The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the nonprofit Public Private Strategies Institute have launched a new regional webinar series, “Getting Back on Track: Help is Here,” to provide Main Street entrepreneurs with the information and resources they need to continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The educational webinars will feature speakers from The White House, the SBA, Members of Congress and small-business leaders, and will provide updates on the American Rescue Plan.

“The 'Getting Back on Track: Help is Here' webinar series is an important outreach effort to help small businesses recover, rebuild and gain resiliency,” says SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “Small businesses are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel as marketplaces and main streets reopen thanks to strong vaccination rates. We are empowering small businesses to reopen fully and safely by connecting them with helpful resources and tools, including the Biden Administration's tax credits that cover paid time-off for employees getting vaccinated. We all must double down on our efforts to help our beloved small businesses survive and get our economy back on track.”

Rhett Buttle, Public Private Strategies Institute senior advisor, adds, “This webinar series is designed to reach the hardest-hit small business owners across the country with regionally focused conversations connecting them to local resources and to give them the steps they need to build back better. The program will focus on three key areas: economic recovery and access to capital options, digital tools and resources to allow small business owners to be vaccine leaders with their employees and communities.”

The new series builds on a successful national webinar series hosted by the SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute, highlighting actions taken to create additional access to the Paycheck Protection Program for America’s smallest businesses. That webinar series provided resources and information to more than 80,000 small-business owners across the country.

The programs begin with an informational webinar on May 27, and webinars are organized by regions with the first one starting June 3. See the schedule and register here.