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Small Businesses More Likely to Expect Longer Recovery in Census Survey

  • Second phase of U.S. Census Bureau survey on COVID-19 impact on small businesses finds respondents more likely to expect a longer road back to normalcy
  • Majority of respondents report negative impact on business, but some positive signs such as healthy cash on hand and minimal missed loan payments
  • Businesses see marketing/sales and additional capital as key future needs
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Small Businesses Feel Crunch Under Slowdown of USPS Mail Service

  • Small businesses rely heavily on the U.S. Postal Service for shipments
  • Delays occasioned by the pandemic and recent operational changes under the Postmaster General result in extra fees, forced refunds, and harm to reputation
  • E-commerce groups push back against proposed hikes to shipping prices
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Legal Challenges, Landowner Opposition Create Setbacks for Pipeline Projects

  • Opposition from environmentalists and landowners has been increasingly successful in blocking pipeline projects in court
  • Pipeline developers face added costs, challenges in winning community support
  • Investors may prefer expansion of existing infrastructure in future energy projects
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Applying Investment Decision Rules for Startups – Part 2 of Valuation for Startups Using Discounted Cash Flows Approach

  • This course explains the planning process used to determine whether an organization’s long-term investments are worth the funding through the firm’s capitalization structure.
  • For entrepreneurs looking to learn financial analysis comprising of investment decision evaluations, project analysis, etc.
  • Helps you calculate the company’s cash flow, net profit analysis, etc., for stipulating capital and budget of the company
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