Stories tagged: "small business"

Photo by Brandon Byrd via Rural Democracy Initiative
Rural Advocates Want to Take on Monopoly Power and Help Family Farmers

Participants of the 2023 Rural Policy Action Summit spoke about how to expand resources for those in rural communities, among other topics.

Photograph of Ya Liu; Graphic by Desiree Tapia for Cardinal & Pine
Meet Your New North Carolina Lawmakers: State Rep. Ya Liu of Cary

Democrat Ya Liu was elected to the state House in November, making her one of the first two Asian American women ever elected to the state legislature.

NC native and NBA great Chris Paul at his 2022 graduation from Winston-Salem State University. Paul's Social Change Fund United has given a small business grant to a Black-owned juice bar in his native city. (Image via Social Change Fund United on Facebook)
North Carolina Black-Owned Business Lands Grant Money From NBA Stars, Including NC Native Chris Paul

Owner William Fulton plans to use the grant money to expand his business’ sales market into other parts of North Carolina.

Kresha Walker and Michelle Witteveen, co-founders of Kernersville art boutique Jane. Made & Found, say they're putting local women artists first.
Small Business Spotlight: A Kernersville Boutique Puts Local Women Artists (and Customers) First

Kresha Walker and Michelle Witteveen of Jane. Made & Found on the inspiration, partnership, and community behind this one-of-a-kind boutique and social space in Forsyth County.

Steve Mitchell, owner of Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, said postal service delays are affecting his business. Image via Steve Mitchell.
‘Now We’re Fighting the Post Office’: USPS Delays Hit NC Businesses

Small business owners around NC say postal service delays add to the challenges brought on by COVID-19.

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States Affected Most By Coronavirus Are Getting Fewer Small Business Loans

The federal government’s small business coronavirus bailout funds have disproportionately flowed to states that have had smaller outbreaks.