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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Almost Five Million Jobs Added in June

Michigan Business Network
July 2, 2020 2:00 PM

Unemployment Rate Down to 11.1 Percent

The June jobs report was even better than expected, with the US economy adding 4.8 million jobs over the month, according to a survey of employers. This was the biggest increase in jobs in the history of the series, going back to 1939, surpassing May’s increase of 2.699 million (revised higher from 2.509 million). Private-sector employment rose by 4.78 million, while government employment rose by 33,000.

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SBA : US-Mexico-Canada Agreement Enters into Force, Officially Replacing NAFTA

Michigan Business Network
July 2, 2020 12:00 PM

On July 1, 2020, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force, officially replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). USMCA is a ground-breaking achievement for U.S. small businesses and is the first trade agreement ever to include a full chapter dedicated to small business interests.

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Daily MBA Bank Beat for July 1

Michigan Business Network
July 2, 2020 10:00 AM

MBA Highlights

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SBA PPP Update: Deadline Today & Numbers As of 6/27

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2020 4:00 PM

As a reminder, the deadline for the SBA to approve Paycheck Protection Program loans is today at 11:59 p.m. EDT. An updated Paycheck Protection Program Report showed as of June 27, approximately 4.8 million PPP loans have been approved nationally and $134 billion remains available (when accounting for statutory program costs) to be approved.

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SBAM Annual Meeting Recap

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2020 2:00 PM

Small businesses across Michigan were invited to SBAM's 2020 Annual Meeting!

SBAM's Annual Meeting for the first time went virtual - but this was not your average Zoom meeting! It was a day of some great conversation, important updates, special award presentations and a little fun!

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SBAM | Weekly Updates for Late June 2020

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2020 9:00 AM

Letter from the SBAM President: Stay Safe to Stay Open

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SBAM | When it Comes to Cyber – Be Small But Formidable

Michigan Business Network
June 29, 2020 7:00 PM

For businesses to survive in 2020 and beyond, they’ve had to adapt their business to the new reality – that even a small business in Northern Michigan can have customers in other continents and employees spread around the globe. Technology and broadband connectivity have opened up new markets and opportunities, and have driven new capabilities and efficiency. What small businesses may not appreciate, however, is the opportunity for harm, abuse, fraud and non-compliance in this new always on, always ready business environment we live in today.

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CPA's Clark Schaefer Hackett | Podcast: Podcast | Dispelling Myths around Custom Software

Michigan Business Network
June 29, 2020 6:00 PM

5 Minutes to Growth: Dispelling myths around custom software

In Clark Schaefer Hackett's new 5 Minutes to Growth podcast series, CSH business advisors share innovative ideas and solutions to help you improve and grow your business.

In our first episode, we’ll be uncovering the common misconceptions businesses have when considering using custom software versus an off-the-shelf product. CSH’s software development expert Glenn Plunkett talks about the myths and highlights why custom software can transform an organization’s productivity and efficiency.

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Paycheck Protection Program Ends June 30 – Apply Today!

Michigan Business Network
June 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Urgent reminder! 

The deadline for SBA to approve Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications is Tuesday, June 30. This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

Find a lender and apply today

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Paycheck Protection Program Ends June 30 – Apply Today!

Michigan Business Network
June 26, 2020 6:00 PM

Urgent reminder! 

The deadline for SBA to approve Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications is Tuesday, June 30. This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

Find a lender and apply today

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