Resources for Local Small Businesses

The Town of Winter Park is committed to assisting local businesses navigate COVID-19 related closures and economic impacts. We will continue to monitor state and federal assistance opportunities and share resources and updates as they are provided. We are working closely with the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce to monitor ongoing business needs.

The Small Business Administration

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Learn more

The SBA has created a clearinghouse of information including resources on the following:

  • Guidance for businesses and employers
  • Access to capital
  • Workforce capacity
  • Inventory and supply chain shortfalls
  • Export assistance

Businesses Remaining Open

Resources from the State of Colorado for retail food establishment COVID-19 implementation of the public health order:

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment

  • Emergency Paid Leave Rule - This rule is meant to limit the spread of highly contagious disease and enables workers in at-risk occupations to access testing.
  • Unemployment Insurance - During layoffs, all employees are encouraged to apply for unemployment insurance. Those who are job-attached (meaning workers will be expected to return after a separation of up to 16 weeks) should file as "job-attached."
  • Work-Share Program┬ámay allow certain employees who have had reduced hours to claim partial unemployment benefits.

Small Business Development Center

The Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for Colorado Businesses was developed while working with Colorado businesses after the various fires, flooding and mudslides occurred around the state. It is designed as a working guide that will direct business owners and managers through the steps as you consider how to proceed post-disaster, as well as how to prepare for a possible threat or natural disaster. Download the guide

Resources for Local Workforce