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COVID-19 Resources

Connecticut Business Owner & Worker Sentiment Surveys

As part of the reopening process, AdvanceCT sought feedback from the Connecticut small business community - including business owners and workers.  The Small Business Reopening Survey identified pain points, and the Worker Sentiment Survey gathered insights into concerns about going back to work.  The surveys were open from April 29 through May 12, 2020 and the results are available below.

SMALL BUSINESS REOPENING SURVEY

WORKER SENTIMENT SURVEY

 

Important Notice to Small Businesses

The SBA has announced that just over $110 billion in funding remains for the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The PPP provides forgivable loans to small businesses and non-profits with less than 500 employees. 75% of the loan must be used for payroll expenses, with the remaining used on rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. More Information about the PPP can be found on the SBA website

Connecticut has more than 350 SBA-approved banks and credit unions that can help your organization secure this critical funding. If you do not have an existing banking relationship, you can also apply for this program through approved online lenders (fintechs) like PayPal, QuickBooks, Bluevine, Funding Circle, Kabbage, OnDeck, and Square.


At the start of the COVID-19 public health crisis, AdvanceCT, in partnership with DECD and CBIA, conducted two surveys to gather feedback, and provide guidance to the state and policymakers regarding how Connecticut businesses were impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and how to prioritize recovery initiatives. Results can be found below. 

COVID-19 Phase II Business Impact Survey Results

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Results


In addition, the following programs and resources are designed to help Connecticut businesses:  

For the latest information, resources, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit https://www.coronavirus.gov/ or ct.gov/coronavirus or call 2-1-1 or text CTCOVID to 898211. 

To donate to meet a COVID-19 need here in Connecticut, go to 4-CT.org.

State Programs & Resources
Federal Programs & Resources
For additional guidance: