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VIEDA to host free informational webinar for USVI small business owners on April 8

The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host an informational webinar at 10AM on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, for USVI small business owners. These business owners will learn how to apply for disaster assistance programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (U.S. SBA) due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This webinar titled, “How to Apply for U.S. SBA COVID-19 Funding”, will be conducted via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications.  Small-business owners can register for the webinar at

This webinar will feature the following experts from the respective agencies:

  • Wayne Huddleston, Senior Area Manager (U.S. Virgin Islands) U.S. Small Business Administration (U.S. SBA)
  • Ted Gutierrez, State Director, Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC)                                                         

Moderator: Wayne L. Biggs, Jr., VIEDA Assistant Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer

For more information, contact Shanell Petersen, VIEDA Managing Director, Marketing and Vision 2040 at

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