ILSR & Allies Urge Congress to Act on Small Business Crisis

Date: 14 Apr 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses shuttered by COVID-19 are at risk of closing for good in the coming weeks. To protect Main Street jobs, workers, and businesses while they hibernate and adapt to save lives during the pandemic, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has joined a range of allies in demanding a federal small business aid program that meets this moment.… Read More

Statement: Stimulus Bill Doesn’t Do Enough to Save Small Businesses, Will Accelerate Corporate Concentration

Date: 26 Mar 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The stimulus bill will dramatically accelerate corporate concentration. It opens up a massive spigot of easy cash for the largest corporations, while consigning small businesses to a slow and cumbersome process of applying for loans from a limited pool of funds.  … Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic: What Small Businesses Can Do

Date: 19 Mar 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Small businesses are finding creative ways to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, from curbside pickups to online cooking lessons. Here are additional resources they can tap into to cover their expenses and pay their staff during this crisis.… Read More

Fighting Food Waste and Employing Youth in Baltimore

Date: 9 Aug 2018 | posted in: agriculture, Composting, environment, equity | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Compost Collective is an entrepreneurship program where youth are trained in workforce skills, food access programming and community-scale composting. They are receiving guided, hands-on experience managing a small-scale composting operation and its expansion, and using the compost they create to grow fresh produce for the community at Filbert Street Garden.… Read More

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