Editorials

Don’t be afraid of dying of COVID-19, be afraid of causing someone else to die

    It’s likely that at least some of the restrictions we have all been living under for the past month and a half will begin to be lifted soon. That doesn’t, however, mean that you should run headlong back into the world as if everything is okay. It’s not.

Rest in peace, Percy

    The inability to visit loved ones—especially when you’ve lost a family member or friend—is one of the hardest things to deal with during the ongoing pandemic. And whether you knew him or not, we all lost a friend when Percy Pascoe died last week. Without him, you probably wouldn’t be reading this.

No time like the present to become a family with economic common sense

By Grant Black, Ph.D.
We are living in unprecedented times.  While this may feel like the worst of times to many, it is a perfect time to teach children the principles and practices that can prepare them to live comfortable, secure lives, even in the midst of severe uncertainties and challenges.  Children are experiencing – directly or indirectly – the effects of stay-at-home orders, limitations on activities, shortages of goods, restrictions on shopping, sharing devices, reduced income, lost wealth, and the list goes on.  As the old saying goes, “Experience is the best teacher.”  Seize the opportunity, then, to teach your children strategic decision-making and help them build sound financial behaviors even in the worst of times.

Hang in here with us!

By Tom Salisbury, Region 7 SBA Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Our will, along with the millions of small businesses we serve is being tested by the devastating impact of coronavirus (COVID-19.) I want to assure you we are working every day to make sure help is on the way.

Business owners should try to get enrolled in PPP

    If you are a local business owner that has been seriously impacted by the ongoing pandemic, you may have considered applying for a forgivable loan through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), which was recently created by Congress as part of a stimulus bill. If you haven’t had time yet to investigate the program, it’s something you should consider as a benefit for your employees.

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