City Excludes Parts Of Chinatown From Small Business Pandemic Loans

By Sydney Pereira, Gothamist. -

A city pandemic loan program intended to help out small businesses in lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color has left out a swath of Manhattan's Chinatown. In late November, the [...]

Black And Minority-Owned Businesses Are Denied Virus Relief Funds

By Ama Nundoo, Face 2 Face Africa. -

Many Black and Latino business owners say they are on the verge of losing their businesses because they are currently out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, that may not be the [...]

US Banks Make A Quick $10 Billion Processing Government Loans

By Julian Kossoff, Business Insider. -

Banks have earned a quick $10 billion processing US government loans to small businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis, according to a new report. The $350 billion rescue program aims to [...]

Small Businesses Furious At Paycheck Protection Program Structure

By Main Street Alliance. -

With allegations that major banks shuffled Paycheck Protection Program applications to prioritize larger loan amounts and bigger businesses, Main Street businesses are furious. This possibility [...]

Most Workers And Businesses At The Heart Of US Economy Can’t Meet Financial Needs

By Popular Resistance. -

A survey of small businesses and workers conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management published on April 1 finds that small businesses and workers are being hit hard by the COVID-19 [...]

European Chains Spur Further Grocery Consolidation, Squeezing Farmers, Workers, And Independent Businesses

By Claire Kelloway, -

European grocery chains are driving a new round of concentration in American food retail, as they race to buy up independent grocers or drive them out of business. In the most recent deal, Stop & [...]

To Preserve African-American Businesses, Durham, NC, Turns To Employee Ownership

By Fifty by Fifty, -

Durham, North Carolina, once famous for its “Black Wall Street,” is exploring a new strategy to preserve and grow local African-American businesses through employee ownership. One of four cities [...]

The Death Of Small Businesses In Big Cities

By Rebecca Jennings, -

If you want to understand “retail death” — and I’m using quotes here because the concept of buying and selling things is very much alive — all you have to do is look at one very specific street. [...]

The Woman Aiming To Get 50 Million Americans Into The Worker-Owner Economy

By Fran Korten, -

For decades Marjorie Kelly has looked for ways that businesses can better contribute to the good of society. In 1987, after getting a master’s degree in journalism, she founded Business Ethics [...]

Thousands Of Small Businesses Call On Congress To Pass CRA Resolution To Restore Net Neutrality

By Staff, -

It’s national Small Business Week, and nearly 6,000 small businesses, ranging from construction companies to tech startups are planning to deliver an open letter to Congress tomorrow Wednesday, [...]

Supreme Court Decision On Sales Tax Potential Big Impact On Local Businesses

By Olivia Lavecchia,  -

On April 17, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on sales tax collection that could — long after online commerce has transformed the retail sector in the United States — finally [...]

Strategies To Encourage Locally-Owned, Independent Businesses

By Olivia Lavecchia, -

In many U.S. cities, finding and keeping an affordable location has become a major challenge for independent businesses. Two years ago, we took an in-depth look at the issue in our [...]

Locally-Owned Businesses Fight Back Against Subsidies To National Chains

By Fran Korten, -

Lanning is widely recognized for her work. Even though she finds traditional economic development planners to be frequent adversaries, in 2014 the International Economic Development Council [...]

Our Opportunity To Build Wealth, Economy, And Culture

By Melissa Hoover, -

Entrepreneurship can be a powerful force for prosperity. Business ownership gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn more money and create jobs. But this pathway to self-made success is mostly [...]

500# Small Businesses Urge FCC To Protect Net Neutrality

By Staff, -

By Staff of FIght For Our Future - We are a group of businesses empowered by unencumbered access to an open Internet. We are deeply concerned with the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal [...]

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