31 Mar The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
Below is a link from the US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship titled, “The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act.” If you are a small business or independent contractor, I highly recommend that you read it. It is one of the easiest and informative guides for small business owners to read now, regarding the available financial stimulus that is available to them, that was recently signed into law under the newly signed CARES Act.
Link to read “The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act”
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE “Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) SBA 7(a) CARES Act Loan.” (as of 3/30/2020)
Once you read the above link from the US Senate Committee, part of it is about the “Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) SBA 7(a) CARES Act Loan,” my further advice on that loan now is this:
If in doubt, apply anyway for the “Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) SBA 7(a) CARES Act Loan.” This is also the advice of the SBA. You can always decline the loan funds when and if approved. You will know more about how you qualify as your banker works with you and you fill out the application. Since the application is not released yet, and the SBA is currently discussing the application rules with the banks, the applications are not ready yet. Some say these loan applications will be ready by this weekend, and some say it will take three weeks.
If you are going to apply for the new “Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) SBA 7(a) CARES Act Loan,” then you should contact a bank that will be facilitating them, and is approved by the SBA to do so. Likely, it will be your existing business bank. Under the bill, the banks that will be helping you apply for this loan are allowed to charge a commission to facilitate these (up to 5% for certain loan-level amounts – paid directly to them by the SBA), and they will. They should be able to guide you with the application and be available to do so.
It is advised to contact your business bank NOW to ask them if they are an SBA approved lender for this loan, and to ask them when they will have the applications ready. They will be the first people to advise you on the loan application information.
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