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Policy News – February 25, 2021

Policy News – February 25, 2021

On Monday, the House Budget Committee passed the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill in a 19-16 vote and a floor vote is expected this week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has expressed confidence the measure will pass in the Senate before unemployment benefits...

Policy News – February 25, 2021

Policy News – February 18, 2021

Last week, nine House committees held budget hearings on a potential $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package. The House Budget Committee is expected to combine the various pieces of legislation into a reconciliation vehicle. House Democrats plan to hold a full vote next...

Policy News – February 11, 2021

Policy News – February 11, 2021

RECONCILIATION MARKUP... Yesterday, the House Committee on Small Business will hold a hybrid markup providing for reconciliation pursuant to S.Con.Res. 5, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2021.  A section by section summary can be viewed here. ...

Biden-Harris Administration Increases Lending to Small Businesses in Need & Announces Changes to PPP to Further Promote Equitable Access to Relief

Policy News – February 4, 2021

A group of Republican Senators met with President Biden last night to discuss a potential middle ground for another COVID relief bill. President Biden has promoted a $1.9 trillion measure proposed in January. The plan builds on prior COVID relief measures but...

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...

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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,...

Industry News – February 18, 2021

Serena Williams and Opportunity Fund Support Opportunities for Black Small-Business Owners Tennis icon, fashion and jewelry designer Serena Williams is extending her support of Opportunity Fund. Throughout February, a portion of proceeds from Serena Williams Jewelry...

Industry News – February 11, 2021

Louisiana HBCUs tapped to connect Black-owned small businesses with help Baton Rouge-based Southern University and New Orleans-based Xavier University and Dillard University are participating in a small business loan program through Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small...

Industry News – February 4, 2021

“Black Women Entrepreneurs, Not Banks, Helped Me Keep My Company Going During the Pandemic” A Black woman entrepreneur shares her experiences of staying in business and staying encouraged during the pandemic, all thanks to the examples and help of Black women, both...

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...