Shake Shack Giving Back $10 Million Small Business Loan From The CARES Act

With a Shake Shack in Harlem, the fast-casual restaurant chain Shake Shack is returning the $10 million small business loan it received under the CARES Act. Continue Reading →


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The Biden-Harris Administration Brings Immediate Enhancements To PPP Lending Program

The Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses.
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Op-Ed: The Urgent Need For Long-Term Small Business Relief From Harlem To Hawaii

By John Lettieri, president, & CEO, Economic Innovation Group

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the heart of our communities, and the economic fallout from the pandemic has imperiled them like nothing prior to our lifetimes. Continue Reading →


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Tren’ness Woods-Black And Others Help NYC’s Immigrant-And Minority-Owned Small Businesses Recover

In recent months, CUF has shined a light on the disproportionate damage done by the pandemic to the city’s immigrant- and minority-owned small businesses, while elevating solutions to help cushion the blow and ensure an inclusive recovery. Continue Reading →


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The COVID Crisis: Announcing Nearly 6,000 PPP Loans To District And More Time To Apply

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat announced the release of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) information to New York’s 13th congressional district by the Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department: Continue Reading →


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Harlem Commonwealth Council Is Officially A Lender For The Paycheck Protection Program

Harlem Commonwealth Council Inc. (HCC) is pleased to announce that its investment subsidiary, Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund (HEF), was approved to participate in the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as a lender. Continue Reading →


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The COVID Crisis: Black-Owned Businesses Demand Share Of Federal Dollars As COVID-19 Rages On

By J. Cunningham, Special to Texas Metro News

The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the U.S. economy, leaving scores of businesses in limbo and livelihoods in jeopardy. Continue Reading →


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