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Policy News – January 27, 2021

Policy News – January 27, 2021

Senate Democrats and Republicans reached a power-sharing agreement, solidifying Senate rules and allowing lawmakers to begin voting on legislation. This includes the proposed $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus bill, which could be voted on as soon as next week, President...

Policy News – January 20, 2021

Policy News – January 20, 2021

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching Ascent, a new, free online digital learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses. The program will advise on preparing and recovering from disasters, strategic marketing and...

Policy News – January 13, 2021

Policy News – January 13, 2021

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching Ascent, a new, free online digital learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses. The program will advise on preparing and recovering from disasters, strategic marketing and...

Policy News – January 6, 2021

Policy News – January 6, 2021

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced grant funding will be given to the Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC) to expand the footprint of Women's Business Centers (WBC) across the country. AWBC will launch 20 new WBCs to serve rural, urban and...

Policy News – December 16, 2020

Policy News – December 16, 2020

While legislators avoided a shutdown last week, another round of negotiations is needed to keep the government open past Friday at midnight. Congress is getting closer to a reported $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill. Lawmakers are expected to announce the deal today...

Policy News – December 9, 2020

Policy News – December 9, 2020

Congress is expected to pass the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week.  While the president is expected to veto the NDAA, because the bill would not repeal legal protections for tech companies, there is bipartisan and bicameral support to...

Policy News – December 2, 2020

Policy News – December 2, 2020

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is set to release names, addresses and precise loan amounts for those who received PPP loans under $150,000. A federal judge denied the motion to stay the disclosure of information, ordering the SBA to release requested...

Policy News – November 18, 2020

Policy News – November 18, 2020

The Payment Protection Program (PPP) provided coronavirus relief for small businesses through government loans. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 300 PPP recipients that accepted up to $500 billion in cash have filed for bankruptcy. This data comes as the...

Policy News – November 12, 2020

Policy News – November 12, 2020

With government funding set to expire on December 11th, Congressional Democrats and Republicans have said they do not want a shutdown and are working together to pass an omnibus spending bill. Senate appropriators are set to release their text of the bills today for...

Policy News – November 4, 2020

Policy News – November 4, 2020

Well into Wednesday morning, the Presidential and key Senate races remain undecided, and margins in some states will be unbearably small. Recounts should be expected in several states. Nothing from Election Day suggests that impactful violations of election law have...

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Industry News – January 27, 2021

What's the State of Small Business in 2021? Gene Marks sat down for a conversation with four top executives from leading companies that together have served millions of small businesses through the Covid pandemic. He wanted to better understand what small businesses...

Industry News – January 20, 2021

Last Chance: Apply for the James Beard Foundation Investment Fund Last fall, the Foundation launched and began fundraising for the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans. The fund will provide $15,000 grants to...

Industry News – January 13, 2021

Second Round of the PPP Is Open The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) this week, providing critical relief to Mainstreet businesses nationwide. To promote access to capital and equitable...

Industry News – January 6, 2021

Here’s What The New Round Of PPP Loans Means For Black-Owned Businesses Only 2% of Black-owned businesses received loans as part of the CARES Act, that’s funded 4.9 million loans totaling more than $521 billion. The application process was run through commercial...

Industry News – December 16, 2020

Powering Small Business Through The Pandemic Featuring GoDaddy Forbes Contributor, MaryLee Sachs speaks to Fara Howard, CMO of GoDaddy about how the Open We Stand campaign came to be, why it is necessary and future plans for the company come 2021. Source: Forbes...

Industry News – December 9, 2020

Small Businesses Add 110,000 Jobs to U.S. Economy in November The ADP Small Business Report, produced by the ADP Research Institute in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, tracks employment figures for private sector businesses with 49 or fewer employees. Small...

Industry News – December 2, 2020

Why Black-Owned Businesses Struggle To Get Small Business Loans Banks and other lenders must address the racial disparities in lending and expand access to credit in communities of color. Online lending solutions can be a significant piece of the solution to these...

Industry News – November 24, 2020

Ebay Announces Grants Program To Help Small Businesses Affected By Covid-19 In partnership with Hello Alice, eBay is inviting business sellers to complete an online application to submit details of their business and how the grant could help them stay up and running...

Industry News – November 18, 2020

LISC Announces Up to $150 Million in 'AA-' Impact Notes to Finance Economic Opportunity in Underserved U.S. Communities The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is issuing up to $150 million of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 'AA-' rated fixed-income LISC...

Industry News – November 12, 2020

Judge Orders the Release of Data on Emergency Loans for Small Businesses After a monthslong legal fight over the transparency of one of the federal government’s largest coronavirus relief programs, a judge in Washington required the disclosure of data on thousands of...