Colorado’s smallest small businesses can now get larger federal coronavirus loans
Many sole proprietors opted for unemployment last year. This time around, even tiny businesses that lost money are eligible for larger Payroll Protection Program loans.
What’s Working: Colorado’s unemployment system is … working? Some readers say “yes.”
And there’s more: The state continues to respond to unemployment issues with fixes; a new dashboard; and two more chances to publicly ask the Department of Labor staff questions.
What’s Working: What we learned after a week of Colorado paying pandemic unemployment benefits
One week down, countless more to go as Colorado's unemployment office fixes Phase 1 problems on the fly while people still waiting on Phase 2 benefits lose hope. Plus, the Paycheck Protection loan program isn’t perfect, either.
What’s Working: Here’s how Colorado is rolling out federal unemployment benefits, plus Paycheck loans are hopping
We get into acronyms again this week as the state Department of Labor shares how regular UI, PUA, PEUC and SEB systems are rolling out the $300 federal bonus payments
What’s Working: How ID.me will help get the jobless paid, a Denver program offering employers $6,000 to hire
Unemployment updates, fraud alerts, Paycheck loans and a list of what could come in the next federal relief plan.
What’s Working: Colorado unemployment system getting rebuilt, new round of Paycheck Protection loans start Monday
Other states have started paying the $300 bonus while some on unemployment are still waiting on the computers.
Updated federal coronavirus loan program offers more relief, but not all Colorado businesses are eligible
The new congressional coronavirus relief bill now allows small businesses to deduct expenses paid for by forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan funds and other federal grants
New form isn’t the “blanket forgiveness” some Colorado businesses hoped for in federal paycheck loan program
Months after the federal Paycheck Protection Program ended, some lenders are still waiting on guidance to forgive Colorado’s 109,170 pandemic relief loans
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CDFIs, like Colorado Enterprise Fund, provide underserved communities with capital when banks say no. The niche is attracting investors seeking impact, including Google and Netflix
Black-owned businesses weighed down by coronavirus struggle to stay afloat
Businesses in underserved neighborhoods of Colorado say federal pandemic-relief programs didn't come through for them, so they are leaning on private foundations or going it alone.
Here’s the latest look at which Colorado businesses received Paycheck Protection Program loans — and how much they got
Search the 109,170 small businesses that received a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan in Colorado, though most business names were withheld.
Colorado’s final count: 109,170 businesses approved for $10.4 billion in federal coronavirus loans
As Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness gets started, changes that made loans more palatable to business owners meant less focus on workers
Will federal coronavirus paycheck loans actually be forgiven?
Here's what could happen to a Colorado PPP loan recipient in bankruptcy, others with layoffs or operations outside the state, and another that thrived in the pandemic -- and paid back its loan already
Smaller ski areas retain their workers with help of federal coronavirus stimulus money
Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Echo, Ski Sunlight, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek qualified for a cumulative $5 million to $13 million in PPP loans, enabling them to keep employees paid during the pandemic
5 charts showing where federal coronavirus loans went in Colorado, which industries benefited the most
Counties with the largest number of loans were on the Front Range and dominated by Denver, with more than 18,000 loans
$1 loans? $10 million for a nail salon? Colorado’s federal coronavirus loan data has some eye-popping errors
As the federal Paycheck Protection Program heads into the forgiveness phase, Colorado companies are preparing to prove funds were used to save jobs
Here’s a list of every Colorado business that received a Paycheck Protection Program loan
At least 95 businesses, including Good Times and Peak 8 Properties, were approved for forgivable loans between $5 million to $10 million, the greatest possible amount
With days left to apply for a Paycheck loan, there’s still more than $126 billion available to small businesses
More than 101,000 Colorado small businesses received $10.3 billion in forgivable loans, but numbers have stalled even as government made loans and forgiveness easier to get money to small businesses
Paycheck Protection loans still available to Colorado small businesses as changes make them more tolerable
A congressional fix extends the period businesses have to use their money and still have their loans forgiven. It also lets owners use more money on rent and addresses employees who don’t return to work
Federal coronavirus loans slow as Colorado businesses wonder if they’ll actually be forgiven
With rules being updated frequently, there’s a growing range of interpretations to that basic guideline — and it’s scaring the small businesses that need the money the most