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When Is California Reopening?

May 21, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Here’s what you need to know about the state’s plan to reopen for business during the coronavirus pandemic. Venice Beach on May 17.Credit…Ryan Young for The New York Times   California was the first state in the nation to order all residents to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. On Monday, Gov. […]

High-Speed LA-To-Las Vegas Virgin Train Wins $600 Million California Bond Allocation

May 08, 2020 (0) comment , ,

A Brightline train sits at the station in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, California has approved a $600 million private activity bond allocation for construction of the $5 billion Virgin Trains-Brightline railway that within four years could be whisking passengers from Las Vegas to a (distant) Los Angeles suburb at speeds of up to […]

7 tips for entrepreneurs and small businesses amid COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

“Every business is a startup in times like these, so you should focus on cash flow—not profits. The decisions you make today will have enormous ramifications for the future of your business. ” Thomas Ulbrich, Assistant Dean for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation UB School of Management “Firms that have retained their employees will have a […]

Senate approves additional PPP funds 5 days after original funding runs out

Apr 23, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

  UPDATE: April 22, 2020: The Senate on April 21 approved additional stimulus funds totaling $480 billion, with $310 billion earmarked for the PPP, five days after the latter’s original well of funding ran dry. Though the bill saw bipartisan support in the Senate, it still needs to be approved by the House, which could vote on the matter […]

Congress on verge of bi-partisan approval of increasing the CARES Act PPP aid pool

Apr 09, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

The Congress is on the verge of bi-partisan approval of increasing the CARES Act PPP aid pool. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed ahead with his plan for a quick vote Thursday on a $250 billion boost in a small business aid program. McConnell has offered an amendment to the record $2.2 trillion pandemic response […]

Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License/Registration Renewal Options

Apr 09, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

  SACRAMENTO – This week the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) launched two different options that will allow California’s more than 283,600 licensed contractors and almost 21,000 registered Home Improvement Salespersons (HIS) to either renew their license, or to pay for their license or registration renewal online via CSLB’s website. The following two options are […]

Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Information Sheet

Apr 02, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

The government says it will begin disbursing loan money to company owners and freelancers Friday under the Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $2 trillion relief package signed into law last week. This program  authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan […]

Q&A: How to get aid for a small business

Apr 02, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Here are questions and answers about financial help available through the government and other sources:   ___ ARE THESE PAYCHECK PROTECTION LOANS FREE? They can be, if they’re used to retain or hire workers. Starting Friday, the Small Business Administration is guaranteeing $349 billion in potentially forgivable loans under the rescue package. A business with […]

Federal Support for Small Business: Congress Passes CARES Act

Mar 31, 2020 (0) comment , , , , ,

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), third in a line of stimulus bills, has been approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. As details continue to emerge, Craft Guard Insurance Services wants to be sure our clients are aware of the immediate benefits provided by the CARES […]

COVID-19 and Construction Services and our Commitment to Exceptional Service

Mar 20, 2020 (0) comment , ,

I know you have been receiving an onslaught of emails from various contacts and stores regarding how they are handling the current COVID-19 situation and so have hesitated to send out one of my own. However, since the virus has continued to spread and the government has put stringent guidelines in place, I felt the […]

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