1 Small Business Statistics. Forbes Advisor. January 2023.

2 The pandemic may have caused fewer business closures than expected. Business Insider. April 2021.

3 Ibid

4 Small businesses optimistic about the future, despite concerns about inflation and looming recession. Small Business Majority. October 2022.

5 Strategies for Small Business Owners to Raise Capital During Economic Hardship. Atlanta Small Business Network. November 2022.

6 How Small Employers are Preparing for a Recession. ,/a>SHRM. November 2022.

7 Ibid

8 Companies Are Cutting Back on Maternity and Paternity Leave. The Wall Street Journal. 2022.

9 Edelman Trust Barometer Shows How Consumers Expect Brands To Step Up And Help Society During COVID-19. Forbes. April 2020.

10 Small Businesses Still Struggle to Find Enough Workers. May 2022.

11 Civilian Employee Rate. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2022.

12 Jobs Openings Ease, but Layoffs are Little Changed. The New York Times. November 2022.

13 30 Troubling Employee Retention Statistics. Legal Jobs. November 2022.

14 This Fixable Problem Costs U.S. Businesses $1 Trillion. Gallup. March 2019.

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