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The Pandemic and Delivery Contracting

The pandemic has upended the entire gig economy delivery industry. It has created challenges and opportunities. Topics of articles include delivery during a pandemic, safety, and how various relief programs impact contractors with Doordash, Uber Eats, Instacart, Grubhub, Postmates and other delivery gig economy platforms.

Three Ways New PPP Rules Help Gig Economy Contractors/Workers (Doordash, Uber Eats, Instacart, Lyft, Grubhub)

The Biden Administration released new rules for the Paycheck Protection Program. Those rules offer greater relief especially for gig economy contractors such as Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Instacart, Lyft and others. However, there’s not much time for contractors to take advantage of these new rules. However, The current version of the PPP is set to …

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How to Fill Out the Targeted EIDL Advance Grant Application Step by Step as a gig economy independent contractor

The SBA has begun the process of reaching out to individuals who may be eligible for the Covid-19 Targeted EIDL Advance, inviting them to apply for the additional funds. If you received an invitation to complete the application, this post is here to help you walk step by step through how to fill out the …

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How to Apply for Paycheck Protection Program PPP Step by Step for Independent Contractors

Don’t be one of the vast majority of gig workers who fail to get funded through the PPP because they didn’t do things right. I’ve seen numbers reporting less than five percent of independent contractors were getting funds through the Paycheck Protection Program. Were they being discriminated against? Are independent contractors for gigs like Doordash, …

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EIDL FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for Doordash Uber Eats Instacart Grubhub Lyft Independent Contractors

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 extended the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans and introduced a targeted advance for previous borrowers who met certain conditions. How does all of this impact independent contractors who were in business prior to the pandemic? If you contract with gig companies like Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates, Lyft, Grubhub, Instacart …

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Economic Loss Qualification for Targeted EIDL Advance Grants for Independent Contractors

Do you qualify to get an additional targeted advance as an independent contractor under the targeted EIDL grants? The Consolidated Apprppriations Act of 2020 (signed December 27) included some economic stimulus measures for pandemic relief, and part of that act opened up the EIDL loan and grant program once again. There’s a new twist: The …

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Do you qualify for the PPP Paycheck Protection Program 2.0 Second Draw Income Reduction Test?

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is back. Independent contractors may qualify for forgivable loans. Under special circumstances, you may be able to take a second loan even if you received on earlier in 2020. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 (signed December 27) included some economic stimulus measures for pandemic relief. Part of that package …

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How To Tell if You’re in a Low Income Community for EIDL Qualification

The new stimulus program, signed into law in the last days of 2020, reopens the door for some aid for independent contractors such as with Doordash, Uber Eats, Lyft, Instacart, Grubhub etc. But it also has contractors scrambling to figure out how to tell out if they’re in a low income community. That’s because the …

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Do Delivery Contractors Qualify for the New EIDL Grants? (Doordash Uber Eats Grubhub Instacart etc)

After more than enough drama, the new stimulus program has been passed into law. Parts of that package include the extension of two programs that may help contractors for Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Instacart, Lyft and other gig companies: the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans / Grants. As it was when …

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Can Gig Economy Contractors Get New Paycheck Protection Program PPP 2.0 Funding? Grubhub Doordash Uber Eats Lyft Instacart

On December 22, 2020, the Senate passed stimulus legislation that included additional Paycheck Protection Program funding and relief for small businesses including self employed contractors. As they did in the original Paycheck Protection Program, Gig Economy contractors with platforms like Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Instacart, Lyft, Postmates and others do qualify for the PPP loans. …

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New Agreement on Stimulus, Unemployment and PPP and impact on Doordash Grubhub Uber Eats Instacart Delivery Contractors

Congressional leaders announced an agreement on a new stimulus package. What will that mean for delivery contractors in the gig economy with apps like Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Instacart and others? The new package includes direct payments, extension of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, and a new round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. …

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The $600 extra unemployment benefit is expiring soon: How that will impact ALL Grubhub Doordash Uber Eats contractors

As things stand right now, the extra $600 per week being paid out to unemployment recipients will come to an end on July 31. This could have a major impact on all of us who are doing delivery work for gig apps like Uber Eats, Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Instacart, Shipt and others. This could hit …

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Why did I get denied EIDL or PPP as an independent contractor with Grubhub Uber Eats Doordash Postmates etc.?

You may be wondering, as an independent contractor with gig economy delivery apps like Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, Instacart, Shipt, and so on, why was I denied pandemic relief such as the EIDL or PPP? Isn’t the independent contractor supposed to be eligible for these programs? Yes, you do qualify. Many independent contractors and …

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EIDL vs PUA vs PPP: Understanding Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Options for Independent Contractors with Grubhub Doordash Postmates Uber Eats etc.

Which of the Covid-19 pandemic relief options for businesses is the best for independent contractors for gig economy apps like Grubhub, Uber Eats, Doordash, Postmates, Lyft, Instacard, etc.? There really is no best. It depends on your situation and how this has impacted you. When the government passed the CARES act, they introduced programs that …

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Step By Step Applying for EIDL Covid-19 Grant/Loan as an Independent Contractor (Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates, Lyft, etc.)

Editor’s note: This was originally written about applying for the original advances/grants/loans related to the EIDL under the CARES Act of 2020. In July, 2020, funding for the advances expired. On December 27, 2020 a new stimulus was signed into law renewing features of the EIDL program. Many things remain the same as in this …

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Multi Apping for Grubhub Doordash Uber Eats in a Pandemic.

Is multi apping (working multiple delivery platforms at the same time) a good idea right now when delivering for Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, and Postmates? Is it a necessity? When should you fire up more than one platform? When should you focus on just one? Who are the best apps for multi-apping? The only thing …

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