On Thursday April 16th, just 14 days after small businesses across America were first able to apply for loans through the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it had exhausted its allotted funds and stopped accepting applications. Ironically, Capital One and Wells Fargo opened their application portals within the last two days…

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While most banks have successfully rolled out online portals to accept Payroll Protection Program applications, Capital One remains closed for applications. Businesses who bank with Capital One are looking for other options. Below is a link to a list of banks taking applications from new customers, compiled by Forbes Magazine. https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianthompson1/2020/04/09/banks-and-fintech-companies-accepting-paycheck-protection-program-loan-applications-from-new-and-non-bank-customers/#599f3af8b950 We understand Gusto is…

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Check the link below to see what Google tells you about the movement in your area. Google’s report tells us how we are responding to orders to stay home and shelter in place. How are we doing? Cutting to the chase: we are moving around less, and staying home more – but not all of…

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Contact your loan servicer online or by phone to determine if your loans are eligible. Your servicer is the entity to which you make your monthly payment. If you do not know who your servicer is or how to contact them, visit StudentAid.gov/login or call 1-800-4-FED-AID. See link below for more information from studentaid.gov, including Q&A. https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

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In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, federal, state, and local governments, along with private entities, are mobilizing to provide economic relief as businesses and workers enter a period of uncertainty. Gusto compiled  a comprehensive list of public and private loans, grants, and financial support programs aimed at small businesses: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SRBZE2_6Nftwd02M6Oxj8MoeuZ7y93spXIgIPhkkp2w/htmlview#gid=0

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The DOL has provided Questions and Answers document for employers, to provide guidance ahead of the implementation date on Wednesday, April 1. The following are some highlights from the updated guidance: These leaves are not available to employees with reduced hours, furloughed employees, or employees whose workplaces are closed. See questions 23-28. These leaves are…

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Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) through the SBA The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act provided $1Billion of loan subsidies for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small business entities financial impacted as a result of the coronavirus. Please see our post here for more information about the program and how to…

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The Cares Act, passed March 27, 2020, provides economic relief to individuals to help families cope with the financial impact of the pandemic. Below follows a summary of the provisions, with more to come as details unfold. Provisions for Individuals Retirement Plans Withdrawals no 10% penalty on early withdrawals up to $100,000 for coronavirus-related distributions.…

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