80 Percent of Small Business Owners Are Waiting to Receive a Loan from the SBA, Survey Finds

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center released a survey Tuesday that said 80 percent of small business owners are still waiting to receive a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

“Small businesses were prepared and ready to apply for these programs, the only financial support options for most, and it is very frustrating that the majority of these true small businesses haven’t received their loan yet,” Holly Wade, NFIB Director of Research & Policy Analysis, said. “Small businesses make up nearly half of the economy and it’s crucial that their doors stay open.”

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Business Groups Oppose Ohio Bill Allowing Anonymous Wage Discrimination Complaints

  Should employees in Ohio be able to make anonymous complaints about wage discrimination? Two members of the House believe so, but the lack of details over how such complaints would be handled may doom their current legislation. House Bill 221 is co-sponsored by Representatives Janine Boyd (D-9) and Erica…

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Blackburn, Bredesen Reveal Stark Differences on Judges, Obamacare at NFIB Forum

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee–Tennessee U.S. Senate Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) said, if elected, she’ll vote to appoint federal judges based on whether they abide by what’s in the U.S. Constitution. Her opponent, Democrat Phil Bredesen, said voting to appoint a judge really boils down to his or her qualifications and temperament.…

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Tennessee Adds 45,000 Jobs Over Past Year

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Tennessee’s unemployment rates remain low and the state added 45,000 jobs the past year, the National Federation of Independent Business said. According to the March 2018 numbers from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 82 of the state’s 95 counties saw lower unemployment rates that month than they…

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NFIB Grades 110th Tennessee General Assembly from the Small Business Perspective

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) rated the 110th Tennessee General Assembly on Wednesday, just  few days after Tennessee’s legislative body adjourned for the year. “The Tennessee Legislature is now adjourned, but NFIB/TN worked hard to protect the state’s small business owners right until the end. In late April,…

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