Covid-19 Resources and Workshops

All trainings will be done via a ZOOM Webinar in partnership with the Prince George's County Office of Central Services, Supplier Development & Diversity Division.

Click here for Covid-19 funders and partners

(1) SBA - Paycheck Protection Program - (PPP)

(2) SBA - Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

(3) SBA - Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)

Links to the American Rescue Plan documents:

(1) State of Maryland

(2) State of Virginia

(3) District of Columbia - DC

(4) Small Businesses

(5) Black Communities

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 10:00am -12:00pm
People for Change Coalition and PFC Black Chamber hosts Responding to Requests for Proposals for Smal Businesses and Contractors. Learn strategies and tips for proposal writing and responding to your client's needs. ONLINE Zoom WEBINAR - Register here.

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 10:00am -12:00pm
People for Change Coalition and PFC Black Chamber hosts Covid-19 Emergency Grant Funding for Smal Businesses, Independent Contractors, Sole Proprietors - Learn about the PPP and EIDL programs you can apply for. ONLINE Zoom WEBINAR - Register here

Covid-19 Funding for Small Businesses and Independent Contractors - June 28, 2020
This workshop will walk you thru the application to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  June 30 is the deadline for PPP, and the SBA is now accepting new applications as of June 15 for qualified small businesses for the EIDL under which you may also be eligible for a grant up to $10,000.  View Flyer

Digital Media Resources and Tools to help Grow your Business  - June 30, 2020
This workshop will introduce small businesses to digital media tools and resources they can use for marketing and outreach to clients.  Businesses will see different examples of how to incorporate those tools into their business. View Flyer

Business Development 101 - Preparation, Strategy and Relationships - July 15, 2020
The goal of this training is to provide fundamental business development skills for small businesses to increase their ability to create and maintain habits for success and growth of their business.  We will cover business basics, profit engineering, business development, and customer service. Zoom Link to register

Writing an Effective Capability Statement - July 17, 2020
Are you prepared to introduce your business for contract opportunities?  Do you know the importance of a capability statement? This workshop will help you understand: the definition and use a capability statement, what are the components, how to format, and what content is important. Zoom Link to register

Overview of Online Meeting Platforms -  Zoom, Go to Meetings, Webex - July 21, 2020
In the midst of Covid-19, many small businesses had to quickly pivot to communicating virtually.  This workshop will highlight the features of 3 online meeting platforms and, help you to determine the best use and benefits for small businesses. Zoom Link to register

Crisis Communications - How do you Build a Plan during Covid-19? - July 23, 2020
In the midst of Covid-19, how have you assessed the crisis?  Is your messaging reaching your customers and clients? And, have you put in place how you will communicate about your business? Zoom Link to register

Shaping your Brand for the Digital Experience - July 28, 2020
This workshop will help small businesses learn the difference between branding and marketing and how to define your brand. Businesses will learn the importance of email integration, website usability, and the technology to interact and engage customers in a digital platform.  This workshop is great for store front, brick and mortar and businesses with products and services. Zoom Link to register

Understanding Loan Forgiveness under the PPP Program - July 30, 2020
This workshop will guide small businesses and entrepreneurs on how to complete the application and report on your loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  You will learn how to reduce compliance burdens, what is required for full-time head counts, calculate payroll, and report on allowable expenses that can be deducted. Zoom Link to register

Re-opening your Doors for a Healthcare Business - Patients, Policies, and Re-building Trust during Covid-19 - August 25, 2020
This workshop will target Doctors, Dentists, Physical Therapy Clinics, and other Healthcare Profession businesses.  You will hear tips from 2 healthcare business owners on how to navigate your business through Covid-19 as you re-open your doors. Zoom Link to register

Understanding Contract Vehicles for Small Businesses - August 28, 2020
Learn how to position your business for government contracts.  This workshop will provide an overview of the different contract vehicles set aside for small businesses. Zoom Link to register

Quickbooks Fundamentals - Introduction to Financial Reporting - Oct 2020
Learn how to use Quickbooks to track revenue and expenses. This workshop will walk thru setting up accounts, learning about the features of Quickbooks, and highlight all the tools in Quickbooks you will need to manage your accounting for a  small business.

Proposal Writing Strategies and How to Respond and Cost out Proposals - Part 1 - Oct 2020
This workshop is designed to provide guidance on how to respond to an RFP.  We will walk you through an entire proposal where you learn about the components of the proposal, the project scope, document past performance, implement a timeline, put together a project team, and cost out the project.