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Unemployment isn’t always best reason to start a business

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in America. In fact, the pandemic has bolstered that spirit, mainly because millions of people are without an employer and they’re sitting at home wondering how they can make a buck. Adding fuel to the flame, for better or worse, are articles like this one from the U.S. …

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New company puts full focus on small biz

Jonathan McElvy, the owner of digital and print publications in Texas and North Carolina, has launched a new division of his company focused specifically on small business partners, their operations, and their ability to navigate a diverse and ever-changing marketing landscape. McElvy Partners will become the umbrella organization for the different companies of which McElvy …

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Start preparing for PPP v.2 right now

On Sunday, President Donald Trump announced he would sign a second round of stimulus legislation that provides financial stimulus for many individuals, small businesses and defined business sectors like the airlines, restaurants and health organizations. We’re here to talk about the specific impacts on small businesses, so if you want information on the other sectors, …

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Texas Congressional Delegation: Help save small businesses

As Congress spends another week deliberating an extension of the CARES Act and, specifically, the PPP, CEO Jonathan McElvy sent a letter to all members of the Texas Congressional Delegation on behalf of his company and his company’s small business partners. Below is the text of that letter:   Dear Texas Congressional Delegation Staff, My …

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Thinking about borrowing for your business? Are you a garage or an office?

In three separate conversations with small business owners this week, I’ve heard some version of the same question: Should I borrow money for my company? If you think this is a simple question to answer, you’re wrong. In fact, that one question can lead to 50 more questions. Getting the full answer from this blog …

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Government must fix the gaping PPP problem

One of the most effective tools implemented by the federal government in the fight against this enemy called COVID was the Paycheck Protection Program. If you haven’t followed the specifics, this program allowed small businesses to apply for a “forgivable” loan that would offset payroll and other operating costs, and it was a raging success. …

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