Industry News – April 1, 2021

President Biden Signs PPP Extension Making the New Deadline May 31 On Tuesday, President Biden signed an extension that would allow businesses to continue to apply for PPP funding until May 31. The original deadline was March 31. The law also extends authorization of...

Industry News – March 25, 2021

With Small CDFI Loan, Colville Entrepreneur Keeps Businesses Afloat Roxanne Best kept three businesses – photography, paddle-board yoga and teaching workshops – afloat last summer with a $5,000 COVID-related “business mercy” loan through the Northwest Native...

Industry News – March 18, 2021

Treasury Launches $9B Effort to Reach Business Owners of Color Through CDFIs, MDIs The Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP) is an initiative meant to funnel pandemic relief to nonwhite-owned businesses and low-income consumers through loans, grants and...

Industry News – March 11, 2021

The Latest NFIB Survey Shows Small Businesses Continued Hiring in February Job growth continued in February. Firms increased employment by 0.34 workers per firm on average over the past few months, following equally good readings in December and January. Some parts of...

Industry News – March 4, 2021

SBA Updated Numbers on the impact of COVID Relief Programs The SBA has published new data surrounding the COVID Relief Programs. The linked report houses data as of February 25, 2021. Data will be updated every Monday and can be found here. Source: SBA  ...

Industry News – February 25, 2021

Black Female Small Business Owners Reveal Their Top Advice & Lessons Learned Black female-owned businesses are among the fastest-growing in America right now, data shows.Black women are growing their businesses at that rate even with the odds stacked against them,...