Small Business in the News: September 9, 2021 Edition

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If your business is struggling with finding employees right now, it may be time for creative solutions. As our top stories this week indicate, half of small businesses are trying to hire right now, leading to increases in benefits to lure candidates and retain current employees, or even technological innovations. Read on for these and other stories for small business this week!

Half of U.S. Small Businesses Have Unfilled Positions (Washington Post)

An understaffed Dallas restaurant is renting robots for $15 a day to welcome guests and take food to tables (Business Insider)

We’ll Give You a Week Off. Please Don’t Quit. (New York Times)

SBA to Increase EIDL Loan Amounts to $2 Million After Labor Day (Inc.)

Micro-entrepreneurs Get $5.2 Million in PRIME Business Grants (Small Biz Trends)

How small businesses can market products and services to back-to-school shoppers (USA Today)

Delegation is Key for Maximizing Results, but How to Do It Right? (Forbes)

4 ways to ensure workplace cliques don’t take root in your organization (Fast Company)

The 5 Trends Fueling the Rise of the Digital-First Economy (Entrepreneur)

How to Start a Loyalty Program Without Losing Money (SmallBizClub)


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