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undefinedBipartisan Emergency COVID Relief Act of 2020


Attached is the summary of the bicameral bipartisan negotiation (with several placeholders for liability & state/local funding) that has been discussed in the press over the last week. Negotiations on state and local funding and liability continue.

Key Elements from lenders:

Posted On: December 09, 2020

undefinedOnline tool provides critical support for small businesses during COVID-19 pandemic


This year has been extremely challenging for small businesses, but with the help of covid-sb.org, access to resources and one-on-one assistance is a simple click away. Covid-sb.org is an easy-to-navigate website for small business owners to access an array of... morePosted On: December 09, 2020undefinedSanta Cruz County Moves to Purple Tier
Restaurants - outdoor only
Retail - 25% Indoor capacity
Bars closed (those serving food, follow restaurant guidelines)*
Hotels open, but no related inside pools or gyms open, other modifications may apply.*
Fitness clubs: outside only
Posted On: November 17, 2020undefinedSBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less
"The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.Posted On: October 15, 2020undefined"U.S. to Start Forgiving PPP Loans After Borrowers Complained"
"The Small Business Administration will begin forgiving loans granted to small-business owners under the Paycheck Protection Program, the Treasury Department said Tuesday, following banks’ and borrowers’ complaints that the process had been bogged down..." -Wall Street JounralPosted On: October 09, 2020undefined"Mnuchin Calls for Forgiving PPP Loans to Smallest Businesses"
"...Mr. Mnuchin, testifying before the committee, suggested the Trump administration would back a proposal from U.S. banks and others who have said the massive lending program should see loans under $150,000 automatically turned into grants..." -Wall Street JournalPosted On: October 09, 2020undefined"Make Your Website Work for You"
Learn how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports business goals with Grow With Google and California Office of the Small Business Advocate. Here are additional resources they have provided from this webinar.Posted On: October 09, 2020undefinedCash Flow Tool + Free Legal + PPP/EIDL Updates + eCommerce Optimization + Free Merchandising + What Would Bryce Do? + Online Done Right + Free Biz Advice
This SPECIAL EDITION episode is fully-loaded with FREE resources to literally, help save your business.Posted On: September 04, 2020undefinedHiddent Opportunity + Insta Reels 101 + #1 Video Mistake + Gear Pick Mic + Instagrammers To Watch
If foot traffic, sales and simply generating more exposure is your mission right now, this episode of Small Business-by-the-Bay with host and SBDC advisor, Bryce Root is for you.Posted On: September 04, 2020SBA Stands Ready to Assist California Businesses and Residents Affected by Wildfires
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to California businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Jovita Carranza announced.Posted On: August 24, 2020

Bipartisan Emergency COVID Relief Act of 2020
Attached is the summary of the bicameral bipartisan negotiation (with several placeholders for liability & state/local funding) that has been discussed in the press over the last week. Negotiations on state and local funding and liability continue.Key Elements from lenders:Posted On: December 09, 2020undefinedOnline tool provides critical support for small businesses during COVID-19 pandemic
This year has been extremely challenging for small businesses, but with the help of covid-sb.org, access to resources and one-on-one assistance is a simple click away. Covid-sb.org is an easy-to-navigate website for small business owners to access an array of... morePosted On: December 09, 2020undefinedSanta Cruz County Moves to Purple Tier
Restaurants - outdoor only
Retail - 25% Indoor capacity
Bars closed (those serving food, follow restaurant guidelines)*
Hotels open, but no related inside pools or gyms open, other modifications may apply.*
Fitness clubs: outside only
Posted On: November 17, 2020undefinedSBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less
"The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.Posted On: October 15, 2020undefined"U.S. to Start Forgiving PPP Loans After Borrowers Complained"
"The Small Business Administration will begin forgiving loans granted to small-business owners under the Paycheck Protection Program, the Treasury Department said Tuesday, following banks’ and borrowers’ complaints that the process had been bogged down..." -Wall Street JounralPosted On: October 09, 2020undefined"Mnuchin Calls for Forgiving PPP Loans to Smallest Businesses"
"...Mr. Mnuchin, testifying before the committee, suggested the Trump administration would back a proposal from U.S. banks and others who have said the massive lending program should see loans under $150,000 automatically turned into grants..." -Wall Street JournalPosted On: October 09, 2020undefined"Make Your Website Work for You"
Learn how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports business goals with Grow With Google and California Office of the Small Business Advocate. Here are additional resources they have provided from this webinar.Posted On: October 09, 2020undefinedCash Flow Tool + Free Legal + PPP/EIDL Updates + eCommerce Optimization + Free Merchandising + What Would Bryce Do? + Online Done Right + Free Biz Advice
This SPECIAL EDITION episode is fully-loaded with FREE resources to literally, help save your business.Posted On: September 04, 2020undefinedHiddent Opportunity + Insta Reels 101 + #1 Video Mistake + Gear Pick Mic + Instagrammers To Watch
If foot traffic, sales and simply generating more exposure is your mission right now, this episode of Small Business-by-the-Bay with host and SBDC advisor, Bryce Root is for you.Posted On: September 04, 2020SBA Stands Ready to Assist California Businesses and Residents Affected by Wildfires
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to California businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Jovita Carranza announced.Posted On: August 24, 2020

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