Finance

How to Obtain an SBA Coronavirus PPP Loan and Have It Forgiven

It’s the best funding option to keep employees on payroll and small businesses open.


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The number-one pressure on small-business owners right now is payroll. Whether you’re a sole proprietor one-person-show or a company with 500 employees, you’ve certainly felt the pressure. Maybe you’ve already stopped paying yourself, have laid off workers or cut hours. Well, you can thank your federal government for the best aid program recently offered for small business, the Paycheck Protection Program loan (aka Coronavirus Stimulus Loan, or PPP Loan).

The PPP Loan was signed into law on March 27, 2020. On March 31, the SBA issued its guidance and sample application for the loan to be used by banks. Here’s a summary of the details you need to know.

Who Qualifies?

A small business with fewer than 500 employees that was

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10 Products to Get You Through Working From Home

Everybody’s working from home. But how efficiently are they doing it?


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A large portion of the American workforce is working from home these days. For some, that’s no problem and it’s business as usual. For others, it’s tough to be as productive as you once were. Given that we may be working from home for quite some time, it’s a good idea to start thinking about how you’re going to get the most out of every day. Not sure where to start? Here’s a primer on how to optimize every ounce of time you spend in your home office:

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6 Steps to Taking Your Startup Accelerator 100 Percent Virtual

Follow this simple checklist to go above and beyond your physical program presence.


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So you have your next startup accelerator program going on right now or coming up fast. You may be asking yourself, how do I provide as much value without face-to-face relationships? Can I have as big of an impact virtually, or should I delay our timeline? Can I even do it at all?

Short answer: Yes, you can.

Now is the time to step up as innovators in the startup ecosystem. It’s time to evolve. Just like the startups they fund, accelerators are always ripe for an upgrade.

The great thing is that there are already some virtual models out there today. Look at Propel, for example, which supports Canadian founders in the east coast region without a physical program for up to

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Stay Sharp While Social Distancing with This Deal on Rosetta Stone, Microbooks, and More

Just because you’re in isolation doesn’t mean it can’t be productive.


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Much of the world is fully engaged in social distancing due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19. For many, it’s still business as usual, just with more Zoom calls. But nonetheless, it’s bound to get a little boring from time to time with little to no social calendar. So, why not use any extra time you have productively to learn something new or expand your knowledge? The Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle will let you do just that and then some.

This bundle includes lifetime subscriptions to three top apps: Rosetta Stone, 12min Microbooks, and

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6 Conversations Entrepreneurs Must Have ASAP

Have these critical conversations sooner than later to get ahead of the crisis.


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Offices are closed. Production is halted. Billings for your products or services are frozen. Clients/customers have been lost, and crucial past receivables aren’t coming in.

While things will eventually turn around, no one knows when that will be the case — which makes it impossible to plan or budget strategically in order to stay afloat.

Related: This Is What the Ultimate Sales Conversation Sounds Like

Rather than be paralyzed or petrified, it’s crucial for business owners to proactively stave off disaster by quickly pursuing six categories of conversations. They may not be easy or comfortable to have, but for the sake of your organization, they must happen:

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Talk to your local and state elected officials and economic development

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Stay Busy and Productive This Weekend by Streaming Unlimited Documentaries

This documentary service may be a surprisingly productive use of your time.


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While nobody could fault you for binging Tiger King on Netflix this week, at some point during this extended period at home, you’re bound to end up in a spate of just watching TV for watching TV’s sake. There’s no problem with taking a break here and there, of course, but with so much time in our homes, it’s important to not get complacent. If you’re exhausted and just want to watch something before bed, at least consider CuriosityStream.

CuriosityStream is the award-winning streaming and on-demand platform launched by Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks.

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