well, banks tried to help out small businesses which took out loan from them first. So it won't work.
Federal Reserve to boost small business lending efforts
The Federal Reserve said Monday it will support the government’s $349 billion small business lending program, which had a rocky start Friday. The Fed said that it will buy loans that banks make to small businesses as part of the program, which is being carried out by banks and the Small Business Administration and was set up under the $2.2 trillion economic relief package. The loans can be forgiven if they are spent on payroll, to encourage firms to keep paying their employees or rehire workers they may have recently laid off. By purchasing the loans, the Fed would create an incentive for the banks to engage in ... (full story)