Can You Use the New “EZ” Form for PPP Loan Forgiveness?

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It’s never a dull moment with the Paycheck Protection Program. It changes all the time! Just before the Independence Day holiday, the SBA released a shorter, simplified “EZ” forgiveness application and instructions for Paycheck Protection Program loans. In this short video, I share three qualifications that will allow certain solo and small firms to use … Read More

What if you’re NOT eligible for an EIDL loan?

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In addition to the Payroll Protection Program, the SBA extended its Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to cover businesses affected by the Coronavirus. Millions of small business owners rushed to apply … before they knew all the details. After a long wait – and lots of confusion – the SBA is now reaching out to … Read More

How can the latest PPP rule changes help YOU?

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I recently shared a couple of tools to stay grounded and balanced when facing events outside of our control. And it’s been a tumultuous few weeks and months, hasn’t it? Thankfully, this past week finally included some good news for solo and small firm owners. I know it’s hard to keep up … but once … Read More

A First Look at PPP Loan Forgiveness

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On May 15, 2020, the SBA and Treasury Department issued new rules regarding Payroll Protection Program Loan Forgiveness. NOTE: You need to APPLY for loan forgiveness. It isn’t granted automatically. You have until October 31, 2020 to fill out your application. Because this pandemic was unprecedented, the SBA/Treasury and others are building this plane as … Read More

New Safe Harbor Rules for PPP Loans!

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NEWS FLASH: The SBA will consider any Payroll Protection Program loans issued for less than $2 million by definition to have been made in good faith. This new rule was issued MAY 13, 2020. This is a HUGE win for small businesses! Why is that an issue? When submitting a PPP application, solo and small … Read More

What If You’re Not Eligible for a PPP Loan?

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While there’s a lot of media attention paid to the Paycheck Protection Program, many solopreneurs may not be eligible – or may choose not to participate. You need to look carefully at the eligibility requirements including the amount of compensation you can document, your business’s net profits, and the record-keeping detail required in how you … Read More

Find money during times of crisis

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These are unprecedented times. Fallout from the Coronavirus may have you feeling uncertain, anxious and even a little fearful. But I bet you also feel the urge to take action and protect the things you’ve worked hard to build. One way to do that is by finding the money that keeps your doors open. How … Read More

How will you spend the next 30 days?

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It’s March 18th, 2020. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a whole range of feelings about this COVID-19 thing. Not unlike Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s 5 stages of grief. Denying there’s an issue because hey, I’m healthy and not in a high-risk group. Angry at the panic-inducing a**holes who create a run on basic necessities … Read More

Oy! Yet another privacy policy update?

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You’ve probably gotten more than a few emails recently about privacy policy updates. Why? Because privacy policies are part of a system. A system of handling, managing, and guarding customer information. They’re a kind of “contract”—a pledge—you make to your customers about the care you’ll take with their personally identifiable information. When subscribers join our … Read More