Upcoming CFA Legislative Impact Survey

Speaking of the COVID relief bill and the myriad issues legislators are looking to include, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations – chaired by Dunkin’ franchise owner John Motta – has developed a 19-question legislative impact survey that we will be sending out this weekend. It is imperative that as many franchisees as possible complete the…

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Miscellaneous

Notwithstanding the spike in coronavirus infections that we’re seeing across the country over the past few weeks, optimism rose 12 points among small business owners for the fourth quarter of 2020 according to new polling from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Survey. The 4th quarter score of 72 is up 12 points from the prior…

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With COVID Spikes, Restrictions Multiply

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, coronavirus-driven business shutdowns and closures are not only becoming more widespread, but much more extreme, as well! Notwithstanding a better than 99.5% survival rate along with the imminent approval of a couple of potentially highly effective vaccines, governors across the country are ordering curfews, business closings and behavioral…

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Florida Voters Want More Help for Small Business

It might seem like nothing more than political rhetoric when it is spewed by Washington politicians, but helping small business cope with the fallout from the coronavirus is in the forefront of the voter’s mind according to the latest survey by Goldman Sachs. The financial giant released a survey of Florida voters earlier this month…

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Miscellaneous

We’re aware of a number of upcoming events you may want to put on your calendar for the early part of November. No doubt overshadowed by the Presidential election on November 3, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) will be celebrating veteran owned businesses across the country with the National Veterans Small Business Week from…

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EIDL Funding Restricted

As more business interests look to survive the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, funds for government assistance and business loan programs have rapidly been stretched to their limits. Just this week, the SBA dramatically restricted access and financing limits when it reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL). The program, which previously offered…

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Congress Replenishes PPP Fund

The US House gave final legislative approval to a bill refunding of the Paycheck Protection Program yesterday with an additional $310 billion and sent the bill to the President Trump, who has already signed it into law. The law immediately provides additional funding to the PPP for forgivable loans to small businesses and with that…

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Ohio Workers Comp Board OKs Dividend

Following up on a hearing we told you about last week in Small Regular, the Ohio Board of Workers Compensation gave its blessing to a proposal of Governor Michael DeWine that the Board pay out employer dividends in the amount of $1.6 billion as a vehicle to help the state’s business community deal with the…

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“You Didn’t Build That!”

Back during his reelection campaign in 2012, President Barack Obama famously lectured – or scolded – successful business owners on how or why they became successful – opining that others owned some responsibility for their success. “Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that…

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Miscellaneous

It’s official, with October job growth numbers, US employers have added jobs to their payrolls for 109 months straight – the longest stretch of job creation the government began collecting those records in 1939! On average this year, employers have added 167,000 jobs per month! It should be no surprise then that small business optimism…

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