We're happy to report that we found out yesterday our small PPP small business loan was forgiven. We were reluctant to apply for one and waited until just before the deadline last June. It felt like a bailout but, in the end, we're glad we did.
Here's what we used the money for: > We ADDED staff and now have both salaried and hourly workers. > We're paying about 20% above the norm for the industry > We gave out bonuses both last Spring and this past week > We offer Paid Time Off and pay for Holidays > None of our employees have been sick over the past 6 months
So please Shop Small! When you shop small your dollar goes a long way to supporting members of your local community.