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    US PROCESSES OVER $500 BILLION IN SMALL BUSINESS LOANS TO STEM CORONAVIRUS FALLOUT

    May 04, 2020

    The US Small Business Administration has processed over 3.8 million loans for more than half a trillion dollars since the launch of the ‘Paycheck Protection Program’ on April 3 to deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a joint statement by the SBA and th...

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    11 LI PUBLIC COMPANIES SNAGGED $36 MILLION IN PPP LOANS: SEC RECORDS

    May 04, 2020

    Eleven public companies on Long Island have secured Paycheck Protection Program loans totaling more than $36 million and sustaining the salaries of about 2,200 workers, according to a Newsday review of securities filings.Some of the companies are still operating because they make essential products ...

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    SMALL BUSINESSES GET COVID-19 RELIEF IN PRIVATE GRANTS, AS VERIZON BOOSTS SUPPORT TO $7.5M

    Apr 30, 2020

    Rafael Larios didn't expect Verizon to be a vital ingredient to the survival of his family's Los Angeles area restaurants.But since the two restaurants have been relying on deliveries due to the coronavirus pandemic, the family is striving to keep the business cooking.The most important thin...

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    DC EXPANDS SMALL BUSINESS MICROGRANT PROGRAM WITH ADDITIONAL $8M

    Apr 30, 2020

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced more than $8 million in additional funds for D.C. Small Business Recovery Microgrants Program.The city has already invested $25 million in the fund to provide relief to local small businesses for expenses including employee wages and benefits, rent, and other opera...

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    NEWTEK SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE HAS FUNDED OVER $500M FOR PPP

    Apr 29, 2020

    Newtek announced on Monday (April 27) that its lender program, Newtek Small Business Finance (NSBF), has funded $518.2 million in loans for the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to a press release.The company estimated that this has been able to help 66,000 employees of borrowers ...

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    MNUCHIN SAYS U.S. TO AUDIT VIRUS RELIEF LOANS AFTER OUTCRY

    Apr 29, 2020

    The United States will audit government-backed loans intended to relieve small businesses hit by the coronavirus to ensure they weren't taken out by large companies, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday, April 28.The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was part of a $2.2-trillion stim...

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    MANY U.S. BUSINESSES UNLIKELY TO SEEK GOVERNMENT AID: NABE SURVEY

    Apr 27, 2020

    A majority of U.S. companies expect to stay afloat for more than six months without government assistance, according to a survey on Monday, even though the novel coronavirus outbreak has severely disrupted economic activity and hit cash flow.The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) bus...

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    SECOND ROUND OF PPP FUNDS NOW AVAILABLE

    Apr 27, 2020

    The race is on.The Small Business Administration (SBA) is set to take applications for the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as of 10:30 a.m. on Monday (April 27).President Donald Trump signed the $484 billion COVID-19 rescue bill on Friday (April 24). It includes $310 billion in...

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    DALLAS HOTELIER GETS $58.7 MILLION IN SMALL BUSINESS BAILOUT FUNDS

    Apr 24, 2020

    Three publicly traded companies overseen by Dallas hotelier Monty Bennett have borrowed $58.7 million under a program aimed at helping small businesses through the coronavirus pandemic, and that may be just a start."The Company anticipates receiving additional PPP Loans," asset and hotel m...

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    RUTH’S CHRIS TO RETURN $20 MILLION IN SMALL BUSINESS LOANS

    Apr 24, 2020

    The parent company of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which has been at the center of a national firestorm after it claimed $20 million from a fund meant to help small business survive the coronavirus pandemic, is returning the money.The news, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, broke hours a...

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    US SENATE PASSES $500BN SMALL-BUSINESS AID PACKAGE

    Apr 23, 2020

    The US Senate passed a near $500bn coronavirus aid package on Tuesday for small businesses, including additional help for hospitals and virus testing.“I welcome this bipartisan agreement,” Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday as the bill was passed.What can US small busine...

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    U.S. FIRMS MAY FACE PROBES OVER PAYROLL LOANS, TREASURY, DOJ OFFICIALS WARN

    Apr 22, 2020

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned on Wednesday that companies that received coronavirus rescue money intended for small businesses could be investigated if it appears they did not really need the money. Mnuchin said on Fox Business Network it was “questionable” whether some l...

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    LENDINGTREE SURVEY OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FINDS 46% ARE CONCERNED THEY WON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO REOPEN

    May 29, 2020

    Even as states and cities slowly allow more businesses to reopen, many entrepreneurs are anxious about doing so. Nearly half of small business owners worry they cannot afford to resume normal operations following mandated closures to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to LendingTree's latest...

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    SHOPIFY LAUNCHES BALANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS MONEY MANAGEMENT

    May 28, 2020

    Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) has launched a new money management solution with a deliberate seller-centric approach. Known as Balance, the money management solution includes a raft to tools to help merchants run their business more effectively. The tools include a business account, business card, rewards, a...

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    BBVA USA RECOUNTS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM RESULTS TO DATE, LENDS $3.3 BILLION

    May 27, 2020

    BBVA USA has funded approximately $3.3 billion small business loans in less than 60 days, processing more than 22,000 applications and impacting approximately 360,000 jobs through its efforts in the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the bank announced today...

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    U.S. SMALL FIRMS LEAVE $150 BILLION IN CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS UNTAPPED

    May 26, 2020

    When the U.S. government first rolled out forgivable loans to small businesses in early April under the Paycheck Protection Program, loan officers at Bank of the West in Grapevine, Texas worked nights and weekends to process a tsunami of applications. But since those first few frantic weeks, demand ...

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    DC SMALL BUSINESS OWNER STRUGGLING TO GET PPP FUNDS DURING COVID CRISIS

    May 25, 2020

    The last two months have been some of the most difficult of Rahama Wright’s career. For 15 years, Wright has run Shea Yeleen, a beauty brand located in Washington, D.C. Birthed out of a passion to empower women in sub-Saharan Africa, her staff of five helps distribute shea butter products. In ...

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    MISSISSIPPI OFFERS VIRUS RELIEF GRANT WORTH $300M TO SMALL BUSINESSES

    May 22, 2020

    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves expects to sign a bill to create grants for small businesses by using part the state’s coronavirus relief money.The price tag for the grants would be $300 million.The programs would be for businesses that existed before March 1 and have 50 or fewer employees.Missis...


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    US LAWMAKERS TO VOTE ON EXTENDING PPP AID TO SMALL BUSINESSES

    May 21, 2020

    Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to vote again next week on giving small businesses more time to utilize their coronavirus aid.With many businesses moving toward the end of their eight-week period, there are widespread calls to extend it.The House has already voted to extend the e...


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    BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA COMMITS $5 MILLION TO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19

    May 19, 2020

    BCBSAZ is committing $5 million to Chicanos Por La Causa to provide loans through their lending division Prestamos CDFI to assist Arizona small business owners.This collaboration will help CPLC distribute loans to small business owners through the federal government's Paycheck Protection Program...


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