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2020 CENSUS

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MISSION: WE'RE HERE FOR HOBOKEN

The Hoboken Business Alliance is committed to supporting the local Hoboken community. Now more than ever, Hoboken needs our collective support and we want to ignite a #HereforHoboken movement, encouraging everyone to take action. These are challenging times but we are here to ensure that we can come together to create a safe, accessible and prosperous business district that attracts residents and visitors to shop, eat, play and stay in Hoboken as soon as we are all physically able. For now, we will all do what we can to be #HereforHoboken and encourage you to join our movement and show your support.

WATCH THE VIDEO

See how our our community is coming together and how you can help support our city in this short video by Branding Shorts

 

ABOUT

The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA), a Special Improvement District created by the Hoboken City Council, was formed to improve the district’s area and stimulate business in Hoboken. 

 

HBA’s Board Of Directors is comprised of established Hoboken property and business owners. These include the owners and landlords of Amanda’s and Elysian, Hoboken Business Center, Little City Books, La Isla and Sparrow Wine and Liquor, and Swift Interiors as well as representatives from local developers like Maridian Properties, SJP Properties, Pegasus Partners and Bijou Properties.

 
 
 
 

During these challenging times, we want to ensure that you have the most up to date and accurate information surrounding COVID-19. We understand that the newly-imposed restrictions and closures can be detrimental to your business and we want you to know that the Hoboken HBA is here to help guide you through these uncertain times. 

HOW WE'RE HERE FOR HOBOKEN

WHAT IS COVID-19?

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) COVID-19: hotlines:

 

General Hoboken COVID-19 hotline: 201-420-5620

Senior COVID-19 hotline: 201-420-5625 (9a-6p)

BUSINESS TIPS

Recommendations to Stay in Touch Virtually with Your Customers 
  • Put products aside on request, deliver or ship products and broaden your return policy.

  • Post and email new products, remind customers of stock items that can be shipped or delivered. 

  • Share suggestions for keeping adults and children. entertained with your products. For example, recipes, arts and crafts projects, spring cleaning or new family activities. 

  • Offer coupon codes or gift certificates, including a discount to those who order gift cards now.

  • Provide updates on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages often with photos and videos.

  • Provide a newsletter or updates of your day-to-day activity. Include anecdotes, testimonials, Q&As and polls. 

Recommendations for
Food Service Businesses
  • Inform customers of steps you’re taking to provide safe take-out and/or delivery service.

  • Provide an online menu and post daily specials and/or family meal packages, etc. 

  • Provide delivery service through your business (e.g. bus boys, wait staff) or via apps like GrubHub or DoorDash.

  • Start a GOFUND ME page to help support your staff and send an email to your customers with a donate button.

  • Provide curbside pick-up and encourage ordering ahead to avoid wait time. 

HOW HOBOKEN IS ADAPTING

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LOCAL OFFERS VISIT US AT INSTAGRAM @hobokenalliance

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 NEW IMPORTANT UPDATES 

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP)

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep workforce employed. Available until 6/30/2020

(NJEDA) SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM

Application will open on April 3rd at 9 a.m. 

(EIDL) SBA ACTUAL ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN

An SBA low-interest disaster loan to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION from the SBA

HELPFUL BUSINESS RESOURCES

NEW JERSEY SPECIFIC

FEDERAL 

Reopening Guidelines:

Best Practices & Industry Specific Protocol

"AT NO COST" PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR NJ BASED EMPLOYERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES

Any NJ based business that clicks on the

eligibility link and is deemed eligible, may have 2 or more employees register for the classes, at no cost.

Minimum is 10 registrations per employer, per class. Registered employee’s must attend the entire class in order to receive a certificate of completion.

NJEDA’s SMALL BUSINESS

EMERGENCY LOAN PROGRAM -

available to apply Monday, April 13 at 9 a.m. 

 

This is a $10 million program that will provide working no-to-low interest capital loans of up to $100,000 to businesses with less than $5 million in revenues. 

STATE LAUNCHES ONLINE "ELIGIBILITY WIZARD"

to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19

https://assistance.business.nj.gov/

FUNDING PROGRAMS

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved and announced a package of funding programs to support businesses and workers impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak.

INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
The State of New Jersey has a dedicated website 
to help answer questions business owners may have regarding COVID-19 and related closures. Here you will find information about economic assistance, special recommendations for cleaning, what to do when you have a sick employee and more. 

Downtown New Jersey acts as an advocate for downtown commercial districts in New Jersey, tracking legislative, regulatory, and policy issues that can affect the success of the state’s downtowns and then informing and educating members on these issues.

CONGRESS PASSES "CARES ACT"

CLICK HERE for the Guide to the Cares Act

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • $1200 for most adults; $500/child

  • 4 months of unemployment insurance versus 3

  • $350 billion for small businesses 

  • $500 billion for corporations 

  • $130 billion for hospitals 

  • $150 billion for state & local governments

 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Additional Small Business Financing Options (Outside of PPP)

Apple Develops New COVID_19 Screening:

Apple's new COVID-19 website and app allow users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms and receive recommendations from the CDC and Prevention on what to do next. The tool was developed in partnership with the CDC, the White House's coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Instagram Support for Small Businesses

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook for business: COVID-19 resources

WORKING PARENT TIPS

 

The Hoboken Relief Fund supports independently-owned Hoboken businesses and Hoboken residents who have suffered adverse economic impact as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

To apply or donate, please visit: hobokenrelieffund.com

 
 

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