Business Resources

Prospective Business Owners: For your protection, DO NOT purchase or sign a lease prior to discussing potential business plans with the Township's Zoning Department.

Mercantile/Business Privilege License Application

New through Montgomery County: Small Business Grant Program with a Focus on Minority, Women, and Veteran Owners who can show a financial loss due to COVID-19. Application portal is open through April 2023.

Training, Development, Networking, and Other Resource Organizations

Small Business Disaster Preparedness Fact Sheet

 Pennsylvania Required Postings

Small Business Owners COVID-19 Resources

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Business Frequently Asked Questions

Small Business Assistance:
US SBA lenders - Partial Loan Forgiveness
U.S. Department of the Treasury: CARES Act Assistance for Small Businesses
IRS - Employee Retention Tax Credit
IRS - Targeted Work Opportunity Tax Credit
IRS - CARES Act Tax Loss Carrybacks

Reopening Guidance

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA):
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- OSHA COVID-19 Business Resources
- Job Safety & Health Poster
American Industrial Hygiene Association: " Back to Work Safely Guidelines"

From the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division:

Unemployment Compensation and Employment Opportunities

PA Careerlink
The PA  Careerlink® Montgomery County’s physical location can be reached by phone: (610) 270-3429 or website: Montgomery County PA Careerlink. PA Careerlink can connect businesses hire new employees, develop lay-off aversion strategies, or advise workers on Unemployment Compensation and Employment Opportunities.

2020 05 28 EDTF Town Hall Graphic Video from the Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.  "A New Kind of Open" Virtual Town Hall for Cheltenham Businesses
Sponsored by the Cheltenham Township Economic Development Task Force This video provides guidance for businesses from experts in financing, insurance, employment policies, health and safety,  and other resources to answer your questions about surviving in a changing marketplace due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Special thanks to NOAHBank, Jenkintown Building Services, Inc.Cornerstone Agency Services, the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division.

From the  Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB) -- Review with Insurance Agents regarding workers compensation coverages and premiums:
  • PCRB 309 -- proposed revisions to the Workers Compensation Manual of Rules, Classification and Ratings Values for Workers Compensation, Employers Liability Insurance and PA Statistical Plan Manual for COVID-19
  • PCRB 310 -- proposed revisions to PA Statistical Plan Manual for COVID-19


MontCo Yellow Reopening Graphic