SBA: Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on an information collection regarding various forms used for the Paycheck Protection Program. Comments are due by March 2, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

El Salvador explores low-interest loans backed by Bitcoin
Small businesses to get a Bitcoin boost in El Salvador as the government sets its sights on low-interest loans backed by BTC. #bitcoin #bitcoinsmall #elsalvador (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brewing Love: Physician Spouses Grow Kombucha Business in NYC Brewing Love: Physician Spouses Grow Kombucha Business in NYC
A pair of physicians who met at the CDC turned their fondness of kombucha — and of each other — into a small business with big hopes for the future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Small business owners rally in Seoul to protest virus curbs
Hundreds of small business owners have rallied in South Korea’s capital, calling for the withdrawal of a curfew and tough coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, cafes, gyms and other facilities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Census Bureau: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Small Business Pulse Survey
The Census Bureau is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on Phase 8 of the Small Business Pulse Survey to continue the study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the functioning of small businesses. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 21, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Gavin Newsom's plan to stop California's smash-and-grab thefts: $300M for local law enforcement
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed spending more than $300 million to help law enforcement and small businesses address a recent rash of high-profile smash and grab thefts. #gavinnewsom #lawenforcement #smashandgrabthefts #thefts (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schools Usually Enforce Child Vaccinations. With COVID-19, That Job Is Falling to Private Businesses
Studio E School of Dance in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens in New York City is losing students. A city-wide policy that went into effect on Dec. 14 bars children ages 5 and up from attending certain extracurricular activities unless they’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Because the majority of Studio E’s students are preschool and elementary school kids, it is particularly vulnerable to parents’ decisions to forgo activities rather than get their children vaccinated. “I’ve just been stressed out about how this will affect the business,” says studio director N...
Source: TIME: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

This Ecommerce Entrepreneur Opened A Brick-And-Mortar Shop To Solve A Problem
A once-in-a-generation explosion in entrepreneurship is taking place as founders bet on themselves in record numbers. MainStreet U.S.A is back in business —and stronger than ever. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Graison Dangor, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Small Business /small-business Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business Strategy /small-business-strategy Editors' Pick editors-pick No Paywall no-paywall next1000 Source Type: news

NIDCR's Winter 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Winter 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NIDCR News Science Advances   NIDCR News NIDCR Major Announcement: Save the Date! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 21, at 1pm for a major webcast announcement from NIDCR. Look for log-in instructions, coming in a separate NIDCR email next week. Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque Joins NIDCR as Deputy Director NIDCR welcomed Jennifer Webster-...
Source: NIDCR Science News - December 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Inflation, supply chain, wages: Rising threats loom over small businesses
California's small businesses waded through COVID to a rebound in consumer spending, only to face rising costs for supplies and wages. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Roosevelt, Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

'Keep the customer happy?' Small businesses reel under inflation
California's small businesses waded through COVID to a rebound in consumer spending, only to face rising costs for supplies and wages. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Roosevelt, Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

Small businesses eat the cost of inflation: 'Keep the customer happy or you lose the customer'
California's small businesses waded through COVID to a rebound in consumer spending, only to face rising costs for supplies and wages. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Roosevelt, Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

Sick of rising prices? Your neighborhood businesses are too. How they're handling inflation
California's small businesses waded through COVID to a rebound in consumer spending, only to face rising costs for supplies and wages. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Roosevelt, Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

‘This Wasn’t in the Job Description’ HR Departments Are Navigating Confusing COVID-19 Religious Exemption Requests
As businesses across the country start imposing strict COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements, some employees are claiming religious exemptions to avoid getting vaccinated—putting human resources departments on the frontlines of a fraught political issue that has already proven fertile ground for lawsuits. The task before HR leaders is tricky: they have to figure out whether employees are applying for an exemption based on authentic religious beliefs or whether it’s a cover for their political views. “There are people who are going to have a sincerely held religious belief, but there’s a lot of f...
Source: TIME: Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

‘This Wasn’t in the Job Description.’ HR Departments Are Navigating Confusing COVID-19 Religious Exemption Requests
As businesses across the country start imposing strict COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements, some employees are claiming religious exemptions to avoid getting vaccinated—putting human resources departments on the frontlines of a fraught political issue that has already proven fertile ground for lawsuits. The task before HR leaders is tricky: they have to figure out whether employees are applying for an exemption based on authentic religious beliefs or whether it’s a cover for their political views. “There are people who are going to have a sincerely held religious belief, but there’s a lot of f...
Source: TIME: Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news