Baby Boomer-owned small businesses can help resuscitate urban economies

Cities, the source of 90 percent of all reported COVID-19 cases, are both the epicenter of the pandemic and the main locales of the vast majority of these Boomer-owned small and medium size businesses poised for transition. Therefore, according to RFN Cities, a community preparedness and business retention program that assists local economic development agencies […]

Failure to Pass Another Stimulus Bill Could Increase Unemployment in October, Small Business Survey Finds

Unemployment in the United States reached heights not seen since the Great Depression in April, after businesses closed down to slow the spread of a new coronavirus. As the country moves in the direction of reopening, people have been returning to work, driving the unemployment rate down. However, it’s still elevated at 8.4 percent and […]

How to choose the best cell phone plan for your small business in 2020

Big Four basics AT&T AT&T offers several variations of its Mobility Rate Plans — Mobile Share Plus, Mobile Select Priority Pooled, and Business Unlimited Elite, plus several in between — tailored to your budget for $50, $55, and $85 per line per month. Designed for small- to medium-sized businesses, the Elite plan offers unlimited data, […]

Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority To Provide Rent Relief For Small Businesses

The Commercial Rent Relief Matching Grant Program is a three-month emergency assistance program focused on businesses in lower-income neighborhoods. The URA’s Kryn Sausedo says the program depends on landlords agreeing to temporarily lower rent for their commercial tenants.

Florida small business owners stay afloat as state continues to reopen

Two and half months later, Florida is in phase 2 of its reopening, and Harry says things have improved and that his personal case load, which had significantly decreased from 25 clients to three — is now back up to 10 to 20 clients, depending on the week. Though his small staff still has to […]

Now Hiring: Newsom Signs Law Offering Credits To Small Businesses Devastated By Pandemic

“There was a commitment among all of us to make sure that our small businesses come back,” said state Sen. Anna Caballero, a Democrat from Salinas who co-authored the bill along with Sen. Steven Bradford, a Democrat from Gardena. “We absolutely need to see them be successful and this is going to be one of […]

HSBC glitch led to thousands of small business loans in the wrong name

The offer letter, seen by BBC news, warns borrowers in capital letters that they should read the document fully and consider legal advice before signing it. It then tells borrowers that they are responsible for repaying the “the whole of this loan at all times”.

Protect Doctors, Nursing Homes and Small Businesses From Trial Lawyers | Opinion

Democratic and Republican governors in over 20 states understand as much, and have already crafted targeted limited liability shields to protect their most vulnerable residents from the plaintiff bar’s frivolous COVID-19 suits. These state models—which provide targeted protections, not blanket immunity—represent a great start, and the federal government should use them as a springboard to […]

California grants tax credits to small businesses that hire during pandemic

“This is really about the lifeblood of California and its economy,” Newsom said at a news conference, adding that businesses owned by women and people of color can be especially vulnerable. “It’s about a sense of pride and spirit that we all have.”

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Creates ‘Shopopoly’ To Support Downtown Small Business

Those retailers include Sinful Sweets, Nicholas Coffee & Tea Co., Steel City 306 Forbes Boutique & Brow Bar, Heinz Healey’s, PG&H, Boutique La Passerelle, Peter Lawrence, Market Street Grocery, Joseph Orlando Clothiers, love, Pittsburgh, Fresh Nostalgia, Larrimore’s, Oliver Flower Shop, Brooks Diamonds, Inkwell at Oxford, Rothschild/Broffs, Milk Shake Factory, Heidi Optics, and Rock ‘n’ Joe […]