Stories tagged: "small business"

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‘Like a Puzzle:’ Lessons From a Michigan Small Business That Survived the Pandemic

The pandemic threw a major curveball at Crust. But now, the popular Fenton business has a revised business model and wisdom to boot.

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How Rep. Haley Stevens is Fostering Entrepreneurship in Michigan Women

The daughter of a woman entrepreneur, Rep. Haley Stevens has a passion for helping women-owned businesses.

Signs of a closed store due to COVID-19 in Niles, Ill.
Anti-Abortion Groups and Chinese Companies Took Millions in Loans While Small U.S. Businesses Struggle

Small businesses across the U.S. continue to close while reports emerge that China-linked companies and anti-abortion groups have received millions of dollars in loans.

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Trump Administration Said PPP Saved 51 Million Jobs. But the Data Isn’t So Clear.

Data discrepancies cast significant doubt over the Trump administration’s claim that the Paycheck Protection Program saved 51 million jobs.

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‘We Didn’t Receive Anything’: How Michigan’s Black Businesses Got Left Out of PPP

Nya Marshall of Detroit's IVY Kitchen + Cocktails and other Michigan Black business owners are working to stay afloat when federal funding passes them by.

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States Affected Most By Coronavirus Are Getting Fewer Small Business Loans

The federal government’s small business coronavirus bailout funds have disproportionately flowed to states that have had smaller outbreaks.

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Want to Know How Bad Michiganders Are Hurting Without Federal Help? Just Read Dennis Williams’ Story.

Coronavirus has almost completely knocked out this Michigan entrepreneur’s business. A second round of the government’s Paycheck Protection Program could finally offer some relief.