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July 7th, 2020 by

  June 30th marks the mid-point of the calendar year and typically is a time to reflect on business thus far and what can be expected for the remainder of this year. But 2020 isn’t typical. For many businesses, the second quarter of 2020 has been dismal due to COVID-related stay-at-home and closure orders. But, […]

June 27th, 2020 by

UPDATED June 27, 2020 By Karen Kerrigan- The effects of the coronavirus have hit small businesses more painfully. Governments have placed restrictions on business activity and public mobility. Plunging small business revenues are taking their toll on jobs and small business viability. Let’s hope that mitigation strategies and state “re-openings” will allow our nation to […]

June 23rd, 2020 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN Thousands of small businesses have been seriously impacted by the pandemic. It’s been reported that more than 100,000 small businesses closed permanently in New York. Nationwide statistics aren’t available, but anecdotal evidence shows that despite Congressional action so far—with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other measures—it just hasn’t been enough to sustain many small […]

June 18th, 2020 by

When the Going Gets Tough…The tough go online shopping by Rieva Lesonsky-  (This article originally appeared on Small Biz Daily and has been re-posted with the author’s permission.) Last week, we told you about the state of retail, which wasn’t good, with the exception of online retailers which, according to the NRF reported a 21.2% increase in […]

May 1st, 2020 by

Are consumers ready? By Rieva Lesonsky – (This article has been distributed by Small Biz Daily and re-posted here with the editor’s permission.) There’s a lot of talk in the country about either “getting back to normal” or adjusting to the “new normal.” As small business owners we may need to face the reality that […]

April 27th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in government shutting down big parts of their economies, resulting in unprecedented jumps in unemployment and declines in business activity, with some industries simply ceasing operations. Small businesses, obviously, have been suffering greatly, and will continue to do so. These actions have been taken to limit […]

April 17th, 2020 by

By Ann Dolin- You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and set your kids up with schoolwork at the kitchen table. As they focus quietly on their work, you retreat to the solitude of your home office to tackle your work to-do list. Ahh, another day of working from home as a family… right? […]

April 6th, 2020 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- For many – far too many – small businesses in the U.S., the coronavirus crisis and the related sharp economic downturn means a struggle to survive. Here are few examples of how small businesses can help themselves or be helped by others in these brutal times through assorted promotional strategies. […]

April 1st, 2020 by

Confronted by the coronavirus crisis and the related sharp economic downturn, small businesses are pivoting to find ways to survive. Consider examples from a few articles cited below. Double Down on Outreach, Networking, Marketing In a Forbes.com article – “How Quarantine Conference Aims To Help Revive Business Owners During Crisis” – author Serenity Gibbons argues […]

March 30th, 2020 by

The Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship of the United States Senate has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document on SBA loans related to the CARES Act and COVID-19. The document focuses largely on the new SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, as well as issues related to Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLS) […]

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