Friday, April 10 was the first day independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), but they’ve had to do it without new guidance that had been expected from the Treasury Department.
“We were up late last night, hitting ‘refresh’ and hoping it would show up,” said Neil Bradley, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s executive vice president and chief policy officer. “It didn’t.”
Bradley was speaking with Inc. editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul during Friday’s National Small Business Town Hall. Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are hosting the weekly live webinars to help small-business owners navigate the quickly changing details of the PPP and the government’s other small-business relief efforts.