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Small Business Tax Extenders in Omnibus Bill

Thanks to thanks to Madison Services Group for this summary. The following tax extenders will be reauthorized: Permanently Extended Extension and modification of research credit. Extension and modification of employer wage credit for employees who are active duty members of the uniformed services. Extension of 15-year straight-line cost recovery for qualified leasehold improvements, qualified restaurant

Working Solutions Graduates MMS

By Susan Brown Working Solutions, a microlender based in San Francisco, obtained their own Microlending Management System (MMS) license from LiftFund in October.  Working Solutions was the first organization to sign on to the MMS program, and they became the first to graduate from the program. “We see this as a great success,” said Claudia

Nancy and David Ortiz, Buenaventura Travel Agency

Colombian immigrants Nancy and David Ortiz have been running Buenaventura Travel Agency since 1983, but needed to upgrade their equipment to compete with online booking firms. Thanks to a $5,000 MMS loan from Working Solutions they were able to make the changes they needed.

Accion San Diego – Expanding to Fill a Need

Accion San Diego has added three counties to its service area: Imperial, San Bernardino and Riverside. Elizabeth Schott, CEO of Accion San Diego said she decided to expand because she saw a need. “Our organization was approached by other partners working in the small business space in those counties- bankers, government agencies, nonprofits, chambers of