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SBA OPENS MAIN STREET LENDING PROGRAM

On June 15, 2020, the SBA announced that the Main Street Lending Program portal is now open. The Main Street Program provides additional funding to small and mid-size businesses, with relaxed regulations, as part of the CARES Act. The Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF) offers eligible borrowers the ability to secure loans ranging from Read More…

NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE GRANTS

On June 9, 2020, the NJEDA began accepting applications for Phase 2 of the Emergency Assistance Grants.  The grants are available for businesses with 25 or less employees.  The NJEA has $45 million dollars available to distribute, as part of the federal CARES Act. The grant will be in the amount of $1,000 per full-time Read More…

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY ACT OF 2020

On Friday June 5, 2020, the President signed H.R. 7010, cited as the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020” into law.  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) that was signed into Law on March 27, 2020.  The new Flexibility Act provided many Read More…

OPERATING COST REDUCTION STRATEGIES TO CONSIDER DURING CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY

By Ross Forman In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, operational challenges are among the top sources of pressure for businesses. Unforeseen costs, disruptions in services and, for most organizations, significant material hits to revenue are top of mind as you navigate new issues related to maintaining facilities and business functions. For these reasons, identifying and Read More…

HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN NAVIGATE THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS’ SUPPLY CHAIN IMPACTS

By Jeff Pratt, Sean Murphy The novel coronavirus (otherwise known as COVID-19) crisis has struck a serious blow to the manufacturing industry, which was already battling trade policy turbulence, a slowdown in global manufacturing growth and broader economic uncertainty. The virus’ disruptive impacts are rippling throughout global manufacturing supply chains, particularly in the auto sector. Automakers rely Read More…

SMALL BUSINESSES: ACT NOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SBA LOANS AND PAYROLL TAX INCENTIVES

Background In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, many small-to-medium sized businesses are struggling to manage revenue losses amid prolonged economic uncertainty. To offset the pandemic’s financial impacts, Congress has passed several stimulus bills, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes provisions Read More…

BREAKING DOWN SECTION 4001 OF THE CARES ACT

On March 27, Congress passed the $2 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) in order to provide “emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.” The largest rescue package in American history, this historic piece of legislation includes a number of programs designed to offset the Read More…

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