Small Business in the News: February 18, 2021 Edition

Many trends have accelerated in the past year, as small businesses have adapted to challenging times, and many of those adaptations seem likely to stick even when we return to a more normal environment. In this week’s top headlines, we’ve found some of the key trends to pay attention to, as well as other news and insights for small business owners!

Cashless Is Here to Stay: Why Contactless Payments Will Be the Status Quo for Customers & Businesses (Worth)

Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Kids (New York Times)

Small Business Strikes Back: The Numbers Behind the Next 100 (Forbes)

Shopify reports surging seller demand during the pandemic (Business Insider)

Why the Best Leaders Love Being Wrong (Inc.)

Facebook Employee Called Inflated Ad Metrics “Deeply Wrong” (Bloomberg)

For younger job seekers, diversity and inclusion in the workplace aren’t a preference. They’re a requirement. (Washington Post)

How your personality affects the way to find your most productive “flow” state (Fast Company)

5 Tips for Managing a Virtual Team (Entrepreneur)

32% of Small Businesses Have a Month or Less in Cash Reserves (Small Business Trends)

5 restaurant owners share what it was like to shut down (CNN Money)

Is Your Business Name Good? Here’s How to Tell (SmallBizClub)

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