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Substantially more money may soon flow into Harrisburg’s small business grant program

A screen shot of Harrisburg City Council’s virtual work session on Tuesday

Harrisburg is looking to significantly boost a fund that is offering grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses.

At Tuesday night’s City Council work session, city officials said that another $1.25 million soon may be injected into the Neighborhood Business Stabilization Program.

“We would look forward to expanding our partnership with Impact Harrisburg and have a round two of funding,” said Marc Woolley, the city’s business administrator.

Over the past two weeks, Impact Harrisburg, a nonprofit formed as part of the city’s 2013 financial recovery plan, has been accepting applications for the program, which offers grants of up to $10,000 to help city-licensed small businesses survive the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, according to Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, the need for assistance quickly exhausted the $1 million pot of money, funded evenly by the

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White House adviser will not rule out more money for states, small businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday he would not rule out anything in a new relief bill to ease the “tremendous hardships” of the coronavirus outbreak, including more money for state and local governments and small businesses.

More than 30 million Americans have joined the unemployment benefit rolls over the past six weeks and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are discussing a fourth coronavirus relief bill.

Democrats are pushing for additional aid to help cities and states cope with lost revenue from a shut-down economy and some governors have warned of massive layoffs if they fail to get it.

Some advisers to Republican President Donald Trump have said the need for another stimulus bill is not yet clear. But Kudlow said “there may well be additional legislation” as officials study how the billions included in the last bill take effect.

“We know the economy is

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US processes over US$500b in small business loans to stem coronavirus fallout | Money

The average loan size in the second round of the PPP loan processing has been US$79,000. ― Reuters pic
The average loan size in the second round of the PPP loan processing has been US$79,000. ― Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, May 4 — The United States has made over US$500 billion (RM2.15 trillion) in loans to small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and about US$145 billion remains in the congressionally approved fund, the US Small Business Administration and Treasury Department said yesterday.

The SBA has processed about 2.2 million loans worth more than US$175 billion since Congress last month authorised more funding for the Paycheck Protection Programme, part of almost US$3 trillion in spending to fight the heavy economic toll of the pandemic, which has thrown about 30 million Americans out of work.

The second round of funding was launched today, allowing lenders to issue forgivable, government-guaranteed loans to small businesses shuttered by the outbreak.

The average loan size in the second round of the PPP loan processing

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Small Diverse Business Contracting | Department of General Services

The Commonwealth maintains a strong commitment to providing opportunities for small businesses to compete for prime contracting opportunities with the goal of promoting the economic growth and success of small businesses.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Businesses interested in participating as a small business in the Small Business Contracting Program must first register to do business with the Commonwealth and self-certify as a “small business.” To self-certify and participate as a Small Business, a business must meet each of the following requirements:

  • The business must be a for-profit, United States business.
  • The business must be independently owned.
  • The business may not be dominant in its field of operation.
  • The business may not employ more than 100 full-time equivalent employees.
  • The business may not exceed three-year average gross revenues of $38.5 Million, regardless of business type (effective 11/1/2018).

Businesses will be required to upload the first page of the company’s three most recent federal

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Small Business Ideas for 2020 – Find 51 of Them Here

Looking for inspiration to identify the best small business ideas for 2020? With so many business ideas, finding the right one is easier said than done.

It may seem like all of the good business ideas or the best small business ideas have been taken, but they are not. Most successful small business ideas come from individuals who work for someone else but they believe they can do better. Some might start out as employees or apprentices for other businesses and then gradually build up the skills and experience before they set out on their own.

With the right idea and determination, anyone can make their dreams of having their own small business come true. We show you how by walking you through:

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Best Small Business Ideas

Here is a list of 51 of the best small business

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The 300 Best Small Business Ideas

Most articles you read about business ideas have been written by freelance writers who have no business experience and have no idea of what they are talking about. And they certainly don’t know what makes for a good business idea.

This list of 300 business ideas is based upon my vast business experience. My name is Bob Adams. I have started dozens of businesses and made millions of dollars. I also have an MBA from Harvard Business School. I have run not just lots of businesses, but also many types of businesses, including a number of very small businesses that I started before going to business school.

I learned what works in business. And I learned what doesn’t. I learned what are good business ideas and what are not. I learned that choosing a good business idea is critical to succeeding in business. It could be one of the most

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30+ Small Business Ideas That’ll Make You Money in 2020

With so many business ideas in 2020, it can be hard to figure out which are worth pursuing. And when it comes to starting a business, ecommerce has completely changed the way we view the global industry. To put it into perspective, global ecommerce sales amounted to nearly 3.5 trillion dollars worldwide in 2019. This goes to show that ecommerce is an increasingly lucrative option for businesses. You’ll want to create an ecommerce business that’s not only profitable today, but also great for the long-term. You may notice that a lot of the ideas on this list have been growing in popularity recently. While jumping on a new trend can sometimes be risky – it can also be highly rewarding. Some of the ecommerce business ideas on this list have been popular for a long time making it more competitive but less risky. However, all the niche examples below will

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