TENNESSEE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCEMENT
Tennessee Governor Lee has announced that Auto Dealers are considered “essential businesses”. What does this mean? This means that you are allowed to stay open and assist consumers with their automotive needs.
TNIADA would like to point out in this crucial time that the most important thing to practice is “common sense”. Please be extremely aware and cautious. Practice social distancing, have sanitizer placed throughout your dealership, wear protective masks, and encourage employees and consumers to use these precautions.
If you have a test driver, take responsibility and wipe the vehicle down before allowing anyone else into the vehicle and provide your salesperson and them with a single use mask. If consumers sit in your office, please wipe it down upon their departure. Treat every room as if it were being prepped for surgery. If everyone will take this approach and use common sense, we can help prevent the virus from spreading and return to normalcy sooner.
Virtual Office Hours on SBA Disaster Assistance
The SBA Tennessee District Office will host virtual office hours to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery and those affected by the March 3 tornadoes. Each call will address disaster loan criteria, where to apply, how to apply, and will answer questions on any issues with the application process. Note: FEMA will ONLY be on the morning call – re: Middle TN tornadoes.
Two Informational Calls Every Business Day through April 10, 2020
Only small businesses and private nonprofits are eligible for COVID-19/coronavirus SBA disaster loan assistance
Homeowners, renters, businesses of any size, and private nonprofits are eligible for Tornado SBA disaster loan assistance.