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

5 Uncommon Tips From Two Entrepreneurs Who Escaped Communism And Left Bad Influences Behind
These dentists created a program to help other dentists avoid the growing pains and mistakes that many make when opening up their first practice. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shama Hyder, Senior Contributor Tags: Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Hustle Keeps Restaurateur In Business
Grandon Kidd, owner of Pasta J’s in Bryant, discusses how his small business survived hardships from a lawsuit to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Atilis Gym Offers Free Membership To Those Who Refuse Covid-19 Vaccine
This is the same gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, that defied Governor Phil Murphy's orders last Spring. Also, the owner, Ian Smith, has been banned temporarily from American Airlines for refusing to wear a face mask. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Small Business /small-business Small Business Strategy /small-business-strategy pharma Source Type: news

LABOR COLLAPSE: Small business owners can't compete with federal stimulus, struggle to hire workers
(Natural News) President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package has kept thousands of people who lost their jobs fed and comfortable thus far amid the pandemic. On March 6, the Senate voted to approve that package, which included a federal jobless benefit supplement of $300 per week until Sept. 6. But the stimulus package is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Business, Big Mission: SVBJ breaks down Silicon Valley's small business recovery from Covid-19
The SWOT analysis is nothing new for anyone familiar with business-school dogma, though its application to Silicon Valley ’s small business community — as it rebounds from a pandemic — is probably a first. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: J. Jennings Moss Source Type: news

Small Business, Big Mission: SVBJ breaks down Silicon Valley's small business recovery from Covid-19
The SWOT analysis is nothing new for anyone familiar with business-school dogma, though its application to Silicon Valley ’s small business community — as it rebounds from a pandemic — is probably a first. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: J. Jennings Moss Source Type: news

A SWOT analysis of Milwaukee's economy: MBJ Podcast #101
Small business leaders talked to Milwaukee Business Journal reporters for the latest "Small Business, Big Mission" package focused on the opportunities and challenges ahead as the economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme of the cover story in Friday's weekly edition of the Milwaukee Business Journal is a SWOT analysis of the local economy. The idea of SWOT is to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in an entity. Chad Bauman, executive director of the Milwaukee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Sari Lesk Source Type: news

Small Business, Big Mission: Jane Technologies finds opportunity in booming online marijuana sales
As a business-to-business service for cannabis businesses, Jane Technologies found a clear sweet spot amid the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ryan Fernandez Source Type: news

Small Business, Big Mission: Biotech company brings it all together
With early funding from California's Oakland-based stem cell research funding agency for its academic founders, the Stanford University spinout is tapping the CRISPR gene-editing technology out of UC Berkeley to push an experimental gene therapy for sickle cell disease into an early-stage clinical trial and pursue fixes for rare genetic diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Small Business, Big Mission: Durham pharmacy makes a sudden pivot
For a brick-and-mortar retail pharmacy, it ’s all about getting people in the door. And a young pharmacy in Durham is finding there is more than one way to make that happen in a pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Purtell Source Type: news

Small Business, Big Mission: Pandemic requires frank assessment by KC
Kansas City's path to life after Covid-19 will flow through its small businesses. Here's a look at four key areas — told through the eyes of a local company embodying a topic — that will shape what a post-pandemic recovery looks like. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Small Business, Big Mission: Pandemic requires frank assessment by KC
Kansas City's path to life after Covid-19 will flow through its small businesses. Here's a look at four key areas — told through the eyes of a local company embodying a topic — that will shape what a post-pandemic recovery looks like. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Thoracic Surgeon Raja Flores Enters NYC Mayor ’s Race
Thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma specialist Dr. Raja Flores wants to continue serving others, but in a new role as the next mayor of New York City. “Yes, I’m serious about this. Very serious,” Flores told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com Tuesday after another 14-hour workday and an evening surgery at Mount Sinai. “I want to take care of this city that has taken such good care of me.” Flores, the esteemed chairman of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, filed his official eligibility petition last week with the New York City Board of Elections. He listed himself as an inde...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 25, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Amy Edel Source Type: news

SMALL BUSINESS, BIG MISSION: OdessaConnect on how the pandemic expanded future opportunity
The company has seen interest in the company triple over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

SMALL BUSINESS, BIG MISSION: OdessaConnect on how the pandemic expanded future opportunity
The company has seen interest in the company triple over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Small Business, Big Mission: Albany Behavioral Health Services
Albany Behavioral Health Services had never used telemedicine before the pandemic hit, but when the practice chose to close a week before the state-mandated shutdown, the co-owners knew they would need to learn. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Namibia: Days Are Dark in Donkerhoek
[Namibian] SMALL business operators and vendors at Donkerhoek informal settlement at Khorixas have not recovered from the impact of Covid-19 since last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Small Business, Big Mission: Infectious Disease Connect is on a growth track
Infectious Disease Connect has seen a lift from the increased attention that infectious diseases have gotten. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Small business owner killed in King Soopers shooting described as giving, kind
Tralona Bartkowiak owned Umba on the Pearl Street Mall with her sister. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program as Amended by American Rescue Plan Act
Notice of interim final rule with comment period from the Small Business Administration incorporating changes made by the American Rescue Plan Act. This interim final rule applies to Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans approved, and loan forgiveness applications submitted, on or after March 11, 2021. Comments are within by April 21, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

US businesses near border struggle with boundaries' closure
Small businesses in border towns across the U.S. are reeling from the economic fallout of the partial closure of North America’s international boundaries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Access to Safe Water Never Loses Value
COVID precautions at Safe Water Network iJal Station in India. Credit: Safe Water NetworkBy Nathan YardyNEW YORK, Mar 20 2021 (IPS) The global community is celebrating World Water Day 2021. In the COVID-19 pandemic era, the importance and value of water for all people has never been clearer. Access to safe water is essential for public health and thriving communities. Before COVID, we knew that 4 billion people, or about two-thirds of the world’s population, face severe water scarcity at least one month every year. One of the most important defenses against the coronavirus, washing hands with soap and water, is out ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nathan Yardy Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Global Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Water Day 2021 Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes: Paycheck Protection Program as Amended by American Rescue Plan Act
Pre-publication notice of interim final rule with comment period from the Small Business Administration incorporating changes made by the American Rescue Plan Act. This interim final rule applies to Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans approved, and loan forgiveness applications submitted, on or after March 11, 2021. Comments are within 30 days of the publication of this notice, which is scheduled for March 22, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Novel treatment for life-threatening lung condition wins NSF support
(Purdue University) A Purdue University-affiliated startup developing a novel treatment for a life-threatening lung condition won a $256,000 Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I award from the National Science Foundation. Spirrow Therapeutics offers help for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, by restoring lung function with a nanopolymer surfactant that can be administered through the trachea as a fast-acting liquid or preemptive aerosol. The startup team also is looking to use the technology to help those infected with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BellBrook Labs Receives NIH Funding for Novel Approach to Stimulating Antitumor Immunity
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded BellBrook Labs a $300,000 Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant to develop tools for discovering small-molecule antagonists of... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 17, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Community banks a key resource for small businesses when crises arise
(University of Florida) With billions on the table for struggling small businesses, new research from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business finds that community banks are a critical source for helping these businesses keep their workforce employed during the pandemic through PPP loan access. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Majority of small businesses NOT requiring employees to test negative or get vaccinated for the coronavirus, according to Census Bureau survey
(Natural News) Many small businesses in the United States are not requiring their employees to test negative for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) before they can return to work. These same small businesses have also refused to make getting the vaccine mandatory. This information is according to the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey. The Census Bureau conducted the survey from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Developer tells how he became ineligible for the reduced App Store fees after a mistake
Apple announced last year the new App Store Small Business Program, which allows small developers to pay a reduced commission to Apple... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program - Revisions to Loan Amount Calculation and Eligibility
Notice of an interim final rule from the Small Business Administration revising the previous interim final rules for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Allows individuals who file an IRS Form 1040, Schedule C, to calculate their maximum loan amount using gross income and removes the eligibility restrictions prevents businesses with owners who have non-financial fraud felony convictions in the last year or who are delinquent or in default on their Federal student loans from obtaining PPP loans. This interim final rule is effective March 4, 2021. Comments are due by April 7, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via th...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries
UN Secretary-General António Guterres gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx, New York last week. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeBy Ian RichardsGENEVA, Mar 4 2021 (IPS) The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing countries provide essential services to their vulnerable populations. After a year of Zoom meetings and with vaccinations slowly rolling out, international travel is making a come-back. The demand is there, even as the virus lingers. Many, especially from developing countries, need to get to work and send ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ian Richards Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SBA: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program – Revisions to Loan Amount Calculation and Eligibility
Pre-publication notice of an interim final rule from the Small Business Administration revising the previous interim final rules for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Allows individuals who file an IRS Form 1040, Schedule C, to calculate their maximum loan amount using gross income and removes the eligibility restrictions prevents businesses with owners who have non-financial fraud felony convictions in the last year or who are delinquent or in default on their Federal student loans from obtaining PPP loans. This interim final rule is effective March 4, 2021. Comments are due by April 7, 2021. (Source: Federal Registe...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 4, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news