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Tuesday, 14 September 2021 17:14

OPINION: Small businesses, big impact

When you think of a small business, what comes to mind? Is it the cozy restaurant where you’ve been going for takeout and date night for the last few years? Is it the local shop that sponsors your child’s little league team? For us, it’s our colleagues, friends, and neighbors down the street who have taken the leap to start or grow a business.

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RALEIGH — Lawmakers are fighting to help small businesses afford health insurance, but they’re running out of time.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has promised $445 million state tax dollars to corporations so far in 2020. At the same time, he’s kept a large swath of North Carolina’s small businesses closed under his COVID-19 orders. 

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RALEIGH — With the support of a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the NC Rural Center has launched a Small Business Policy Task Force, led by a group of entrepreneurs, small-business advocates, and policymakers all dedicated to empowering North Carolina's entrepreneurial ecosystem through direct policy engagement and action.

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RALEIGH —The NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program, which launched in late March to support small business owners and family farms in the wake of the pandemic, has amended operations to better respond to the ongoing challenges facing North Carolina businesses. 

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HAMLET — As education continues through an individual’s life, many students who come through Richmond Community College return to receive additional training or retraining for a new position or earn certifications to enhance their current position. Part of RichmondCC’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for people no matter what stage of life they are in. 

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RALEIGH — The Appalachian Regional Commission and Dogwood Health Trust recently announced funding to support the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program, the bridge loan program designed to help North Carolina small business owners and family farms grapple with, and recover from, the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The necessary social distancing and “stay at home” precautions has “flattened the curve” and saved countless lives. The unfortunate side effect; however, has also been a massive slowdown in the economy.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports an estimated 12.4% drop in GDP for second quarter. That could work out to well over a two and a half trillion dollar national loss.  

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RALEIGH — Some Senate Republicans want to take the teeth from Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 emergency executive orders, which they say are killing small businesses. 

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