Small business marketing costs more than ever

In Part 1 of this series on small business marketing, we laid out the evidence that easy marketing tools on digital and social media do not mean digital and social media marketing is easy. It’s not. Don’t believe a single person who tells you otherwise. Even when that 20-something down the street tells you social media is [...]

2021-03-29T10:51:10-05:00March 29th, 2021|Chamber News|

Tax Day for individuals extended to May 17: Treasury, IRS extend filing and payment deadline

IR-2021-59, March 17, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days. “This continues [...]

2021-03-25T05:07:26-05:00March 23rd, 2021|Chamber News|

Experienced business owners cautious in 2021

There is no better teacher than experience. One of the exciting components of this year’s McElvy Partners Small Business Sentiment Survey is that experienced business owners took the time to respond – 86 percent of those surveyed have been in business more than four years. When we surveyed, we asked these businesses to tell us [...]

2021-03-23T04:22:24-05:00March 23rd, 2021|Chamber News|

Agreement will extend PPP through May

  Big news out of Washington, D.C., Thursday as a bipartisan group of Senators and House members have introduced legislation that would extend PPP for small businesses by two months. According to a report from Politico, House Small Business Chair Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) announced an agreement to extend the deadline until [...]

2021-03-18T06:09:19-05:00March 18th, 2021|Chamber News|

Announcing the Governor’s Small Business Resource Portal!

Dear Texas Small Business Owners & Economic Development Partners, The Office of Small Business Assistance is excited to announce the official launch of the Governor's Small Business Resource Portal! Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the portal will provide you with the most relevant resources and contacts to help you [...]

2021-03-18T04:27:21-05:00March 18th, 2021|Chamber News|

Small businesses not sure what to expect in 2021

Small businesses are uncertain about the rest of 2021, weary of spending money, increasing marketing expenditures or adding new employees to the payroll. Even still, these business owners are optimistic that customers and revenue will grow. Those are the key findings from a survey of 124 small businesses that are clients of McElvy Partners, a [...]

2021-03-12T06:26:08-06:00March 12th, 2021|Chamber News|

Enormous PPP changes for self-employed; some left behind

The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury have made another major change to the government’s stimulus plan for small businesses: the PPP changes for self-employed will allow a much bigger forgivable loan. In a clarification to PPP, called an “Interim Final Rule,” Treasury changed the way available loans can be calculated for any business that [...]

2021-03-09T10:13:18-06:00March 9th, 2021|Chamber News|

Play Local: Loft 18

Check out our Play Local series for Buy Local Heights. Today we feature Loft 18. EAT. DRINK. GOLF! "Interactive sports bar & lounge” - featuring 5 Full Swing golf & multi-sport simulators, All American style Dishes, Bar, dining, lounge areas, biggest indoor TV screen, games & more!

2021-03-04T04:50:26-06:00March 4th, 2021|Chamber News|