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Facebook launches Shops, an e-commerce feature for businesses
Facebook is starting to go up against Amazon and eBay as it attempts to encourage people to buy things on its social network.
How small luxury retail businesses throughout the world are handling the pandemic — and their hopes for what comes next
We spoke to 5 small business owners — in Italy, Bangladesh, the US, Switzerland, and China — to see how they're faring amid the coronavirus.
Bay Area sign maker reinvents business to stay afloat amid pandemic
A sign maker in San Francisco is keeping his business afloat by adapting to our changing world. Instead of creating banners for big conventions, he's now making signs for social distancing and more.
Local organization forms to provide Bay Area minority-owned small businesses loans
The kitchen is back in business at Mersea Restaurant on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, the dining area of the eatery, built out of 13 shipping containers, sits empty.
Small Businesses Continue Fighting for Financial Help
Up until now, millions of California workers found themselves on the outside. The self employed, including rideshare drivers didn’t qualify for the traditional help from state grants or unemployment. But starting Tuesday, millions of self employed freelance and gig workers in California can apply for money from the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program. James Carter, from San Jose, now has to rely on video conferences to teach kids karate. Coronavirus is hitting his business hard. He own t...
Beloved San Jose Restaurant to Close After 45 Years – NBC Bay Area
After 45 years in business, popular San Jose restaurant Emperor Norton’s is closing for good Sunday, in part because of the strain COVID-19 has placed on the...
How coronavirus could change your office space and remote work from home
Coronavirus could close off open offices, buoy working from home, and transform coworking.
Large, Publicly Traded Firms Get $300M in Loans Meant for Small Businesses
A relief fund Congress created to protect small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic has helped large companies, some with histories of regulatory run-ins and risk of financial failure even before the economy got walloped.
‘Such a mess’: Bay Area businesses despair as government loans are exhausted
Small-business owners in the Bay Area are in distress after a $349 billion federal loan program was exhausted in two weeks. A second round of funding may be coming.
Sales at over 77% of restaurants have declined by 50% https://www.restaurantdive.com/news/sales-at-over-77-of-restaurants-have-declined-by-50/576263/
Sales at over 77% of restaurants have declined by 50%
Networking Still Key for Local Businesses During Pandemic
The Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce hosts meetings online to keep businesses connected despite the physical isolation.
Small business layoffs jump 1,000% in March
After a decade of job growth, small businesses quickly resorted to layoffs, furloughs and slashed employee hours in order to survive the economic fallout from COVID-19.
How cities are helping workers and small businesses during the coronavirus crisis
This humanitarian crisis is rapidly turning into an economic crisis. Cities alone cannot blunt the impacts for workers and businesses, but they can be vital first responders.
Cities Starting to Grapple with Small Business Declines Due to Virus Outbreak – Next City
Small businesses may be hardest hit by event cancellations and social distancing.
How small businesses are pivoting due to the virus
Businesses including condom-makers, gin producers and food manufacturers are seeing consumers react in different ways as they self-isolate or reduce social contact.
Wells Fargo Expands Financing for Diverse Small Businesses
The Wells Fargo Foundation announced that it is providing $17.4 million to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) across the U.S. to accelerate the growth of diverse small businesses and job creation in local communities. As part of the foundation’s Diverse Community Capital (DCC) program, Wells Fargo’s grants will fund new efforts to speed access to capital,
Clumio, Light Field Lab and Pavilion Data Systems top San Jose's recent funding news https://hoodline.com/2019/08/clumio-light-field-lab-and-pavilion-data-systems-top-san-jose-s-recent-funding-news
Clumio, Light Field Lab and Pavilion Data Systems top San Jose's recent funding news
San Jose-based computer company Clumio has secured $40 million in Series B funding, according to company database Crunchbase, topping the city’s recent funding headlines. The cash infusion was announced on August 13 and led by Sutter Hill Ventures. According to its Crunchbase profile, "Clumio is the innovator of authentic SaaS for enterprise backup. Using this secure service, organizations eliminate hardware and software for on-premise backup and avoid the complexity and cost of running 3rd p...