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Metro Nashville Small Business Task Force Website Goes Live

04/23/20

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Elease Waller
615.880.3347
Elease.Waller@nashville.gov

 

Metro Nashville Small Business Task Force Website Goes Live

Nashville, TN – The Metro Small Business Task Force website is now live at www.sbtfnashville.com. This site is a collection of federal, state, local, and private resources for small businesses to navigate these times. It includes a list of general resources, current news, articles and other items to assist small businesses with recovery from the coronavirus outbreak and the March 3rd tornados.

Vice Mayor Jim Shulman, in partnership with Mayor Cooper and the Metro Council, announced the formation of the Small Business Task Force to address the issues facing small businesses in Metro Nashville/Davidson County that have been affected by COVID-19 and the March 3rd tornadoes.

Metro Councilmember At-Large Steve Glover and Community Leader Cristina Allen serve as the co-chairs. Twenty-five (25) committee members have agreed to serve. These individuals represent the diversity of Nashville’s business environment, including hospitality, retail, services, construction, manufacturing, creative/music, healthcare, real estate, and finance.

“We encourage owners and managers of small businesses to visit often as the website is updated daily,” explains Cristina Allen. “We encourage all to share our website. Our Small Business Task Force committee members have expressed how much they have benefited from the site. We want all business owners to have the same experience and have a one-stop-place for support and funding resources.”

Small Task Force Committee members David Andrews has provided current articles for the website, and Andy Bhakta, has provided links that help businesses simplify the loan process. Task Force Member Sheri Weiner is working with local Chambers to get information out to business leaders and other chambers in the County.

“Nashville is resilient,” added Steve Glover. “The task force is doing everything we can to ensure Nashville’s business owners have current resources and information to survive during this crisis. They are the heart of Nashville and their survival is everyone’s gain.”

The Task Force Committee members met remotely last week and will continue meeting throughout the process. The goal is to aid and assist small businesses with their financial stability as Nashville goes through two separate crises. Visit www.sbtfnashville.com for updates.

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