The Plight Of Small Businesses

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Heard On The Morning Show
A sign on a Madison store announce its permanent closure due to COVID-19
The owners of “A New Hope Collectible Toys & Comics” on State Street in Madison permanently closed their store in July, writing on Facebook that “COVID-19 has kept us closed for too long, and we can no longer afford to keep the store.” Steven Potter/WPR

The pandemic has been particularly hard on small businesses, with more than 100,000 believed to have already closed their doors for good. We talk with officials at the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center to find out how the state’s small businesses are faring and what help is available.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Michelle Somes-Booher Guest
  • Colleen Merrill Guest