• Vehicle Insurance

    Illinois’ new online car insurance verification program has begun

    SPRIGNFIELD, Ill. (WREX) — The state has started verifying if your car is insured electronically. The new program started on July 1 and requires insurance companies to work in conjunction with the Secretary of State’s office to confirm electronically that motorists have automobile insurance. This program follows national standards established by the Insurance Industry Committee on Motor Vehicle Administration and is expected to reduce the number of Illinois motorists driving while uninsured. “My office has led the effort to establish and implement an automobile insurance verification system online which will serve to reduce the number of Illinois motorists driving while  

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  • Business Accounting

    26-Year-Old Accountant Left Her PhD Program, And Then Built A 7-Figure Business in Less Than 3 Years

    26-year-old certified public accountant (CPA) Shenaya Wilson left her PhD program to focus on growing her business. In less than three years, she’s already built a seven-figure accounting and tax planning business. She’s also the founder of the Tax Essentials Learning Program (T.E.L.P). Through this venture, Wilson educates aspiring tax professionals on the tax code and teaches them how to build their own tax practices. “Sometimes I randomly think…wow I really left a whole PhD program halfway through just to focus on growing my business,” Wilson shared on LinkedIn. She continues, “Please never let a job title, a degree,  

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  • Business News

    Small business rental assistance program in Montgomery County | WDVM25 & DCW50

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — On Thursday, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando announced the launch of the Montgomery County Small Business Rental Assistance Program. The $1 million program will provide grants to qualifying small businesses to support rental costs. “This assistance is specifically targeted to those businesses that make less than $500,000 a year and has somewhere between zero and five employees and that are providing critical resources to our community,” said Jawando at a press conference. Qualifying businesses can receive up to $10,000 in rental assistance or three months of rent. Small business owners like Carlos Perozo, say this  

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  • Business & Finance

    CDC Small Business Finance Program Brings Business Banking Opportunities Directly to the People – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

    CDC Small Business Finance Program Brings Business Banking Opportunities Directly to the People Robert Villarreal, of CDC Small Business Finance, Elected to Opportunity Finance Network Board Robert Villarreal is the Chief External Affairs Officer for the Los Angeles Branch of the CDC Small Business and Finance Program.  Villareal is unapologetic about his passion for creating financial opportunities to local businesses and people in communities of color.  He says that this pandemic has disproportionately affected Black and Brown people and as the organization’s external affairs officer, he and his team are determined to help turn these disproportionate occurrences in to opportunities  

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  • Business News

    The government is preparing to restart its central small-business relief program.

    The federal government released updated rules for lenders just before midnight on Wednesday for the next round of Paycheck Protection Program lending, but it did not set a date for when it expects to begin taking applications. Lenders anticipate the program could restart as soon as next week. Last month’s stimulus package included $284 billion for new loans through the small-business relief program, which ended in August after distributing $523 billion to more than five million businesses. In this next round, the hardest-hit business — those whose sales have dropped at least 25 percent from before the pandemic — can  

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