independent businesses

Tax ramifications of PPP loans clarified in new congressional act

Rules are not as complex now that Congress passed a law in December that clarified interpretations on PPP loans The program designed to provide financial relief to businesses during the pandemic caused confusion for many... more »

Why Shopping Independent Stores This Holiday Season Should Be On Your To-Do-List

Did you know that on average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores? This data, shared by the American... more »

Fashion Boutique’s Appeal to ‘Shop Local, Wear Local’

Long Sutton, UK - Sheila Tiller Fashions in Market Place is fully behind the Guardian’s year-long Shop Local, Eat Local, Play Local campaign in support of independent businesses serving Crowland, Holbeach, Spalding and Long Sutton.The... more »

‘Independents’ Celebrated

Suffolk, VA - The city of Suffolk is setting aside this week to celebrate "independents" — independent businesses, that is. Locally owned restaurants, merchants, galleries and venues in the historical downtown area will offer special... more »

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