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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Treasury have begun releasing the information that will guide the programs created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Hardship presents opportunity for creativity, Rice Business experts say

The massive disruption of our social and work lives is unnerving, but there are benefits to shaking up our routines and feeling uncomfortable, according to experts at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

Construction Layoffs Spread Rapidly As Coronavirus Shuts Down Projects, In Contrast To Job Gains Through February In Most Metros

More than a quarter of construction firms responding to an online survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America last week reported they had furloughed or terminated jobsite workers because of the coronavirus pandemic. The finding contrasts starkly with ...

13-Year-Old Truth Jones Teaches Adults How to Earn Millions in the Stock Market

Read a snippet of Truth Jones' interview with Christal Jordan of Rolling Out Magazine. He gets candid on ways to cash in on the stock market.

Rice Business Launches Deferred Enrollment Program

Rice Business has launched a deferred enrollment program that enables undergraduates to gain admission to Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business’ MBA program and obtain career experience before they attend.

SBA Clarifies Eligibility of Faith-Based Organizations to Participate in Paycheck Protection and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza today announced that SBA issued guidance clarifying that all faith-based organizations impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) are eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, without restrictions based on their ...

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or ...

Walmart, Sam’s Club Announce New Measures to Support Small Businesses in Houston

Walmart and Sam’s Club announced new efforts aimed at providing relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. In a blog post published last evening, Walmart President & CEO, John Furner, and Sam’s Club President & CEO, Kath McLay, laid out ...

Macy’s, Inc. Temporarily Closes Stores Nationwide in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) today announced that it will temporarily close all stores by end of business today, March 17, 2020, through March 31, 2020. This includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, ...

H-E-B gives $3 million for coronavirus community support

At H-E-B, our top priority is taking care of Texas. As the threat of coronavirus impacts our communities, we are sure of one thing: we will do our part to help our fellow Texans. H-E-B will make an initial $3 ...

Turning Problems Into Purpose: Teen Entrepreneur Celebrates 10 Years of Business Success

On a hot day, nothing beats a nice tall glass of ice cold lemonade. That perfect blend of lemony tartness with the right amount of sweetness is the best pop to any day. Now take that combination and pair it ...

Tips for taking your life and business online during a crisis

This week has been full of unexpected twists and turns. At Medley, we are simultaneously facing the reality of client event changes and new ways to tell stories while also creating plans to adapt as quickly as possible. We wanted ...

Chamillionaire Promotes Investment in Teen’s Texas-Based Condiments Company, Sienna Sauce

Grammy winning recording artist, turned startup angel investor, Chamillionaire believes in an emerging condiments company, run by a 16-year old from Texas, so much he is actively promoting a crowd-investment on Republic.co for the brand, Sienna Sauce.

The Honey Pot Founder On Racist Trolls After Target Ad: ‘It’s all good’

A black business owner whose company was flooded with racist reviews after being featured in a Target ad said she's grateful for the controversy and the growth it offered her company. Beatrice Dixon, who started The Honey Pot Company in ...

Local Houston-Based Company Launches Into 20 Walmart Locations in Texas

Ten years ago, Griff and Hunter Jaggard began a journey to bring high tech and portability to the gas-cooker market. With a ton of passion and a decade of perseverance, FIREDISC® has become famous for a line of mobile, bullet-proof ...

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