Free Webinar | May 11: How Should You Think About Innovation Going Forward

Join us as we speak to investor and educator Alexandre Lazarow as he discusses how entrepreneurs can innovate to meet the new needs of consumers.

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It’s supposedly a new world out there and consumers are going to need so many new things. But what does that really mean? How do we, as entrepreneurs, innovate to meet the new needs of consumers? 

This free webinar, How Should You Think About Innovation Going Forward, will help you understand what steps you should take to innovate your business. Plus the webinar will answer questions like:

  • Where are the gaps in the marketplace?
  • How to identify real problems?
  • How to keep your business sustainable?

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The webinar, part of Entrepreneur’s Recovery Planning Series, features a conversation with investor and educator Alexandre Lazarow, who has studied the ways that entrepreneurs around the globe are innovating. He’s the author of Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs — from Delhi to Detroit — Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley, and teaches entrepreneurship at the Middlebury Institute. 

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Small-Business Loan Process Starts Up Again, 100,000 Applications Processed, But Still a ‘Rocky Start’

Reuters Quote: “The relaunch of a government relief program for small firms got off to a rocky start Monday, with lenders reporting being shut out of the overwhelmed U.S. Small Business Administration’s system amid a flood of loan applications and concerns about when struggling companies will get the funding they need.

The SBA said that “unprecedented demand” was slowing down its loan-processing platform, and that there were double the number of users accessing the system compared with any day during the initial round of funding that ended April 16.

SBA supplied update at 3:30

100,000 | Number of applications processed
4,000 | Number of lenders that had participated

Rob Nichols, president and chief executive officer of the American Bankers Association, said in a tweet that his member banks across the country “are deeply frustrated at their inability to access” SBA’s system. He said the association has “raised these issues at the highest levels,” and until they are resolved, banks “will not be able help more struggling small businesses.”

Read story at Gears Jammed Again During Relaunch of Small-Business Relief Program

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Free Webinar | May 5: How Do You Navigate Entrepreneurship In A Time of Uncertainty

Join former NBA superstar Amar’e Stoudemire and PR expert Danielle Sabrina as they discuss their keys to navigating uncertainty.

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Entrepreneurs are now left in a period of uncertainty. We really don’t know what tomorrow looks, leaving us so many questions, including:

  • How do you build?
  • How do you focus?
  • How do you set goals?

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Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, sits down with Entrepreneur contributor, Danielle Sabrina and former NBA superstar Amar’e Stoudemire to discuss their keys to navigating uncertainty. Danielle has gone through her share of uncertainty in her career, from transitioning from the youngest Wall Street trader to an unproven publicist. And Amar’e has gone through his rollercoaster rides throughout his NBA and post-NBA career.

You won’t to miss this webinar, as Danielle and Amar’e share their personal experiences to navigating during uncertain times.

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Where’s My Stimulus Check?

Here’s when your payment should arrive.

This story originally appeared on Business Insider

Over 80 million Americans were slated to receive a stimulus payment in the last week, according to a Treasury Department release.

While the IRS is attempting to get payments to people as soon as possible by direct deposit, it’s still going to have to issue paper checks to millions of people who haven’t provided bank details.

If you don’t receive federal benefits, such as Social Security, you can track your stimulus payment on the IRS website, which is updated once a day. Here’s when you can expect your stimulus payment to arrive, based on all the information we have so far.

The schedule is subject to change. This post will be updated to reflect the latest information.

Where is my stimulus check being sent?

Most people who qualify don’t have to sign up or apply for anything to get a payment. If you filed 2018 or 2019 tax return and got a tax refund, the money is being sent to the same account where you received your refund.

If the bank account has been closed, the payment will bounce back to the IRS and they’ll send a paper check to the address listed on your latest tax return or change-of-address filed with the US Postal

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Senate Approves Funding for Small Business Loan Programs, House Vote Expected by Friday

(Note: This is a developing story. It will be updated as the compromise legislation passes the House of Representatives and is signed by the President. Last update: Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 10:11 AM)

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After Coronavirus-related small-business loan programs ran out of money last Thursday, Congress has been under pressure to approve follow-up or “interim” funding. Over the weekend, Democrats and Republicans indicated they were close to a compromise spending bill to fund small-business loan programs — including the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

Funding included in the spending bill:

$320 billion | Payroll Protection Program
$60 billion | Economic Injury Disaster Loan program
$75 billion | Funding for hospitals’ preparation for coronavirus 
$25 billion | Funding to ramp up coronavirus testing capacity

The Senate passed the bill yesterday (Tuesday) and the House is expected to vote on Thursday with the White House signing after that.


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Free Webinar | April 23: Understanding the Small Business Relief Package

Congress just passed a roughly $480 billion relief package, including over $300 billion in the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Congress just passed a roughly $480 billion relief package, including over $300 billion in the Paycheck Protection Program.

Mark J. Kohler and Matt Soreson, nationally respected tax lawyers, will guide you through the extended Paycheck Protection Program. During this webinar, Mark and Mat will cover:

  • How can you apply quickly?
  • Who is eligible?
  • What are the terms?

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Hosted by Mark J. Kohler, CPA, attorney, co-host of the podcast Refresh Your Wealth, senior partner at the law firm of KKOS Lawyers and the accounting firm of K&E CPAs, and author of The Tax and Legal Playbook, 2nd Edition and The Business Owner’s Guide to Financial Freedom. Mark will be joined by Mat Sorenson, CEO of Directed IRA, a partner at KKOS Lawyers, best-selling author and a self-directed retirement investor.

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