Small Business in the News: October 21, 2021 Edition

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Was your business among the many that temporarily closed at some point over the past year and a half? If so, hopefully you’re also among the 85% of businesses who have reopened their doors! But there are still plenty of challenges, including supply chain disruptions, hiring and retention issues, and more. We have important reading on these and other topics in this week’s news!

85 percent of businesses temporarily closed during pandemic have reopened (USA Today)

A Florida restaurant chain says staff got bigger tips after it hired a $1,000-a-month robot to carry plates (Business Insider)

The Economic Rebound Is Still Waiting for Workers (New York Times)

New Yelp Features Aimed at Small Service Businesses (Small Biz Trends)

Everything you’re waiting for is in these containers (CNN Business)

At Amazon, Some Brands Get More Protection From Fakes Than Others (Washington Post)

An Ant Colony Is the Perfect Metaphor for the Economy (Entrepreneur)

Founding Teams Need The Right Mix Of Skills And Personality To Succeed (Forbes)

How to Identify Narcissists at Work and When to Avoid Them (Fast Company)

How to Hire Employees During a Labor Shortage: Think Like a Marketer (Inc.)

4 Reasons Family Brands Are Successful On Main Street (SmallBizClub)

How to Take Over a Family Small Business Without Alienating Your Parents (BusinessWeek)


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