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Two offer to help small businesses navigate aid bureaucracy

Two local small-business owners have stepped in to help other small-business owners determine what loans or grants are right for their company during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tamara MacDuff, owner and founder of NOW Digital Marketing, and Almarie Falbo, owner of Results Through Collaboration LLC, have partnered up to help small businesses navigate the funding process, whether it’s a loan through the Small Business Administration (SBA), a grant from Monroe County or funding through private lenders.

MacDuff and Falbo have implemented a Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (MNDA) to review companies’ financial statements to help them choose the most appropriate funding options.

MacDuff and Falbo have offered to speak to any funding programs on behalf of the companies they are helping to help keep the funding process moving forward. They are not charging for advice or to answer questions about the process, but will require a fee if a business successfully gets funded.

“Having our customers make financial decisions from a position of strength allows them to do
what’s best for their business without the stress of navigating a complex system,” said Falbo.

MacDuff is the president of Rochester Professional Consulting Network (RPCN) and is the
incoming chapter chair for SCORE Greater Rochester. Falbo is a small-business owner who specializes in operations, understanding how decisions impact the financial well-being of an organization and guiding businesses through transitions.

nsheldon@bridgetowermedia.com / (585) 363-7031

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