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New PPP Guidelines and Deadlines

The New Mexico Economic Development Department released this statement today concerning new guidelines and deadlines for Paycheck Protection Program loans: Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that new forgiveness and flexibility rules for the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will benefit more New Mexico businesses and she is urging those who have […]

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Facilitating Flexibility with Business Owners and Commercial Landlords

COVID-19 and related restrictions have made it necessary for many business owners and commercial landlords to evaluate options and create some measure of flexibility. “These discussions require both sides to assess a variety circumstances and issues, many of which are in a state of flux due to the uncertainty of COVID-19,” cautions real estate and […]

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Financing a Business: 4 Options Evaluated

Before leaping into a new business opportunity, most entrepreneurs face the challenge of securing working capital. Although it’s not an easy task, it is essential to getting your idea off the ground. It’s also not a decision to take lightly, as the choice you make will stick with you for years to come, even after your […]

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Resource Roundup – PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates

The United States Chamber of Commerce has shared the following updates on PPP loan forgiveness amidst some confusion on the subject. For employers whose employees have chosen not to return to work, the Treasury Department has clarified its position on loan forgiveness. Specifically, if you’re an employer and want to bring an employee back who […]

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Resource Roundup – Reopen Checklist for Businesses

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced last week that some businesses can begin to reopen (in modified form) and that others might be able to on May 15. To help businesses prepare, the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce shared this useful checklist: Determine the square footage of your business and know how many customers can be […]

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Resource Roundup – NM Lenders Available for SBA Loan Applications

Lenders in New Mexico are still able to help businesses with loan applications for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said in a recent virtual roundtable discussion. As reported, Congress appropriated another $310 billion for crisis relief funding last week. As part of that […]

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De Facto Disruption and True Transformation

A Harvard Business Review article titled To See the Future of Competition, Look at Netflix resonates strongly just now. “As more and more of us turn to Netflix for entertainment, the company bears watching as a source of insights about the future of business and work,” writes author Bill Taylor. That seems to apply in […]

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Resource Roundup – 6 Tips Protect Your Business in 90 Days

There can be no way around it, Inc. contributor Brian Hamilton’s April 2020 COVID-19 centered article, “6 Actions to Take in the Next 90 Days to Save Your Business,” isn’t pulling any punches. Hamilton, Founder of the Brian Hamilton Foundation, believes that the next 90-days could be make or break days for business owners looking […]

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Resource Roundup – PPP and Business Support 2.0

President Trump signed the legislation today to replenish business relief programs and support hospitals and COVID-19 testing. The package totals $484 billion and includes: An additional $310 billion in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), with $60 billion reserved for small banks and lending institutions $75 billion for hospitals $25 billion to support testing […]

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Resource Roundup – Approval for Second Small Business Funding Package

Congress and the White House have reached an agreement for the second round of funding for business relief programs. Details are forthcoming. It’s expected that the package will total $450 billion and include: $300 billion for the Small Business Administration’s popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) $50 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program […]

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