Funding Opportunities for Metro Atlanta Small Business Owners Still Impacted by COVID-19

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Another source of funding for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak has run out. On Saturday, July 11, The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advancement Program (EIDL), reached its funding limit of $20 million. This program offered almost six million businesses up to $10,000...

Why We Need More Women Investing in Women-Owned Businesses

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Women own four out of every ten businesses in the United States, and in total female entrepreneurs own 12.3 million businesses in the country. Just 46 years ago, women only owned 402,000 companies. Over the past 50 years, women have come a long way...

5 Tax Breaks Small Businesses Should Consider Now

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Meet Christy Brown, President of LaunchPad2X, an Organization Focused on Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

Today on the Atlanta Small Business Show we welcome President of LaunchPad2X, Christy Brown. LaunchPad2X is an Atlanta based non-profit training organization for women. They develop female entrepreneurs through education, introduction to resources and mentorship. Christy is a serial entrepreneur with more than 17 years...

How the Wells Fargo Diverse Community Capital Program is Empowering Minority-Owned Businesses – Darrell Green & Martina Edwards

On today's show, we're pleased to welcome Darrell Green, SVP, Business Acquisition Manager and Small Business Development Leader for the Southeast U.S. at Wells Fargo. He is joined by Martina Edwards, Chief of Strategic Partnerships at Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. or ACE....

PPP Flexibility Act to Assist Small Businesses Passes in the House – Here’s What You Need to Know

On May 28, in the midst of the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic, the House of Representatives voted 417-1 to pass a bill that offers small businesses a longer period of time to utilize their emergency loans and also ease the financial rules when it comes...

Utilizing Your PPP Loan Correctly and How to Ensure Your Keeping Proper Records – Andrew Poulos, Tax and Finance Expert

On today’s episode of The Atlanta Small Business Show we welcome back Andrew Poulos who is local tax and finance expert, CEO of Poulos Accounting and host of Financial Smarts Network. In this segment, Jim and Andrew discuss how to properly manage the money you received through...

Ensuring Loan Forgiveness for PPP Loans

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The SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP) offers companies and nonprofits with fewer than 500 workers a 1% interest loan to cover 8 weeks of payroll and other expenses. The program has a $10M limit per loan. Borrowers must use the money for payroll costs,...

Six Ways Startup Owners Can Build Relationships and Network With Potential Investors Amid COVID-19

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The reach of COVID-19 is impacting every facet of the business development process, from small businesses lacking funding to startups getting their footing in an ever-changing economic environment.  The sobering fact is that COVID-19 will hurt early-stage venture investments, and investors have acknowledged this. A...

The Status of the Second Round of PPP Funding and What the SBA is Doing Differently This Time – Ashley Bell, SBA

As part of our continuing coverage of the Coronavirus, we’re pleased to welcome to the show Mr. Ashley Bell once again, who is the White House Policy Advisor on entrepreneurship and innovation. Ashley also serves as Regional Administrator for SBA Region IV. Today Jim and Ashley discuss the second...

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