News About the COVID-19 Pandemic


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To Survive the Pandemic, Entrepreneurs Might Try Learning From Nature

  • May 10, 2020
  • Stephanie A. Fernhaber and Alyssa Y. Stark
The field of biomimicry says that businesses can take away crucial lessons by studying how organisms adapt to devastation
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Online Funeral Businesses Take Off Amid Coronavirus

  • May 9, 2020
  • Margot Boyer-Dry
The pandemic is helping these internet services soar. But will the boom fade with the virus?
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Activating parking lots during COVID-19 with drive-in movies

  • May 6, 2020
  • Brannon Boswell
A pop-up drive-in movie experience is helping shopping center owners monetize underutilized parking lots.
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Five Ways Local Governments are Supporting Small Businesses During COVID-19

  • April 30, 2020
  • Phil Berkaw, program manager on NLC’s Innovation Ecosystems team
There is no historical parallel for the economic collapse the coronavirus is inflicting on economies around the globe. In just 3 weeks, 16 million Americans have joined the rolls of the unemployed, representing more than half the jobs created after the 2008 Great Recession.
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Five Takeaways From the Small-Business Relief Mess

  • April 30, 2020
  • Nick Leiber
PPP and EIDL, which ran out of money, weren’t that useful for most business owners. Here’s what to do now that more funding is available.
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