Small business owners struggle with staffing as California reopens

VIDEO: California is just about a week away from dropping most capacity limits and social distancing requirements. Throughout Stockton, "help wanted," "we're hiring," and "open" banners are seen throughout the city. Read more here:

Kamala Harris steps up focus on small business

Vice President Harris is increasingly emphasizing policies supporting small businesses and entrepreneurship, from engaging bank CEOs, to working with Treasury Secretary Yellen on increasing capital for underserved small business owners. Read more here:

How feasible is it for businesses to require proof of vaccination? Experts are split

The interim solution allows vaccinated people to regain a sense of normalcy, while establishments ramp up operations after an economically devastating year. But requiring proof of vaccination also raises issues around logistics and enforcement,...

Businesses in big city centers wait for customers to return

The next few months will be an uneasy time in business districts across the country as they wait with guarded optimism for their customers to return. Read more here:

Small business owners missed out on thousands of dollars in loans when PPP funding...

The Paycheck Protection Program was supposed to run through May 31. But by the first week of May, it ran out of money. Read more here:

Crypto Wallet and Payment Fintech Zumo Launches B2B “Crypto as a Service” Offering

Zumo, a crypto wallet and payments Fintech based in Edinburgh, Scotland, has announced ZumoKit - a crypto as a service platform. The new B2B product is targeting Fintechs and financial institutions that wish to...

Digitalization Of B2B Purchasing Takes Center Stage Amid Shortages

Executives have grown used to robust supply lines and are unprepared for the research and negotiation time required to secure critical components when availability decreases and those functions come under the spotlight. Read more here:...

Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern: $28.6B restaurant relief will get ‘eaten up’ right away

Andrew Zimmern, a James Beard award-winning chef, says that $28.6 billion is not sufficient to help the ailing restaurant industry recover. Read more here:

Office Depot Parent to Split B2B and Retail Operation

Breakups are hard, but sometimes they’re for the best. ODP, Office Depot’s parent company, is splitting its retail and B2B divisions and creating a new company dubbed NewCo. ODP’s retail operations will include roughly...

Small Business PPP Relief Program Runs Out of Money

The Small Business Administration said (May 6, 2021) that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has run out of money to lend. As of last Sunday, the PPP had provided nearly 10.8 million loans worth...
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