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June 5, 2020 — the following was recently announced:

Update: Changes to the Terms of the PPP

Today, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act was signed into law, providing small businesses with more time and more flexibility to use their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The new law:

  • Increases the amount that can be used on rent, utilities, and other overhead costs from 25 percent to 40 percent; and it lowers the amount that must be used on payroll costs from 75 percent to 60 percent;
  • Extends the period of time that small businesses can use their loan from 8 weeks to 24 weeks and extends the entire program to December 31, 2020;
  • Allows small businesses to receive loan forgiveness even if they had trouble rehiring employees or if they have not been able to return to a full operating status;
  • Allows small businesses to repay any amount that is not forgiven over five years, instead of just two years; and
  • Allows small businesses with PPP loans to defer their payroll taxes as provided in the CARES Act.

The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses – including restaurants, hotels, and non-profits – with zero-fee loans of up to $10 million to cover payroll and other operating expenses. For more information on the PPP, visit www.schatz.senate.gov/coronavirus/small-businesses/sba-paycheck-protection-loan-program.

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

June 15, 2020 – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.

Enterprise Zones

Your business may be eligible for tax breaks and other benefits through Hawaii’s Enterprise Zones Partnership (EZ) Program.

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Community Based Economic Development (CBED)

CBED offers micro-loans up to $50,000, to eligible small businesses that support economic development in their communities.

News

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)Posted on June 17, 2020
Be sure to visit our COVID-19 Hawaii Business Resource Page. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic Release Date:  Monday, June 15, 2020 Release Number:  20-47 Contact: Press_Office@sba.gov, (202) 205-7036 WASHINGTON – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. […]
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FREE eCommerce Globalization Strategy SeriesPosted on June 8, 2020
Global cross-border eCommerce sales alone total some $2 trillion annually and are expected to exceed $6 trillion by 2021. Are you ready to take advantage of growing international selling opportunities? Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service eCommerce Innovation Lab, this three part series will feature ways to increase your competitiveness in overseas markets by transitioning your […]
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Update: Changes to the Terms of the PPPPosted on June 5, 2020
Today, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act was signed into law, providing small businesses with more time and more flexibility to use their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The new law: Increases the amount that can be used on rent, utilities, and other overhead costs from 25 percent to 40 percent; and it lowers the […]
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SBA Webinar on PPP & EIDL for Farmers and Ag Small BusinessesPosted on May 20, 2020
Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration to learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs which are providing emergency working capital and disaster assistance to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses impacted by COVID-19. PPP and EIDL help keep agricultural businesses viable, bringing stability to our nation’s critically […]
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