As the city’s economy has slowly reopened, the media, thought leaders, elected officials and business owners have opined extensively on the plight of small businesses. It is widely agreed that small businesses suffered tremendously as a result of pandemic restrictions. Many positive steps were taken to attempt to offset both lost revenue and costs of doing business.
But if we are truly serious about creating an environment in the city where entrepreneurs, new immigrants and people with individual passions can build a business that provides services to our communities and create jobs for our neighbors, we really need to address another burden that businesses faced even before the pandemic-detrimental costs
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