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Three Things You Should Know About the Paycheck Protection Program

This helpful article comes courtesy of the National Freelancers Union. The Freelancers Union is one of the few organizations that deals with the needs of self-employed workers. You might want to join it – it’s free and full of useful information. Visit their home page for more information.

In the meantime, check out this useful article from the Freelancers Union, in partnership with Trupo:

Three Things You Should Know About the Paycheck Protection Program

This article is reproduced with the permission of our partner, Trupo.

Whether you’re a sole proprietor or a small business owner, you might be looking into getting an SBA loan through the Paycheck Protection Program.

However, you might be having issues hearing back from a PPP lender, or wonder how Unemployment Insurance or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance affects your eligibility for a loan. Here are three answers to three common questions we’ve seen in our Mutual Aid Google Group:

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Financial Relief Resources for Freelance (1099) Workers

At last, something for us!

“These resources, from SBA loans to industry-specific grants, are available to freelancers, self-employed workers or independent contractors who are struggling financially.

COVID-19 is having an impact on all areas of the economy. From large businesses to smaller restaurants, everyone is having to adjust to a new normal in business activity. Freelancers and other 1099 contractors are no different. With several foundations, corporate relief funds and other financial programs emerging from a variety of industries, it’s not clear how freelance workers are being supported during this time.

Here is a list of seven resources for freelancers struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic, including a list of industry-specific grants and funds worth applying for as a freelancer, self-employed worker or independent contractor.”

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