How Can We Protect Small Businesses During The Pandemic?

Americans have yet to receive a second round of federal relief from Congress, leaving small businesses vulnerable to closure.

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An employee of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security WIN Job Center in Pearl, Miss., left, assists a client fill out paperwork, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Rogelio V. Solis / ASSOCIATED PRESS
ADP Jobs Report
An employee of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security WIN Job Center in Pearl, Miss., left, assists a client fill out paperwork, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Rogelio V. Solis / ASSOCIATED PRESS

How Can We Protect Small Businesses During The Pandemic?

Americans have yet to receive a second round of federal relief from Congress, leaving small businesses vulnerable to closure.

More than 160,000 businesses across the U.S. have closed during the pandemic, and tens of thousands of those were smaller firms or establishments.

Reset brings on a local small business owner who recently decided to close her brick-and-mortar, and a business researcher on what can be done to support the small business community during this time.

GUESTS: Angela Walker, massage therapist; health coach; owner at The Balance Warrior

Kennedy Smith, senior researcher at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Independent Business Initiative