As a result of COVID-19, the Federal Government of the United States of America is implementing a number of measures to help its citizens and small businesses.
To help relieve some of the impact that small businesses and other private & non-profit organizations are experiencing due to COVID-19, the federal government will implement statewide loan assistance programs.
Under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, the government will make loans up to $2 million available to help businesses sustain themselves due to loss in revenue.
Both small businesses and non-profits are eligible to apply for these loans at a very low-interest rate. Speak with your financial institution for more information or click here.
For individuals earning up to $1 million with an existing tax payment deadline of April 15, 2020, the tax payment deadline has been extended until July 15, 2020. For businesses earning up to $10 million, the tax deadline has been extended until July 15, 2020. Speak with your CPA for more information or click here.
Multiple states, cities, and organizations have come out with their individual relief programs to help small businesses and non-profit organizations survive the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In New York, businesses, which have fewer than 100 workers and are experiencing a 25% or higher loss in revenue, will be eligible for loans up to $75,000 at zero interest rates.
The city of San Francisco has created the COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund, under which small businesses will have access to up to US$10,000 to pay worker salaries and rent.
Florida initiated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program through which small businesses can get loans of up to US$50,000 and US$100,000 in special cases.
The state of Massachusetts announced a US$10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund that aims to provide relief up to US$75,000 to small businesses that have under 50 employees.
We recommend that you speak with your business' trade organization for information on what relief programs they may have established.
Under the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), an amount of $350 billion has been allocated towards small businesses (fewer than 500 employees) in the form of forgivable loans.
In addition to the above, the government will also help small businesses through the CARES act that entails the forgiveness of existing small business administration loans. Once implemented, small business owners would be exempt from paying loan payments for the next six months.
We strongly urge all business owners, solopreneurs and contract employees to speak with your CPA and Banker or Banking Institution for help with resources and the application process.
At Navarro Creative Group, our core purpose has always been to support local and small and medium businesses, and during challenging times like these, we’re committed to that now more than ever.
We believe in strengthening the local economy by sharing resources and tools necessary to support our business community. Like many small businesses, you may be facing staff shortages, remote work, and an evolving marketplace where changing customer habits are causing you to pivot and change the way you do business. These changes may be temporary or may become part of your long-term strategy. We’ve established this page to share some of the resources we've discovered to help guide you through this difficult time.
Together we can #protectlocal.
As Small Business Owners we appreciate each and every one of our clients and that they choose to work with us! On November 24th, it is our time to be in the spotlight. It’s Small Business Saturday!
Small Business Saturday continues to be an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger, "Shop Small Movement" to support small businesses every day and everywhere. Navarro Creative Group is so proud to be a part of Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small Movement and support our fellow small businesses because a visit to the family-owned flower shop or a stop at the neighborhood diner not only supports our local economy, it promotes a more vibrant community.
If this will be your first year participating in Small Business Saturday or, if you are thinking about participating here are some FAQ's to help you!
1. What is Shop Small?
- Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses every day and to help communities thrive and stay vibrant.
2. What is Small Business Saturday?
- Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. It was founded by American Express in 2010. This day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
3. Why should I participate in the Shop Small Movement?
- As a consumer, you’re a key part in helping small businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at small businesses throughout the year, you’re showing your support for the small businesses in your neighborhood and in the communities you call your own.
- As a business owner, if you have a local brick-and-mortar store or restaurant, then the power of this event is significant for you. Small Business Saturday is a great time to refocus your marketing efforts on your local community. “You can leverage the event to start ongoing collaborations with fellow business owners. Explore partnerships that help both of your businesses reach a broader audience, get more foot traffic in your stores, and increase purchases in both locations. It could be as simple as distributing coupons or flyers for other businesses in your store, or it could be a year-long marketing partnership that involves co-hosted events and special promotions.” (via The Balance Small Business)
4. How can I participate?
- Your involvement makes a difference. Whether you're rallying your community as a Neighborhood Champion, operating as a small business owner, or supporting your favorite spots as a shopper, there's a place for you in the Shop Small Movement. See how you can make an impact on Small Business Saturday and all year-round and how to receive FREE resources like downloadable materials, how-to videos and more. CLICK HERE to get everything you need to spread the word, plan an event, or promote your business for Small Business Saturday®.
Thank you for Shopping and Supporting Small!