Federal Government

President’s Executive Orders Burden Small Business, Sow Confusion, and Erode Social Security

Contact Conan Knoll conan@emcstrategies.com (831) 524-6764 Statement by Frank Knapp Jr., Small Business for America’s Future co-chair and Founder and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 2020—Because Senate Republicans failed to meaningfully engage in debate around a relief package, we are left…

Trump lays minefield for employers and fails to deliver significant help to small business

Press Release Contact: Frank Knapp fknapp@scsbc.org 803-600-6874 cell Trump lays minefield for employers and fails to deliver significant help to small business Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Orders to defer payroll taxes for employees through December 31, 2020.  Below is a statement of Frank Knapp Jr, President and CEO…

ASBC HAILS LANDMARK SUPREME COURT DECISION UPHOLDING CIVIL RIGHTS OF LGBTQ WORKERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2020 CONTACT: Thomas Oppel (202) 660-1455 The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) hailed Monday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling that will protect the rights of millions of workers from job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status as a “blow against intolerance.” In…

New Rules for PPP Loan Forgiveness

FROM THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PRESS OFFICE June 8, 2020 Upcoming Procedures SBA, in consultation with Treasury, will promptly issue rules and guidance, a modified borrower application form, and a modified loan forgiveness application implementing these legislative amendments to the PPP.  These modifications will implement the following important changes: Extend the covered period for loan forgiveness from eight weeks after the date of loan disbursement…

‘Furious’ Small Business Owners Fuel Feelings of Unfairness in Coronavirus Stimulus

“We’ve seen too many examples of large companies claiming millions while most of our mom and pop business owners are left out in the cold,” Frank Knapp Jr., co-chairman of the Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform coalition and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, said in…

51% of small businesses won’t survive unless Congress gives grants now

Blog of Frank Knapp, President/CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce March 21, 2020 U.S. Senate Republicans and Democrats are discussing what should be in the Senates Stimulus package which might receive a vote on Monday. The urgency for Congress to come up with a plan that…

Policy Recommendations to Help Small Businesses Survive COVID-19

Below is the letter sent late yesterday to U.S. Senate leaders and members of the U.S. House.  The letter gives four recommendations for helping small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. The letter is from a national coalition of small businesses, Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform, which is co-chaired by the…

Corona Virus Impact on  Small Business. UPDATE and INFORMATION

March 19, 2020 Issues covered in this newsletter: -New employee sick leave and family leave requirements -Employers filing unemployment claims for their workers -Free coronavirus screenings The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Congress passed on Tuesday of this week and the President signed on Wednesday a second bill that addresses…

Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform Encouraged by Coronavirus Relief Package, but Urges Swift Action that Directly Helps Vulnerable Small Businesses and Their Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Conan Knoll conan@emcstrategies.com (831) 524-6764 Statement by Frank Knapp, Jr. co-chair of Businesses for Responsible Tax Reform and President & CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce Washington, D.C., March 18, 2020—Amid expanding economic impacts and business closures from COVID-19, it was encouraging…