Security

Small Business Fraud Is Up

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread through the world, so too has fraudulent activity that affects small businesses. Crises like the COVID-19 pandemic offer a prime opportunity to prey on unsuspecting businesses while they are preoccupied with keeping their businesses afloat.…

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Solutions

PPP Forgiveness Application Update

Banks are not accepting the Forgiveness applications yet. There is still some debate in Congress about whether or not PPP loans under a specific threshold ($150,000 was mentioned) might be forgiven outright or with a simple one-page application. The application,…

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Time

PPP Application Deadline Is August 8

Small businesses still have until August 8 to apply for potentially forgivable loans via the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was extended from its original June 30 deadline.  While a second PPP is under consideration in the Continuing Small Business…

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Sign

Trump Signs 5-week PPP Extension

President Donald Trump signed a bill Saturday re-opening the application window for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until Aug. 8. The five-week extension had been approved last week by both chambers of Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives and the…

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Crowd

California Requires Face Coverings

On June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health announced that statewide, the general public is now required to use cloth face coverings when outside the home, with limited exceptions. https://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/2020/06/californians-must-wear-face-coverings-outside-their-homes/

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Paycheck

PPPFA Has Been Signed Into Law

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that gives employers more flexibility when using Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds and applying for loan forgiveness. On May 27, 2020, the House passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA)…

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Santa Barbara County Health Officer Orders Reference

For your reference: Presenting Santa Barbara County's News Publications and Health Officer Orders  from the county's Public Health website. In addition, here's a quick link to the face coverings order that began May 26, 2020. https://publichealthsbc.org/recent-publications/ https://publichealthsbc.org/health-officer-orders/

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