July 14, 2020

The end of the small-business world as we know it?

We’re already starting to see how a pandemic is changing the landscape — working from home being unremarkable, home cooking replacing restaurants, wearing a mask a necessity in public. And small businesses, without large safety nets, are being clobbered.

Is Covid-19 “The end of small business”? One Washington Post column considers that possibility.

“The coronavirus will radically reshape Main Streets across the country, accelerating changes long in the making — chain stores will replace mom-and-pop businesses, some storefronts will remain vacant, and cash that once went into local hands will be redirected to Amazon and Walmart.”