Expert Series

What COVID-19 Financial Aid is Still Available?

Webinar with Bill Caldwell, CEO, CPA

Since the US Government passed the $2 trillion Cares Act / Stimulus Package a few weeks ago extending aid to tens of millions of American households and businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been lots of questions and some confusion on how to apply and qualify for financial assistance.

If you are a Tour Guide, Tour Director, Tour Manager, or Tour Operator, you are probably thinking…

  • Is there any financial assistance money left for me?
  • What’s new or changed in the last couple of weeks regarding unemployment, stimulus checks, EIDL, or Emergency Economic Injury Grants?
  • As an independent contractor or sole proprietor, what do I need to know now? Am I missing out on some financial aid?
  • As a Tour Operator or small business owner, what do I need to know or do now? Are there loans I can still qualify for?
  • What do I need to do or avoid doing when applying for PPP loans including calculating loan amounts?

Back by popular demand, ITMI (International Tour Management Institute), in partnership with NFTGA (National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations) and the NTA (National Tour Association), bring you this encore presentation to help you understand the recent updates with the CARES Act / Stimulus Package and how to apply properly for available financial assistance.

Special Guest Speaker:

Bill Caldwell, CEO / CPA, Caldwell CPAs

A couple of weeks ago, over 500 tour guides, tour directors, tour operators, and other travel industry professionals joined us for a webinar with Bill. He answered dozens of questions about qualifying for the stimulus checks, filing for unemployment, and loan options for tour operators and small business owners. Bill is returning to share important updates and address your most pressing questions about the government assistance programs still available.

Bill and the team at Caldwell CPA’s have been helping tour industry professionals for decades. As frequent speakers at tourism industry conferences and consultants to the tourism industry, Caldwell CPAs truly understand the needs of tour operators, tour guides, tour directors and motorcoach companies.

If you would like to better understand what financial help is still available and how to apply for financial assistance, please watch the replay of this webinar below.

Replay from April 17, 2020 Webinar with Bill Caldwell

In case you missed this important webinar, we have the following recording available for you to watch and share with friends and colleagues who are looking for guidance and assistance. We have also included the presentation slides, as well as links to resources, to get you started.

A special thanks to Ellen Malasky, president of NFTGA, Bill Caldwell and Lisa Curtin, the ITMI team, and all those who joined us to make this learning experience possible.

Presentation Slides

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