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COVID-19 Impact on Small Business and What You Can Do About It

There’s a great deal of uncertainty for small business owners during this pandemic and the shaky economy. Many small businesses are pulling together hope and optimism. Others have shut their doors without much warning or notice. Here’s a rundown of some of the latest news and information for small business owners. There Is Optimism Out… Continue reading COVID-19 Impact on Small Business and What You Can Do About It

Posted on August 27, 2020 in COVID-19 Relief Series

August Update: The Latest Economic Stimulus Update

[UPDATE: Congress has still not passed the latest stimulus bill and will not reconvene until November 9th, after the election.] The latest jobless numbers are better — as compared to the most recent unemployment numbers: 963,000 filed jobless claims. While that’s down from previous weeks, it’s still astronomically high. So, what does that mean for… Continue reading August Update: The Latest Economic Stimulus Update

Posted on August 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

COVID-19 Updates: What Help is Still Available?

We keep seeing the headlines of the government running out of funding assistance for businesses. Congress keeps extending deadlines and funding programs. So, what help is still available to help your business survive the current COVID-19 economic crisis? Three key programs are currently open to applications and have funding available. Paycheck Protection Program: Congress reopened… Continue reading COVID-19 Updates: What Help is Still Available?

Posted on July 20, 2020 in CARES Act, COVID-19 Relief Series

Paycheck Protection Program Open Through August 8th, 2020

Congress has extended the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8th, 2020. That means small businesses, through their SBA 7(a) lender can apply for the PPP loans. The goal of the Paycheck Protection Program is to enable businesses to keep their employees on the payroll during the coronavirus crisis, a time when many companies might be… Continue reading Paycheck Protection Program Open Through August 8th, 2020

Posted on July 20, 2020 in CARES Act, COVID-19 Relief Series

Update: SBA Reopened The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

The SBA recently made the announcement below about the reopening of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. This is a different announcement than the recent update on the Paycheck Protection Program, which is a forgivable loan. The EIDL is a fixed rate, long-term loan to help businesses hurt by the coronavirus crisis cover general… Continue reading Update: SBA Reopened The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Posted on July 20, 2020 in CARES Act, COVID-19 Relief Series

Get Help With Living Expenses During COVID-19

If you need help with living expenses during the COVID-19 crisis, the US Government has several programs and options available to you. USA.gov has the following assistance available: Rent assistance Student financial aid Aid to military vets and families Help with food and bills Social Security and Retirement Cutting Personal Expenses During COVID-19 In addition… Continue reading Get Help With Living Expenses During COVID-19

Posted on June 30, 2020 in News and Economy

COVID Unemployment Extension: When Does it Run Out?

While the rate of increase in unemployment filings actually decreased recently, the national unemployment rate is still over 13%. This has many of those who are currently unemployed wondering if the additional $600 in weekly benefits will run out, or if Congress will extend those benefits.  When Do Unemployment Benefits Run Out? So, does the… Continue reading COVID Unemployment Extension: When Does it Run Out?

Posted on June 22, 2020 in Employees