Frances Dodds

Entrepreneur Staff
Features Director at Entrepreneur.com

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Workplace Diversity

How Should You Be Talking With Employees About Racism?

Diversity and inclusion experts weigh in. One throughline: It's better to grapple with the issue openly than say nothing because you're afraid of getting it wrong.
Black entrepreneurs

Here's How Business Leaders Are Responding to the George Floyd Protests

Many are using their platforms to express solidarity with the black community and promising to do their part in reaching meaningful reform.
Recovery

The SBA Gives $6.8 Billion in PPP to Business Owners of Color

The Small Business Administration is giving additional PPP funds to Community Financial Development Institutions, which lend to small businesses in underserved communities.
News and Trends

Hot Dog Sales Are Red-Hot. These Weiner Businesses are Giving Back.

This Memorial Day, two Brooklyn companies are hoping that backyard BBQs can help heal.
News and Trends

News Organizations Sue SBA for Refusing to Reveal Which Companies Received PPP

It has reportedly been ignoring Freedom of Information Act requests from the 'New York Times' and others.
Crisis Management

A Leaked Powerpoint Suggests the SBA Is Denying Disaster Loans to Anyone Arrested in the Last 10 Years

Despite broad bipartisan support for stimulus loans reaching small-business owners with criminal records, Steven Mnuchin and the SBA are reportedly excluding more rehabilitated entrepreneurs than they've ever admitted before.
Working From Home

Marie Kondo Visited My Quarantine Workspace and Gave Me a Lesson on Letting Go

With a little help from Zoom, the famed declutterer sized up my "home office," and offered advice to get us all through tough times.
Communication

Running Out of Things to Say On Zoom? This Communication Expert Wants to Help.

Some advice on walking the line between glib and gloom when you're asked "How are you?" 500 times a day.
Crisis Management

Minority-Owned Small Businesses Aren't Getting Stimulus Loans. Could That Finally Change?

So far, in the scramble to disperse SBA relief loans, big banks have passed over the most vulnerable businesses in favor of bigger "small" businesses. But Congress's latest stimulus package gives $60 billion in PPP to key community lenders.
Crisis Management

Yes, Seventh Generation Kills COVID-19. And the Eco-Friendly Company Is Cleaning Up.

After initial consumer uncertainty, "green" cleaners are getting an unexpected boost.
Crisis Management

Inside the DIY Movement to Make Face Shields and Masks for Healthcare Workers

Have vacuum bags or dish towels handy? Companies like furniture maker Inside Weather are sharing open source designs to help small businesses and individuals make personal protective equipment for vulnerable medical staffs.
Crisis Management

This Company Is Making Texting With Your Doctor the New Normal

Vermont-based startup OhMD is making HIPAA-compliant texting free for medical practices across America and accelerating the ubiquity of telemedicine.
Women Entrepreneurs

5 Words to Try On for Women's History Month

Little Words Project makes jewelry that helps women express themselves and encourage each other. Founder Adriana Carrig recommends five words to wear now.
Friendship

We All Need Work Wives: Here's How Bosses Can Encourage Female Friendship

Studies show that having a best friend at work improves performance and engagement - especially for women. Here's four ways to foster friendships in the workplace.
Seasonal Affect Disorder

Yes, February Is the Worst Month. Here Are 8 Ways to Finish it Strong.

Instead of just slogging through, think like the Ancient Romans, and use this week to "purify" your routine.
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