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

How Stacey Abrams Thinks About Business: In a new book, the candidate for Georgia governor delves into lessons she learned as a business owner. She says they’ve been useful for politics, too.

Small-Business Hiring Rises: NFIB report finds employers still struggling to find workers.

Prioritize small-business racial and gender equity as part of economic recovery: There is enormous opportunity for the SBA to build on new relationships with business owners and identify other programs and tools that will help them grow, thrive and become more resilient.

Corporations make historic commitments to black-owned brands and businesses: The recent focus on racial inequalities within the nation has awakened a reflective review of many practices that have been taken for granted.