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Businesses and employers – Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

The U.S. SBA offers the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance (EIDL and EIDL Advance).

More about Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):

The SBA has resumed accepting PPP loan applications from approved lenders. The PPP is a loan program for small businesses, self-employed, independent contractors, nonprofits with a maximum of 500 employees, and it is intended to keep workers paid and employed. The loan amount is calculated based on payroll expenses with a maximum amount of $10 million at a rate of 1% for up to 2 years. The loan is forgivable if 75% of the loan amount is used for payroll, and no employees are laid off, or if laid-off employees are rehired before June 30, 2020. In addition to payroll costs, allowable expenses include mortgage interest, rent, and utilities. Submit your application as soon as possible, even if you need to rehire

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75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free


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Today, many people today are looking to leave the daily grind for something that feeds their passion. People do not want to retire at the age of 60 (or older) to look back on life and feel they have wasted it.

Related: Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

Luckily, it is now increasingly easy to start a business from scratch without spending a fortune. Below, I’ve highlighted 75 varied business ideas you can start cheaply from the comfort of your own home. Some of the business ideas listed require nothing more than an internet connection, while others demand a level of licensing or a specific set of vocational skills…the choice is yours!

1. Making Chatbots 

I am quoted on entrepreneur.com as, “ChatBot expert Murray Newlands commented that, ‘Where 10 years ago every company needed a

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Businesses Are Struggling To Use Paycheck Protection Program Money : NPR

Congress just passed an additional $321 billion worth of spending for the Paycheck Protection Program. But even when some small businesses receive the aid money, they’re not sure how to use it.



MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

Saving jobs is at the heart of Congress’ coronavirus small-business rescue program. But as NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben reports, even when some businesses receive the money, they’re not sure how to use it.

DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN, BYLINE: The Paycheck Protection Program sounds simple – give small businesses money to keep people on payroll. But Adam Markowitz says it hasn’t been simple at all.

ADAM MARKOWITZ: It’s a mess – just the calculation of who counts for payroll, what counts for payroll.

KURTZLEBEN: Markowitz works at a Florida accounting firm and spoke to NPR via Skype. He rattled off a list of how what payroll means has changed since the program was created.

MARKOWITZ: There was a

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Covid-19: Finance Minister says businesses to shift to ‘safe’ economic activity under alert level 3

Minister of Finance Grant Robertson says the focus for businesses will move away from “essential” economic activity to what is “safe” under alert level three.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson

Minister of Finance Grant Robertson
Photo: Pool / NZME

Robertson made his comments in a speech to Business New Zealand this afternoon.

It follows an announcement made earlier today that small businesses will get a $3 billion boost through tax breaks to help them ride out the impending economic crisis.

Robertson broke down the response to the Covid-19 crisis in three waves; fight the virus and cushion the blow, kickstart the economy, and reset and rebuild the economy.

The government’s response was not about distinct phases that followed one after the other, he said.

“They are waves that are all under way at once, lapping over and under each other,” he said.

“Much of the work we have done and continue to do on the

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Business Plan Template for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Free Download

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Writing a business plan can seem like a big task, especially if you’re starting a business for the first time and don’t have a financial background. Even if you do have some experience, getting a refresher on what a modern business plan looks like is always a good idea.

After all, business plans have changed over the years, and what lenders and investors expect now is different than it was even just 10 years ago.

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This template has been used by universities such as Princeton and Babson to teach entrepreneurs how to start businesses. It’s also been used by over 850,000 businesses to write business plans for bank loans, venture capital and angel

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5 Online Businesses You Can Start With No Money

The internet is the great equalizer. In business specifically, it has leveled the playing field. Anyone can start a money-making online business—anyone with a computer, that is. But here’s the thing: virtually no technical experience is needed. Today there are plenty of tools you can use to build an online business that makes the technical work a lot easier than it was in the past.

You can also live anywhere you want, set your own schedule, and work as little or as much as you want, depending on how fast or big you want your business to grow. No business or marketing experience is needed either. It’s a truly democratic medium for entrepreneurship.

Best of all, unlike a brick-and-mortar business, you don’t need a lot of startup capital. In fact, you can get many internet businesses up and running with no money at all because so many free services facilitate

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The Seven Most Popular Types of Businesses

Looking to start your own business? Congratulations! You’re onto something big—entrepreneurs like yourself are fueling the economy. To help you get started, we’ll explain the seven most common types of business. If you’re starting your own business, you’ll want to create a business plan to help you better outline your goals before committing to one of the business types below.

Business Types: Infographic

What type of business should you start?

One of the first challenges new entrepreneurs face is deciding what type of business they should register. Although there are several different types of businesses, choosing one doesn’t need to be difficult. Here are the seven most commonly-used business types and some questions to help you pick which business type is right for your startup:

  1. Sole Proprietorship: The simplest type of business. Sole proprietorships are owned and operated by a single person and are very easy to set up.
  2. Partnership: A business owned
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Businesses For Sale at GlobalBX

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If you are looking to buy a business or sell a business, GlobalBX can help you.

GlobalBX is a free business for sale listing exchange that provides a confidential forum to facilitate the buying and selling of businesses.

We have over 6,753 Business Brokers and Agents using our services. Click here to view our Professionals Directory of Business Brokers and Agents.


Register Now as a GlobalBX Business Broker to:

  • 1. Reach thousands of qualified business buyers searching our businesses for sale everyday.
  • 2. Post an unlimited number of businesses listings for free.
  • 3. Track the number of times that your business listings have been searched.
  • 4. Have messages from business buyers sent to you confidentially via email.
  • 5. Enter your profile into our Professionals Directory, where thousands of business sellers and buyers look for assistance.
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COVID-19: Finance professionals worry over impact of the pandemic on businesses

Finance professionals working in organizations, large and small in the public and private sectors, have expressed deep concerns about the impact of Covid-19 on people, productivity and cashflow of businesses.

The dreaded disease which the World Health Organisation has described as a global health emergency, is taking toll on families and their businesses, leading to pay cuts and posing threat to job security.

A  new global research conducted by Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) among 10,000 finance professionals, including an expert panel of 227 in Nigeria turned out startling revelations.

Respondents in Nigeria say the most severe impact of the virus is employee productivity being negatively affected, with 55 percent saying this was the case, followed by cash flow problems hitting business viability.

33 percent of the respondents, according to the research, stated that the virus is really an impact while  a third of the respondents explained they were

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BizBen.com | Official Site | California Businesses For Sale, Wanted To Buy Postings

Wanted: Preschool – With Real Estate – Los Angeles County

Posting #: 194379

Status: Active

Refreshed: 3/31/2020

Contact: Victor Kiklowicz

Phone: 626-797-4906

Phone: None Given


Short Profile: I am representing several qualified buyers, interested in preschools in LA County, San Gabriel or San Fernando Valley areas, seeking preschools with real estate to be included in the purchase, or as an option to purchase in 2-3 years. Price range: Up to 3 million.
Wanted: Manufacturing, Industrial, And Construction Firms – California

Posting #: 259915

Status: Active

Refreshed: 3/30/2020

Contact: Zach Ott (Business Buyer)

Phone: 808-381-8343

Phone: 800-925-7134

Financial Profile: Every deal is unique and requires a willing seller, willing buyer structure.

Short Profile: Our criteria spans a wide range of industries and geographic locations with a target acquisition size between $2-$10MM in revenues. We define value by identifying great companies and enhancing their performance by providing strategy, resources, and support to
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