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2021 Small Business

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Enormous PPP changes for self-employed; some left behind

The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury have made another major change to the government’s stimulus plan for small businesses: the PPP changes for self-employed will allow a much bigger forgivable loan. In a clarification to PPP, called an “Interim Final Rule,” Treasury changed the way available loans can be calculated for any business that …

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Stimulus package weak on small business stimulus

If you’ve heard about the stimulus package passed by the U.S. House over the weekend, and you’re wondering what it contains to help small businesses recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic, you’re in for quite the dud. Unless you’re a live music/concert venue or a restaurant, there’s very little in the way of …

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Latest PPP news won’t help small businesses

No matter how much economists, bureaucrats and politicians try to fix the problem, the latest PPP news about changes announced Feb. 22 by the Biden Administration means absolutely nothing to battered small businesses across the nation. As an aside, I hope this article is completely wrong and I’m forced to come back and apologize to …

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PPP money still available: Why has it failed businesses?

There is plenty of PPP money still available after Congress passed the second iteration of the stimulus plan last December. But in a report issued by the Small Business Administration, the money set aside to rescue small business has barely been touched – a glaring indictment on the program and the way it has been …

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Sorting through PPP failures, business sentiment

Today’s Digest of stories compiled to help inform small businesses about issues important to them includes some stunning news about the second iteration of the Payroll Protection Program and how businesses are staying away from this round of stimulus funding. In a story from Marketplace, we find out that only $73 billion of loans (one …

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