Articles by tag: small business

Accelerating Digital Transformation during the Pandemic

   In year three of the pandemic, most of the world is settling into a “new normal.” What this new normal will ultimately look like is still to be determined. The one thing Read more


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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Accelerating Digital Transformation during the Pandemic
March 31, 2022

In year three of the pandemic, most of the world is settling into a “new normal.” What this new normal will ultimately look like is still to be determined. The one thing that virtually everyone can agree on is that the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered work expectations for the foreseeable future. Justin Honore, […]

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Authentic Social Media is an Ace in the Sleeve for Small Business
September 10, 2021

For entrepreneurs looking to stand out as they build a new company in today’s tumultuous business climate, social media has proved itself as a powerful tool for engagement, brand-building, and developing trust between company and customer. For Olivia Starling, founder of online jewelry brand Starlette Galleria, her vision for a hypoallergenic collection of high-quality yet […]

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Ransomware Puts Small Businesses in its Sights
August 13, 2021

The way we communicate, share data and use technology to act on those insights is changing – and it’s all leading to the cloud. On In the Cloud, every week new experts will engage in a fire side chat and will bring their extensive experience in software, IT and mobile solutions straight to you, offering a […]

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NASA Invests $105 Million in US Small Business Technology Development
May 17, 2021

NASA has a long history of supporting America’s entrepreneurs as they develop technologies from ideas to commercial readiness. The agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is furthering that legacy with 140 new Phase II awards to 127 U.S. small businesses that will help them move their innovations to market. The awards to these small businesses, located across 34 […]

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Will Small Businesses Face The Brunt Of Retail Closures?
April 15, 2021

Investment banking firm UBS predicts that one in five retail stores will close over the next five years, with significant losses in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What does this mean for small businesses that might feel the most impact, and what does that mean for the folks on main street? Voice of B2B, […]

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Selling your Business with Confidence
March 18, 2021

David and Matthew Shields, the hosts of the Like It’s Your Job podcast, have spent most of their careers helping businesses and business leaders grow. Much like their father, Jim Shields, they were motivated by the desire to do something good. So, for their first episode, they decided it was only fitting to bring Jim […]

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Which Industries Saw the Most Help from PPP Loans?
March 11, 2021

Did the intricacies of federal financial aid in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic match the industries that needed the most support?

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Consumer Spending Up 7% says Bank of America Exec.
March 9, 2021

Bank of America’s Head of Small Business Sharon Miller speaks with Bloomberg’s Alix Steel and Guy Johnson about growing optimism for U.S. small businesses as uncertainty dropped to a 10-month low on “Bloomberg Markets:”. — Host: Sharon Miller, Bank of America’s Head of Small Business, her team provides financial solutions to about three million small […]

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Will We See the Return of Crowded Stores?
December 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way people dine, shop, and wait in line at local establishments. However, what shifts in consumer behavior will remain in a post-pandemic world, and what can businesses do now to adapt to them? The Voice of B2B, Daniel Litwin meets with Spandana Nakka, the CEO of Sleek and […]

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