Beyond "Unprecedented" Episode 04: Helping Small Businesses Survive – and Thrive
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“Everything Must Go.” “Permanently Closed.” “Space for Rent.” These signs of the time sum up the plight of many small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the federal government’s Payroll Protection Program and the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program helped businesses across the United States in the early months of the crisis, more than 100,000 of them have closed their doors forever, according to research by Yelp.
In the fourth episode of “Beyond Unprecedented”: The Post-Pandemic Economy, host Eric Talley welcomes Columbia Law Professors Lynnise E. Pantin ’03 and Tim Wu to discuss the types of assistance state and municipal lawmakers and the federal government can or should provide to keep small businesses afloat and why they are optimistic about the future for entrepreneurs.
Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership
Talley, Eric L.; Pantin, Lynnise E.; and Wu, Tim, "Beyond "Unprecedented" Episode 04: Helping Small Businesses Survive – and Thrive" (2020). Beyond "Unprecedented". 5.