Not many people know this but it is important to know that once a business or disadvantaged individual has participated in the program, neither the business nor that individual will be eligible again. The SBA will automatically decline those applications.
The coronavirus pandemic outbreak within the United States is unprecedented. Therefore, claims arising out of a disease outbreak are almost unknown to U.S. courts.
F@ck the Big Banks: Every Business Owner Should be with a Community bank (and have Their Banker’s cell Phone Number)
Now that the United States Government has implemented the CARES Act, a historic stimulus bill, there might be recovery yet for the extreme slow down in business one may experience. However, too many people are having difficulties with banks granting them the loans this stimulus was intended to provide.
Due to the forced closure of many “non-essential” businesses, many contractual obligations have been affected due to the resulting workforce and supply shortages. These disruptions have left many wondering whether “force majeure” provisions will relieve them of their contractual obligations.
Starting a new business can be scary with all of the legal issues that arise, the taxes one may incur, the fear of losing money invested, etc. To deal with these issues, it is best you consult an attorney to ensure all of your questions are answered and there are no hidden surprises.
A Federal trademark registration will greatly enhance your rights. U.S. trademark rights are created through the use of your mark in commerce, however these use-based rights are just common law rights and only apply to a specific geographic area.
The federal government has a unique program that assists disadvantaged businesses by registering them for government contracts. In other words, as a “small business” you have a higher probability of obtaining a government contract before a business that is not registered as a “small business.” The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) defines a “small” business in terms of the average number of employees over the past 12 months or average annual receipts over the past three years. The SBA defines a U.S. small business as a concern that: