Six straight months of a shrinking economy historically has equaled recession. Yet, people are still spending money and jobs seem strong. Local business owners seem more worried about inflation than recession.
The pandemic and now record-high inflation have dealt many small businesses a one-two punch in the fight to stay in operation. In Tarrant County, a program is offering businesses that qualify the opportunity to have a fighting chance.
It’s a scary time for small business owners who have been dealing with record inflation, both as a consumer and with trying to run a company.
Some small businesses are still struggling to hire qualified workers, even as the broader picture in the U.S. job market looks much brighter.
Local businesses are sharing their experiences of trying to stay open during the pandemic with federal officials and members of Congress.
Saturday marks Small Business Saturday — a day created to shift consumers’ attention to the stores that call their communities home.
The crisis is clear when walking through your local grocery store or ordering at your favorite restaurant. It is also crippling businesses that you may not think about.
U.S. regulators say Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested weekly.
North Haven Gardens, a plant and garden nursery in business for 70 years, rebuilt from the 2019 tornado only to suffer minor damage again from another tornado last May. The storms are one thing. But in some ways, the pandemic has helped the nursery. It was something realized with more people focused on enhancing their homes.
A North Texas accountant admitted to orchestrating a fraud scheme to get more than $23 million in forgivable PPP loans — which were intended to help small businesses struggling during the pandemic.
Fort Worth is the first of several major cities to launch the Facebook concept called “Good Ideas Shop.” The window displays offer a local community connection to the businesses, but they also get worldwide exposure via the social media giant just in time for the holiday shopping season.
In a pre-pandemic world, Dallas-based chef Meika Johnson was thriving preparing meals for private businesses. But in recent months, she's struggled to find both food and equipment. Now, she's forced to shut down her business, saying she’s spent more searching for products and less time actually making a profit.
COVID-19 has created two major issues for small business owners. One reason is the disruptions to the supply chain. But the biggest reason is they can't find qualified workers.
It has been nearly two years since a tornado outbreak leveled homes and businesses in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas. Now, a neighborhood staple is making a comeback, and several of its neighbors aren’t far behind.
The Dallas Regional Chamber said that at the end of last year, 23% of small businesses in Dallas were forced to close, while 26% of businesses closed in Fort Worth.
The virtual recovery centers opened by the SBA will give business owners, homeowners, renters and non-profits a chance to get some federal money so they can build again following the devastation of the winter storm.
During a roundtable discussion with Dallas small business owners, Gov. Abbott talked about fostering business growth, calling small businesses the backbone of the Texas economy.
The Texas Restaurant Association says somewhere between 10,000 and 12,000 restaurants have closed in the state since March of this year. And while another round of federal relief is on the way, the damage to the industry could take years to repair.
Starting this weekend, people under the age of 18 must be with an adult while shopping or walking around the Hulen Mall in Fort Worth.
The pandemic has taken a toll on several businesses throughout the country, in the worst way.While many have continued to fight, others have had no choice, but to shut down operations.