COVID-19 has impacted every business in some way and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence recognizes the need to provide up-to-date information and assistance to business owners however possible Because of that we have assembled this resource page for our business community to provide information on policies, programs, and opportunities available to help propel economic recovery.

The IEE will continue to serve in whatever capacity we can and help with whatever situations are impacting business owners as a result of these events. If you have specific questions or wish to contact for other assistance, please email

Note: The resource information provided below is subject to change from the source. We here at the IEE are attempting to keep it as current and accurate as possible, and are adding new links as information or updates are communicated.

Federal Government
State Government
Local Resources
Financial Resources (State & Local)
Business Links

Paycheck Protection Program

PPP Application pdf iconPaycheck Protection Program (PPP) Application
PPP overview PDF iconOverview – Paycheck Protection Program
EIDL vs. PPP PDF iconEconomic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) vs. PPP
PPP info sheet PDF iconInformation Sheet – Paycheck Protection Program
PPP press release PDF iconPress Release – Paycheck Protection Program


U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) CONSULTING

SBDC Business Consultants are available for individual meetings by phone or real-time video conferencing on multiple platforms.

The team will continue to work with our existing clients as well as take on new clients and referrals.

Current SBDC Clients should reach out directly to their SBDC Business Consultant.

New requests for for-profit small business assistance can contact us by:

  • E-mail:
  • Call 412-648-1542 and leave a message. We are checking and returning messages regularly


SBA Financial Resources

US Department of Labor

US Chamber of Commerce

Other Federal Resources


Local Resources





COVID-19 Resources & Relief for Small Businesses

Recorded Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 1:00PM

→ Video (YouTube) run time ~ 1:10

→ Webinar Slides – COVID-19 Resources & Relief for Small Businesses [PDF]

→ COVID-19 Small Business Preparedness Checklist [PDF]

Representatives from the University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center (@PittSBDC), Huntington Bank (@Huntington_Bank), Maiello Brungo & Maiello (@MBMLawLLP), Wilke & Associates CPAs (@WilkePghCPA), Enscoe Long Insurance Group (@EnscoeLong) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov) presented resources and relief options available to small business owners.

Critical Factors for Leading Sales Teams Through Adversity

Recorded Monday, March 30, 2020 (run time 59:44)

Presented by Sean Coyle, CEO & Owner of Sandler Training by Peak Performance Management Pittsburgh

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 SBA Loans

Presented by Cohen & Company

Slides →