Small Business Insider

April 6th, 2020 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- For many – far too many – small businesses in the U.S., the coronavirus crisis and the related sharp economic downturn means a struggle to survive. Here are few examples of how small businesses can help themselves or be helped by others in these brutal times through assorted promotional strategies. […]

March 31st, 2020 by

UPDATED April 3, 2020 by Karen Kerrigan- NEW: “Final” Guidance and Rules As expected, U.S. Treasury released Interim “Final” Rules on the CARES Act “Paycheck Protection Program” (PPP) in the early evening of April 2.  SBE Council has reviewed the rules which can accessed here, and will have forthcoming comments and analysis on them. NEW Borrower […]

March 30th, 2020 by

UPDATED April 3, 2020 By Karen Kerrigan- The effects of the coronavirus have hit small businesses more painfully. Governments have placed restrictions on business activity and public mobility. Plunging small business revenues are taking their toll on jobs and small business viability. Let’s hope that containment strategies will make this a short-term crisis, and we […]

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 25th, 2020 by

DOL Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HERE) IRS/DOL Provides Guidance on Tax Credits Related to Paid Leave By Karen Kerrigan- I’ve reviewed the guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) related to the temporary paid leave […]

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 18th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The steps being taken by both the private sector and government in response to the coronavirus are unprecedented. On the public policy front, a major emphasis should be placed on unburdening the private sector from unnecessary, costly and restrictive measures, so that the innovative powers of free enterprise can be fully […]

March 13th, 2020 by

$4 trillion drained from the private sector (not including the proposed carbon tax) by Raymond J. Keating- Tax increases are never a good idea for the economy.  But they are particularly burdensome during tough economic times, as economists from across schools of economic thought would agree. Nonetheless, too often, politicians decide to ignore economic reality, […]

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