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COVID-19: Resources

As you navigate through these unprecedented times and face business closures and event cancellations for an unknown amount of time, know there is relief available -  from a variety of sources. Review the below list of assistance that may be available to you.

If you want to discuss your current Firestone Financial loans, please contact us and a member of our COVID-19 Hardship Assistance Team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Need assistance? Here are some government options your business may qualify for.

Make sure to fully explore all of the government relief at the federal, state, and local levels that are available. And check back often; things are changing fast.

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is an SBA loan designed to help businesses keep their employees on payroll during closures and slowdowns due to the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more 

Firestone Financial, with our SBA lending partner, 44 Business Capital, is adminstering the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program loans for existing Firestone Financial customers. 

If you have questions, please contact your account rep, download the borrower fact sheet and access other information from the U.S. Department of Treasury, or review the SBA website for more information.

Some additional considerations and resources that may be a fit for your situation:

  • Speak with your landlord and review your lease with counsel. You may be eligible for rent abatement if you are closed for actions beyond your control.
  • Check with your utility company to see what kind of relief programs they may be offering.
  • Contact your vendors, manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers to work with them to ease cash flow. While they are also suffering, a large manufacturer, for example, may be in a better position than small operators and willing to provide you some kind of relief.
  • Approach all of your banks and lenders for any relief and deferment programs they have implemented or bridge loans that may be available.
  • Are you or your employees eligible for unemployment? Check your state’s current requirements to see if you or your employees qualify.
Follow along with COVID-19 updates relevant to the amusement, carnival & parks, FEC, fitness & wellness, and vending industries. We're updating often to keep you informed. 

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