q & A

This event was hosted by the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University in partnership with the SBA on September 9, 2020.

Cybersecurity: Protection During a Pandemic & Beyond!

What does this webinar cover?

58% of cyber-attack victims are small business, according to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. As individuals and organizations practice social distancing, implement remote workforces and transition to virtual meeting spaces amid COVID-19, the cyber security risk has increased.

Join the MSU SBDC, Jason Rincker with Stronghold Data and Jeff Eiserman with Ollis/Akers/Arney to learn about the cyber threat landscape faced by businesses and ways you can protect both your organization and the communities you serve.

This webinar is a high-level conversation and participants do not need to have a technical background.

Topics include:

  • Everyday Cyber Security Tips
  • Third-Party Risk
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Ransomware Awareness
  • Phishing and Social Engineering Awareness
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Common types of data loss and prevention tips

Please follow the link below to view the recorded webinar. You will be prompted to provide your name and email prior to viewing the recording.

USDA Rural Development Business & Industry CARES Act Loan Program

What does this webinar cover?

USDA Rural Development's B&I CARES Act Loan Program offers lenders loan guarantees for loans made to eligible rural businesses and agricultural producers. Loan guarantees can be used to supplement working capital to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus.  The SBDC and Rural Development will help you learn how to get started applying for this loan today!

Topics include:
• What lenders may apply for this program?
• Who may qualify for these guaranteed loans?
• What are the borrowing restrictions?
• What is considered an eligible area?
• How may guaranteed loan funds be used/not used?
• What collateral is required, plus the loan terms, interest rates and applicable fees?

Recorded on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Library Tools for Your Business

What does this webinar cover?

The Springfield-Greene County Library District offers abundant resources for your business and your life, many of which can be used right from your smartphone. During this webinar you'll learn how you can use your library card to access apps for e-books, audiobooks, and magazines; online training in business, creative, and technical skills; and powerful tools for business and market research. This webinar is hosted in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Library District.

Recorded on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty

What does this webinar cover?

Discover tools, tips, and resources to help you manage your business remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn how to update critical business information online to keep customers informed, host virtual meetings and events, and access documents from anywhere in this livestream event hosted by Grow With Google.

Recorded on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Leadership, Culture & Working Remotely

What does this webinar cover?

As concerns about COVID-19 intensified in recent weeks, many companies made quick transitions to working remotely. That sudden transition has left many working from home for the first time and many leaders managing remote employees for the first time in their careers. As everyone adjusts to this “current normal”, what steps can leaders be taking to make the transition smoother? How do you protect the workplace culture you worked so hard to build? How do you lead and collaborate in a way that instills trust and positivity?

This webinar features Spencer Harris, Director of Operations at Mostly Serious as he shares his insights into effective remote work, management and collaboration.

Recorded on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

COVID-19 & Forced Unemployment: Options for Small Business Owners

What does this webinar cover?

With the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic being largely unknown, employers should consider all options to help manage their business and employees during this unprecedented time.

Join the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University and the Missouri Job Center to learn about options available to employers. Experts will be on-hand to answer questions and share the most up to date information on the programs available regarding unemployment, shared work, furloughs, and more.

Topics will include:
- How do employers notify about mass layoffs and what is the threshold for reporting?
- How should employers communicate layoffs with employees?
- Where should employers direct their employee?
- If employers have questions regarding unemployment – who is their contact?
- Furlough vs layoffs – can employees still get unemployment?
- What is the shared work program and how does it work?

Recorded on Friday, April 3, 2020.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

What does this webinar cover?

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

These webinars provide an overview the program. Topics include:
- What types of businesses are eligible for the loans
- How much money can small businesses receive
- What can the loan money be used for
- What are the required documents and forms
- Where and how to apply
- Loan terms
- And more

Experts from the Missouri Small Business Development Center and U.S. Small Business Administration address the topics above along with time for Q&A.
Presenters include: Chrystal Irons, Director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University; Ram Basnet, Branch Manager & Public Information Officer for the Springfield, Missouri U.S. Small Business Administration Office; and Lisa Zimmerman, Lender Relations Specialist with the Springfield, Missouri U.S. Small Business Administration Office.

Recorded on Friday, March 27, 2020.

Reducing Operating Costs Through Insurance Changes

What does this webinar cover?

One of the greatest expenses small business owners face is the cost of insurance. As you look to reduce your operating costs in response to COVID-19, are there adjustments you could be making to your business insurance?

Learn about options that may allow you to reduce costs without opening yourself and your business up to an unnecessary amount of risk. This webinar is led by Chrystal Irons, Director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University and Jeff Eiserman, Commercial Risk Advisor at Ollis, Akers, Arney.

Jeff Eiserman works as a Commercial Risk Advisor with Ollis/Akers/Arney, an independent Insurance Agency and Business Consulting firm in Springfield, Missouri. In addition to holding the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor, he received national recognition in 2016 as one of the industry’s “Hot 100” Insurance Professionals by Insurance Business Advisor and was named SBJ Trusted Advisor in the inaugural class of 2014.

Recorded on Friday, March 27, 2020.

Financing Options for Small Businesses in Response to COVID-19

What does this webinar cover?

This webinar features experts from the Small Business Development Center and local lenders to talk through the different financing options that exist for small business owners. Is an SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan right for you? Can you defer payment on your current business loan? Are there microloan options that would serve your business? Hear a summary of available options and attendee Q&A at the end.

Speakers Include:
Chrystal Irons, Director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University
Scott Tennison, VP/Small Business Banking Officer, Guaranty Bank
Ram Basnet, Branch Manager & Public Information Officer for the Springfield, Missouri U.S. Small Business Administration Office
Lisa Zimmerman, Lender Relations Specialist with the Springfield, Missouri U.S. Small Business Administration Office
Mark Claypool, SBA Sales Coordinator, The Bank of Missouri
Rob Boyle, Justine Petersen

Recorded on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

What does this webinar cover?

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

These webinars provide an overview the program. Topics include:
- What types of businesses are eligible for the loans
- How much money can small businesses receive
- What can the loan money be used for
- What are the required documents and forms
- Where and how to apply
- Loan terms
- And more

Experts from the Missouri Small Business Development Center and U.S. Small Business Administration address the topics above along with time for Q&A.
Presenters include: Chrystal Irons, Director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University; Ram Basnet, Branch Manager & Public Information Officer for the Springfield, Missouri U.S. Small Business Administration Office; and Lisa Zimmerman, Lender Relations Specialist with the Springfield, Missouri U.S. Small Business Administration Office.

Recorded on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.