Category: Government Strategies

Starting A Business In Washington State

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Entrepreneurs interested in forming startups in Washington state should be aware of the laws as they pertain to a number of business-related and startup activities. Forming a startup, especially for the first time, is exciting and exhilarating, with just a touch of intimidating to keep things interesting. Transforming a business idea into a business plan…

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COVID and Business Interruption Insurance

Will your insurance cover COVID business interruptions?  There is no clear answer.  In the past few months, two judges, in the federal district court for the Western District of Missouri have reached opposite conclusions on whether the presence of COVID-19 satisfies a business interruption insurance policy requirement that there be a “direct physical loss.”  One…

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Just Got Easier.

Can I apply for a PPP loan? In October, the federal government simplified the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)  loan forgiveness process for PPP loans of $50,000 or less. Small businesses with loans of $50,000 or less will now qualify for full loan forgiveness, even if they lost employees or reduced employees’ salaries.  These businesses are…

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Business and Real Estate Recovery Part 3

As counties change phases and the governors periodically update the social distancing rules, we’ve all become accustomed to looking for updates before planning an event.  This article provides some of the newest, most relevant COVID-19 updates from the past few weeks. Clark County Business Relief Grant Clark County has $8.1 million to give to local…

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Federal, Oregon, & Washington COVID-19 Resources

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In addition to the CARES Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and tax guidance, we have collected the following nationwide, Washington, and Oregon COVID-19 resources. Nationwide/Federal COVID-19 Resources What federal government agencies are doing in response to COVID-19 CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and environmental cleaning guidance Online health self-assessment, Providence –…

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