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Fed official defends slow start to small business loan program - The Philadelphia Tribune

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Fed official defends slow start to small business loan program - The Philadelphia TribuneFed official defends slow start to small business loan program - The Philadelphia TribunePosted: 07 Aug 2020 02:00 PM PDT WASHINGTON — A top Federal Reserve official on Friday defended the central bank's efforts to launch a Main Street lending program and said the small number of loans approved so far would likely expand by a significant amount in coming months, especially if the pandemic worsens.While the Fed reported last week that the program had only made eight loans so far totaling $76.9 million, Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve's regional bank in Boston, told a congressional oversight panel on Friday that more up to date information showed that 54 loans were being considered totaling a potential $530 million.Still, even the larger figures fall far short of the up to $600 billion the Fed has said it is prepared to make available to cash-strapped mid-size companies.The T…

CEO Secrets: ‘What I learned from leaders’ behaviour off-camera’ - BBC News

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CEO Secrets: ‘What I learned from leaders’ behaviour off-camera’ - BBC NewsCEO Secrets: ‘What I learned from leaders’ behaviour off-camera’ - BBC NewsErnst Discusses Impact of COVID-19 in Iowa & Applauds Bipartisan Passage of NDAA - The Ripon SocietyColten Wright: Candidate, Santa Rosa County Commissioner – District 5 - Pensacola News JournalCEO Secrets: ‘What I learned from leaders’ behaviour off-camera’ - BBC NewsPosted: 07 Aug 2020 09:55 PM PDTImage captionAmy Golding is CEO of Opus and a recent guest on CEO SecretsFor five years now, we have been meeting business leaders for the CEO Secrets series, inviting them to share their inspirational advice in short videos. More than 200 chief executives later, series producer Dougal Shaw explains some of the personality traits he's noticed, from behind the scenes.We spotted our first guest through a glass wall wandering down a corridor at BBC News HQ, with a flock of assistants around him, back in August 2015."Shall we grab hi…

6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business SEO in 2020 - Entrepreneur

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6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business SEO in 2020 - Entrepreneur6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business SEO in 2020 - EntrepreneurSmall Business Ideas for Students - FinSMEsTop 10 Business Books for Kids - Small Business Trends6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business SEO in 2020 - EntrepreneurPosted: 14 Jul 2020 12:00 AM PDT July 14, 2020 5 min readOpinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.Creating an SEO strategy for your demands time, research and investment. And although you might be able to manage the first two, money's much harder to spare for SMBs — more than 80 percent of fail because of cashflow problems. That's especially an issue today, as the U.S. and the world economy face the potential of a financial recession.But there's no getting around it: SEO is crucial to reach target customers and increase visibility. That's why annual investment in SEO has reached $80 billion in the United States alone and is set to kee…

SBA offers financial aid to fix riot damages; businesses and individuals can apply - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Small businesses worldwide fight for survival amid pandemic - WTOP

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Small businesses worldwide fight for survival amid pandemic - WTOPSmall businesses worldwide fight for survival amid pandemic - WTOPPosted: 14 Jul 2020 12:00 AM PDT Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar's mind raced ahead to morning.More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus forced Shekhar to shut down his business — a narrow, second-floor shop racked with vibrantly colored saris, on a block in New York's Jackson Heights neighborhood once thronged with South Asian immigrant shoppers. Today, finally, he and other merchants were allowed to reopen their doors.But they were returning to an area where COVID-19 had killed hundreds, leaving sidewalks desolate and storefronts to gather dust. Now fears were fading. But no one knew what lay ahead on this late-June Monday as owners raised the gates at jewelry stores, tandoori restaurants and bridal shops clustered near Roosevelt Avenue's elevated train line. Overnight, the stress had woken Shekhar nine times.&q…