Goldman Sachs: 99% of Women-Owned Small Businesses Believe the Federal Government Could Do More to Support Them
Goldman Sachs urges Congress to reauthorize and modernize the Small Business Administration to bolster the resources available to small businesses.
Massachusetts Madness: Snapshot of a New Online Sports Wagering Market
Massachusetts goes live with online sports wagering just in time for March Madness 2023.
Corporate Backing Doesn’t Immunize Franchises to Small Business Challenges
Independently-owned franchises face many of the same challenges mom-and-pop shops do – managing finances, hiring & retaining talent, navigating inflation, and more.
Through Thick and Thin: How a “Digital Safety Net” Continues to Strengthen Small Business Resiliency
The "Digital Safety Net" strengthens resiliency that enables SMBs to survive and even thrive in the face of the challenges, including those still to come.
Trial Balloons: The Rise of “Defense Tech” Startups in the United States
What does the next generation of DefTech, including firms working on “dual use” technologies with applications in civilian and defense environments, look like?
Flex Economy: Research Shows Most Gig Work Supplements Other Income Sources
New research from the Mercatus Center shows that workers with app-based gig jobs make up <10% of the independent contractor workforce.
Instacart Business Will Be a Curated Online Marketplace For Small Businesses
Popular delivery company Instacart is reportedly planning to launch a version of its site tailored to small businesses, increasing competition amongst 3rd-party online marketplaces.
Mobile Signal Jamming: Reclaiming Zones of Privacy in Our “Always On” World
Since the U.S.’ adoption of signal jamming prohibitions, society has changed so dramatically. Congress and the FCC should revisit its signal jamming rules to allow for a limited right to block mobile signals at least within specific private areas at specific times.
Small Businesses Face Post-COVID Headwinds and Partly Solve for Those Challenges Using Digital Tools
New research from Meta and Goldman Sachs shows that small businesses continue to face headwinds post-COVID and that digital tools continue to act as a “digital safety net” for them.