Business Resources & Important SCORE Peoria Update

The success of your small business is important to us. With the recent news and concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are sharing the latest business guidance, assistance and resources.

Please read the following important update to SCORE chapter operations now in effect.

In-Person Events Are Suspended; Online Support Is Available

The health of small business owners, their employees and our network of volunteers is our top priority. Effective immediately, all SCORE chapters across the country have suspended in-person events, including mentoring sessions and workshops, until further notice.

Local Workshops. Our upcoming in-person workshops have been postponed until the beginning of May. SCORE Peoria will continue to monitor the situation and you will be updated as soon as practicable. If you have recently registered for a workshop, you will receive a status update soon. You can also contact us at 309-676-0755 or score.peoria@scorevolunteer.org if you have any questions.
We will continue offering SCORE LIVE webinars and online workshops.

Mentoring Sessions. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email and video. If you already have a SCORE mentor, ask them if you can use a remote mentoring method for your sessions. If you don’t already have a mentor, you can find a business mentor today.  

SBA Guidance & Assistance for Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted information regarding loan programs and guidance for businesses:

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC Guidance & Prevention Protocols for Businesses

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses and is updating them as new developments occur.

Please refer to the following links for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19: 

For additional business guidance, read How Businesses Can Prepare for Coronavirus and view other SCORE small business disaster preparedness resources.

SCORE Peoria Chapter 0090 is committed to providing you the best service we can during this time. We will update you when in-person events resume, and when new resources and guidance become available.