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Heard on the Street: views on small business loans, the great resignation, and more

By January 11, 2022Heard on the Street

Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:

Lurie Daniel Favors Show w/ Charisse Conanan Johnson: Next Street Managing Partner Charisse Conanan Johnson sat down with Lurie Daniel Favors on her SiriusXM Urban View show to discuss how we can support small businesses that have been systemically left behind.

The Pandemic Changed Small Business Owners’ Views Of Taking Loans: Seventy percent of small-business owner respondents agree with the idea that the pandemic took away the stigma that loans are only for struggling businesses.

There’s No Slowing the Great Resignation: The data paints a grim portrait for those with high hopes that the Great Resignation would subside along with the pandemic. It’s especially a thorn in the side for smaller businesses already stretched thin when it comes to talent and other resources.

Uber Teams With Visa to Offer $1M in Small Business Grants, Resources: Uber and Visa are teaming up to launch Grants for Growth, a program offering $1 million in funding and resources to small businesses in 10 U.S. cities that are currently active on Uber Eats. The scheme is being administered by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and will focus on restaurant recovery and entrepreneurship.