At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACA hosted webinars on navigating the financial and operational impacts of COVID-19. To find recent daily support, visit the Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Resource Collective page.
Please note the webinars below reflect the first traunch of the Paycheck Protection Program and do not reflect modifications made to the program in 2021.
In partnership with Local First Arizona and a dynamic group of community leaders, the Arizona Commerce Authority is hosting online sessions to help Arizona's small businesses respond to the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, plan ahead and return stronger. Join local business leaders and subject matter experts as we discuss resources across Arizona in live, daily sessions. Click below to find a session schedule.
What you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program
This supplemental webinar as a part of an educational series led by the Arizona Commerce Authority. This session done in partnership with the Arizona Bankers Association covers essential information about the Paycheck Protection Program including eligibility, loan amounts, loan terms, loan forgiveness and alternative financial programs.
00:00 - CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Introduction
03:02 - Important Highlights for Business Owners
05:56 - Business Qualifications and Eligibility Checklist
09:24 - Lenders Will NOT Require…
10:28 - How Much Can I Borrow?
11:42 - Payroll Costs: Further Defined
14:39 - Loan Terms
15:45 -Loan Forgiveness
Workforce Continuity & Strategy
Workforce Continuity & Strategy is the second webinar in an educational series led by the Arizona Commerce Authority. This session provides guidance to business owners and HR executives on workforce solutions during this challenging time, including employment alternatives and available training programs. The webinar features a discussion hosted by ACA team with experts from the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Office of Economic Opportunity and Small Business Administration.
1:47 - Agenda
2:50 - Meet the Experts
3:43 - Paycheck Protection Program
14:16 - Workplace Liabilities
18:47 - Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
18:49 - FMLA Extensions
36:00 - Opportunities For Employers
46:40 - UI Eligibility
55:36 - Stay Informed
Ensuring Business Continuity
The Arizona Commerce Authority hosted the first webinar of a series designed to help Arizona businesses navigate the financial and operational impacts of COVID-19 on April 1, 2020. Focused on helping businesses leverage federal relief programs by obtaining capital, the webinar provided business owners with solutions for operational and finance issues. Business owners learned the application process, eligibility, and provisions for the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Small Business Debt Relief Program.
00:00 - Welcome
2:18 - Agenda
2:58 - Meet the Experts
10:35 - Financial Relief
12:02 - CARES Act
19:12 - Paycheck Protection Program
30:58 - Economic Injury Disaster Loan
35:38 - Small Business Debt Relief Programs
41:52 - Operational Considerations
42:05 - Business Leadership Strategies
50:04 - Employment and Labor
54:52 - Sick Pay
56:46 - Employment and Labor
1:01:35 - Employment and Labor Laws
1:12:37 - Real Estate
1:31:11 - Mitigating Business Risk