Small businesses across the country will see a rapid turnaround as we move forward in the year 2021.
Earlier this week, we received some shocking news that some gains in COVID economic returns were lost in the last month of 2020. The latest ADP Small Business Report showed small businesses cut about 13,000 jobs in December.
And the numbers were better for franchise businesses or larger businesses.
Some epidemic-related business closure orders contributed to the overall loss of small business jobs. Restaurants, many of which are small businesses, in several large states – such as New York, California, and Pennsylvania – were ordered to cease one-person dining operations in their busiest months of the year and some are still closed today.
Small Business News Roundup – January 8, 2021
- 1 Small Business News Roundup – January 8, 2021
- 1.1 SBA Expands Women’s Business Centers
- 1.2 SBA 2021 EIDL Loan Application Expires
- 1.3 These are the best cities for gig delivery work in the US
- 1.4 Zoho Invoice is designed to grow with your small business.
- 1.5 QoQer helping off-ground manufacturing startups
- 1.6 Zenefits Launches Online Health Insurance Shopping for Small Business
Last week, let’s take a look at some of the other major headlines for small businesses.
SBA Expands Women’s Business Centers
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the opening of 20 new Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) across the United States. The centers are designed to serve rural, urban and underside communities alike. The opening of the new centers marks the largest single expansion of the WBC in the US in the 30-year history of administration.
SBA 2021 EIDL Loan Application Expires
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced an extension of the deadline for businesses to apply by December 31, 2021 for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The new deadline extension for the second round of EIDL funding after the second COVID — a $ 19 billion relief bill — was signed into law on December 27, 2020.
These are the best cities for gig delivery work in the US
Some states are well suited to gig delivery work compared to others according to advisorsmith data. The data examined 376 cities that seek out the 50 best cities for gig economy delivery workers, as well as the places where gig workers earn the most on a cost-of-living adjusted basis. It is a timely report as many consumers are using delivery services for many different reasons.
Zoho Invoice is designed to grow with your small business.
Paying is one of the most important elements of running a small business. Unfortunately, creating invoices from customers and managing payments can be complicated. This is where Zoho invoice comes. Zoho Invoice is an online invoicing and payment tool designed for small businesses. But it is built on a large scale as it grows with users.
QoQer helping off-ground manufacturing startups
Working on a concept for a manufactured product but not sure how to make it? QoQer can help. This startup streamlines the entire manufacturing process. They design, build and ship products for entrepreneurs who envision them. Small Business Trends contacted spokesperson Stephen Burton to find out how the new service helps small businesses launch products.
Zenefits Launches Online Health Insurance Shopping for Small Business
As a small business owner, won’t you be able to shop, compare, select and administer health, dental and vision benefit plans? Compared to large companies, small businesses pay a higher cost per employee for health insurance. it’s a fact. Companies with less than 500 employees pay 18% more than larger companies. Zenefits says that you can change it.