What does the B.I.D. do for your business?

The BID offers two successful matching grant programs to assist businesses with façade improvement grants and sign and awning grants.

The Hartland B.I.D. offers up to 50% of eligible costs with a maximum up to $10,000 per property. This program is established to stimulate exterior building improvements to existing commercial buildings in the district which are sufficient in scope to produce positive, visible changes that impact the building facades. The program goals are to enhance the atmosphere of downtown as determined by the B.I.D.

The Hartland B.I.D offers up to $750 matching grants for new signs and awnings with printed signage advertising the business name, address, and/or logo for commercial buildings located in the B.I.D. area. This program is established to improve the image of the Village of Hartland by encouraging sign and awning improvements.

Additional programs offered to BID businesses including a low interest Business Loan Pool:

This program offers a 1% low interest, fixed rate for loans that are generally not less than $10,000 or more than $25,000. The Business Loan Pool has been established to help revitalization efforts, increase capital investments and provide support for new and existing businesses in the downtown Hartland B.I.D. area. The fund was established through a commitment from Bank Five Nine, the Village of Hartland and the Hartland Business Improvement District. These organizations have partnered together to promote business growth in downtown Hartland.

Offering $50 toward the purchase of a sandwich board sign that meets Village requirements.

Offering $500 toward the completion of four small business courses at Waukesha County Technical College.

Offers up to $300 per business for print, online, tv & radio advertising.

Additional Resources for COVID-19:

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Steps you need to take to protect employees. Not industry specific, but many links to other OSHA guidelines, including existing standards f you should follow.

US Chamber of Commerce

Business Opening guidance:

You can access the current status of each state’s opening and the guidelines they are following. Useful if you have suppliers, vendors or family and friends outside our community.

A step by step guide for small businesses preparing to reopen. It is an easy read but can be used as a checklist of every step you need to take. Valuable links that provide additional background on a particular topic.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

CLICK HERE to read about the Act passed by Congress to assist business owners in needs they have right now.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. This program is for any small business with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons), private non-profit organization or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by coronavirus/COVID-19. Small businesses in the hospitality and food industry with more than one location could also be eligible if their individual locations employ less than 500 workers.

SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for 8-24 weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program.

The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through August 8, 2020.

To apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, click here.

WEDC Small Business 20/20 Grant Application

The goal of the Small Business 20/20 program is to support small businesses and micro-enterprises adversely economically impacted by COVID-19. Click here to learn more.