Small Business

Desperate times can call for desperate measures.   Your first step when borrowing money to pay your bills should always be to look inward, according to Winnie Sun, a financial advisor.  Sun, co-founder of Sun Group Wealth Partners in Irvine, California, said she calls the practice “profit-shopping.”  The idea is simple. You go through every item
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Business spending showed some signs of green shoots in June, as manufacturers bought more equipment and spending shifted away from stay-at-home sectors to ones that could rebound in a reopening economy,  according to Cortera, a software company which analyzes business-to-business credit transactions. But overall June spending was still depressed, down 10.9% from the same month
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Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Companies have returned or canceled more than $30 billion in loans approved through the government’s emergency Paycheck Protection Program, a senior administration official said
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Junior’s Cheesecake owner Alan Rosen told CNBC on Monday that restaurants would be in serious financial trouble if they have to reopen then close back down due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “This opening and closing could be the death knell of restaurants in this country,” Rosen said on “Power Lunch.” ”When people are buying up food, then
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump listen during an East Room event highlighting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters The
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Ranking member Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., arrives for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Bill Clark | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., have introduced a bill prohibiting retailers from declining cash payments from customers, as businesses promote “contactless” digital payment as they
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Jovita Carranza, head of the Small Business Administration, listens during a roundtable discussion with governors and small-business owners. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Paycheck Protection Program is ending, meaning ailing small businesses will need to look elsewhere for funding. But where to turn? While there are other options that may be of help to entrepreneurs during
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Jacy and Seth Boyack reopened their Arizona massage spa earlier this month from pandemic-driven closures. But they shut Citrus Massage back down after four days, citing safety concerns from the Covid-19 outbreak.  In an interview Monday on CNBC’s “The Exchange,” Jacy Boyack said that even working the front desk, she felt concerned.  “I’m not a massage
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Many businesses are using “the pandemic as a cloak” to cut jobs that they had wanted to cut even before the coronavirus outbreak, “Shark Tank” investor Kevin O’Leary told CNBC on Wednesday.  “Their jobs will never come back,” O’Leary said on “Squawk Box.” ”This is great for earnings in the S&P. It’s not great for employment.”  O’Leary said that
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Jovita Carranza, head of the Small Business Administration, listens during a roundtable discussion with governors and small-business owners. Alex Wong/Getty Images Millions of small businesses have gotten federal aid to help weather the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite that relief, many don’t expect to survive the crisis. Entrepreneurs who close their doors may
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