NSBA Urging Community Support of Small BusinessesJune 1, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) is urging all Americans to be vigilant in supporting their community small businesses which are reeling from the impacts of COVID-19 and now widespread riots.
Below is a statement from NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken.
“Our nation is experiencing upheaval on countless fronts, a pandemic with massive economic implications and now rioting, both of which are hitting small businesses perhaps harder than any other group. NSBA and our members are a diverse coalition of community-based small businesses and our hearts break for everyone impacted.
“In the last 3 months, small businesses—particularly those front-facing businesses serving customers in person—continue to be the most hard-hit by COVID through mandated closures, massive declines in customer demand and complex employee challenges. Now, many of them are facing the physical destruction of their business with untold costs, and they need our support now more than ever.
“And while the loss of a business cannot be compared with the loss of life, moving on from where we are today is critical. Our small, community businesses will play a critical role in that process and I urge everyone to do what they can to help, protect and support these small businesses.”
Celebrating more than 80 years in operation, NSBA is a member-driven nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. NSBA’s 65,000 members represent every state and every industry in the U.S., and we are proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization. Please visit www.nsba.biz.