Policy News – January 27, 2022

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of the Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA). This joint public-private co-sponsorship will connect small businesses with critical tech resources to help expand their e-business capabilities. The new...

Industry News – January 27, 2022

Leading Restaurant Association Asks Congress for More Covid Aid   The National Restaurant Association recently asked Congress for more funding to help with the impact of Covid-19. Many restaurants continue to struggle with financial issues and staffing shortages due...

Policy News – January 20, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D – NY) held a cloture vote on Wednesday in an effort to proceed with the voting rights legislation package, which includes filibuster reform. The decision comes after Senators Joe Manchin (D – WV) and Krysten Sinema...

Industry News – January 20, 2022

U.S. Holiday Sales Hit $887 Billion Record Despite Supply Chain Woes   For November and December, holiday shoppers powered a 14.1% increase in retail sales, including e-commerce, marking the highest growth in two decades. This was despite recent concerns over supply...

Policy News – January 13, 2022

As legislators ponder whether to enact another Covid-19 relief package for small businesses, more help from previous initiatives is on the way. Leftover funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, will be put to work through the Small Business Credit Initiative Program...

Industry News – January 13, 2022

New York City Mayor Signs Executive Order to Help Small Businesses  As one of his first acts as the new Mayor of New York City, Mayor Eric Adams signed the “Small Business Forward” executive order. The goal is to reform existing business regulations and ensure local...