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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS SMALL BUSINESS What is Small Business Strong? What organization(s) are supporting it? STRONG Small Business Strong, a private and public sector partnership, recognizes that our 650.000 Massachusetts small businesses are the lifeblood of our towns, cities and communities, and that these businesses - many of which are often women andlor minority-owned - have been hit the hardest by the current economic fallout from COVID-19. As a result, Small Business Strong was assembled to help these small businesses, primarily minority and women-owned, navigate the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic WE'RE ALL IN! To help bring quick support, Small Business Strong has launched a website, free to the public, that hosts articles and other online resources on topics ranging from PPP "Made Easy", how to have a constructive conversation with a landliord, mental health resources, and much more. Additionally, Smal Business Strong can also provide expedited consultative resources to these businesses, free of charge, tailored to the specific need of the small businesses. The guidance and advice provided by Small Business Strong includes how to address immediate challenges for a smal business, and further expertise in areas such as finance and accounting human resources, marketing. operations and law. Bank of America Flowetik Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Smal Business Strong is supported by collaborative efforts from State Street Corporation, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, MCKinsey & Co, Bank of America, PwC, Foundation for Business Equity, The Boston Foundation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Eastern Bank and Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP. and several other organizations throughout The Boston Foundation the Commonwealth. Eastern Bank How much does participating in Small Business Strong cost? El Mundo Al services offered through Small Business Strong are free of charge to the small business owner. No strings attached. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston How can a small business "sign up" to engage with Small Business Strong? Foundation for Business Equity Senall business owners can visit our website at posmallbstrona.com and may explore the online resources housed there. If they require guidance or advice on how to overcome an immediate. critical challenge. they may choose to engage with a Smal Business Strong consultant by choosing the "Consult an Advisor" button on our homepage. As a reminder, this service is provided at no cost to the small business. JP Morgan Chase MassMutual Does Small Business Strong provide capital or funding directly to small businesses? McKinsey & Company National Grid No. We are currently committed to providing high-quality information and advice. We understand that capital access is a critical need for small businesses and one of our key missions objectives is to facilitate access to capital from various sources That is why we have emphasized capital access information on our website (eg, a "PPP Made Easy" guide, an updated list of cther federal, state, and local loan and grant opportunities. We also offer skilled consutants and finance/accounting specialists to guide businesses through the process of determining what type and source of capital is best for their business at this time Nutter PwC State Street What type of small businesses qualify for Small Business Strong support? What is the target population SmallI Business Strong is aiming to support? Suffolk Construction Company Small Business Strong's mission is to help provide support and guidance to minority and women owned small businesses throughout Massachusetts, free of charge. However, it will not "turn awiay small businesses that do not match that description. Additionally, the resources housed on the Small Business Strong website are available to the public Weber Shandwick I am a small business owner located outside of Boston. Can I still participate in Small Business Strong? Yes. Small Business Strong isa statewide initiative to help small businesses throughout the Commonweslth stay viable during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Are Small Business Strong services offered in other languages? Athough the majority of our resources are currently in English, we are werking diligently to make many of our resources available in other languages such as Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Crecle. Spanish speakers can also visit our website at ww.smalibstrona.comtuerte Recursos para negocios estan disponible en Espanol. Visite a woe.malbstrong.com/tuerte Can Small Business Strong provide small businesses with consultative services in more than one area? Yes, Small Businesses Strong can provide small businesses with guidance and advice in more than one area, although the five functional areas we currently provide support in are: finance, accounting and tax human resources, marketing and digitat law, operations I have feedback on my experience with Small Business Strong. How do I share it? Absolutely. Small Business Strong places a high priority on feedback. Piease send any and all feedback to internalsURDotamalkatona.com We appreciate your partnership and guidance on how we can continue to make improvements to better serve our Massachusetts small businesses How do I support Small Business Strong as a volunteer or with a financial contribution? Please reach out to internalsupootamalikstrong.com with requests to either serve as a volunteer, or to make a financial contribution, and we will follow-up with you regarding next steps Where do I reach out for more general questions? SMALLBSTRONG.COM Please direct any questions to suRoorttamallbstrong.com and a member of our tearn will get back to you within 48 hours. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS SMALL BUSINESS What is Small Business Strong? What organization(s) are supporting it? STRONG Small Business Strong, a private and public sector partnership, recognizes that our 650.000 Massachusetts small businesses are the lifeblood of our towns, cities and communities, and that these businesses - many of which are often women andlor minority-owned - have been hit the hardest by the current economic fallout from COVID-19. As a result, Small Business Strong was assembled to help these small businesses, primarily minority and women-owned, navigate the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic WE'RE ALL IN! To help bring quick support, Small Business Strong has launched a website, free to the public, that hosts articles and other online resources on topics ranging from PPP "Made Easy", how to have a constructive conversation with a landliord, mental health resources, and much more. Additionally, Smal Business Strong can also provide expedited consultative resources to these businesses, free of charge, tailored to the specific need of the small businesses. The guidance and advice provided by Small Business Strong includes how to address immediate challenges for a smal business, and further expertise in areas such as finance and accounting human resources, marketing. operations and law. Bank of America Flowetik Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Smal Business Strong is supported by collaborative efforts from State Street Corporation, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, MCKinsey & Co, Bank of America, PwC, Foundation for Business Equity, The Boston Foundation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Eastern Bank and Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP. and several other organizations throughout The Boston Foundation the Commonwealth. Eastern Bank How much does participating in Small Business Strong cost? El Mundo Al services offered through Small Business Strong are free of charge to the small business owner. No strings attached. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston How can a small business "sign up" to engage with Small Business Strong? Foundation for Business Equity Senall business owners can visit our website at posmallbstrona.com and may explore the online resources housed there. If they require guidance or advice on how to overcome an immediate. critical challenge. they may choose to engage with a Smal Business Strong consultant by choosing the "Consult an Advisor" button on our homepage. As a reminder, this service is provided at no cost to the small business. JP Morgan Chase MassMutual Does Small Business Strong provide capital or funding directly to small businesses? McKinsey & Company National Grid No. We are currently committed to providing high-quality information and advice. We understand that capital access is a critical need for small businesses and one of our key missions objectives is to facilitate access to capital from various sources That is why we have emphasized capital access information on our website (eg, a "PPP Made Easy" guide, an updated list of cther federal, state, and local loan and grant opportunities. We also offer skilled consutants and finance/accounting specialists to guide businesses through the process of determining what type and source of capital is best for their business at this time Nutter PwC State Street What type of small businesses qualify for Small Business Strong support? What is the target population SmallI Business Strong is aiming to support? Suffolk Construction Company Small Business Strong's mission is to help provide support and guidance to minority and women owned small businesses throughout Massachusetts, free of charge. However, it will not "turn awiay small businesses that do not match that description. Additionally, the resources housed on the Small Business Strong website are available to the public Weber Shandwick I am a small business owner located outside of Boston. Can I still participate in Small Business Strong? Yes. Small Business Strong isa statewide initiative to help small businesses throughout the Commonweslth stay viable during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Are Small Business Strong services offered in other languages? Athough the majority of our resources are currently in English, we are werking diligently to make many of our resources available in other languages such as Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Crecle. Spanish speakers can also visit our website at ww.smalibstrona.comtuerte Recursos para negocios estan disponible en Espanol. Visite a woe.malbstrong.com/tuerte Can Small Business Strong provide small businesses with consultative services in more than one area? Yes, Small Businesses Strong can provide small businesses with guidance and advice in more than one area, although the five functional areas we currently provide support in are: finance, accounting and tax human resources, marketing and digitat law, operations I have feedback on my experience with Small Business Strong. How do I share it? Absolutely. Small Business Strong places a high priority on feedback. Piease send any and all feedback to internalsURDotamalkatona.com We appreciate your partnership and guidance on how we can continue to make improvements to better serve our Massachusetts small businesses How do I support Small Business Strong as a volunteer or with a financial contribution? Please reach out to internalsupootamalikstrong.com with requests to either serve as a volunteer, or to make a financial contribution, and we will follow-up with you regarding next steps Where do I reach out for more general questions? SMALLBSTRONG.COM Please direct any questions to suRoorttamallbstrong.com and a member of our tearn will get back to you within 48 hours.