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Policy News – May 22, 2020

Policy News – May 22, 2020

Last week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application with instructions for completing the application. Notably, the new guidance introduces an alternative "payroll covered period," and defines a...

Policy News – May 15, 2020

Policy News – May 15, 2020

This week House Democrats unveiled their version of the fourth economic stimulus package or "CARES 2." Legislators are expected to vote on the massive bill this Friday. Additionally, policymakers will also vote on two rules changes — one giving committees the...

Policy News – May 6, 2020

Policy News – May 6, 2020

On Tuesday May 5th, 2020, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Ben Cardin (D-MD) are slated to push legislation that provides new transparency and oversight of the Paycheck...

Policy News – April 29, 2020

Policy News – April 29, 2020

Democrats have started a list of priorities for the next Coronavirus relief bill. Among others, they are seeking more assistance for state and local governments, food assistance, and funding for vote-by-mail. In contrast, Senate Republicans are advocating the...

Policy News – April 24, 2020

Policy News – April 24, 2020

The Federal Reserve Board announced that it will make monthly data regarding CARES Act funding publicly available. Specifically, the agency will release the following information regarding participating liquidity and lending facilities: Names and details of...

Policy News – April 8, 2020

Policy News – April 8, 2020

On Thursday, April 2, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan that provides up to $10 million to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Among others, the interim...

Policy News – April 1, 2020

Policy News – April 1, 2020

On Friday evening, President Trump signed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, into law. Following the bill signing, Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez of the House Small Business Committee released a fact sheet summary addressing how the...

Policy News – April 1, 2020

Policy News – March 25, 2020

After a long weekend of negotiations, the Senate failed to pass the third economic relief stimulus package to further combat the economic fallout out of COVID-19. The 47-47 procedural vote fell short of the 60 vote threshold to pass the package that included...

Policy News – March 19, 2020

Policy News – March 19, 2020

The Small Business Roundtable, a coalition of leading small business and entrepreneurship organizations, sent a letter to congressional leadershipurging policymakers to keep small businesses at the forefront of discussion during this time of economic crisis. Sign on...

Policy News – March 12, 2020

Policy News – March 12, 2020

This Week, Congressional Lawmakers kicked off discussions of an economic stimulus package to aid the American economy in the face of coronavirus outbreak. Following his meeting with President Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

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Industry News – August 6, 2020

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Warns of Racial Inequality for Small Businesses A new survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife provided to Axios shows a 17-point increase in the number of small business owners who say entrepreneurs of color face more challenges...

Industry News – July 29, 2020

Bipartisan Duo Tries to Create Opening for Broader Small Business Coronavirus-Relief Program Senators Todd Young (R-IN), and Michael Bennet (D-CO), have teamed up to propose small businesses aid that takes a more targeted approach under consideration. Source: CNN...

Industry News – July 22, 2020

U.S. Department of Treasury Wants Credit Union to Repay $12 Million in CDFI Program Funds. The federal government wants OnPath Federal Credit Union to pay back more than $12 million it received from the Community Development Financial Institutions program that...

Industry News – July 15, 2020

Wells Fargo Launches $400 Million Small Business Recovery Effort Through Wells Fargo’s new Open for Business Fund, the company will engage nonprofit organizations to provide capital, technical support, and long-term resiliency programs to small businesses with an...

Industry News – July 8, 2020

U.S. Democratic Senators Introduce the Minority Business Resiliency Act The bill would make the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)  permanent and expand the reach of the agency by creating regional MBDA offices, strengthening its grant making capacity, and...

Industry News – July 1, 2020

Is It Time to Delay Your Small-business Tax Filing? Extending tax returns is a very common practice, particularly for strategic reasons. Find out what makes sense for your business and why. Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer      Why PPP Borrowers Need To Be...

Industry News – June 26, 2020

How GoDaddy is Helping Small Businesses Stay Open During the Crisis The company’s free offers, informed by the Qualtrics data, were taken up by thousands of users in just the first week. Some of the offers were A free website builder with GoDaddy Websites + Marketing,...

Industry News – June 19, 2020

City of Houston to Receive Rockefeller Foundation Funds for National initiative Houston is one of 10 cities in the U.S. to get part of $10 million in funding from the Rockefeller Foundation designed to promote more inclusive growth. Source: BizJournals    ...

Industry News – June 5, 2020

Bench to Host Webinar on PPP Loan Forgiveness  As the June 30 deadline for PPP applications approaches, Bench will host a webinar on how PPP loans work and how businesses can benefit. One of the key highlights of the webinar is loan forgiveness eligibility. The...

Industry News – May 29, 2020

JPMorgan Chase Invests $600K in Small Business Loan Access Platform from Diddy, Harbor Bank The investment will go to OurFairShare.com, which was created through a partnership between Harbor Bank of Maryland Community Development Corporation and Combs Enterprises. The...