I applied for the SBA EIDL and requested the advance. I applied for PPP. I applied (twice now) for my own states business loan assistance. I was quick to get everything done and in. I received the infamous email from the SBA last week. Credit pull on Sunday. Nothing else. No sudden cash influx. No further word from anyone. I have called my credit union every other day and am told, “you’re in the que.” Nothing happens. I applied for paypal three days ago after seeing everyone rave about it. .I’m told- “Your application is in review.” Nothing else. No offer hours later like some. I feel like every supposed support has overlooked us and I’m not sure how to make myself and my 8 employees be SEEN and MATTER. I watch our bank account dwindle away and as we drown in to the abyss, we can’t understand what it is that makes others deserve assistance when we do not. Even $10,000 would be enough to keep us afloat for longer. Maybe even long enough… One little life preserver. Why have we been abandoned?
I know many are in similar boats and we are all deserving. We’ve put everything in to our businesses and to lose them would cause significant grief. I feel for all of us being passed by. I also wish everyone the best and am happy for all that are getting assistance. Afterall, I personally benefit from many small business in my community and beyond and would love to see them survive and thrive.