Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

Storefront of small local bookshop in central France

New French law helps independent bookstores compete with online retailers

A French law passed in 2014 that prohibits retailers from discounting new books has helped small bookstores survive amidst heavy competition from powerful online retailers. However, the owners of independent shops are still at a disadvantage because online marketplace giants such as Amazon have Read More...

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New law allows chefs to run little restaurants out of their homes

Wouldn’t it be amazing if people with a knack for cooking could run a small restaurant out of their home? Well, in the city of Riverside, California, that’s now possible. Riverside recently passed law AB-626 that opens unprecedented doors of opportunity by allowing residents to operate small Read More...

How you can plan to reopen you

How you can plan to reopen your business as safely as possible

As attention turns to gradually resuming the economy, many business owners are looking for ways to reopen that are safe for both their employees and customers. When it comes to customers, there are a few strategies that brick-and-mortar shops can take to ensure their safety. These include Read More...

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The clever strategies small businesses are using to survive quarantine

To find out how small businesses are surviving in the age of coronavirus, Fast Company spoke to a variety of small businesses around the world to find out what they’re doing to get through this uncharted territory. The main takeaway from all of them: flexibility. If you need some inspiration for Read More...

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A good kind of group think builds sustainable small businesses

Ernesto Sirolli taps into the collective genius of communities. Larry Gallagher | Sept/Oct 2009 issue If you happen to ride your bicycle to Ernesto Sirolli's Sacramento, California, residence, as I did, your effort won't go unrewarded. When he opens the garage door, you'll be treated to a glimpse Read More...