Washington Prime Group, owner of Longview Mall, recognizes the vital role that small businesses play as a major driver of the U.S. economy.

  As many small businesses have closed during the coronavirus pandemic, local entrepreneurs are finding it difficult to pay operating expenses such as payroll, insurance, utilities, loan interest, inventory and, of course, their rent.

That’s why WPG has partnered with the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship and the University of Chicago to launch the Open for Small Business Initiative.

This initiative provides an easy to use lease modification template allowing for the deferral of payments until local entrepreneurs can get back on their feet.

Open for Small Business is also hosting educational webcast seminars with government agency officials and private sector experts to discuss how to access SBA guaranteed loans and more.

These resources are being made available to all small businesses whether or not they are a WPG tenant.

Visit the Open for Small Business website to learn more, access the form and webcasts. 

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