Welsh government’s Covid response brings benefit to small businesses
Cardiff’s focus on a public sector approach freed up millions to support companies during pandemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandan Economy Suffers As Second Lockdown Bites
[East African] Last January, 28-year-old Andrew Lutaaya, after a few years of unsuccessful job searching ventured into small business, selling second-hand jeans in downtown Kampala, in a shop he co-rented with a friend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA to Discuss COVID-19 ’s Impact on Medical Product Operations at SBIA REdI Annual Conference
FDA will co-host the Small Business Industry and Assistance (SBIA) Regulatory Education for Industry (REdI) Annual Conference, which will provide an overview of our regulatory operations during COVID-19. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Florida Blue launches mental health platform for small businesses
It can be accessed by any digital device. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Coffey Source Type: news

Small Businesses Impacted After Surfside Condo Collapse
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health care leaders discuss impact Covid-19 has on small business enrollment
From employee mental health concerns to minority health and equity to the special enrollment process, businesses are facing a host of issues. During the virtual event “Healthcare in the workplace: Covid, health equity and more,” hosted by the Jacksonville Business Journal and sponsored by Florida Blue, industry leaders discussed ways to help companies wade through the topics. Florida Blue is Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company and has been providi ng health insurance to residents of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Florida Blue Source Type: news

NIDCR's Summer 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Summer 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR to Release Report on Oral Health in America As a 20-year follow-up to the seminal Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, NIDCR will release Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges in the fall of 2021. The report will illuminate new directions...
Source: NIDCR Science News - July 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Detroit startup developing eco-friendly marine coating for ships and boats
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) Repela Tech LLC, a Detroit-based sustainability tech startup from Wayne State University, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II grant totaling $993,788 for research and development on a patent-pending (WSU Tech ID 20-1601), first-of-a-kind, safe antifouling marine coating. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Jim Cramer: 9 stocks tied to the small business rebound
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Army researchers, small business partner to enhance communication
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Army and industry researchers are working to deliver new technology so Soldiers can protect themselves and their assets on the battlefield using enhanced communication methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Warren Buffett says the pandemic has had an 'extremely uneven' impact and is not yet over
Legendary investor Warren Buffett said the economic consequences of the pandemic are falling disproportionately on small businesses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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 seeking approval for and comments on Phase 6 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 - June 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Small Business, Big Mission: ALung seeks new path to commercialization
ALung is taking a new approach to getting its machines to market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

New tenant at Finn Lofts is a local small business owner with a holistic approach to women's health
Jill Crotty's Glow 365 will open in July in a small commercial space she's leasing in the Finn Lofts near Intrust Bank Arena. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shelby Kellerman Source Type: news

For Gyms With Tight Spaces, Expansion of a Different Sort
From on-demand video libraries to rooftop classes, the pandemic broadened how boutique workout spots operate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Hanc Tags: Exercise Shutdowns (Institutional) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Videophones and Videoconferencing Small Business Quarantine (Life and Culture) Health Clubs Source Type: news

For Small Gyms, Handling the Pandemic Meant Expanding
From on-demand video libraries to rooftop classes, boutique workout spots broadened beyond their tight spaces. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Hanc Tags: Exercise Shutdowns (Institutional) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Videophones and Videoconferencing Small Business Quarantine (Life and Culture) Health Clubs Source Type: news

Amazon Prime Day dates are set for June 21-22, company says
Annual sale, which was postponed last year until October because of COVID-19, will focus on boosting small businesses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The small business challenge: providing the benefits employees want
The smaller your workforce, the more important it is for each employee to perform at the highest level. Your success depends on hiring the best employees and keeping them happy and productive. But how can you attract top employees when bigger, better-funded competitors tempt them with extravagant perks? Benefits such as free lunches and paying off college loans are beyond the reach of most small- and medium-sized businesses. The good news: You can attract and retain top employees without breaking … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Delta Dental of Colorado Source Type: news

The small business challenge: providing the benefits employees want
The smaller your workforce, the more important it is for each employee to perform at the highest level. Your success depends on hiring the best employees and keeping them happy and productive. But how can you attract top employees when bigger, better-funded competitors tempt them with extravagant perks? Benefits such as free lunches and paying off college loans are beyond the reach of most small- and medium-sized businesses. The good news: You can attract and retain top employees without breaking … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Delta Dental of Colorado Source Type: news

$3.5 Billion Assistance for NYS Renters and Small Business
$2.7 billion rental assistance program funding for households experiencing financial hardship and $800 million funding to small businesses to help them recover from economic impact of pandemic (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 28, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Loans Grants Finance Source Type: news

How to get your PPP loan forgiven
Want PPP loan forgiveness? Here's a look at the application process and tips on what small businesses can do to improve their chances. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samantha Masunaga Source Type: news

EPA Facing More Litigation on Legacy Asbestos
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization delivered on an earlier notice of intent to sue by filing an official complaint against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its ongoing risk evaluation of asbestos. ADAO, a leading nonprofit aimed at preventing asbestos exposure, was joined by five other organizations and several public health experts in asking the court to set a deadline for the EPA to complete its work. The lawsuit was filed May 18 in the U.S. Northern District of California Court in San Francisco. The notice of intent to sue  was delivered in January. Thoracic surgeon Dr. Raja Flores of Mo...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 20, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

NC Biotech doles out $1.8 million: Here's who got funds
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded nearly $1.8 million through 48 grants and loans to universities, governments and biotechnology companies in the third quarter of its 2020-2021 fiscal year. Between January and March, NCBiotech awarded a total of $550,000 to three bioscience companies through its Small Business Research Loans, $901,168 to seven universities through three grant programs, $21,268 to two universities in sponsorship of their life science-focused events, and $84,000 to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

Large Corporations Cash in on COVID-19 Relief Funds
The large part of COVID-19 relief funds is going to big corporation. People who are likely to have been impacted the most by the pandemic in the Global South, such as smaller businesses, marginalised communities, women, and those in poverty, have been left out. Credit: Dionny Matos/IPSBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA , May 18 2021 (IPS) Poverty and income inequality are being deepened as COVID-19 relief funds are handed out to large corporations instead of social protection programmes in developing countries, groups involved in a new study of COVID-19 bailouts have said. A report by the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC) civil soc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 public bailout funds Source Type: news

Biden's American Rescue Plan unemployment-benefit extension making it difficult to find workers, employers say
Some U.S. small business and restaurant owners claim President Biden's unemployment benefit extension is making it difficult to hire new workers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘How Can Modi Be Forgiven?’ India’s COVID-19 Crisis May Be Turning the Middle Class Against the Prime Minister
On April 24 at 3:22 a.m., a doctor in Delhi’s Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital sent an urgent plea via Whatsapp to a colleague. She had just finished her shift at the COVID-19 ward in the hospital, where her mother was also undergoing treatment. A patient was in critical condition when she finished her shift. If he died, she asked, could his body be sent to the mortuary immediately? It was an unusual request, she admitted, but these are unusual times. The doctor’s own mother was in a bed next to the critical patient, and she feared that his corpse might be left there throughout the night. Mortuaries throughout the In...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nilanjana Bhowmick/New Delhi Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature India Londontime Source Type: news

Africa Goes Digital
Viral Facts Africa, a first of its kind African initiative to combat health misinformation online, was launched recently by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a network of fact-checking organizations and leading public health bodies. By Cristina DuarteUNITED NATIONS, May 7 2021 (IPS) In rebuilding after COVID-19, policymakers must invest in innovative technology to leapfrog obstacles to inclusive development. Africa has enjoyed strong economic growth for most of the 21st century, mainly because of robust global demand for primary commodities. But the “Africa Rising” narrative that accompanied this growth ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cristina Duarte Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Phoenix Business Journal 2021 Healthiest Employers: Small category winner - SmartPractice
Winning for the small business category for the 10th year in row, SmartPractice is on a roll. The CEO explains why. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

State of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka: Are Government Policies Effective in Controlling it?
By Sunil J. WimalawansaNEW JERSEY, Apr 28 2021 (IPS) The SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) affected the entire world; many died, millions got sick, and the misery continues. Second and third waves of SARS.Cov-2 infection are devastating most countries. Non-strategic lockdowns and curfews (as in Sri Lanka) further aggravated the peoples’ misery, sufferings, daily lives, and economies, more than that from the virus. The toxic combination of COVID-19 and curfews devastated local productions and supply chains, livelihoods, people welfare, food security, and the county’s economy. Many viral diseases can control using...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Want to help Portland small businesses? Lower health care costs
The owners of Paloma Clothing on the health care threat (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kim Osgood and Mike Roach Source Type: news

Biden attacks small business labor force by offering to pay workers to STAY HOME after suffering covid vaccine adverse events
(Natural News) Part of the Biden regime’s $1.9 trillion taxpayer-funded relief package for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) includes paid sick leave for individuals who suffer post-injection adverse events and become unable to work. Should the jab cause an employee to develop blood clots, as one example, China Joe will essentially pay that person to stay... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH Awards BellBrook Labs Phase II Grant to Develop Drugs Targeting the cGAS-STING Pathway for Lupus and Related Autoimmune Diseases
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently awarded BellBrook Labs a $1.8 million Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant to develop small molecule... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

6 Companies That Are Taking Telemedicine By Storm
The coronavirus pandemic turned much of our lives digital, and healthcare was no exception. Meet six companies that will be playing a big role in telemedicine ’s future. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Serenity Gibbons, Contributor Tags: Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Snarled Supply Chain Trips Up Small Businesses
Shortages and delays in supplies are squeezing business owners. A Pennsylvania maker of packaging products even has trouble tracking... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Virtual Reality Is Making Healthcare More Accessible
Healthcare is an essential need, but a complicated factor for many people who live far from hospitals, medical experts, and other specialists. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shama Hyder, Senior Contributor Tags: Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

OneBridge Benefits moves into expanded downtown HQ
OneBridge leaders were focused on building a successful small business. That ’s not the plan anymore. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Why Are So Few Life Sciences Companies Certified B Corps?
Many life sciences companies say their primary mission is to contribute to individuals ’ health and well-being, yet few are Certified B Corps. Brian Tinger, from recently certified New England Biolabs discusses why this may be the case and the benefits of certification for NEB. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Marquis, Contributor Tags: Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare asia Source Type: news

Quiz: Small Business Start Up 101 Challenge
The first step to starting a business is to write a business plan. ... The Small Business Administration has online workshops and templates to help you assess your situation, identify a niche, anal... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 17, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Only 20% Of People With Eating Disorders Get Help —This Startup Is Out To Change That
Equip founders Kristina Saffran and Erin Parks are on a mission to ensure that everyone with an eating disorder can access quality treatment. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashoka, Contributor Tags: Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

South Africa: Treasury On Three-Month Extension of the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme
[Govt of SA] The Loan Guarantee Scheme (LGS) was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 21 April 2020 as part of the Economic Stimulus Package and was designed to support small businesses that were experiencing financial distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The LGS was launched by the National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Banking Association South Africa (BASA) on 12 May 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Black Small Business Owner Slams MLB For Moving All-Star Game From Atlanta: 'We May Lose Even More'
MLB’s decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia, continues to draw backlash from the Peach State. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oscar Health teams with Cigna on health insurance for California's small businesses
Health insurers Oscar Health Inc. and Cigna Corp. have partnered on providing affordable health insurance for small businesses. The Cigna + Oscar plan will be available in California's Bay Area, Central Coast, Greater Sacramento, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, North Bay and San Diego regions. Cigna (NYSE: CI) and New York-based Oscar Health (NYSE: OSCR) said California small businesses with between one and 100 employees will have access to unique services driven by the combination… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Oscar Health teams with Cigna on health insurance for California's small businesses
Health insurers Oscar Health Inc. and Cigna Corp. have partnered on providing affordable health insurance for small businesses. The Cigna + Oscar plan will be available in California's Bay Area, Central Coast, Greater Sacramento, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, North Bay and San Diego regions. Cigna (NYSE: CI) and New York-based Oscar Health (NYSE: OSCR) said California small businesses with between one and 100 employees will have access to unique services driven by the combination… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Under Andrew Cuomo's administration, illegal aliens received $1.1 billion more in taxpayer support than small businesses
(Natural News) In deep Blue states like New York, Americans are afterthoughts. (Article by Jose Nino republished from BigLeaguePolitics.com) According to a report by John Binder of Breitbart News, about 200,000 illegal aliens in New York are expected to receive $2.1 billion in stimulus checks and unemployment benefits. And yes, this money is coming from New... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Startup Raised $40 Million To Build A ‘Mini-Kaiser Permanente’ And Lower Employee Healthcare Costs
Firefly Health is aiming to get small business owners, who are being crushed by rising employee healthcare costs, to switch to its plan. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Jennings, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Venture Capital /venture-capital Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Amazon Is the Target of Small-Business Antitrust Campaign
A national coalition of small businesses plans to lobby Congress for stricter antitrust laws and enforcement, saying Amazon competes unfairly. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing the Needs of Small Business Owners
More Reports from AARP Research ... Small business owners and entrepreneurs age 50-plus had to pivot in 2020 to deal with challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... To gauge the pandemic's impa... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Small-Business Owners Feel Weight of Personal Debt Guarantees
Many owners promise to be responsible for debts if their businesses can’t pay. The burden of those guarantees has grown during the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Businesses Can Get Another $500,000 from the SBA
Beginning April 6, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is expanding its Economic Injury and Disaster Loan (EIDL) program,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Transforming HealthTech
Industry 4.0 leaders are already reaping the benefits of their pre-pandemic investments, creating the prospect of a widening gap between winners and losers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shama Hyder, Senior Contributor Tags: Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news