Everything about 2020 looks different, especially for small business. Jump into your holiday season with WC MN SBDC consultant Shannon Berns as she walks you through how you can make the most of this event and maximize your sales and offerings.
Register for the event here: https://mnsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/11023
Minnesota's Career Force recently came out with an article that aims to address hidden bias in the workplace. "Workplace bias takes many forms, but the result is always the same—exclusion of members of the workforce from experiences and opportunities for which they are qualified. Biases prevent businesses from leveraging the talents and perspectives of all members of their workforce."
To read more, visit https://www.careerforcemn.com/hidden-bias-workplace
The SBA offers a variety of online courses and articles that help entrepreneurs like you start and run a business. Topics include: business plan writing, legal requirements, financing, marketing, and more.
Visit the learning center at https://www.sba.gov/learning-center
Nearly half of bars and restaurants surveyed by state inspectors were found out of compliance with COVID-19 safety requirements. That being said, Minnesota health leaders said most violations were minor and commended the industry for its efforts amid a financially crippling pandemic.
Spell Capital Mezzanine of MN, has been named the 2020 Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This award honors the firm's successful investment track record, and tremendous dedication to supporting the growth and expansion of small businesses, particularly in underserved markets.
Intermediaries are finding labs with capacity for companies seeking to make sure workers are virus-free. But it's not an inexpensive preventative measure.
Read more about how different employers are testing their workers at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/15/business/economy/employers-coronavirus-testing.html