News: SMB Going Online Tripled Between Pre-pandemic and 2021

The coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to reinvent themselves to survive and thrive in difficult times. So, there is no surprise that more and more businesses went online during the pandemic. According to Recovery Insights:...

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Up at All Financial Institutions

Small business loan approval rates at big banks and small banks have increased. The data comes from the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. Read more here:

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Latest Data on Its Small Business Pulse Survey

The period in which the survey covers is Oct. 10-17. For this data collection period, here are just some of the results: 46.5% of U.S. Manufacturing Small Businesses think they will need to identify...

How supply chain issues are impacting small businesses in Sacramento ahead of the holidays

As the global supply chain crisis continues, retailers across the Sacramento area are working to meet consumer demand for the upcoming holiday season. It hasn't been easy. "We're trying to stay as upbeat as...

Planning for Growth: Regions Bank Survey Finds Businesses Will Increase Investments in Key Areas

Regions Bank on Monday announced the results of a new business survey that finds an overwhelming majority of business owners and C-suite executives are focused on company investments to drive growth in the coming...

Inside the Suddenly Cutthroat Business of Holiday Hires

Big retailers are offering big incentives. Can small businesses keep up? Read more here:

Women Small Business Owners Say They’re Happier Than Ever Being Their Own Boss, Despite...

Groupon interviewed women small business owners and found that they're happier than ever being their own boss despite the work/life balance struggle. Read more here:

Small Biz Growth Hinges on Workplace Automation

Despite the myriad challenges presented during the pandemic, small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) owners are optimistic about 2021 and beyond, a new white paper by Xerox shows. Read more here:

Could This Covid Wave Reverse the Recovery? Here’s What to Watch.

Some businesses are still hurting, and federal aid has wound down. But economists see sources of resilience and signs of strength. Read more here:

Study warns that digital B2B economy held back by tech and logistical issues

The limitations of the digital-first economy have been laid bare by a new B2B survey showing that 89% of companies in the UK and the US find buying more complicated online than offline. Read more...
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