Small Business

Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO, on Tuesday urged Congress to provide additional financial support to small businesses, saying that the now-iconic coffee chain would have struggled to weather the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in its early years.  In 1987, Starbucks had just 11 stores and about 100 employees, Schultz said on CNBC’s “Squawk
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The coronavirus shutdown can be the perfect opportunity for you to to become an entrepreneur, according to best-selling author Patrice Washington.  Washington lost her real estate business in 2008 and spent the next decade building a new career helping others with their finances. She is also the host of “The Redefining Wealth Podcast.” The 39-year-old
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Cash-strapped entrepreneurs who took a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan and are running out of funding may get a second infusion of liquidity. The Senate’s HEALS Act,  the Republican proposal for another round of coronavirus relief funding, includes a measure that would permit certain small-business owners to borrow from the program a second time. Sens.
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Ryan German has kept 40 employees working at his restaurant, Caffe Gelato, in Newark, Delaware. The Paycheck Protection Program provided a lifeline to help him through an unprecedented spring as the coronavirus pandemic tore through the country. The loan, now exhausted, covered seven weeks of payroll. But the restaurant is facing down an unknown future with
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Kevin O’Leary told CNBC on Monday that the long-term economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are coming into focus for companies in his personal investment portfolio.  “I’ve got enough focus now after all these months, 20% of my small private portfolio is going to fail,” O’Leary said on “Halftime Report.” ”They’re going to zero. They are in
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Jovita Carranza, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), speaks as Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary, left, listens during a House Small Business Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. Erin Scott | Getty Images Details of  Senate Republicans’ version of a coronavirus aid bill are starting to emerge. Accountants question whether it will provide enough
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