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Lone Star College Small Business Development Center offers assistance in wake of Coronavirus

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HOUSTON, TX – The coronavirus is causing harm to small businesses in the greater Houston area and across the country. In an effort to combat this impact, the federal government recently approved the Payroll Protection Program, but there are additional resources to help small businesses get through these difficult times.

“The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center offers free webinars and online training to help you manage your business,” said Miguel Lopez, LSC SBDC director. “These webinars are delivered by industry experts and designed to give you solutions, tips and recommendations you can start using immediately.”

Preparing For SBA Disaster Relief Loans is just one of many free webinars available. This timely presentation will show you how to apply for an SBA Disaster Relief Loan and how to fill out important documents to expedite the loan process.

The U.S. Small Business Administration reported United States small businesses employed 58.9 million people, or 47.8% of the private workforce in 2018, the most recent data available. The report also noted small businesses created 1.9 million net jobs in 2018.

“Lone Star College is proud to be a member of the community and grateful to be able to offer this important resource,” said Lopez.

Visit SBDC.UH.edu/SBDC/Workshop and Events for a complete list of resources available for small-business owners.

For more information about LSC SBDC no-cost business advising services, visit https://www.sbdc.uh.edu/sbdc/Lone_Star_College_SBDC.asp

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Source: Lone Star College

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