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    By Dianne Anderson Seems like small businesses and independent contractors everywhere are asking that same question – Got money? Free or super cheap money in the form of grants doesn’t have to be paid, and right now, small businesses can’t lose. “The percentage rate is a ridiculous low,” said Kim “Kat” Shepherd, chapter chair with ...
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    By Dianne Anderson More money coming in the second phase of the Paycheck Protection Program, the PPP, begs the bigger question of how can Black and Brown people get some of the OPM – Other People’s Money. Robert “Bobby Mac” McDonald, president and executive director of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County for ...
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    By Charlene Crowell A $349 billion program created to assist America’s small businesses was launched on April 3 to provide payroll, utilities, rent and more for eligible applicants screened by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). On April 16 – less than two weeks later — this national stimulus enacted in the throes of the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Given the choice, most people wouldn’t want to chase after bad money, but it happens. Michelle Skiljan has heard about the worst that can happen when predatory lenders lure small business into high-interest loans. The merchant loan advance industry promises fast money for small businesses that have problems securing traditional loans, trapping ...