By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — In a normal year, hundreds of book lovers would have descended on Winchester this summer for Shenandoah University’s annual children’s literature conference. Some would have made their way to Christine Patrick’s bookshop downtown. Winchester Brew Works would have rolled out […]

CLOSE Buy Photo The exterior of TLC Casuals as seen Oct. 7, 2020, in Sheboygan, Wis. (Photo: Gary C. Klein/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin) SHEBOYGAN – Sheboygan small business owners are spearheading a campaign called “Heart of the Hometown” to encourage people to shop at and support local establishments. Many businesses have seen losses upward of 40% […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Another one for the road as Troy Stacy prepares a “Pour and Play” delivery bundle, bringing draft beer and vinyl to your front door.    What You Need To Know The pandemic has halted the music industry as we know it with no return in sight Craft & […]

Michael McDevitt, Las Cruces Sun-News Published 10:04 p.m. MT Oct. 1, 2020 CLOSE Many states are planning on drastically different elections this year and mail-in ballots could be a big game changer. USA TODAY LAS CRUCES – State Rep. Nathan Small, D-Doña Ana, is being challenged by schoolteacher Brandi Polanco for […]

It’s a good sign when small businesses move into a neighborhood. The best and most profitable small businesses create jobs and keep money in the local economy, as well as support charities, community organizations and events. Of course, they also provide their service or product to the community. But not […]

Rowena Howie, retailer at The Revival Retro Boutique Rishi Sunak has unveiled a series of measures to shore up jobs and businesses against a second wave of the virus.  But what do small businesses think of the package? The Telegraph spoke to four business owners on the frontline.  Rowena Howie, retailer […]

While some people like to get out and hit the big links, others might prefer to golf small by exploring one of Central Florida’s miniature golf hotspots. Miniature Golf Day is Sept. 21, and as a tourist destination, the Orlando area has no shortage of courses filled with windmills, obstacles, […]

A dress on a mannequin at the office of Caroline Keefer, a clothing designer, in Los Angeles on July 18, 2020. (Nolwen Cifuentes/The New York Times) For nearly 70 years, the Small Business Administration’s disaster relief program has helped companies recover from catastrophes including wildfires, hurricanes and earthquakes. But it […]

The resurgence of COVID-19 across the country this summer has deepened anxiety for millions of American small business owners who face another imminent cash crunch in their battle to survive a historic pandemic. The government’s $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program, first rolled out in April, was supposed to help many […]

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I always thought of escaping and pursuing adventure elsewhere. I think this is a common dream for everyone, regardless of where they are from. It’s not about escaping the small town; it’s about leaving the nest and setting out on your own. What […]

A second round of stimulus support — administered in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic — has recently been passed, meaning much-needed funding is on its way to individuals and businesses who need it the most. The $900 billion stimulus package — the majority of which is currently being disbursed […]

Congress is about to unleash hundreds of billions of dollars in aid to small businesses, a long-awaited injection of relief that some employers, economists and advocates say won’t be nearly enough as the economy faces a worsening winter slowdown. Most of the $325 billion that lawmakers are proposing for small […]

A counterintuitive silver lining to the pandemic is developing: While droves of small businesses across the United States have been crushed by Covid-19 and its restrictions, others have been pushed to lift off. There has been a surge in new business start-ups this year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. […]