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Policy News – October 28, 2020

Policy News – October 28, 2020

Last Sunday evening, the Senate held a special session to end debate on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The chamber has confirmed Judge Barrett to the bench , finalizing a majority republican court before the election. With just seven days...

Policy News – October 21, 2020

Policy News – October 21, 2020

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell stated Saturday that the Senate is scheduled to vote on a $500 billion covid relief bill on Wednesday, after voting on a standalone piece for additional PPP funds today. The coronavirus would provide funds to expand unemployment benefits,...

Policy News – October 8, 2020

Policy News – October 8, 2020

President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and other Administration officials are grappling with a coronavirus outbreak in the White House. The president has been hospitalized since last Friday evening. Over the weekend, President Trump's medical team mentioned...

Policy News – September 30, 2020

Policy News – September 30, 2020

Negotiations on a modified coronavirus relief package--the details of which were recently released--continues as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and lawmakers will again meet to talk shop. The House is expected to vote on the bill this week. Dubbed "HEROES 2.0," the...

Policy News – September 22, 2020

Policy News – September 22, 2020

It's National Small Business Week! The Small Business Administration will hold a virtual conference on recovery, adaptation, and innovation this week to celebrate the nation's 30 million small businesses. Yesterday, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza is set to announce...

Policy News – September 16, 2020

Policy News – September 16, 2020

This month, the chamber is scheduled to vote on several key bills that include decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level and boosting clean energy development, among others. Last week, the Senate GOP's $650 billion "skinny" recovery bill was shot down in a...

Policy News – September 9, 2020

Policy News – September 9, 2020

The Senate is back in Washington this week, carrying the hope of reaching an agreement on another coronavirus stimulus deal, dubbed the "skinny" package. The bill would include an extension of PPP and more enhanced unemployment money for schools and daycare. Other...

Policy News – August 18, 2020

Policy News – August 18, 2020

On Saturday, August 22, the House vote on Democrat sponsored legislation will be take place. The legislation will provide additional funding to the U.S. Postal Service. This legislation is expected to include $25 billion in funding and block operational changes that...

Policy News – August 6, 2020

Policy News – August 6, 2020

Reminder! The deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020. On Tuesday morning, Visa released a Back to Business study to explore the impacts of COVID-19 and help provide solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. Entrepreneurs and...

Policy News – July 29, 2020

Policy News – July 29, 2020

On Monday, Capitol Hill said goodbye to the Honorable John Lewis (D-Ga.). The late Congressman was lain in state under the Capitol Rotunda — the first Black member with that honor — as hundreds of his colleagues paid respects. On the small business front, Senator...

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Industry News – October 28, 2020

Millions of Small Businesses Await Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness Time is running out for millions of small business owners on Main Street as they await clarity on how to receive forgiveness on the $525 billion in PPP loans they received under the CARES Act. Among...

Industry News – October 21, 2020

Saving Main Street From Its Downward Pandemic Spiral In a recent PYMNTS study, more than two-thirds of consumers say that saving Main Street is a key priority for the shops themselves, and for the health of their local communities. More Main Street businesses say they...

Industry News – October 14, 2020

SBA Offers Total Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less Business owners who borrowed $50,000 or less through the Small Business Administration’s emergency loan program learned last week that their debts are forgiven entirely — provided they file the right paperwork....

Industry News – October 8, 2020

We Need to Revisit the Small Business Lending Process for Women Entrepreneurs Less than 5% of small biz lending goes to women. Catherine Berman, CEO of CNote, shares insight into one effort to do better in measuring risk for those entrepreneurs and financially...

Industry News – September 30, 2020

Podcast:  One Lender's Ideas on How to Save Small Business Kabbage co-founder Kathryn Petralia, whose company is being sold to American Express, discusses government and financial-sector lifelines she says could help businesses that have been hit hardest by the...

Industry News – September 22, 2020

Thasunda Duckett Named First Black Woman On JPMorgan Operating Committee JPMorgan announced that Chief Executive Officer of Chase Consumer Banking, Thasunda Duckett, will be the first African-American named to the firm’s Operating Committee in the biggest expansion of...

Industry News – September 16, 2020

Second Annual National Support Latino Business Day on September 14, 2020 One day in advance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the community day of action is dedicated to highlighting the significant contributions of the Latino/x business community by shopping, celebrating...

Industry News – September 9, 2020

BoA Backs Black-Owned Banks in $300 Million Equality Drive The second-largest U.S. lender took equity stakes of about 5% in three Black or Latinx owned depository institutions. Bank of America also is in talks with other lenders owned by African Americans and...

Industry News – September 1, 2020

Small-Business Failures Loom as Federal Aid Dries Up The United States faces a wave of small-business failures this fall if the federal government does not provide a new round of financial assistance — a prospect that economists warn would prolong the recession, slow...

Industry News – August 26, 2020

71% of Microbusiness Owners Expect to Recover From COVID-19 Financial Hit Within a Year Revenue is down for 75% of small businesses, but business owners are equally confident that recovery will happen within a year, according to a new survey by GoDaddy. The "2020...