November 28, 2021


Free business for all

Grants not plenty of to get them by way of ‘pause’

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s pre-Thanksgiving pledge to reimburse little corporations hurt by the “pause” that commenced this 7 days has infuriated several proprietors, who say the software gives them only a fraction of the dollars they will get rid of the up coming two months.

Which is simply because the state is basing reimbursement on earnings a company confirmed from final yr, instead of the authentic charges of undertaking small business, this kind of the expense of rent and utilities.

“You have this funds, why are you producing it so tough and why is it these a challenge?” said Judah Boulet, owner of No Chance Crossfit and Actual physical Health and fitness Heart in Smithfield. “You’re shutting me down I’d rather not shut down, I want to stay open up. I really don’t want absolutely free cash, but I have to have to fork out my overhead. And you’re basing it on a metric that for most of us is just ridiculous.”