As a member, we are striving to provide insurance at affordable group rates. Now more than ever health insurance and business liability insurance are so important as we continue to battle Covid-19. Through the process of researching insurance options for our members, CTBA has discovered that the state of Connecticut has made it illegal to provide insurance through an association or group other than through the employer. We find this to be unreasonable and will continue to research solutions.
The CT Beauty Association has teamed up with John M. Glover Insurance Agency to assist our members with all their insurance needs. See below for info or contact Sue Ellen Martino 203-721-8515 | 203-232-0919 | firstname.lastname@example.org
As we continue to navigate through our new normal, it is important to keep up with the ever changing sanitation requirements. As well as continue to stay inspired! Education is the bases of all of this. CTBA will use part of its funds to provide complimentary education keeping us current with our state requirements and providing advanced education at discounted pricing available only to members. Click for the latest education offers.
Our community is full of opportunities from job placement to finding great deals on second hand equipment. There is always someone looking for something and we want to make it easy to to find. Members can list job, rentals opportunities and various items for sale in our classifieds section for free.
Non-members pay a minimum of $25 per listing fee.
Working at 50% capacity has left many businesses and service providers struggling. We hope to establish discounts with local businesses to provide our members in hopes of helping each other ease our resources. Check here for the latest discounts and special offers available to our members.
The CT Beauty Association has teamed up with John M. Glover Insurance Agency to assist our members with all their insurance needs. If you don't have health insurance or paying too much for health insurance and looking for lower rates. You may be surprised what you qualify for. Call Sue Ellen Martino, her info is below. This opportunity expires March 15th and the next enrollment isn't until November. With covid-19 amongst us, this is not the time to not have health insurance.
Sue Ellen Martino a certified broker on CT health exchange, she is available to help all CTBA members apply and receive the best insurance options through Access Health CT. She can make it easy for you to get through all the red tape. Mention CTBA when you call her. There isn't much time to get everyone onto an affordable health plan. This expires March 15th!
Are you a sole proprietor, independent contractor, or self-employed? Learn about the SBA’s new formula for Schedule C filers to receive more financial support through a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan. The March 31st approval deadline is quickly approaching!
CT cosmetologists, stylists, and barbers - please join the SBA Connecticut District Office on Thursday, March 11th at 9:30am ET for a FREE webinar on how the PPP program works and how you may qualify for more funds under new formula changes for IRS Form 1040, Schedule C filers
For those who missed the WBDC zoom call with information about the WBDC $10,000 grant, can follow the link here to view. Hope this helps and answers questions. Application deadline for this grant is February 15th.
Also more great news! The WBDC has informed me that more grants will be available in the future. I do not yet have dates but will post as we have the info.
THIS OPENED TODAY FEBRUARY 1ST!
The Women’s Business Development Council’s Opportunity Fund
is pleased to offer the Equity Match Grant Program, providing cash
grants of up to $10,000 to women and minority entrepreneurs. Applications for the second round of Equity Match Grants is officially open!
Grants are awarded to small businesses in Connecticut with clearly defined projects proven to have a measurable impact. All women and minority entrepreneurs seeking to strategically grow their business are encouraged to apply, especially those needing to purchase critical business assets or looking to pivot to an online business model. NOTE: grant funds cannot be used towards operating expenses, payroll, or real estate improvements.
Applicants are required to provide a minimum of a 25% match.
For example, a client receiving a $10,000 grant must have invested a minimum of $2,500 in their business over the past 12 months OR be
able to invest an incremental $2,500 of their own funds at the time of
Application Open Date: February 1
Application Closing Date: February 15
Grant awardees announced: April 5
Grants distributed: April 15
If you are a small business owner in need of help due to the impacts of COVID, you can submit your application at: TheBarstoolFund.com/apply
If you are able to help, you can make a tax deductible contribution to support small businesses featured below by clicking “Contribute to the Fund.” You can also support small businesses by purchasing one of the shirts below. 100% of the net proceeds will go towards supporting small businesses.
Congress has passed a second round of PPP, a 100% forgivable loan if used as expected to help small businesses survive the economic effects of the pandemic. Click on the link to learn more about the 2nd PPP forgiveness and information about the first round of PPP. How to apply and FAQ about having both PPP forgiveness loans. Also checkout the link on this page to the SBDC live webinars schedule January 20th & 26th with more explanation.
Women’s Business Development Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help women thrive in business. We believe that when desire, education, and preparation come together, opportunities are created, ideas are ignited, and economies are expanded.
This webinar is free and will cover information released to date, including:
Businesses that applied for the state of CT provided PPE $5000 grant from the DECD and need help. Contact Michelle.Peters@ct.gov from the DECD immediately.