President Signs Bill for Additional Stimulus Funds for Small Businesses

President Signs Bill for Additional Stimulus Funds for Small Businesses

H.R. 266 will fund an additional $484 billion for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing. This second round of stimulus funding is now approved, after the continuing economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the almost immediate depletion of...
ESA Hosts Sales Webinar to Guide Industry Through Pandemic: Arms its Members with Free Online Sales Courses

ESA Hosts Sales Webinar to Guide Industry Through Pandemic: Arms its Members with Free Online Sales Courses

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is again arming members — and the industry — through the COVID-19 crisis. This time, with free online sales training and resources. ESA has teamed with its Choice Service Provider, Braveheart Sales Performance, to deliver...
US Chamber of Commerce Provides Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses on Emergency Loans

US Chamber of Commerce Provides Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses on Emergency Loans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued a loan application guide (PDF) to help small businesses and self-employed individuals check their eligibility and prepare to file for a loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Many...
Coronavirus Wage-and-Hour Work Time Implications: New DOL Guidance Regarding the Do’s and Don’ts of Compensating Employees

Coronavirus Wage-and-Hour Work Time Implications: New DOL Guidance Regarding the Do’s and Don’ts of Compensating Employees

This article was originally posted by BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC here and reposted on ESAweb.org with permission. Employers are now forced to navigate a broad range of employment-related issues – including workplace disruptions – raised by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic....
Paycheck Protection Program Launches Application Process Today

Paycheck Protection Program Launches Application Process Today

Today, millions of small business owners can apply for government-backed Paycheck Protection Program loans that will let them pay their employees throughout Coronavirus containment measures. Jobless claims surged last week, setting national records and highlighting the need for small businesses...
Comparing Small Business Disaster Loans

Comparing Small Business Disaster Loans

Small business applicants can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program if there are different uses of proceeds for each loan. Funds from the loans cannot be comingled. EIDL funds come directly from the U.S. Treasury....
What You Need to Know about the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill to Help Your Business

What You Need to Know about the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill to Help Your Business

President Trump signed the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020, but what is in the bill that will help you NOW? Some highlights include:  Paycheck Protection Program Eligible Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) loans will...
ESA Extends Free CEU Offering through April

ESA Extends Free CEU Offering through April

The six free CEU courses ESA offered through March will remain available free of charge through April. The association has taken the price tag off these courses to support electronic security and life safety companies during the coronavirus outbreak. As...
Google Announces Gift of $340 Million in Ad Credits to SMBs

Google Announces Gift of $340 Million in Ad Credits to SMBs

On Friday, March 27, Google announced it would give $340 million in ad credits to all small and mid-size businesses who had an active Google Ads account over the past year. The blog post by Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated...
#ProFire #ProSecurity are Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

#ProFire #ProSecurity are Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

UPDATED 3/28 — CISA Essential Workers Guidelines Version 2.0 Now Calls Out Industry Specifically Due to unprecedented executive actions by major city mayors and governors to restrict public movement in cities and some states, we felt it necessary to provide...

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