PIFB is aptly named to reflect its permanent and ever-important presence in the state of Indiana and at Purdue University. PIFB’s aim is to enhance the knowledge of family business owners, successors, employees, advisors, and educators to improve family functioning and business success. According to Dr. Marshall, “PIFB’s purpose is to enhance the resilience of family businesses”. Dr. Maria Marshall and Renee Wiatt (research and Extension specialist) conduct high-quality research focused on family businesses, along with Extension programming around the state of Indiana.
COVID-19 Resources for Family Businesses
- USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Beginning May 26, the USDA, through the FSA, will be accepting applications from agricultural producers who have suffered losses.
- 2020 EIDL Open for Agricultural/Farm Businesses Only
The SBA announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are open only for agricultural and farm businesses impacted by COVID-19.
- 2020 PIFB Spring Newsletter: COVID-19 Special Edition
PIFB Spring Newsletter discusses: managing social media, SBA help for businesses, success in PPP loans, and navigating the crisis.
- Recorded Webinar: Navigating the SBA Disaster Funds
Webinar featuring Dr. Maria Marshall, who discusses the SBA Funding (and funding opening up for ag businesses).
- Purdue Extension COVID-19 Response Site
Articles include: guide for local producers, consumer guide to buying from local farmers, guide to alternative delivery systems, impacts on U.S. food and agriculture, and other topics.
- PAER Special Edition: COVID-19 Impact on Agriculture
Purdue Agricultural Economics Report, covering: retail markets, SBA help, ethanol demand, soybean and wheat exports, crop net returns, and other topics.
- (Indiana) COVID-19 Affected Business and Employee Resource Guide
Indiana-specific guide on CARES Act and Families First Coronavirus Response Act.