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How to Apply for a Small Business ‘Payroll Protection Program’ Forgivable Loan

Late on Friday, treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted that $1.8 billion in loan applications had been processed, mostly from community banks.

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Unemployment Help From U.S. Federal Agencies (2020)

CareerOneStop.org is a good place to start. It can help with unemployment insurance benefits, job training, and finding a job.

3
Trump Signs the Bi-Partisan Stimulus Bill into Law (Update. 4.16.2020)

An unprecedented $2 trillion aid package designed to help the economy rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

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SBA Will Defer Existing Disaster Loans Through the End of 2020

The SBA says it is looking at every option to cut red tape to make it easier for small businesses to stay in business.

5
Small Business Optimism Index Drops Most in its History

Small business optimism sinks to record level — in just half a month.

6
White House Request for $250 Billion Small Business Loan is Stalled in Senate

The legislation requires a unanimous vote by the Senate.

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Why $7.5+ Billion is Being Returned to Auto Insurance Policy Holders

With most of the country operating under stay-at-home orders, fewer accidents and claims happening.

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How Coronavirus is Affecting Small Businesses in Some States More Than in Others

87% percent of small business owners surveyed said their business is hurting from coronavirus.

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Update: Lawmakers and President on the Verge of Striking a Funding Deal

The deal may be agreed upon as early as Monday (4.20.2020)

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80% of Small Business Loan Applicants Are Still Waiting

In a recent NFIB survey, 65% of the participants said they don’t believe the economy will fully recover until 2022.

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SBA Slashes Disaster-Loan Limit from $2 million to $150,000

After initially telling businesses that individual disaster loans could be as high as $2 million, SBA has now imposed a $150,000 limit.

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IRS Announcements Provide Guidance on Small Business Tax Issues and Tools

Do you have a tax-related question? You may find the answer here.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (SBA)

Recommended strategies that employers can use now.

14
President Trump Signs Small Business Loan Funding Bill

Funding package increases aid to small businesses, hospitals and Covid-19 testing.

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Lawmakers, Officials are Preparing Significant Changes to PPP Loan Program

Both changes follow small business owners who say they can’t hire back staff while they are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.