Small Business in the News: January 20, 2021 Edition

What Were Reading 191010

Businesses of all kinds are looking forward to their plans for 2021, as we approach tax season, continue to deal with an ongoing pandemic, and develop new technologies and processes for operating efficiently and effectively. Get the latest news, trends, and insights for small business owners in our news round-up for this week!

Tax season kicks off Feb. 12. Here’s what to expect (Washington Post)

Biden’s Big Plans for Small Business in His First 100 Days (Inc.)

Can companies mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees? Ask HR (USA Today)

How to Really Leave Your 9 to 5 for a Freelance Side Hustle (Entrepreneur)

How Working Remotely Could Affect Your Taxes (SmallBizClub)

Why a free afternoon each week can boost employees’ sense of autonomy (Fast Company)

How to handle your performance review in the middle of a pandemic (CNN Business)

82% of Small Business Owners Ready for Digital Payments (Small Biz Trends)

The Rise of Contactless Payments Will Pay Long-Term Dividends (Real Clear Markets)

The Future of Retail: In-Store Experience (Business Insider)


GoSmallBiz offers small business consulting, CEO advice, and an extensive online learning center for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The mission of is simple – to improve the lives of its customers and give them a better chance at success. The GoSmallBiz business specialists have hundreds of years of combined business experience in both private and public companies, and represent all major industries and professions, including CPAs and specialists in finance, sales, marketing, HR, IT, and operations.