BTW Articles

09 Mar

PPP Changes for Sole Proprietors, Self-Employed Individuals

Self-employed business owners with no employees can now elect to calculate their maximum PPP loan using their 2019 or 2020 gross income rather than net profit.

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03 Mar
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Apply for PPP Before the Two-Week Priority Window Ends March 9

Eligible bookstores are encouraged to apply for either their first or second draw PPP loan before the 14-day window closes. Bookstores can find a participating PPP lender through the SBA Lender Match tool.

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22 Feb
First Aid Kit

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Through May 15

If booksellers missed the 2021 Open Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act coverage, there are still options in 2021 as things have changed under the Biden Administration.

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23 Feb
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PPP Changes Grant Certain Businesses Access to Relief

Starting February 24, the Biden Administration is opening a 14-day period in which only small businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for relief.

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16 Feb
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Visit ABA’s Advocacy Division in the Wi16 Expo

Booksellers are invited to speak with the advocacy team about any legislative or policy issues that impact their store, negatively or positively.

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16 Feb
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Join ABA and Rep. Cicilline for an Antitrust Webinar on February 22

The event, “Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws,” is an opportunity for booksellers to learn about recent antitrust updates and participate in a live Q&A.

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09 Feb
First Aid Kit

Health Insurance Marketplace Reopens February 15

If booksellers missed the 2021 Open Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act coverage, there are still options in 2021 as things have changed under the Biden Administration.

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09 Feb
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Register Now for Antitrust Webinar With Rep. Cicilline

Booksellers are encouraged to register for an upcoming antitrust webinar with Rep. David Cicilline, chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, on Monday, February 22.

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02 Feb
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Join ABA for a February 22 Antitrust Webinar With Rep. Cicilline

“Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws” is an opportunity for booksellers to learn about recent antitrust updates and participate in a live Q&A.

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