The Trump administration’s small business bailout programme has been plagued by problems from the start, with complaints that large companies crowded out the kinds of small enterprises and independent contractors it was designed to help. With a fresh round of funding on offer from Washington, we hear from several business owners trying to get their share, as well as the FT’s Laura Noonan who has been reporting on the programme since it launched. 


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A few stories for further reading:

US small business rescue fund strained by rush of claims

https://www.ft.com/content/0467d0e1-6814-4cc4-ad4b-e25c80169466


Can Congress save US small businesses? FT reporters answer your questions

https://www.ft.com/content/55b0f191-5ea2-4762-bf8c-13d6a11e61ed


‘Where is my loan?’ Small businesses miss out on US rescue funds

https://www.ft.com/content/e6a06f94-5d2f-43a0-8aac-c7adddca0b0e



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