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Tri-county landlords can get relief from tax and fee payments

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

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Tri-county experts weigh in on CARES Act

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Biotech, Health Care, Latest news, Law, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that passed March 27 set in motion several measures in attempts to financially stabilize staggering businesses affected by social distancing and sheltered-at-home consumers. To weave through the complexities of the CARES Act and the collection of economic relief programs put in place, the Business Times Read More →

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Few tri-county lenders ready to accept CARES Act loan applications

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Small Business  /  No Comments

April 3 was the first day small businesses could apply for new programs under the CARES Act, but last-minute changes meant only a few financial institutions in the Tri-Counties were able to roll out those options on opening day. Through hard work and preparation, Montecito Bank & Trust was able to accept initial applications when Read More →

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Garufis: Loans available to help businesses survive

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Small Business  /  No Comments

By Janet Garufis We have all witnessed first-hand the serious and immediate impacts of the pandemic on local small businesses, our friends, neighbors and ourselves. Many workers have been furloughed or are now unemployed as non-essential businesses close and others learn to operate under restrictions that provide safe social distancing. At Montecito Bank & Trust, Read More →

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Dubroff: Loan program will stabilize America’s small businesses

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news, Small Business  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

Within the next week or so, thousands of small companies are going to be applying for loans — and possible loan forgiveness — under the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP that’s part of the $2 trillion in federal funding approved under the CARES Act. I’ve been studying the PPP since the first details began to Read More →

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COVID-19 challenging for tri-county spas and salons

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Health Care, Latest news, Small Business, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the region’s salon and spa businesses had witnessed a transformation of their business model, moving toward memberships and express services as customers integrated them into a broad approach to wellness. In recent weeks, though, the heavily touch-based businesses have been among the hardest hit by shelter-in-place orders Read More →

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Scolaro: Coronavirus forces leaders to get creative

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Health Care, Latest news, Op/Eds, Small Business, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

By Sierra Scolaro When I founded Wayve with a mission to provide the world with easy access to clean water, there was no way I could predict what lay ahead. Some days you feel on top of it all, when the pieces fall into place and the path to success is a freshly-paved road lined Read More →

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