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The Barstool Fund

January 14, 2021 - Victor Rogers

In just one month, Barstools Sports founder and president, Dave Portnoy, has helped raise over $22 million with nearly 175,000 supporters to save over 100 small businesses (data updates every 5-minutes).  The Barstool Fund, started with $500,000 of Portnoy’s own funding with the aim of helping small businesses hit by the pandemic. The majority of […]

What You Need To Know About PPP2

January 8, 2021 - Victor Rogers

In a bill signed into law on Dec. 27 of 2020, Congress injected an additional $284 billion more into the Paycheck Protection Program. Small businesses will now have more access to aid as many remain to struggle.  The law not only provides additional loan relief for restaurants and other small businesses, but it caps the […]

Nine Resolutions For Small Business Owners To Stand By

January 5, 2021 - Victor Rogers

With the new year officially underway, now is the perfect time for small business owners to consider their plans for the new year. Below are nine New Year’s resolutions that small businesses should think about.  1. Have a clear direction. Ask yourself what the end goal of your business is. If you don’t know the […]

How One High School Dropout Became His Own Boss

December 18, 2020 - Victor Rogers

Move over Uber Eats and Grubhub, there is a new delivery service in town.  Profitboss, founded by 21-year-old Adam Guild, enables restaurants to deliver meals for free or at a significantly lower price than competitors. The app also allows restaurant owners to track and utilize their customer data.  Guild’s unique background has allowed his company […]

Resources and Useful Tips

December 14, 2020 - Victor Rogers

Save the American Dream encourages small businesses across a wide array of sectors to utilize resources to help them navigate the walls that COVID-19 continues to build.  We continue to compile resources and helpful tips to guide business owners as they try to maintain their physical and financial health. Our resource page will provide you […]

Restaurants Pushback Against New Shutdown Orders

December 5, 2020 - Victor Rogers

Restaurant owners and industry groups across the United States are pushing back as city and state officials impose new restrictions on restaurants and bars. Filed lawsuits are piling up against the bans and targeted policies as rallies in support of dining rooms grow momentum.  In early November, Illinois was the first to reinstate the ban […]

Government’s PPP Program Lost Millions to Scammers

November 30, 2020 - Victor Rogers

In a new nationwide trend, fraud cases related to the Paycheck Protection Program continue to arise.  For countless businesses, the PPP was a lifeline that provided loans and guidance in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. As 2020 comes to a close, it is now clear that the quick rollout of the massive relief […]

U.S. Central Bank to Reduce Minimum Borrowing Amount to $100,000

November 20, 2020 - Victor Rogers

Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, is calling on Congress to return to the negotiating table to push another round of stimulus to help pull the U.S. economy out of a coronavirus-induced recession.  “All of us lived through the years after the global financial crisis, and for a number of those years fiscal policy was very […]

U.S. Economy is Slowly Bouncing Back

November 9, 2020 - Victor Rogers

November 4, 2020 – Alliance to Save the American Dream As businesses push to reopen and consumer spending continues to increase, the U.S. economy is experiencing a v-shaped recovery, according to White House economist, Joe LaVorgna.  Following the Commerce Department’s third-quarter gross domestic product calculation, data shows that the U.S. economy grew at a record […]

A Shift in Consumer Behavior

November 3, 2020 - Victor Rogers

As restaurants and bars across the country fight to stay in business, recent data shows that chain restaurants are bouncing back quickly. From Kansas City to New York City, takeout and delivery options are in demand and keeping business’s lights on.  2020 has been a challenging year for restaurants and business owners alike, yet Yelp’s […]

Applying for PPP Forgiveness

October 23, 2020 - Victor Rogers

Starting in August, the Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications to have loans that were issued forgiven and in early October began issuing forgiveness to those that were approved.  More than $500 billion in forgivable loans were issued through the government’s aid initiative. As small business owners across the nation continue to submit applications, […]

Restaurateurs: Fighting for Survival

October 9, 2020 - Victor Rogers

Winter is coming and restaurant owners across the nation are bracing themselves for the cold months ahead.  During citywide lockdowns, restaurants adapted quickly to save their businesses. From takeout to advertising delivery services, small business owners reinvented their business models.  As restaurants slowly began to reopen, outdoor dining was essential. Governors reduced or prohibited indoor […]

Fighting for Representation

October 1, 2020 - Victor Rogers

Small businesses wear many hats. They hold communities together, they power economies, they represent the true meaning of determination and most importantly: they represent the American dream.  From San Francisco to Hartford, small businesses across the country faced immense challenges and immeasurable blows to their livelihoods when cities were forced to lockdown amid the Covid-19 […]

The Power of Resources

September 26, 2020 - Victor Rogers

Now more than ever, the small business community must rally to utilize resources and share useful tips as they navigate around the blockades that COVID-19 has put up.  The Alliance to Save the American Dream continues to compile resources to help business owners and their employees maintain their physical and economic health during the pandemic. […]


September 24, 2020 - Victor Rogers

It’s National Small Business Week. America was founded by risk-takers. Men and women who identified the opportunity – to gain independence – and seized that opportunity for all it was worth. The cost was great but the reward is still savored. Today, small business owners continue that tradition of seizing upon opportunity and becoming independent. […]

“If Our Businesses Fail, America Fails” – Small Businesses Call for Unity, Action in Powerful New Video

September 17, 2020 - Victor Rogers

A growing coalition of small business owners calling themselves the Alliance to Save the American Dream (ASAD) has released a powerful new video detailing the financial and emotional toll they have faced as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns. The video, set over solemn footage of empty, devastated businesses, is narrated by entrepreneurs who obeyed […]

The Story of the Alliance – Part 1

September 16, 2020 - Victor Rogers

This past spring, I lost $20,000 in one week. It was one of the worst weeks of my life. I own a video production studio in the Northern Virginia area called Mirandum Pictures. We’re small, but we’ve spent the last 15 years making amazing commercials, music videos, short films and more. I’ve surrounded myself with […]


September 8, 2020 - Victor Rogers

Let’s face reality. Our world is full of threats. Some seen and some unseen. Let’s accept another premise. COVID-19 is not the first dangerous virus and it will not be the last.  Save the American Dream is based upon the very real thesis that in the next year, three years or 10 years, our world […]


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