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Report: Small businesses still in precarious financial position (access required)


New research from Paychex Inc. has found that three of the biggest obstacles businesses face are financial instability, bringing employees back to the office and developing a COVID-19 vaccine policy. The survey showed that small- and mid-size business owners continue ...

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Unshackle Upstate releases 2021 advocacy agenda (access required)


Unshackle Upstate, a pro-taxpayer education and advocacy organization, has released its 2021 Advocacy Agenda. The group again takes issue with taxes, prevailing wage mandates and the Scaffold Law, but this year also addresses the pandemic. “Given the state of New ...

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Urban League, ESL offer small business grants (access required)


The Urban League of Rochester has teamed with ESL Federal Credit Union’s Charitable Foundation to provide small businesses in Monroe County $300,000 total in COVID-19 relief funds. The Sustaining Small Businesses and COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will support small business ...

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Report: Despite pandemic, small-business leaders remain optimistic (access required)


Despite the upheaval of a global health crisis, small business owners are showing their mettle and remaining upbeat about their future, a new survey from JPMorgan Chase shows. The 11th annual Business Leaders Outlook Survey found that nationwide, more than ...

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State offers lease workout assistance to small businesses (access required)

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New York’s small businesses have a new program to help negotiate lease workout agreements. The state earlier this month launched the New York Forward Small Business Lease Assistance Partnership in response to the economic impact of COVID-19. The program will ...

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SBA reopens EIDL small business loans


The U.S. Small Business Administration has reopened its Economic Injury Disaster Loan and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. “The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated emergency ...

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Small business finalists named in Greece (access required)

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Six businesses have been named finalists for the 2019 Greece Small Business of the Year awards.  The Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce and Genesee Regional Bank, which sponsors the awards, announced the finalists this week. The 2019 winners will be ...

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Rochester small-business climate earns grade of “F” (access required)

The Rochester metro area has received a grade of “F” from local small business owners in the Thumbtack Annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. Thumbtack is an online business that inventories local services and matches customers with a qualified professional. For ...

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Partnership to help Rochester entrepreneurs apply for small business loans

Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Inc. has partnered with Kiva Rochester to help spur small business development in the city through its Digital Literacy program. Kiva Rochester is a partnership between San Francisco-based nonprofit Kiva and the city of Rochester. Kiva ...

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Passion for PR bloomed after teaching track derailed

Sometimes a college degree doesn’t perfectly align with a graduate’s professional aspirations, which is exactly what happened to Jessica Lewis, principal publicist and owner of LáLew Public Relations. Lewis obtained her undergraduate degree in social studies education for grades seven ...

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