Business


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COVID Nearly Destroyed Her Salon. She Reinvented Herself Instead.

A Dominican beauty salon owner was hit hard by the pandemic as she struggled without government loans. But despite the hardships, this fearless luchadora refuses to lose hope.

Trump's social media and business allies appeared to be abandoning him in the wake of the terrorism at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, despite enabling him for years.
Business Leaders Abandon Trump, Call for 25th Amendment While Social Media Finally Takes Action

Despite enabling him for years, some of Trump's business community allies have called for the president to be removed from office. Facebook also suspended the president's accounts.

Black-owned bookstore owner Ali Nervis displaying anti-racist books in his store
Black-Owned Bookstores Are on the Brink. A Temporary Interest in Anti-Racism Books Won’t Save Them.

Between the failure of the Small Business Administration pandemic relief programs and Amazon’s huge presence in online book sales, already vulnerable Black-owned bookstores are left unprotected.

A person walks by a restaurant that went out of business in Gramercy as the city continues the re-opening efforts following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on October 21, 2020 in New York City. The pandemic continues to burden restaurants and bars as businesses struggle to thrive with evolving government restrictions and social distancing plans which impact keeping businesses open yet challenge profitability. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
Data Shows Trump and Jared Kushner Benefitted From PPP Loans While Small Businesses Drowned

And more than 100 loans were given to companies that did not list a business name.

Child care
These Small Businesses Take Care of Your Children. Who’s Taking Care of Them During the Pandemic?

“I’m trying to carry on here every day. I’m coming in at 6:30 every morning and I’m here until 5:30 in the evening. I’m the owner and director, I’m here all the time, and I have a family at home to worry about as well."

A section of Woodmont Ave. in Bethesda has been closed off to help local restaurants in need of more table space due to social distancing guidelines. There are tables in the middle of the road that would normally be filled with automobile traffic in Bethesda, Maryland on June 15, 2020. The project, called Bethesda Streetery runs from 11:00am to 10:00pm seven days a week. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
How One Town Gave Up Its Roads to Save Its Restaurants

Recognizing “Small Business Saturday” by taking a look at the struggles and triumphs of owners and entrepreneurs during COIVD.

COURIER Illustration (Denzel Boyd)
Fitness Studio Owner Goes From Making $10,000 a Month to $2,000. But She’s Hanging On.

Recognizing "Small Business Saturday" by taking a look at the struggles and triumphs of owners and entrepreneurs during COIVD.