Covid 19 coronavirus: Half of small business fear pressure of lockdown, MYOB survey

Small and medium-sized businesses are concerned about the impact of a potential Covid-19 resurgence as its Delta variant cripples Australia. New research from small business accounting firm MYOB revealed nearly half of SMEs would feel extreme pressure even with just two weeks of alert level 3 or 4 lockdown. Sixty

Small plane crashes in Boulder County

A plane crashed in Boulder County near Erie on Thursday night. The air incident closed U.S. Hwy. 287 for a time as crews worked to investigate. No one was injured. An instructor pilot and their student pilot were unharmed. According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the plane most likely

Small Business: Solar company Lightforce hiring staff monthly to keep up with demand

Former electrician Luke Nutting, founder of energy company Lightforce, talks about an influx in business over the past year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and taking on an additional five staff each month to meet growing demand for solar. What does your business do? Lightforce is an end-to-end

Small Business: Legal fees calculator Two Bees aims to make life easier for lawyers

Auckland barrister Steve Keall talks simplifying New Zealand’s legal system with technology and developing an app to make lawyers more accountable for the way they charge clients. What does your business do? Two Bees is a civil litigation costs calculator that helps people to find out their costs upfront and

Small Business: How lockdown success launched online cake shop Sweet Talk

Auckland woman Mariska Schoeman discusses how lockdown was the catalyst to dive into her cake business full-time and launching a new division to compliment her cakery. What does your business do? Sweet Talk make cakes and also puts those cakes into jars and sends them nationwide. I make cakes for

Colorado’s small farmers, ranchers looking for new ways to reach customers during coronavirus crisis

Before the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions to slow its spread took hold, Clint and MaryKay Buckner were supplying about 50 restaurants with meat from their grass-fed, pasture-raised cattle, lambs and hogs. Since the closure of most dine-in restaurants, those customers have dropped to just a handful, leading to a