NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sara Pauly is not one of those small business owners scrambling to fill out paperwork for part of the more than $350 billion in government aid available through the Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
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Instead, the owner of the Rufus and Delilah pet care business in Los Angeles is scaling back her operation for now.
“I have decided to float the business with a personal loan in order to stay afloat and not declare bankruptcy. Hopefully, I will not have to do this for too many months. If so, I may need to re-evaluate my decision,” Pauly said.
Many small business owners are in a similar situation, where even an influx of relief cash will not help them stay afloat. The dilemma they face is whether to…