Number 147 December 3, 2021 St. Louis
Entrepreneur Backed Assets (EBA) Fund Welcomes $11.5 Million in Funding and $6 Million in Purchase Commitments to Advance Microlending Nationwide
The Aspen Institute and the Microfinance Impact Collaborative recently announced $11.5 million in new funding and $6 million in purchase commitments for the Entrepreneur Backed Assets (EBA) Fund, a first of its kind fund established to strengthen the capacity of community-based financial institutions to lend to small businesses in low-income communities and those owned by people of color. This innovative fund creates a secondary market for loans originated by community-based microlenders, such as Justine PETERSEN. In addition to the new funding commitments, multiple banks committed to purchasing microloans originated by community development financial institutions (CDFIs) from EBA Fund through 2022.
Small Business Legal Clinic Thursday, December 8th. RSVP Today!
Does your small business have unanswered legal questions? Do you want the sage counsel of an attorney free of charge? Then your small business should register for our December 8th Legal Clinic. Brought to you by a concerted effort of Emerson, the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and Justine PETERSEN, attorneys are available to meet, via a virtual format, with small business owners or would be small business owners to discuss myriad small business issues, ranging from insurance, to copyright concerns to discussing the fine print of leases and contracts. The 30 minute sessions are pro bono and entirely confidential. RSVP today by contacting Shawna Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.533.2411 x 136.
Join Inclusive Growth in St. Louis for Final Interactive Session: “Activating Inclusive Growth in St. Louis”
• Jenny Connelly Bowen, executive director, Community Builder Network
• Maureen Brinkley, district director of the St. Louis office, U.S. Small Business Administration
• Ron Daugherty, president and CEO, Daugherty Business Solutions, Access Point
• Clayton Evans, senior vice president and community affairs officer, Simmons Bank
• Stacey Fowler, adult services manager, SLATE
• Jacqueline Hutchinson, executive director, Consumers Council of Missouri
• Adam Layne, treasurer, City of St. Louis
• Crystal Avery-Morris, vice president of community development, Commerce Bank
• Marnee Morgan, CEO and principle consultant, Morgan Graves Consultant LLC
• Maranda Witherspoon Richardson, CEO and principal, MWR Coaching and Consulting
• Bill Rodgers, vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
• Atia Thurman, assistant teaching professor, director of Student Engagement and Support, Washington University
Using Payment Apps for Your Business? This New Regulation Could Impact You.
Starting in January, payment apps such as PayPal, Venmo, Square, and the like will be required to report user’s business transactions to the IRS. The new tax law will require payment apps to report any business transaction (defined by the IRS as a payment for goods or services) of $600 or more.
For this reason, many payment apps are now asking users to provide tax information such as your Employer Identification Number (EIN), Individual Tax ID Number (ITIN), and Social Security Number (SSN). To protect your information, be cautious when receiving these notifications from payment apps, and make sure they are legitimate.
For more information, feel free to visit Upworthy.com.
Happy Belated 21st Birthday to Isaac Coney!
JP staffer Isaac Coney recently turned the big 2-1! Isaac began his tenure with JP facilities management as a team member comprised of family members. The Coney Family have been prudent caretakers of JP’s main office on N. Grand in St. Louis and the Greencubator located on the STL riverfront. Thank YOU Isaac for all that YOU do! And HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!