The URA hosts a series of webinars to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs in navigating funding and resources available, especially during the current economic environment.
Small Contractor Line of Credit Webinar
The URA and Riverside Center for Innovation (RCI) share resources available for small contractors working within the City of Pittsburgh, centered around the Avenues of Hope initiative.
So You Want to Move Into a Storefront: Sesssions 1 and 2
Is your business is ready to move into a storefront location? These webinars will give you the basics of moving into a physical space.
Session 1 will give you the basic information to consider as you decide whether to move your business into a physical location, including:
- Space needs
- Determining if your business is ready!
Session 2 will give you more details to consider once you've decided to move your business into a physical location, including:
- Space needs
- Permits and licensing
How to Apply for a URA Micro Loan
This session covers the application and approval process for the URA Micro-Enterprise Loan, including what you’ll need to complete the application, timeline from application to approval, and technical assistance resources provided by the Chatham Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and the Financial Empowerment Center.
Federal Funding for Small Businesses
This information session discusses the current federal grant funds for small businesses, including the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG).
Save Our Stages
This information session covers federal grant funds for eligible live performance businesses, including venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; museum operators; and motion picture theatre operators.
Minority Recovery & Growth Loan Fund
This webinar introduces the URA’s new Minority Recovery and Growth Loan, and provides information about other URA loan products as well. Staff from the Riverside Center for Innovation also talk about the resources that they have available to minority-owned businesses.
Entrepreneur Check In (Northside)
The URA and local partners hosted an open discussion with small business owners in the Northside to hear how they are coping in this restrictive environment and to share updates and resources for small businesses.
Entrepreneur Check In
The URA and local partners hosted an open discussion with small business owners to hear how they are coping in this restrictive environment and to share updates and resources for small businesses.
Additional resources for businesses can be found on our COVID-19 Resource page.