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March 30th, 2020 by

The Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship of the United States Senate has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document on SBA loans related to the CARES Act and COVID-19. The document focuses largely on the new SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, as well as issues related to Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLS) […]

March 29th, 2020 by

UPDATED March 30 By Karen Kerrigan-   The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed by President Trump on March 27. The timely implementation is critical to millions of small businesses and self-employed Americans across the country. We know the SBA and U.S. Treasury are working 24/7 to ensure loan applications and […]

March 28th, 2020 by

By Barbara Weltman- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses, some much more severely than others. Many businesses have seen their revenues dry up completely, while others have had less than normal activity. With revenue down and cash flow diminished, companies need to prioritize their bills so they can remain in business and try to maintain […]

March 24th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Never underestimate American entrepreneurs, even in the face of a pandemic and big chunks of the U.S. economy essentially being shut down. No doubt, this necessary battle against the coronavirus is having and will have brutal economic costs, especially for small businesses. But at the same time, small businesses still exhibit […]

March 23rd, 2020 by

Important steps you can take immediately to prepare for an SBA loan application By Ami Kassar, CEO of Multifunding, LLC ● For those wishing to apply for SBA disaster relief loans, as of yesterday, all states and territories are now disaster zones, and you can apply here. ● If your business has been around for at […]

March 21st, 2020 by

Small businesses may apply for “economic injury” disaster loans in the following states listed below  Visit the SBA Disaster Loan page here.  You can call the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339), or email This list is current as of March 21, 10:30 p.m. All states and territories have been granted […]

March 11th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Effective communications and engagement with customers are critical differentiators in a competitive economy, and this is especially important now.  If you want customers to keep purchasing from your business during this time of uncertainty, and to maintain their loyalty for the long-term, you need to tell them what you are doing to […]

March 3rd, 2020 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN– The world first heard about the coronavirus a month ago. Yet it has intruded on many aspects of life and certainly has a negative economic effect. People are changing travel plans. Colleges are canceling studies abroad. The stock market took a dramatic downturn for days and days. And drug companies are working furiously […]

January 27th, 2020 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN On January 16, 2020, the Senate passed the United States, Mexico, and Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is expected to be signed into law shortly. It replaces the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which has been in effect since January 1, 1994. It is the first trade agreement ever to include a chapter […]

January 11th, 2020 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Part I of Key Trends 2020 for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses focused on the outlook for the economy, marketing and branding, technology, and finance/access to capital/DeFi. Other important areas are covered below in this blog post. Please remember to sign up for our Small Business Insider enews for the latest market intelligence, […]

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