The Small Business Administration’s latest Flash Report states that SBA has failed to prioritize “underserved and rural markets” and that its PPP requirements “could result in an unintended burden to the borrowers.”[1]

The report states that, because “SBA did not provide guidance to lenders about prioritizing borrowers… including rural, minority and women-owned businesses, [these borrowers]

The CDC reports today about COVID-19 and asymptomatic illnesses and “superspreaders.”

Superspreading events involving SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have been reported.

Following a 2.5-hour choir practice attended by 61 persons, including a symptomatic index patient, 32 confirmed and 20 probable secondary COVID-19 cases occurred (attack rate = 53.3% to 86.7%); three patients were

America’s small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In these difficult and uncertain times, it is important for business owners to be aware of the resources available to them to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic.

The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act,

Meat industry giants such as Tyson Foods and JBS U.S. Holdings have closed some of their facilities as employees have fallen ill with COVID-19, but JBS has kept its Greeley, Colorado facility open despite the fact that at least 28 employees have tested positive for the virus, including a long-time employee who passed away this

While many Washington-based restaurants still provide “carry-out and quick-serve food operations” under Governor Jay Inslee’s business-closure order, their ability to generate revenue has been severely impacted. Technomic, a restaurant industry research group, reported that consumer spending on food service is down 45 percent from a typical week in February, with further planned reductions expected to