April 7, 2020

State releases $5 million to help small firms; Apply now

Apply now for a new funding source aimed at Washington's smallest businesses impacted by the coronavirus. Small businesses with up to 10 f...
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April 6, 2020

Local banks and credit unions offer help to consumers, businesses in addition to Small Business Administration (w/ video)

From existing loans to new federal funding options, getting financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic could be as simple as calling your bank or...
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April 1, 2020

Applications Accepted Friday for Paycheck Protection Program

Small businesses and sole proprietors can apply for the newly created Paycheck Protection Program beginning this Friday, April 3, federal officials...
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March 30, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program to Offer Forgivable Loans (w/video)

One of the most important elements of the federal CARES Act, which was approved by Congress last Friday and signed into law by the president, is so...
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March 26, 2020

Washington's Small Businesses to Have Access to $377 Billion, Nationwide Relief Package

Many Washington employers will have access to a $377 billion loan and grant package that the Senate has allocated for America's struggling small bu...
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March 25, 2020

State officials announce new online portal to provide clarification for employers

Not sure if your business can remain open? State officials have created a new online portal to hel...
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March 23, 2020

State, federal officials give employers new guidance on weathering COVID-19

More than 1,200 Washington employers and others joined an AWB webinar today to hear from state and federal officials about how they can get through...
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March 17, 2020

Disaster Loans Available Now for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for federal disaster loans as soon as possible....
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March 10, 2020

Inslee, state officials update employers on COVID-19 epidemic

Gov. Jay Inslee stressed the need to stay ahead of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak on a conference call Tuesday with more than 1,100 Washington emplo...
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March 2, 2020

Family Trucking Firms Rally to Oppose Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (w/video)

Todd Stoffel of GT Stoffel Trucking in Washougal was among the family businesses opposed to the low-carbon...
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