Banking & Finance

Fitchburg loan program deadline approaching 

Forward Fitchburg Biz Boost, a loan program to help local businesses reopen after complying with COVID-19 closures, is taking applications through Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. for the latest round of loans.

SBA announces $429K in STEP Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Award will boost export opportunities for small businesses in Wisconsin.

WEDC accepting applications for entrepreneurial grants

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is now accepting applications from nonprofit and community-based organizations for the Entrepreneurship Support Program, a grant program designed to advance the statewide climate for entrepreneurship.

Lending increases due to growth in commercial loans

Recent national FDIC numbers provided by the Wisconsin Bankers Association show that overall lending increased by 10.1% due to a 41.4% increase in commercial loans attributed to Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Fed explains coin shortage 

The closures of businesses and banks around the country due the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly disrupted the supply chain and circulation patterns for U.S. coins.

In Business magazine