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. 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

covid-19 loan and grant guideCOVID-19 Small Business Loan Programs Quick Guide [PDF]
covid 19 preparedness checklistCOVID-19 Small Business Preparedness Checklist [PDF]
covid-19 loan and grant guidePath to Reopening Quick Guide [PDF]

Paycheck Protection Program

Note: Passed 4/24, more PPP & EIDL funds are available – $310 billion and $60 billion respectively. Banks will begin processing applications for this next round on Monday, April 27. Please contact your bank for more information.

PPP Loan Forgiveness pdf iconPPP Loan Forgiveness Application (new 5/16)
XLSX Spreadsheet iconPPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator (AICPA)
PPP Application pdf iconPaycheck Protection Program (PPP) Application (updated 4/3)
PPP FAQs pdf iconPPP Loans Frequently Asked Questions (updated 4/26)
PPP tracking guideGuide to Tracking Your Paycheck Protection Loans and Expenses (PA SBDC) (new 5/4)
PPP FAQs pdf iconPPP How to Calculate Maximum Loan Amount – By Business Type (updated 4/24)
PPP overview PDF iconOverview – Paycheck Protection Program
EIDL vs. PPP PDF iconEconomic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) vs. PPP
EIDL vs. PPP PDF iconPPP & EIDL Comparison Guide
PPP info sheet PDF iconInformation Sheet – Paycheck Protection Program (updated 4/3)
PPP press release PDF iconPress Release – Paycheck Protection Program
Find a PPP lender linkFind Eligible PPP Lenders (SBA)

CAREs Act/PPP: Updates and Planning Recommendations for Maximizing Loan Forgiveness and Tax Credits

Presented by Cohen & Company
Recorded Tuesday, May 19, 2020 @ 12:00PM
→ Video (YouTube) run time ~ 57:40

→ Webinar Slides – CAREs Act/PPP: Updates and Planning Recommendations for Maximizing Loan Forgiveness and Tax Credits [PDF]

→ FAQs from Webinar – CAREs Act/PPP: Updates and Planning Recommendations for Maximizing Loan Forgiveness and Tax Credits [PDF]

Back to Work/Workplace Safety

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





QuickBooks Financial Statement Essentials

Recorded Thursday, May 14, 2020 (run time 57:47)
Presented by Wilke & Associates, CPAs

How COVID-19 Will Trigger Global Supply Chain Realignment

Recorded Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (run time 58:00)
Presented by Dennis Unkovic of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, LLP and David Iwinski, Jr. of Blue Water Growth

Regional Economic Update

Recorded Thursday, April 9, 2020 (run time 37:43)
Presented by PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher

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]

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 →