City of Austin announces grants for local musicians, creative spaces, and heritage sites
May 29, 2020
The City of Austin Economic Development Department has created two new grants for local creatives and organizations facing extreme hardships due to COVID-19’s economic impacts.
What you need to know about reopening the state of Texas
May 26, 2020
On Monday May 18, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference where he announced that he will be issuing an Executive Order to expand openings of certain businesses and activities.
Your PPP loan: The latest updates on uses and loan forgiveness - webinar recap
May 22, 2020
On Thursday, May 21, we heard from vcfo’s financial experts on managing your PPP loan and understanding debt forgiveness. They provided information on how to use the proceeds from your loan, as well as forecasting, loan forgiveness, documentation, and additional considerations.
U.S. Dep. of Labor adopts revised policies for coronavirus
May 21, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforcing OSHA's requirements with respect to coronavirus as economies reopen in states throughout the country
Re-opening your office space: What you need to know
May 18, 2020
Per Governor Abbott’s order, office buildings may reopen on May 18th with a limited number of employees. In this interactive webinar, we covered what employers need to know, best practices, and how to keep employee safety top of mind.
Business workshop webinar recap: Austin Gives highlights ways to give back during COVID-19
May 11, 2020
Looking for new ways to feel connected? On Friday, May 8th, we were joined by Austin Gives members sharing how businesses and their employees are stepping up to make a difference during this extraordinary time.
Opening Central Texas for Business task force update
May 8, 2020
The task force has submitted the first round of recommendations to Judge Eckhardt and Mayor Adler, which is its first work product and represents our best efforts to strike a balance between public health and reopening the economy.
City & County update Stay Home - Work Safe orders
May 8, 2020
The city and county extended its Stay Home-Work Safe orders. These orders have been drafted with the intent of being consistent and compliant with the governor’s order.
Webinar recap: Amazon B2B - Learning to buy and sell on Amazon
May 1, 2020
Amazon Business is the B2B marketplace on Amazon, providing business customers with the pricing, selection and convenience of Amazon, with features and benefits designed for businesses of all sizes.
Global perspectives during COVID-19
May 1, 2020
By definition, this pandemic is affecting our entire world. These global leaders share their perspectives on how they've been affected and what they've learned.
Fed Expands Scope and Eligibility for Main Street Lending Program
May 1, 2020
In response to public input in the form of comment letters, the Fed will expand the loan options available to businesses, as well as increase the size of businesses that are eligible for relief under the program.
Building connection and culture when you're not in the same building
Apr 30, 2020
We all felt it immediately - we miss seeing our co-workers! But how do you maintain that sense of camaraderie when you're no longer gathering around the water cooler?