Small business owners share struggle with receiving PPP loans | USA TODAY

Small business owners share struggle with receiving PPP loans | USA TODAY 1


Small business owners talk struggle with 'slow and unresponsive' stimulus program.

Small business owners share their difficult and confusing journeys in applying for the Paycheck Protection Program loan.

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73 Comments on "Small business owners share struggle with receiving PPP loans | USA TODAY"

  1. All that loan money is gone already..

    • @jess d What this big companies do with all their BILLIONS in profits? Pay them to themselves and hide the money in a tax heaven country? Don’t be naive.

    • Al Patron L hefeh AJRomeromero | April 27, 2020 at 11:11 AM | Reply

      @Jose Robles that’s what I’m thinking. They these super corps could even ride out a month, are they living above their means just greedy is what I say. Its that mind set that these regular people have that fight the good fight for them ,they are why these greedy corps get away with this time after time after time. They dont have to do anything play the I’m a victim role a d the masses will go to bat for them,it really is crazy.

    • No kidding genius

    • Patrick C_7 u would if u would have saved 1200 🤷🏻‍♂️

  2. Perro Pulgoso | April 22, 2020 at 8:33 PM | Reply

    My heart goes out to all small businesses, the owners and their employees that have been impacted. Hope they come out ok, this too shall pass.

    • @Nottotv i agree with you…we are from Portland Or …and most are democrats and they fight big business…..they uphold and support all small businesses…..he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

    • @Nottotv oh yeah? They fought for small businesses by including Carbon reports of Airline Flights in the US, a list of the ethnicity of all board members and their salaries or how bout how Pelosi wanted 38 states to lift their Voter ID policies which would allow anyone to simply say their name is Jim Bob and then Jose gets to vote. Tell me again who the democrats were fighting for small businesses to get more money?? How bout you turn off the TV and get educated yourself you clueless muppet. You democrats are literally the bottom the barrel when it comes to being an American. And yes, I go out of my way to let you fools know it.

    • @coffee Enema
      1984 is an intersting story.
      except those who own the economy prosper with the illusion of political freedom and economic liberty for the middle class.
      the oppressive Over Lord’s of the future?
      not enough profit in it for the elite


  3. Life Is Good | April 22, 2020 at 8:35 PM | Reply

    The banks are holding us down people, plus they are just waiting to raise rates ASAP

  4. LazyBrosVidz | April 22, 2020 at 8:35 PM | Reply

    I’ve been out of work for 6 weeks now and it looks like 3-4 more weeks as a barber, I have gotten no funds or anything yet. I can’t last much longer. 22 years old living on my own car payments and just other amenities I have no income it’s killing me

  5. Bobby Lengua | April 22, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

    Hopefully Shake Shack and Harvard giving back that 18 million back, that will help.

  6. If you’re waiting for government to save you it’s already too late

    • White Tower Woodworking | April 24, 2020 at 2:54 PM | Reply

      An unnecessary lockdown that was originally just supposed to “flatten the curve” is turning into full on, “say uncle” democrat policies.

    • Word2the Wise | April 24, 2020 at 3:22 PM | Reply

      jason smith the economy being strong doesn’t mean it will survive longer when it’s almost completely shut down for months on end.

    • David Whitten | April 24, 2020 at 5:30 PM | Reply

      @Travis Abong is an iphone, cable tv, and internet essential for living? No…it’s not.

    • @David Whitten funny how they have plenty of money for those items but as soon as they are called on to take care of their own finances they scream foul. Its pathetic.


  7. But Harvard University got their’s ASAP. WTF!

  8. The government is always slow to give back. But when it’s time to take they’re on top of it.

  9. bigbodyrover | April 23, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

    Thankfully SMALL TIME BUSINESSES LIKE RUTH CHRIS got the 20 million bailout they desperately needed after charging 100 dollars for steaks.

  10. jerrythemailman | April 24, 2020 at 1:26 PM | Reply

    this is part of the plan to eliminate small business entirely and allow for pure corporate monopoly

    in turn, this will destroy the middle class so that only the affluent and only the poor remain

    thus, the poor will be easier to herd and command, and will not get in the way of the plans of the oligarchs

  11. Michael McFeely | April 24, 2020 at 1:38 PM | Reply

    The debt clock is over $24 trillion. This debt will burden future generations for decades, and they will despise us for the way we handled this virus with endless bailouts. Enough.

  12. Banks prioritized large companies who owe them more money then you do.

  13. D's Real Reviews | April 24, 2020 at 1:54 PM | Reply

    Sounds like a government run purge

  14. SuperUber1101 | April 24, 2020 at 2:04 PM | Reply

    “Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” -Ronald Reagan

    • @AlexandDevinVids trickle down economics isn’t a real term. It was a slogan to confuse bosses hiring employees with bosses just handing you their money. It was great slogan to make dumb people believe they were losing something they weren’t

    • SuperUber1101 lack of government is the issue right now.
      government is the power to the people. instead of a few inheriting the power.
      we have 2 parties representing corporations and their economies, the population is just the slaves, the workers.

    • and then Reagan republicans tax policy began creating the first $trillion dollar national debt

  15. Busch Wacker | April 24, 2020 at 2:51 PM | Reply

    I have been working everyday day I can only hope to die my feet hurt and I am tired and there is no toilet paper 😕

  16. The banks: which restaurants do we like? We’ll give them the loans.
    Small business darwinism

  17. you didn’t get anything because harward university took $9 mill and so did many big businesses that didn’t need the money.

  18. Roy Bikebite | April 24, 2020 at 3:55 PM | Reply

    when some franchise “small business” could getting 20 million then you know this isn’t really for small business.

  19. The government is forcing businesses to close. Then giving them LOANS? So every small business in America is going to be in debt to the US government 🤔 yeah great idea we will be like China in less than a year.

  20. The smoke don | April 27, 2020 at 7:42 PM | Reply

    I didn’t even get an email back it’s ridiculous

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