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Md. Dept. of Commerce Updates: 8/26/20
July 29, 2021

Good Morning Sunshine!

Here are new resources to help make your week great! Nancy


Stuck in a pandemic rut? Try this free quiz that will help you determine your best style of organization and increase your productivity.

Funding - EDIL funding still available: Small businesses, private non-profits and agricultural businesses impacted by COVID-19 can still apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. EIDL proceeds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as continuation of health care benefits, rent, utilities and fixed debt payments. Learn more from the SBA.

Funding - Resource Reminder: Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority Fund (MSBDFA) will provide emergency financial relief to businesses that have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 with low-interest rate, low-documentation loans. Loans range from $25k to $200k. MSBDFA promotes the viability and expansion of businesses owned by economically and socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs. Learn more at

9 reasons to be optimistic that a COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available in 2021. We’ve never developed a vaccine faster or distributed it this quickly to so many people. But there are reasons to think it’s possible. Fast Company Article

Walmart is offering a three-day online healthcare forum. “Walmart Wellness Days,”- the first-ever virtual health event, from Friday, Aug. 28 – Sunday, Aug. 30. The free event will showcase simple steps consumers can take to improve their nutritional, heart and mental health.

You Can Still Hit Your 2020 Sales Targets

Inspiration: Some think that positivity is weak, but they don't realize how strong you have to be to take on the negativity in the world. It takes a lot of optimism and courage to overcome fear, doubt and pessimism. Be positively strong! ~ Jon Gordon

Thank you for all that you continue to do to help others. Your efforts make a positive difference. Please stay safe and healthy!

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