While the CARES Act has many moving pieces and parts, the sections dedicated to protecting small businesses and the people they employ will be a salve amid a tragic month of anxiety. One of the specific offerings in the stimulus package is the Paycheck Protection Program. These loans come with stipulations but are equipped with some generous benefits to help protect payroll. Keep on reading to find out what they might mean for your business.
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For many restaurants, adding the option of online delivery may be something they’ve either been casually considering or maybe just started to implement as an experience. However, with the recent sudden health crisis that COVID-19 has brought, being able to stay open for deliveries has become almost a necessity for many businesses. The good news is, even if you’re starting from scratch, it can be a relatively simple process.
Sadly, as the global COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on our world and our institutions strain to cope with it all, scores of businesses are facing the excruciating reality that remaining in operation just isn’t feasible. As terrible as it is, there are steps you need to take to ensure that the pain of closing your business isn’t even more devastating to your employees and your finances than it needs to be.
As a restaurant or retail business owner, pairing with one ore more of these companies can potentially bring in a boon of new revenue. However, with so many choices, are certain services better than others? Let’s take a look at what separates some of the more popular third-party delivery services in the industry, and hopefully, you can decide which one, if any, makes the most sense for your company.
Do you have a plan to deal with a loss of income or pay for utilities that aren’t working? What if you have to temporarily relocate? Read this informative article to learn more about business interruption insurance, including exactly what it covers, how to buy it, and more.
A $10,000 business loan is a fairly small amount, so it shouldn’t be too difficult for many businesses to receive one. Many online lenders have short applications and can fund as quickly as the same business day of approval. Lenders may evaluate factors including personal credit score, monthly or annual revenue, and time in business to determine if you qualify.
The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) provides financial assistance to both small businesses and private, nonprofit organizations that are located in a declared disaster area. Coverage depends on the amount of economic injury sustained. That includes things that don’t cause property damage, such as COVID-19, but still result in a massive loss of demand due to circumstances beyond your control or that interrupt your ability to conduct business.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of loan programs designed to help small businesses grow. SBA loans are known for having some of the lowest interest rates available. We’ll explain the rates for three of the SBA’s most popular loan programs: 7(a) Loans (business loans for most general business purposes), CDC/504 Loans (business loans to finance real estate and other fixed assets), and Disaster Loans (loans to rebuild following a disaster).
We’ve put together this post to help small retail businesses modernize their operations by bridging the gap between online sales and physical retail sales. Whether you’re looking to establish your brand in the online sphere or want to replace your current online POS with a better system, read on to learn about the best eCommerce POS systems.