Small Business in the News: November 19, 2020 Edition

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As the United States goes through the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, small businesses are reacting to the changing situation, having learned from the earlier waves. This wave could impact business during the holiday season, and is impacting everything from benefit plans to employee demographics. Learn more in some of our top headlines for small businesses this week!

Small Businesses Gird for a Wave of the Coronavirus Unlike Any Other (Inc.)

The COVID-19 crisis didn’t just destroy businesses; it birthed some, too (USA Today)

Will shoppers sit out the holidays? That’s the fear (CNN Business)

The Pandemic is Squeezing Women Out of the Workforce (The Cut)

How the pandemic is shifting workplace benefits: Prepaid legal plans, IT help desks for kids (Washington Post)

4 Things to Keep in Mind During National Entrepreneurship Month (Forbes)

4 Ways to Ensure Projects Go Smoothly with Remote Teams (SmallBizClub)

10 Tips for Looking Ahead and Planning the Future of Your Small Business (Small Biz Trends)

You’re “doing diversity” wrong again. Here are 5 ways to get it right (Fast Company)

Apple is slashing its App Store payment fees in half for smaller developers, to 15% from 30% (Business Insider)

Don’t Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons from From a Study of the Digital Economy (New York Times)


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