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Policy News – March 12, 2020

Policy News – March 12, 2020

This Week, Congressional Lawmakers kicked off discussions of an economic stimulus package to aid the American economy in the face of coronavirus outbreak. Following his meeting with President Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

Policy News – March 4, 2020

Policy News – March 4, 2020

The Small Business Administration recently announced the launch of its 17-state SBIR Road Tour. The Road Tour will stop at cities in the Southeast, Midwest, Rockies and the Central South. It will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to one of the...

Policy News – February 26, 2020

Policy News – February 26, 2020

The Small Business Administration recently announced the launch of its 17-state SBIR Road Tour. The Road Tour will stop at cities in the Southeast, Midwest, Rockies and the Central South. It will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to one of the...

Policy News – February 12, 2020

Policy News – February 12, 2020

On Monday February 10, following the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) release of President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member, Ben...

Policy News – February 26, 2020

Policy News – February 6, 2020

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing a rule to remove from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) four regulations in the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Small Business Concern (SBC) Program. The removal of these regulations will assist the public...

Policy News – January 30, 2020

Policy News – January 30, 2020

Yesterday, the Small Business Administration Administrator, Jovita Carranza, Department of Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia, and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador, Robert Lighthizer released statements on the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA)...

Policy News – January 23, 2020

Policy News – January 23, 2020

The Department of Labor is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) with a campaign titled "Protecting the American Workforce." Read the full news release here.   In the Senate, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will hold...

Policy News – January 16, 2020

Policy News – January 16, 2020

the House Small Business committee will hold a hearing on, “Enhancing Patent Diversity for America’s Innovators.” On the Small business front, the Small Business Administration released a news release on the SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and her pledges to create...

Policy News – January 10, 2020

Policy News – January 10, 2020

U.S. trade officials will hear testimony from tech, apparel, wine and other industries on the Trump administration's proposed retaliatory tariffs, which could include 100 percent tariffs on $2.4 billion worth of French products. This action is a response to France's...

Policy News – December 4, 2019

Policy News – December 4, 2019

On December 10, the House Committee on Small Business will meet on the United States Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504/CDC Loan Program. The hearing will offer Members of the Subcommittee the opportunity to hear directly from program participants....

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Industry News – May 29, 2020

JPMorgan Chase Invests $600K in Small Business Loan Access Platform from Diddy, Harbor Bank The investment will go to OurFairShare.com, which was created through a partnership between Harbor Bank of Maryland Community Development Corporation and Combs Enterprises. The...

Industry News – May 22, 2020

Magic Johnson Makes Another Assist—to the Small Business Aid Program Earvin “Magic” Johnson said his EquiTrust Life Insurance Co. will provide $100 million in capital to fund loans through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. Source: The...

Industry News – May 15, 2020

Why are Pa. and N.J. Receiving Fewer PPP Coronavirus Loans? The New York Fed Investigates Some of the severely affected states such as New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania are getting fewer PPP loans than some Mountain and Midwest states on a...

Industry News – May 6, 2020

Introducing The Rebuild Program—A Project to Help Small Businesses Reopen Amid a Pandemic The Rebuild Program will consist of six weekly virtual conversations—featuring industry consultants and experts and moderated by Fortune editors—that tackle the challenges...

Industry News – April 29, 2020

Support the Native Business Coalition In a survey of 110-Native-owned businesses, 71.3% of respondents reported that their business was their sole source of income. The survey was conducted by the Native Business Coalition–which includes Roanhorse Consulting, Native...

Industry News – April 24, 2020

Small Business Owners Worry They Won’t Survive Coronavirus Without Federal Loans, but Experts Say They Have Options Seven options outside of federal loans for small business owners to sustain while COVID-19 runs its course.  Source: CNBC.com     Shake Shack,...

Industry News – April 8, 2020

Federal Reserves System Survey for Challenges Facing Low-Income Communities The Federal Reserve System is conducting a survey to understand better the range of challenges facing under-resourced and low-income communities in the wake of COVID-19. The survey is also...

Industry News – April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits Nonprofit Finance Fund has compiled weeks of insights and helpful tools to ensure nonprofit’s success amidst COVID-19. Articles about the new normal for nonprofits and a cash flow tool are among many of the helpful links in...

Industry News – March 25, 2020

Small Business Administration: $50B Coronavirus Lifeline 'Already Starting to Be Approved' President Trump recently stated that the SBA would serve as a clearing house for “up to $50 billion” in available loans to help struggling small businesses weather the coming...

Industry News – March 19, 2020

Square Receives Conditional Approval of FDIC Insurance Yesterday the FDIC Board voted to conditionally approve Square’s application for deposit insurance related to its Industrial Loan Company (ILC) bank charter. Square has also received charter approval from the Utah...