After small business owners were forced to shutter in the past year, there are new signs of optimism for this vital engine of economic growth. The road to recovery won’t be certain or easy, and the Yahoo Finance AMS+: Small Business Recovery program explores how small businesses can return to prosperity. Small business owners at the forefront of the recovery effort discuss their challenges and successes. Among the topics covered: access to capital to restart and expand, what new bank and government-backed loan programs are available, how small businesses can reconnect with consumers, and the prospect of some businesses moving permanently online. Sponsored by Wells Fargo.
Andrew Zimmern, a James Beard award-winning chef, says that $28.6 billion is not sufficient to help the ailing restaurant industry recover.
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The Restaurant Revitalization Fund received more than 186,000 applications in its first two days of operation.