Keep Small Business Open

A few common concerns that small business owners across the country share, albeit more so in certain areas, include the concern that another shutdown is coming or that limited capacity will continue, especially as areas like Jefferson County in Missouri see COVID-19...

Thriving in a Virtual Economy

One of the difficulties in a virtual economy is the ability to build rapport with the other person and one article from the Harvard Business Review elaborated on this. While there were many excellent observations and points, one that was particularly relevant...

Chad Tongco: Advisor to The McGraw Council

We are very excited and blessed to announce that Chad Tongco is joining us as an advisor to our nonprofit organization! Chad is the Founder and CEO of Primaris Market Development, a full-service digital strategy advisory firm that specializes in guiding SMB business...

#UniteSmallBizChallenge

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that many fear is starting to show throughout the world, particularly in the UK where the government has provided new lockdown strategies in an effort to reduce or prevent the spread of the virus (Mahmood, 2020). As others...

Small Business Closures

We all knew that COVID would have a devastating impact upon small businesses nationwide but no one really knew how bad it would be, until now. According to Yelp, approximately 163,735 businesses nationwide have closed since March 1st of this year and, sadly, almost...