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Owner discovers Boca Raton business too small for pandemic aid

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
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Owner discovers Boca Raton business too small for pandemic aid
Owner discovers Boca Raton business too small for pandemic aid

A Boca Raton small business owner said she is unable to receive federal or state loans during the pandemic because her business is too small.

YOU REBOUND DURING THESEDIFFICULT TIMES.DURING THE REOPENING OF OURAREA - SOME SMALL BUSINESSESARE HAVING A MUCH TOUGHER TIME- BECAUSE THEY'RE TOO SMALL TOGET ANY HELP .

WPTVNEWSCHANNEL FIVE'S MATTSCZESNY SPOKE TO A BUSINESSOWNER IN BOCA RATON WHO'SSTILL STRUGGLING AND LOOKEDINTO WHAT HELP IS BEINGOFFERED.190320 "ITS DIRE I WON'T BEABLE TO SURVIVE MUCH LONGER."MICHELLE STETTNER SAYS SHE'SSTRUGGLING TO KEEP HER SMALLCAÉ AND CATERING BUSINESSOPEN IN BOCA RATON TURNED DOWNSHE SAYS FOR EVERY LOAN ORGRANT SO FAR 185942 "WE AREWHAT THEY CALL A MICRO SMALLBUSINESS A TRUE MOM AND POPSOMEHOW WE DON'T FIT INTO THEEQUATION AND IT'S NOT FAIR."IT'S ONLY HER AND HER HUSBANDNOT ENOUGH WORKERS SHE SAYS TOQUALIFY FOR ANY FEDERAL ORSTATE HELP.

814 "I WOULD SAYIN GENERAL YOU NEED TO BE SURETO CHECK THE ELIGIBILITYREQUIREMENTS BECAUSE YOU'RERIGHT THEY'RE NOT UNIVERSAL."CHRIS ROOG IS THE DIRECTOR OFECONOMIC DEVELOPEMNT IN WESTPALM BEACH A CITY THAT ISOFFERING ITS OWN SMALLBUSINESS LOANS AND HELPINGTHOSE TURNED DOWN FOR FEDERALHELP.

929 "THE PEOPLE WHO HAVEAPPLIED TO THE CITY'S PROGRAMEXPLAINED TO ME THEY WEREN'TABLE TO GET PPP DOLLARS AND SOWE'RE PROCESSING APPLICATIONSAND HOPING TO HELP THEM ASBEST WE CAN." BOCA RATON ISWORKING ON ITS OWN PROGRAM BUTMICHELLE SAYS THIS IS A NEEDTHAT GOES WAY BEYOND CITY ANDCOUNTY BORDERS.

190250 "WE'RENOT ALONE, WE'RE NOT ALONETHERE ARE THOUSANDS UPONTHOUSANDS THAT ARE LITERALLYMOM AND POP FROM SMALLCATERING COMPANIES TO SHOEREPAIRS, SO MANY THIS IS THEBACKBONE." MICHELLE IS STILLHOPING FOR A GRANT FROM PALMBEACH COUNTY WHICH LAUCHED ITSPROGRAM LAST WEEK - BUT SHE'SFEARFUL - WITHOUT ANY HELP ANDENTERING THE SLOWERS SUMMERSEASON SHE SAYS EVERYDAY WILLBE A STRUGGLE TO KEEP THE DOOROPEN.

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