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

COVID’s Devastating Impact on Black-Owned Small Businesses: In addition to the historic challenges and barriers experienced by Black-owned small businesses, the pandemic has contributed to further burdens, including business closures, a new report shows.

Worried About Inflation and Supply Constraints? Try Being a Small Business: Small businesses are bearing the brunt of supply-chain pressures and rising prices, with many tapping their cash reserves or taking on debt just to compete with larger rivals.

Small businesses still struggling financially, Fed survey finds: While some small businesses have seen their revenues increase, the recovery has been uneven, with smaller firms and those owned by racial minorities seeing fewer gains, the report showed.

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