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Displaying items tagged: Small Business Administration

Friday, 08 January 2021 13:22

New round of PPP loans set to launch as businesses signal needed assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration begins taking applications next week for the new round of forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans to aid small businesses ailing from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 19 July 2020 16:54

Hundreds of Michigan nonprofits land ‘critical’ PPP loans

Small businesses were clear benefactors when the federal Paycheck Protection Program was announced in March to help companies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:46

TRIAL BY FIRE: SBA races to provide relief to small businesses, but some hiccups remain

The sheer volume of small businesses that have sought federal relief loans illustrates the depth and scope of the economic pain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 03 March 2019 21:20

Artificial barrier or lack of understanding? Tribal entities struggle to secure key minority business certification

Business entities owned by West Michigan-based Native American tribes face a surprising roadblock in gaining access to programs used to grow minority-owned businesses. While tribally-owned businesses often receive the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) disadvantaged business certification, they have not found similar success when it comes to getting “minority business enterprise” (MBE) certification through the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC).

Published in Economic Development
Saturday, 18 March 2017 05:30

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Tribes invest in economic diversification via M&A, real estate deals

Across West Michigan, Native American tribes have started to hang out their own shingle in enterprises that move them away from the familiar tribal-owned casino.

Published in Economic Development