More than half (57%) of small business employees have expressed concern over their mental wellbeing. This was the finding of a report by MetLife, providers of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs. Adapting to Workforce Transformation MetLife’s ‘How Small Businesses Can Adapt to Workforce Transformation’ report looks at how the dynamics of the work-life environment…

In an interview with Yahoo, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman revealed there are still billions of dollars available in COVID relief money for small businesses. Guzman adds small businesses can capitalize on the different pandemic stimulus programs and supplemental grants the federal government still offers. Billions Still Available in Small Business…

Poultry is scarce and that has restaurants fighting back against a chicken shortage this year. Record breaking winter storms in the south central US are behind the issue. Higher pandemic demand has also dented supply for favorites like chicken wings. Small Business Trends reached out to restaurant owners to find out how they’re coping with…

The Small Business Administration (SBA) says awards for supplemental funds for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) recipients will begin going out within two weeks. As an awardee of the SVOG, you can now apply for supplemental SVOG funds to alleviate any additional financial hardships brought on by the pandemic. Supplemental Grants for SVOG Recipients The…

Just as some McDonald’s restaurant franchise owners got to finally re-open their dining rooms to customers for the first time in more than a year, they may be closing again. Reuters is reporting that it’s seen internal documents and memos indicating that McDonald’s will instruct its franchise owners in areas where COVID cases are steadily…

It is easy to guess the most popular online marketplace as they have made a few headlines here and there, but the second most popular might not be so obvious. The answer is surprising because it is an ecommerce site that focuses on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. What is especially interesting is…

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued 14 grant awards to organizations across the US in a drive to improve delivery, training and support to women-owned businesses impacted by Covid-19. Each grant awarded equated to up to $200,000. They are part of the Women’s Business Centers (WBC) Resiliency and Recovery Demonstration Grant under the SBA’s…

With the rise of the COVID delta variant and with as many as 30% of the US population reluctant or unwilling to take the vaccine, is it time for private business to act by making it a requirement of their employees? On The Small Business Radio Show this week, Joel Libava who is the self-appointed…

A shortage on auto chips or silicone microchips necessary for the production of new automobiles has left many dealer lots empty nationwide. Conversely, that auto chip shortage has led to a boom for used car businesses. Small Business Trends contacted one local used car business to find out how they’re dealing with the current situation.…

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