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LA SBDC Director: Ways to Support Small Business on CBS2

LA SBDC Director Pat Nye was interviewed by CBS2 on April 13, 2020, to discuss ways to support small businesses during the stay-at-home orders. The story was then picked up nationally.

“We’re encouraging people to take advantage of small businesses where they might be able to,” said Pat Nye of Small Business Development Center Network.

“Buy gift cards, send flowers,  or even shopping ahead for occasions like birthdays and holidays if you can,” he said.


The Small Business Development Center Network has centers across the country that are working to help business owners and entrepreneurs better understand programs that are available through the Federal Cares Act.

– “Businesses Encourage Customers To Use Virtual Tip Jars, Buy Gift Cards To Stay Afloat During Coronavirus Shutdowns” | CBS2| April 13, 2020


Source: https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/04/13/businesses-virtual-tip-jars-gift-cards-coronavirus-shutdowns/

National stories:

WCAX: “Small businesses ask patrons for support” | https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Small-businesses-ask-patrons-for-support-569599451.html

WCBI: “SMALL BUSINESSES LOOKING TO COMMUNITY FOR HELP DURING STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS” | https://www.wcbi.com/small-businesses-looking-community-help-stay-home-orders/

MSN: “Businesses Encourage Customers To Use Virtual Tip Jars, Buy Gift Cards To Stay Afloat During Coronavirus Shutdowns” | https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/smallbusiness/businesses-encourage-customers-to-use-virtual-tip-jars-buy-gift-cards-to-stay-afloat-during-coronavirus-shutdowns/ar-BB12AgXm

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