Our Mom & Pop Bait & Tackle Shops are the backbone of our favorite pastime. They have been hit particularly hard by this Covid 19 outbreak. Our small independent dealers have been there for us all. They sponsors our tournament events, do special orders for customers, keep us up to date on hot fishing techniques, introduce us to new products (i.e, Stick Jacket fishing rod sleeves) and teach us how to tie a knot.
When the coronavirus issue is behind us, your fishing tackle dealer will need your business to recover. In the meantime, America’s Small Business Administration (SBA) has programs to keep them going and paychecks flowing.
Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small Businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. Apply here.
SBA Debt Relief
The SBA Debt Relief program will provide a reprieve to small businesses as they overcome the challenges created by this health crisis.
Contact your banker, the SBA or me if you need some tips.
Save our tackle shops. Please share this information with your tackle shop owner, encourage them to take action today and tell them Stick Jacket sent you.