How do I navigate the CARES Act for my business?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress last week allocated $350B+ to help keep small business afloat through the pandemic. There are three main avenues [...]


Dayton startup ACE Healthy Products adapts product line to combat COVID-19

A Dayton startup is pivoting from production of its eco-friendly pest control spray to produce surface disinfectant solution in response to COVID-19. Minority- and Veteran-owned Ace Healthy [...]


Dayton manufacturing co plays essential role in fight against COVID-19

A Southwest Ohio small business announced today that it is remaining open during the COVID-19 pandemic to help in the production of ventilators. Bullen Ultrasonics, a globally-recognized leader [...]


Dayton sewing community joins fight against coronavirus with free masks

By Amelia Robinson, Dayton Daily News Brenda Rex took a call Monday morning from a nearly sobbing woman who works with a local nursing home. The woman was screaming, but Rex says her emotions [...]


Coronavirus: Dayton startup gives back to community

By Elizabeth Kyle  – Data Reporter, Dayton Business Journal While the region’s industries have shifted business models following coronavirus (COVID-19) orders, local startups have done the same, [...]


Ohio small businesses eligible for up to $2M in emergency loans

Ohio small businesses & nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are now eligible for up to $2M in low-interest, emergency relief loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The [...]


Ohio’s COVID-19 disaster application submitted to SBA

UPDATE: Ohio small businesses & nonprofits are eligible for up to $2M in low-interest loans. Download step-by-step instructions on how to apply. Register here for informational webinars on [...]


Early Risers Academy will move online

As our community collectively works to halt the spread of COVID-19, we will run our upcoming Early Risers Academy pre-accelerator programs virtually. If you can’t spend time working in your [...]


SBA to provide small businesses impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) up to $2M in Disaster Assistance Loans

Are you a local business owner affected by COVID-19? Complete this Disaster Loan Declaration form and email it to james.laipply@development.ohio.gov. The U.S. Small Business Administration [...]


COVID-19 resources for entrepreneurs & business owners

As the community collectively adapts to halt the spread of COVID-19, we are working to consolidate resources available to assist our entrepreneurs & business owners. We will work to [...]