Operation HOPE/HOPE Coalition America will be hosting a Small Business Sandy Recovery event at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library, Thursday, December 12th from 1:00-4:00. Any business still in the recovery process can attend the informational fair. Other organizations that have committed to being available to small businesses at that time include: NJ Work Environment Council, NJ Business Action Center, Small Business Development Center and non-profit lenders The Intersect Fund, UCEDC, and NJ Community Capital.
The timing of the event is critical for those small businesses needing assistance in applying for the grants that close at the end of the year. Businesses can also find information on loans with as low as 1% interest rates.
It’s also important to recognize small businesses that may not think of themselves as such, for instance registered daycare providers. There is a new grant available that could assist Sandy survivors if they are a registered daycare provider.
Operation HOPE is a 501c3 non-profit organization, the global leader for financial dignity. The HOPE Coalition America division assists with financial disaster recovery. Pre-register for the event by calling (201) 208-7957.