The City of Austin has posted preliminary metrics taken from applications for the Small Business Relief Grant Program, which closes tomorrow, July 24 at 5PM. As of Tuesday evening, July 21, there were 1,333 applicants. 67% of these businesses have been partially operating during the pandemic, 22% have been completely closed, and 11% have been
Dear Landlord, We’ve been in this mutually-beneficial relationship for a long time, perhaps decades. It’s been good for both of us. We’ve had a place to grow successful local businesses and you’ve made a nice profit. Now our businesses have an illness called a pandemic. It makes people sick and is sometimes fatal. To help
As a member of the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), AIBA has supported these initiatives that will benefit local business. It appears Washington is listening to the SAVE OUR ECONOMY NOW campaign organized by the American Sustainable Business Council and the American Independent Business Alliance and other business organizations in response to the health and
The Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA) has supported this initiative to better help our local businesses.
Hundreds of thousands of small businesses shuttered by COVID-19 are at risk of closing for good in the coming weeks without direct subsidies. Very small businesses and those with historically limited access to capital are especially vulnerable.
I know. It’s not feeling better right now but hear me out. This pandemic is forcing local business to learn new skills, find new ways of doing business and reallocate resources. The present is very painful but could ultimately leave us to a better future.