Small business owners are necessarily prepared for various types of challenges, but what do you do when the government orders you to close for an indefinite amount of time? Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put millions in this very difficult position. Even worse, it is still unclear in many places when authorities will allow businesses to reopen their doors, and what the U.S. economic landscape will look like when they do.
To address these concerns, the federal government has passed legislation designed in part to support small businesses throughout this crisis. Understandably, reaction has been overwhelming, but the different types of relief can be confusing, and a mistake that leads to a delay could be very costly. If you’re looking for assistance offered in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, here’s what you should know:
If you’re wondering which loan to pick, you can actually apply for both. Just remember that each loan program has its own requirements. If you have difficulty applying for, or getting approved for, one of these loans, or if you have questions about whether your lender or the SBA is complying with the text of the law, consult a small business attorney on whether a suitable remedy is available.
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