ILLINOIS — Today's the day: With the state hitting all the necessary benchmarks to move into phase 3 of the coronavirus reopening plan, Friday is the day when bars and restaurants can reopen to diners for outdoor seating only, and with social distancing and sanitation measures in place. Many bars and restaurants have been shut down since Gov. J.B. Pritzker banned dine-in customer service March 16. … [Read more...] about IL Reopening: Businesses Ready, Many Customers Anxious
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“Some customers may be willing to drive to pick up goods in a matter hours while some are fine waiting for 10 days. So how do you capture both those customers?” Chaudhuri said. “You need to offer different options — online checkout, curbside, delivery and more to cater to customer needs. That might be challenging for some small businesses but it’s crucial for survival.” … [Read more...] about Will e-commerce help small business survive coronavirus fallout?
Killgore said all the measures envisioned will be temporary, but that details still need to be worked out. Representatives of several business and arts groups said they're all for the basic ideas outlined and pledged support, including financial. Councilman Matt Francois said these temporary steps are only the beginning. … [Read more...] about Walnut Creek Takes Steps To Help Businesses Rebound
“My business is going to get replaced. People are still going to come here when all this is over but to witness another Black man dying right here, and fighting for his life, which is what we’re, the opposite of what we want justice for,” Baires said. … [Read more...] about East Lake Street Business Owner Under Arrest After 1 Man Killed By Gunfire During George Floyd Protests
Some particularly fervent crowdfunding fans think it’s poised to replace major parts of the old journalism model. Gigaom’s Mathew Ingram wondered aloud if crowdfunding certain stories could “give website publishers a lot more financial freedom” by eliminating the need to sell ads. The Guardian’s digital GM believes that crowdfunding will be “an enabler of the total overhaul of every aspect of production,” journalism included. And Beacon’s founders are, predictably, bullish on the idea. (“In the future, there has to be some way for people with large followings on the Internet to really group together and … be supported,” one of them told TechCrunch earlier this year.) … [Read more...] about Paying Journalists in Ferguson Is Good, But Crowdfunding Won’t Save the News Business