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The Restaurant Revitalization Funding application portal is now open. This funding provides emergency assistance for eli...
05/03/2021

The Restaurant Revitalization Funding application portal is now open. This funding provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration for details. https://bit.ly/2PJou4u

The Restaurant Revitalization Funding application portal is now open. This funding provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration for details. https://bit.ly/2PJou4u

Businesses may now claim deductions relating to 1st round PPP loans (in certain categories) even though they received PP...
04/30/2021

Businesses may now claim deductions relating to 1st round PPP loans (in certain categories) even though they received PPP loans to cover original eligible expenses. Understand safe harbor via the IRS: https://bit.ly/3nz4qy4.


#SmallBusiness #SmallBiz #Taxes #SmallBizBIGVoice

Businesses may now claim deductions relating to 1st round PPP loans (in certain categories) even though they received PPP loans to cover original eligible expenses. Understand safe harbor via the IRS: https://bit.ly/3nz4qy4.


#SmallBusiness #SmallBiz #Taxes #SmallBizBIGVoice

We are inspired by small businesses across the country that have faced the challenges of the pandemic with new business ...
04/29/2021
Where there’s a team, there’s a way | Microsoft Teams

We are inspired by small businesses across the country that have faced the challenges of the pandemic with new business models, creativity, and hard work. This Microsoft Teams ad captures the entrepreneurial spirit, "Where there's a team, there's a way." https://youtu.be/TwTRdMtpvxg

When the world changed, businesses found new and innovative ways forward on Microsoft Teams. Priority Bicycles had to close their New York City shop but tran...

2020 Census results are in. Discover how these counts will affect the Electoral College and seats in the House of Repres...
04/28/2021
Here's How The 1st 2020 Census Results Changed Electoral College, House Seats

2020 Census results are in. Discover how these counts will affect the Electoral College and seats in the House of Representatives via NPR.

Based on population shifts recorded by the 2020 census, Texas, Florida and North Carolina are among the states gaining representation, while California, New York and Pennsylvania are losing influence.

At President Joe Biden's global summit last week, nations worldwide made strong commitments to reduce emissions across t...
04/27/2021
Here’s what countries pledged on climate change at Biden’s global summit

At President Joe Biden's global summit last week, nations worldwide made strong commitments to reduce emissions across the globe by 2030. President Biden vowed to decrease American emissions by 50 percent in that time frame. Learn more via CNBC. #ClimateChange

The pledges by U.S. allies and adversaries at the global climate summit come shortly after Biden vowed to reduce U.S. emissions by at least 50% by 2030.

04/26/2021
NWYC Research Center

Did you know the NWYC Research Center created over 275 Opinion Ballots in the first quarter of 2021? We share unbiased information on both sides of the issues before Congress so that you can use your voice to influence your elected officials on what is best for your business and family.

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The Paycheck Fairness Act passed the House last week in a vote of 217-210, aiming to shrink the gender pay gap and stren...
04/23/2021
President Biden says closing gender pay gap is 'a moral imperative' as House passes Paycheck Fairness Act

The Paycheck Fairness Act passed the House last week in a vote of 217-210, aiming to shrink the gender pay gap and strengthen workplace protections for women. Some business owners oppose these changes. How would passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act by the Senate affect your business? More via CNBC.

“Equal pay is about justice, fairness, and who we are as a nation,” said President Joe Biden, “it makes all of us stronger, and it represents what America is truly about.”

The bill passed the House on Thursday in a 217-210 vote.

Today is #EarthDay and marks the start of a two-day virtual Summit including 40 world leaders to discuss rising temperat...
04/22/2021
Biden's Earth Day Summit is US Coming Out Party on Climate Change

Today is #EarthDay and marks the start of a two-day virtual Summit including 40 world leaders to discuss rising temperatures and the effects of climate change across the world. Is fighting climate change an opportunity to create jobs? President Joe Biden thinks so. Learn more via Voice of America - VOA.

A "coming-out party for the United States on climate change." That's how University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability Director Nathan Hultman describes the virtual summit President Joe Biden is hosting with dozens of world leaders April 22-23. After four years of disregard for the issue u...

3 things to know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (#RRF) via the U.S. Small Business Administration. https://bit...
04/21/2021

3 things to know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (#RRF) via the U.S. Small Business Administration. https://bit.ly/3tsGS01

#SmallBizBIGVoice #SmallBusiness #SmallBiz

3 things to know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (#RRF) via the U.S. Small Business Administration. https://bit.ly/3tsGS01

#SmallBizBIGVoice #SmallBusiness #SmallBiz

The House of Representatives will vote on legislation this week to make Washington, D.C., the country’s 51st state, befo...
04/21/2021
This week: Democrats move on DC statehood

The House of Representatives will vote on legislation this week to make Washington, D.C., the country’s 51st state, before leaving town at the end of the week until early May. This would fulfill a promise to prioritize it during President Biden’s first 100 days in office. Learn more The Hill. Should D.C. become a state? What do you think?

Democrats are poised to move one of their biggest priorities this week: D.C. statehood.

Effective immediately, applicants can send a request for reevaluation of a Targeted EIDL Advance application that was de...
04/20/2021

Effective immediately, applicants can send a request for reevaluation of a Targeted EIDL Advance application that was declined to the following email address: [email protected]. For more information visit the U.S. Small Business Administration: https://bit.ly/3tx3Ser

#SmallBizBIGVoice

Effective immediately, applicants can send a request for reevaluation of a Targeted EIDL Advance application that was declined to the following email address: Tar[email protected]. For more information visit the U.S. Small Business Administration: https://bit.ly/3tx3Ser

#SmallBizBIGVoice

Legislation was introduced this week to remove MLB's Antitrust Exemption after the decision was made to move the MLB All...
04/16/2021
Legislation Introduced Seeking to End MLB Antitrust Exemption

Legislation was introduced this week to remove MLB's Antitrust Exemption after the decision was made to move the MLB All-Star Game out of Georgia. Antitrust laws exist to provide a level playing field for businesses operating in specific industries, built on the belief that competition results in lower prices and better outcomes for consumers. Some sectors of the economy are exempt from these laws. There are 29 Republican co-sponsors of the legislation. Learn more via Sports Illustrated.

The legislation comes in the wake of MLB's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia's new voting law.

The White House is looking for a way around partisan Congress to effect change on gun laws, with the focus starting on s...
04/15/2021
Inside President Biden’s New Gun-Control Actions

The White House is looking for a way around partisan Congress to effect change on gun laws, with the focus starting on so-called ghost guns, requiring background checks to purchase certain parts used to make the guns. Learn more about President Joe Biden's proposed changes via The Wall Street Journal.

A look at what the president has proposed and what other gun-control measures are being debated in Washington.

The Restaurant Revitalization Program, created as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide $28.6 Billion in gr...
04/14/2021
How to Apply for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant

The Restaurant Revitalization Program, created as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide $28.6 Billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need. Find out if you qualify and how you can apply via the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

#RRF #SmallBizBIGVoice #SmallBusiness

The new Restaurant Revitalization Fund, part of the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act, will provide $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need.

Congress provided an additional $16 billion in funds for a grant program to help shuttered live music venues, independen...
04/14/2021
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Congress provided an additional $16 billion in funds for a grant program to help shuttered live music venues, independent theaters, museums, and other live-event spaces hit hard by pandemic-prompted shutdowns. Learn more about what is available to help your shuttered venue via the U.S. Small Business Administration.

This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19.

04/12/2021
Action Alert: Paycheck Fairness Act

#NWYCActionAlert: H.R.7 - Paycheck Fairness Act

Congress has re-introduced H.R.7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. The legislation seeks to guarantee women and men are paid equally for the same jobs, one of several gender equity priorities backed by President Joe Biden. The bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to give employees new ways to seek damages for gender-based wage discrimination. Know #BothSides via NWYC: https://bit.ly/324SIBH .

#TakeAction: Do you think Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R.7), legislation that would guarantee women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable?

Small businesses are still facing significant challenges in 2021 despite the funding that our government has provided. F...
04/09/2021
Washington has supplied the dollars to save small businesses, but local leaders need to supply the strategy

Small businesses are still facing significant challenges in 2021 despite the funding that our government has provided. Funding may not be enough without strategy and support. The Brookings Institution explores ways local communities can support the revitalization of small business.

Even with massive federal relief, small businesses were still reporting significant challenges in 2021. Depending on the estimate, between 25% and 30% of small businesses remained closed as of the beginning of this year.

Do you think Congress is more divided than America? President Joe Biden thinks so and is pressing forward on policies th...
04/07/2021
White House says bills are bipartisan even if GOP doesn't vote for them

Do you think Congress is more divided than America? President Joe Biden thinks so and is pressing forward on policies that he believes Americans want and need. Learn more via The Hill.

The White House wants to change how people perceive bipartisanship, arguing that if they put forward proposals that are backed by Republicans and independents, they should be seen as bipartisan even if GOP lawmakers in Washington don’t vote for th

Happy Easter from NWYC! #Easter #HappyEaster #HeIsRisen
04/04/2021

Happy Easter from NWYC! #Easter #HappyEaster #HeIsRisen

Happy Easter from NWYC! #Easter #HappyEaster #HeIsRisen

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced financial assistance to help pay funeral costs for COVID-19 relat...
04/02/2021

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced financial assistance to help pay funeral costs for COVID-19 related deaths occurring after January 20, 2020. https://bit.ly/3fwuyIb

"At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters," said Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense grief for so many people. Although we cannot change what has happened, we affirm our commitment to help with funeral and burial expenses that many families did not anticipate."

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced financial assistance to help pay funeral costs for COVID-19 related deaths occurring after January 20, 2020. https://bit.ly/3fwuyIb

"At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters," said Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense grief for so many people. Although we cannot change what has happened, we affirm our commitment to help with funeral and burial expenses that many families did not anticipate."

The White House has released a fact sheet for President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan. In total, the plan will cost abo...
03/31/2021
FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan | The White House

The White House has released a fact sheet for President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan. In total, the plan will cost about $2 trillion across this decade.

While the American Rescue Plan is changing the course of the pandemic and delivering relief for working families, this is no time to build back to the way things were. This is the moment to reimagine and rebuild a new economy. The American Jobs Plan is an investment in America that will create milli...

Many small businesses are still struggling to regain their footing after this tumultuous year. Some are finding that cha...
03/31/2021
PPP Loan Changes Came Too Late for Smallest Businesses

Many small businesses are still struggling to regain their footing after this tumultuous year. Some are finding that changes to this program have come too late to help the smallest entities survive. Have you used a #PPP loan to support your business? The Wall Street Journal shares insight on how the program has fallen short.

Some of the smallest businesses want government officials to make some recent changes in the Paycheck Protection Program retroactive.

While the influx of migrants continues at the border, President Biden, America, and our government face unprecedented ch...
03/29/2021

While the influx of migrants continues at the border, President Biden, America, and our government face unprecedented challenges due to the massive numbers of unaccompanied minors crossing the border. The Washington Post shares more.
https://wapo.st/3lGAWO7

While the influx of migrants continues at the border, President Biden, America, and our government face unprecedented challenges due to the massive numbers of unaccompanied minors crossing the border. The Washington Post shares more.
https://wapo.st/3lGAWO7

"As the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats weigh what to include in their next big legislative package, they will fa...
03/28/2021
Democrats face choice with infrastructure bill: climate-change action or bipartisan support

"As the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats weigh what to include in their next big legislative package, they will face competing pressures to make it more palatable to Republicans than the recent $1.9 trillion stimulus bill but also to take aim at climate change." Will Democrats choose to pursue climate-change action or bipartisan support? MarketWatch shares insight.

As the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats weigh what to include in their next big legislative package, they will face competing pressures to make it more...

“Small businesses are already at the end of their rope because of the pandemic-induced shutdowns. Hiking taxes on Americ...
03/26/2021

“Small businesses are already at the end of their rope because of the pandemic-induced shutdowns. Hiking taxes on America’s entrepreneurs would be a bad policy at any time but should be unthinkable now," said Alfredo Ortiz, Job Creators Network President and CEO. https://bit.ly/2PgXkl5

📸: Job Creators Network

“Small businesses are already at the end of their rope because of the pandemic-induced shutdowns. Hiking taxes on America’s entrepreneurs would be a bad policy at any time but should be unthinkable now," said Alfredo Ortiz, Job Creators Network President and CEO. https://bit.ly/2PgXkl5

📸: Job Creators Network

Can the manufacturing industry bounce back by meeting buyers' expectations where they are - online? How can the industry...
03/25/2021
Complacency is Killing U.S. Manufacturers

Can the manufacturing industry bounce back by meeting buyers' expectations where they are - online? How can the industry catch up? Supply & Demand Chain Executive shares the digital changes that must be tackled.

Buyers prefer to source, vet and purchase from suppliers they find online, yet manufacturers continually fail to meet them there.

We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them. - Former First Lady, Jacque...
03/24/2021

We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them. - Former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy.

#WednesdayWisdom #WomensHistoryMonth

We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them. - Former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy.

#WednesdayWisdom #WomensHistoryMonth

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration for a discussion with women business owners on Thursday, March 25, as they s...
03/24/2021
SBA Celebrates Women's History Month

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration for a discussion with women business owners on Thursday, March 25, as they share their small business stories about how they pivoted during the pandemic and utilized SBA’s critical financial lifelines including remarks by U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan. #WomensHistoryMonth

SBA Celebrates Women-Owned Businesses – Recognizing the Resilience, Grit, and Tenacity of America’s Women Small Business Heroes

The IRS announces a filing extension for individual taxpayers, including individuals who pay self-employment tax, extend...
03/24/2021

The IRS announces a filing extension for individual taxpayers, including individuals who pay self-employment tax, extending the due date to May 17, 2021. Understand details on this extension and be sure you are eligible to avoid penalties. https://bit.ly/3rbW4wK

The IRS announces a filing extension for individual taxpayers, including individuals who pay self-employment tax, extending the due date to May 17, 2021. Understand details on this extension and be sure you are eligible to avoid penalties. https://bit.ly/3rbW4wK

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