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PPP Changed to Help Small Businesses

The federal Paycheck Protection Program has been modified to give more help to businesses with fewer than 20 employees. For two weeks beginning Wednesday, small businesses that want to apply for the loans will be the only applications accepted for the program. Some eligibility rules have also changed that allow self-employed, sole proprietors and independent

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Preparing for the Future of Tourism in a Post-COVID-19 World The coronavirus crisis is having massive impacts on the tourism industry—many of which will reshape the industry’s future landscape. What actions should the stakeholders of this industry be taking today from a marketing and communications perspective? The truth is no one knows for sure; we’re

Low-interest Disaster Loans Available from SBA

Low-interest disaster loans are available to small businesses and private non-profits severely affected by the pandemic. If eligible, a business or non-profit that submits a viable application could be approved for a loan of up to $2 million. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of

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The CVB is keeping an eye on the pandemic and its impact on travel and we’re sure you are, too. Now that the initial shock of the crisis is waning, it’s time to start looking forward. Here are news stories and information that might be helpful in your efforts to keep your business operating. Gov.

SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration issued revised criteria for states or territories seeking an economic injury declaration related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The relaxed criteria will have two immediate impacts: Faster, Easier Qualification Process for States Seeking SBA Disaster Assistance. Historically, the SBA has required that any state or territory impacted by disaster provide documentation certifying