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Help for small businesses has been hard to come by for some

 

October 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly hard on some local small businesses, even with the help available through the federal government.

And requirements to participate local programs meant to fill the gaps may be too strict to help many businesses that are still struggling.

A state and city-backed program to help struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic has stalled significantly due to the state’s strict eligibility requirements, and just 15 percent of the funds have been distributed so far through the program, which is set to end in mid-October.

The Emergency Business Assi...



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