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Should We Shield Businesses From COVID-19 Lawsuits? : Planet Money : NPR

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money‘s newsletter. You can sign up here. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images As summer wanes, students at the University of New Hampshire are getting ready for school. They’re buying school supplies. They’re picking their classes. And they’re having to decide whether to … Read more

Show up for small businesses: 5 simple ways to support locally owned businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy. Whether in a busy city or a sleepy suburb, we depend on the many beloved local shops and services that contribute to the vibrancy of our neighborhoods. Where we shop matters, and now more than ever small businesses need our support as they recover and rebuild from … Read more

Going digital is a powerful tool for small businesses in the new normal

If you own a small business, or frequently shop at one, you know that COVID-19 has instantly changed everything. As brick-and-mortar shops have had to temporarily close to customers, the need to adapt has never been greater. For small businesses willing to reinvent themselves, going digital β€” or ramping up your digital operation if you … Read more