Small Business in the News: September 30, 2020 Edition

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What do you need to know to run a safe business during a pandemic? Some of this week’s highlighted stories provide specific insights for business owners looking to protect their employees, and how to stay effective and productive during difficult times. While small businesses are more optimistic about the future than they were at the beginning of the pandemic, it will take thoughtful action to stay on the right track.

Small Firms Less Apocalyptic as 60% See Survival Past Six Months (Bloomberg)

4 ways to help employees feel safe when returning to work (Fast Company)

Covid Cases in the Office: Who Should Be Told? (New York Times)

For today’s small businesses, being flexible is key to staying afloat (USA Today)

Outdoor dining has helped restaurants avoid disaster. But winter is coming. (Washington Post)

5 New Ways Leaders Can Support Women During COVID-19 (Entrepreneur)

3 Promising Industries for Starting a Business Right Now (Inc.)

Amazon Promoting Small Business Sellers with $10 Prime Day Credit (Small Biz Trends)

Running a Remote Business? 3 Steps to Success (SmallBizClub)

Pandemic Fuels A Freelancing Boom (Forbes)


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