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UToledo to Host Small Business COVID-19 Virtual Roundtable

The University of Toledo is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) and the state of Ohio to host a roundtable for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event, hosted virtually, will touch on several trends affecting small businesses that have come about as a result of social distancing, non-essential business closures, and other measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The roundtable will take place Thursday, April 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. Small business owners interested in participating can join the event via WebEx.

“This roundtable is designed to bring together experts from the SBA, the state of Ohio, and the local community to present the latest updates on the small business disaster financial assistance programs and the technical assistance that UToledo’s Minority Business Assistance Center provides to our region at no cost,” said Mark Urrutia, regional director of the northwest Ohio Minority Business Assistance Center.

Participants also will receive some guidance on navigating disaster assistance programs, as well as information on other resources available to help businesses affected by the virus, all with the aim of boosting collaboration between businesses and the programs designed to help them.

“These types of roundtables can help provide vital communication to our region’s business community and help provide valuable economic assistance information,” Urrutia said.

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