U.S. Small Business Administration

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Colorado small businesses that missed first round of federal coronavirus relief anxiously queue up again

As another $310 billion in forgivable Small Business Administration loans open up, confusion continues to reign.

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Colorado’s $7.4 billion share of “forgivable” coronavirus loans includes handful of multimillion-dollar payouts

41,635 small businesses in Colorado received federal Paycheck Protection Program loans, but thousands were left out. Congress is working to add $310 billion to the fund.

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Small businesses in Colorado’s high country say the federal coronavirus stimulus has left them empty handed

Employers in the state are facing defaults on leases and the prospect of losing all of their workers. The Small Business Administration says more funding may be on the way -- if Congress acts.

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$5.8 billion in potentially forgivable federal loans approved for Colorado small businesses in first 11 days

The money is part of the $349 billion fund set aside by Congress to help employers retain workers. Two thirds of the money has now been claimed nationwide.

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Keep your workers, the loan is forgiven: How Colorado banks are coordinating a massive coronavirus lifeline

The $349 billion for the federal Paycheck Protection Program is meant to "pause" the financial impact of operating in the time of the coronavirus.

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Virtual happy hour, barbell rentals, DIY craft kits: Colorado businesses share their coronavirus survival strategies

In these trying times of COVID-19 and government-mandated business shut downs, small business owners are getting creative as they’re forced to pivot or else face layoffs or permanent closures

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From cleaning toilets to Congress, Betsy Markey is now leading Colorado’s renewed focus on small business

“I would like us to really focus on the small to medium-sized businesses that are already here,” says the former U.S. Rep. who was lured to northern Colorado by the lifestyle and is now head of the state's economic development office.