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Displaying items tagged: small business

Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:10

Seven Steps Up worries about future of live concert venues

SPRING LAKE — Gary and Michelle Hanks have spent the last nine years building a niche business and bringing a variety of singer-songwriters and rising musicians to Seven Steps Up.

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Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:10

StudioOne Creative helps clients pivot during pandemic

PAW PAW — When clients pivoted, so did Rene Rodriguez. In one instance, an industrial packaging maker in Bangor that serves the auto industry slowed when the pandemic hit, so the company retooled and shifted to design and produce face shields.

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Sunday, 10 May 2020 17:44

Soldadera Coffee co-owner expands business from side hustle to full-time gig

GRAND RAPIDS — For the family-owned startup Soldadera Coffee LLC, the COVID-19 crisis has brought an unexpected opportunity.

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Friday, 08 May 2020 10:20

Relief fund offers grants to downtown Holland, Zeeland businesses

HOLLAND — The Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce created a relief fund to aid small restaurants and retailers in downtown Holland and Zeeland hit financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 14:15

Battle Creek COVID-19 grant program expanded for small businesses

BATTLE CREEK — A grant fund started in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has expanded to $600,000 and will cover more businesses in the Battle Creek area.

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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 15:47

SBA: Second round of PPP lasts longer as average loan size shrinks

The second round of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program has seen more loans approved for lesser amounts, an indication that smaller businesses are getting assistance.

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Monday, 04 May 2020 08:29

Michigan small businesses approved for $5.56B in second round of PPP loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration in less than a week approved more than 60,000 loans totaling $5.56 billion under the Paycheck Protection Program for Michigan small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Friday, 01 May 2020 17:13

West Michigan small businesses receive $1 million in state funding, ‘staggering’ need

Nearly 200 small businesses in West Michigan that are struggling to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic will receive grant support from the state’s Michigan Small Business Relief Program.

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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.

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Friday, 24 April 2020 12:39

SBA plans to re-open applications Monday for PPP loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration intends to resume taking loan applications Monday for another round of the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:26

Lakeshore retailers adapt, move online as some scramble to stay afloat

As the owner of longtime downtown Grand Haven retailer Down To Earth, Sholeh Veiseh has turned to hosting virtual fashion shows and offering sales on social media to bring in some revenue during the coronavirus closure.

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Thursday, 23 April 2020 14:02

Michigan retailers report ‘dismal’ March activity

Nearly nine in 10 Michigan retailers say their sales declined in March, and about three-quarters expect further decreases over the next three months.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2020 11:18

Grand Rapids Chamber seeks additional $2 million for small business relief fund

The foundation for the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce wants to raise another $2 million for an emergency relief fund for small businesses affected by closures from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tuesday, 21 April 2020 17:00

During SBAM briefing, Gov. Whitmer discusses pathway to restart state’s economy

When looking to get Michigan back to business, the state must answer a variety of questions to assess the risk, according to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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Sunday, 19 April 2020 17:29

Michigan small businesses access more than $10 billion in SBA relief funding

The U.S. Small Business Administration approved relief loans totaling $10.38 billion for nearly 43,500 small companies in Michigan before running out of money.

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Monday, 06 April 2020 05:15

Entrepreneurs with multiple businesses could face challenges with SBA relief programs

Small business owners with multiple entities affected by the coronavirus may be in for a surprise when they go to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration loans. 

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Friday, 27 March 2020 17:09

Stimulus law directs $350B in support for small biz

The historic $2 trillion federal economic stimulus bill signed into law Friday contains $350 billion in loans for small businesses that could transition into grants.

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Friday, 27 March 2020 13:15

Applications now open for Michigan small business grants, loans

Michigan’s loan and grant program for small businesses affected by the coronavirus is now accepting applications, state officials announced today.

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Friday, 27 March 2020 08:23

Battle Creek Unlimited doubles loan fund for businesses affected by COVID-19

BATTLE CREEK — The city of Battle Creek’s economic development agency has doubled its emergency loan fund to $1 million as more small businesses are impacted by the coronavirus. 

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Thursday, 26 March 2020 05:05

Lack of clarity in Whitmer’s stay-home order frustrates small businesses

Leaders of the Small Business Association of Michigan voiced frustration Wednesday with what they consider a lack of clarity on what businesses can stay open under the governor’s stay-home order this week, as well as how it gets enforced.

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Monday, 23 March 2020 10:16

Consumers CEO donates $1M to help Jackson businesses

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe announced this morning she and her husband have made a $1 million personal donation to a new fund supporting small businesses in Jackson, where the utility is headquartered.

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Friday, 20 March 2020 12:12

SBA commits to quick action on disaster loans to small businesses, nonprofits

The U.S. Small Business Administration promises to decide as quickly as possible on loan applications from small businesses hurt by the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thursday, 19 March 2020 15:20

Federal disaster loans now available for Michigan small businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a statewide Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration, unlocking low-interest loans for Michigan small businesses as requested two days ago by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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Thursday, 19 March 2020 15:04

Battle Creek Unlimited creates small business emergency fund

BATTLE CREEK — Battle Creek Unlimited Inc., the economic development arm for the city of Battle Creek, has established a $500,000 emergency small business loan fund in the wake of COVID-19.

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Thursday, 19 March 2020 11:49

State launches $20 million in small business relief

The state intends to create two funds totaling $20 million to support grants and low-interest loans to small businesses that had to close or have been disrupted by the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:35

SBAM launching daily briefing webcast

The Small Business Association of Michigan has launched a daily webcast today to brief members on the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic and offer guidance for small businesses.

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Sunday, 15 March 2020 16:30

Tandem365 looks to expand ‘innovative’ care model in West Michigan

After extending into Kalamazoo in 2019 and preparing for a Newaygo County location this spring, Tandem365 wants to grow further.

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Sunday, 01 March 2020 15:30

MSU to open satellite Conquer Accelerator in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — A business accelerator in East Lansing wants to extend into Grand Rapids this fall to tap into the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and support more high-tech startups.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 12:36

Grand Rapids tech firms merge

Dykstra IT LLC, a provider of fully managed information technology services, recently merged into Quantum Leap Inc., a telecommunications provider.

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Sunday, 02 February 2020 17:15

Legislation to limit non-competes for certain low-wage jobs draws concern from biz groups

Backers of legislation that would bar employers in Michigan from requiring certain employees to sign a non-compete agreement say they simply want the free market to work.

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