Something like 98% of all the business loans sent out by the feds during the pandemic have gone to enormous corporations with millions (or billions) in cash reserves and thousands of employees.
In other words: Wasted.
Actual businesses owned by actual people and employing actual Americans have had a BITCH of a time getting any help at all.
Sole proprietor? Fuck you.
Small business with temporary or contract or hourly workers? Fuck you.
Small business with less than 20 employees? Fuck you.
Very close to 0 of these businesses even got a dollar from the Trump Administration, because they were so busy giving PPP loans to their cronies at hugely profitable corporations billions of dollars for free.
Yes. For free.
Because the "loans" that they get under the PPP do not need to be repaid. This was a way for the Republicans to fully embrace socialism (giving away free money to businesses during a pandemic to help them stay afloat and safe), while making it look like capitalism (it's a "loan" so it has to be repaid, right?)
Well now the Biden Administration has opened a tiny 2-week window where ONLY small businesses (<20 employees) and sole proprietors can apply for these "loans" and get money as well.
That means your favorite hair salon. And coffee shop. And t-shirt printer. And auto shop. And mom-and-pop corner store.
Basically every business you patronize every day can finally get a part of the American pie they worked so hard for.
Tell fucking EVERYONE YOU KNOW. They have to apply right away. Applications open on Wednesday and are only open for two weeks. And they probably won't get the money until summer time... but hey... every little bit helps when you are a small fry in the American business climate.