SBA Loan Information Fort Myers, FL

Small Business Loans COVID19, Fort Myers FL

We know during these uncertain times things can be trying. There are so many unknowns and unanswered questions and certainly a lot of “what ifs” We understand that 80% of America is made up of small business owners. We understand what it means to have to shut your doors for weeks or months or being partially closed. With that being said in the last couple of weeks the government has created a stimulus plan and in that plan was money allocated for small business owners. We have created an informational video regarding those videos.

Please understand this video was created days ago and by the time it’s edited things have changed. For example… the EIDL was originally a 10k grant… now it is 1k per employee if you qualify for it. Now the best option is to apply for the PPP loan which we discuss. But please understand there are rules to this one too. We have learned since this video was created you cannot use the money to pay sub contractors. We also know so many businesses applied and that 90% of the money has been allocated to certain businesses but don’t worry… the government is working on more money! So we would suggest applying even if you don’t think you will need it tomorrow we obviously don’t know where this is going. Besides you can give it back if you don’t use it. We hope this video helps you. Please know we are not attorneys or CPA’s. You will need to verify all your information. Remember it tends to change hourly!

SBA Loans:

FREE MONEY for Real Estate Agents and Lenders and Small Business Owners, this would apply to you. There is HOPE and Financial HELP available to you. . I wanted to let you know about some programs that are out there to help support all of us through this trying time. Please note, I am not an Attorney, CPA, Accountant and you need to verify all of this information. I am just relaying the information provided to me by my trusted advisor. With the passage of the CARES Act on Friday afternoon, there is finally some relief for small business owners. While the bill is 1,000+ (One Thousand Plus) pages there are two key provisions that we want to make sure you are aware of as soon as possible. They are both SBA related and should help most small business owners. The SBA is offering an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This is a $10K loan advance that will not have to be repaid as long as it is used for economic relief due to COVID-19. The SBA has streamlined the application process so it can all be done online and only takes about ten minutes. The Online application link is right here on this screen. Click Here

According to my CPA In addition to the $10,000 (Ten Thousand Dollars available to you up front, you can apply for up to $2Million in additional funding. The rate of these loans will not exceed 4% and can be spread over 30 years. Currently, the only portion of this loan that will be waived or forgiven is the initial $10,000 and of course this could be subject to change, so be sure to look into all the fine lines and details. The second loan offering is called the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and have a component of the loan that can be forgiven. Congress has allocated $349 billion to this loan offering.

These loans are considered SBA 7(a) loans and are applied for directly through your bank or credit union. Here is a brief synopsis of this loan program. Businesses that can apply: Any business with 500 or fewer employees. The business does not have to be shut down completely or partially. Any business that applies is presumed to need the loan and will get it. The only underwriting standards are the company was in business on February 15, 2020 and had employees for whom it paid salaries and payroll taxes.

These loans are non-recourse, meaning no personal guarantees or liens on business assets. The maximum loan you can receive will equal 2.5 times your average “payroll costs” during the 1-year period before the loan is taken. The portion of the loan that can be forgiven is equal to the sum of the employer’s: (A) Payroll costs (B) Interest (not principal) on any business debts that were incurred prior to February 15, 2020 (C) Rent (D) Utilities, including electricity, gas, water, transportation, telephone and internet access…

These types of items that can be forgiven Which are incurred during the 8 week period that begins on the origination date of the 7(a) loan. Please now more than ever share this video with anyone who is a small business owner, it may be a local professional, a candy store, a shirt maker, a Real Estate agent or a Lender. If you’re a small business owner and you qualify there is hope. I hope this was helpful and again, We are not an attorney, a CPA or an accountant to you’ll need to do your own due diligence. As always, make it a great day.

If you are wondering what small local businesses are open in Fort Myers and how you can support them click here!

If you have any questions or need any guidance please reach out! We would be happy to help!!

Brittany & Houston