We are working diligently as a team to give answers on our space status and resources for businesses impacted. Please refer to this page as information develops. Thank you. We are all in this together. – SBDC and thINC Team
Did I miss an update from thINCubator on COVID-19?
Did I miss an update from SBDC on COVID-19?
Can I still book a 1-on-1?
The thINCubator and SBDC 1-on-1 services will resume virtually and we are doing our best to assist and gather as many resources as we can to support you and your business in this time of uncertainty.
Please schedule here for 1-on-1’s: www.thincubator.co/intake
If you’re an existing thINCubated Company, use the booking link in Slack or contact Stacey or Ryan in Slack via direct message.
Can I still get a membership for co-working?
Currently, the building is limited to existing members only for the week of re-opening. But you can inquire for part-time or full-time memberships that may be available after July 15th.
Are their any low-interest loans available to help me at this time with my business?
Get access to more information here.
Do you have any information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?
Here is SBDC’s recent information shared regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (April 6th, 2020)
I'm a farmer and have been affected by COVID-19 financially. Are there any resources or loan options for me?
USDA Service Centers in New York will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing.
While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible.
All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with FSA are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. In the event a Service Center is not currently available to serve customers on location, producers can receive assistance from the closest alternate Service Center by phone. Learn more here: farmers.gov/coronavirus
Is the building on lockdown? Am I allowed to continue co-working?
Yes- on lockdown until June 30th. Allowed to co-work on July 1st.
NY required all non-essential businesses to close until July 1st at this point and time and for residents to remain inside as much as possible. Effective March 20th at 9pm the building was was locked down and will be until July 1st. Please keep watch for Members Only free co-working lunch dates and co-working sessions on Slack, social media, and via email! 🙂
How do I best utilize our virtual community?
Get on Slack: the best way to tap our community! This is the fastest way to get in contact with us, you can direct message fellow members or groups, and share relevant resources to support one another. (email Stacey or Ryan if you’re not in there already)
Make sure your profile is updated and public in our new co-working management software. Leverage our network and community of incredible members virtually. (email Stacey or Ryan if you’re experiencing any issues)
If you’re a thINCubated Company, join our new private Facebook group.
Stay in contact. We are here to support one another. Keep booking 1-on-1’s virtually (Private booking link is pinned in Slack for thINCubated Companies and Refinery participants) We’re also working on some really cool virtual meetups, workshops and videos to assist everyone in the coming weeks.
Take your time. We have every reason to practice gratitude and we are here for your support as EVERYONE has been impacted- businesses small and large, families, people with loved ones afar, jobs in social settings, etc. etc. etc. Have self-kindness. Know it’s ok to grieve. Don’t hesitate to reach out.