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...
What’s in the $2 Trillion Aid Package in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

What’s in the $2 Trillion Aid Package in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

The growing economic crisis for business and employees resulting from the government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is truly putting our economy on the brink of disaster. This includes the businesses and employees of many ESA members and all...
White House and Senate Reach Deal on Stimulus Bill

White House and Senate Reach Deal on Stimulus Bill

The Senate is scheduled to pass an historic $2 Trillion stimulus bill that will provide direct payments to most Americans, provide tax breaks and loans to corporations and provide additional funds to combat the Coronavirus. The Speaker of the House...
ESA, in partnership with SIA and TMA, Rallies Industry Behind Push for Essential Workers Designation

ESA, in partnership with SIA and TMA, Rallies Industry Behind Push for Essential Workers Designation

ESA – in partnership with SIA and TMA – rallies the industry to take action, in supporting the industry’s designation as an “essential service” amidst state executive orders to stay in place. While CISA and DHS guidelines have been put...
Legislative Report – February 2020

Legislative Report – February 2020

Federal Legislative Summary Federal legislation in February touched on several watch issues that are also prominent in state legislatures – Labor, consumer protection and biometric technology. H.R. 2474 is titled "Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019," which attempts...
Contending With Economic Threats, Viral and Legislative

Contending With Economic Threats, Viral and Legislative

Cruise ships are quarantined offshore and huge trade shows like ISC West are postponed or cancelled. Travel restrictions are in place for many companies and airlines are feeling the impact. The coronavirus has certainly played a huge role on the...
Threatening Bills Emerge Early in 2020

Threatening Bills Emerge Early in 2020

January was a typically busy month for new bills as many legislatures convened for their 2020 sessions, but this year is different. Legislation that could threaten your business model and your business itself was introduced - with some moving very...
Legislative Report – January 2020

Legislative Report – January 2020

Federal Legislative Summary If there is any example of how preoccupied Congress has been, it would be the number of bills that were introduced or moved in January 2020. Only three (3) pieces of legislation were tagged for monitoring. H.R....
Alarm Industry Fights Sandy Springs Ordinance in Appeals Court

Alarm Industry Fights Sandy Springs Ordinance in Appeals Court

Last week, the alarm industry made its oral argument at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to fight alarm company fining for false alarms in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The city’s controversial alarm verification ordinance went into effect last June. Since...