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Susan Johnston Taylor

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Veterans Day angle: Entrepreneurship

As Veterans Day approaches, consider profiling local veterans or military spouses who’ve launched businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that there is about one veteran-owned firm for every ten veterans and that

Localizing Halloween retail stories

Halloween will look very different this year in light of Covid. Although some families and neighborhoods are opting out of trick or treating for safety reasons, sales of Halloween candy are up

Covering local kid and teen entrepreneurs

With less demand for camp counselors, lifeguards, and other seasonal jobs typically held by teens, the summer job outlook for teens this year wasn’t exactly sunny. In fact, the Center

Drive-in movies make a comeback

With traditional movie theaters closed in many parts of the country due to the pandemic, drive-in movies are all the rage this summer, as people seek socially distant entertainment. Existing

More on localizing coronavirus scams

With millions of Americans out of work and anxieties running high, the National Consumers League warns that a variety of scams could proliferate during the pandemic. Some of these scams

Covering local hiring trends

The U.S. economy lost over 20 million jobs in April, reports the Labor Department. While millions of Americans have experienced layoffs in the past two months as the Coronavirus pandemic

Covering local small business pivots

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many small businesses to rethink their business models. For some, that means moving their services online or switching to curbside pickup or delivery only. For

Localizing state unemployment benefit claims

The CARES Act extends unemployment benefits to self-employed workers for the first time, but many states are scrambling to keep up with demand from furloughed workers, laid-off workers, freelancers impacted

Localizing the impact of covid-19 on nonprofits

Just as businesses and consumers are feeling the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many nonprofit organizations are feeling the pinch, too. Some may have had to cancel fundraising events

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