DC Tech Firm Builds Online Solution for Virginia Small Business Relief

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Enovational, a DC-based technology firm specializing in custom web applications and Salesforce implementations crafts online portal for Virginia Small Business grant and loan programs.

Fresh off developing a fully online system for the Maryland Department of Commerce’s Emergency Relief Grant and Loan programs for COVID-19, the team at Enovational turned to partner with Virginia. To help streamline Virginia’s processing efforts for small business grant and loan applications, the team used Salesforce technologies to craft an easy-to-navigate consumer-facing portal as well as configure a complex and efficient backend workflow and review process. The Rebuild VA Grant Fund launched this August and is currently accepting submissions. The launch of the loan program will follow.

The Rebuild VA Grant Fund was created at the request of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) and the Virginia Small Business Financial Authority (VSBFA) to transition their grant processing efforts online. Proactively responding to the COVID-19 crisis, the VSBFA knew that a manual process for processing applications was not going to be enough to handle such an unprecedented challenge, so they turned to Enovational for a low code / no-code Salesforce implementation.

Howard Pisons, the Executive Director of the VSBFA had this to say about the Rebuild VA Grant Fund and the future loan program: “In creating a fully online system for our emergency grant and loan programs we have been able to successfully intake and process applications fast, with zero face-to-face contact, to help keep Virginia residents safe and get them the aid they need in these trying times. The Enovational team proved indispensable in our efforts to create this efficient, easy to use application on an incredible time crunch.”

Both the grant and loan programs feature the following:

  • Quick electronic submissions
  • Easy to navigate front-end portals
  • Backend review, tracking, and management processes
  • Email CRM
  • Consolidated helpdesk efforts via the Salesforce application toolset.

So far, 4,000 small businesses have applied to the Rebuild VA Grant Fund and $70 million has been distributed to help those businesses.

About Enovational Corp.
Enovational is a D.C.-based tech startup and the creator of the Maryland OneStop, as well as low-code / no-code solutions for state agencies across MD, VA, WV, DE, and D.C.. As one of the fastest growing startups in the DMV, Enovational l stands out from other companies in its intense focus on user-centered design.

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