- Is your small business struggling with the impact of COVID-19?
- Are you looking to apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan but overwhelmed by all the forms?
- Would you simply like some guidance to make sure you are crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s?
Join us Monday, March 30 1:00 pm HST for a one (1) hour Webcast to learn about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Receive a guided tour of business eligibility and walk through each of the forms you will need to complete.
In this interactive online live session, Gerry Smith, Director of Business Development for Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), is teaming up with Wayne Wong, Director of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC), to take you through the steps and the form to apply for a loan to help your business through these challenging times.
Get your questions answered so that you have all the information you need to complete the forms.
No special software needed to view. You can watch and participate on your web browser on any device. We wanted to make sure it was easy for you to access this important information.
The SBA loans for small business can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll and other bills that can’t be paid because of a disaster’s impact.
Interest rates are 3.75 percent for small businesses without credit available elsewhere. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75 percent. Terms are determined on a case by case basis, based upon borrower’s ability to repay.
Monday March 30
1:00 pm HST
Gerry Smith, Director of Business Development, MEDB
An MBA Graduate with a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Gerry Smith has been doing business in the Pacific since moving from the east coast to work as Finance Officer for the Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal in 1990. He has nearly 15 years in Defense Contracting, most of that in Honolulu. Gerry is currently the Director of Business Development for the Maui Economic Development Board.
Wayne Wong, Director, SBDC
Wayne Wong is a recovering “technologist” with over 30 years of Information Technology experience including several senior management positions during the heyday of the “dot com” era. He is also a co-founder and co-producer of the Grammy Award winning live concert series “Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar”. He currently utilizes his entrepreneur expertise as the Director of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Maui Center, providing no-cost business counseling, advice and training to Maui County. Mr. Wong graduated from Kamehameha High Schools and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Puget Sound.