NFIB Warns Warehouse Worker Protection Act Would Be Harmful to Small Businesses – NFIB

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 21, 2024) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization sent a letter of opposition to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 8639, the Warehouse Worker Protection Act. The legislation would lead to increased costs, burdensome mandates, and more red tape on small businesses. … Read more

Shapiro Administration Highlights Proposed Investments in Our Main Streets and Downtowns at Connellsville Small Businesses – PA Department of Community & Economic Development

DCED Secretary Rick Siger visited some of the small businesses that are helping to fuel local and regional growth in Fayette County. Governor Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget proposal includes $25 million for the new Main Street Matters program to support the small businesses and commercial corridors that are the backbone of the Commonwealth’s communities. Connellsville, … Read more

WhirlyBall files for small-business bankruptcy protection – Chicago Sun-Times

WhirlyBall’s Bucktown location, at 1825 W. Webster Ave. The company filed for bankruptcy protection Friday. After 30 years in business, Chicago-founded WhirlyBall filed for subchapter V bankruptcy protection on Friday in an attempt to restructure its debt obligations. Chicago Whirly Inc., an entity of Whirl Management Inc., filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy … Read more

Lack of child care is preventing small businesses from growing, survey finds

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‘People have gone bust’: the small business owners struggling to pay back Covid loans | Small business | The Guardian

Four years after the pandemic, firms say rising costs mean they need longer to pay back money from the government Jess Christman, who runs a Scottish timber business, recalls that banks were “throwing money” at him during the Covid-19 pandemic as Rishi Sunak, then the chancellor, sought to help small companies stave off collapse. Christman, … Read more