Small-business owners aren’t feeling great about the future
May 11, 2021

Small-business owners aren’t feeling great about the future

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On today's show: Why small-business owners' outlook is “surprisingly glum.” Plus, Simon Property Group is betting on its tenants, and Broadway is coming back.

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Small business pessimism abounds

May 11, 2021
The National Federation of Independent Business has called small-business owners' outlook "surprisingly glum."
As businesses reopen, many small businesses worry they won't be able to compete to larger ones when it comes to hiring.
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Simon Property Group bets on retail comeback with store leases

May 11, 2021
The commercial landlord agreed to lower mall retailers' base rents for a bigger cut of their sales.
Rather than evict or sue some of its tenants that missed rent payments, mall owner Simon Property renegotiated "break points."
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How is Broadway getting ready to reopen?

May 11, 2021
Broadway producer Eva Price says getting her show, "Jagged Little Pill," up and running again is like starting over.
New York's hushed theater district in April 2020. "Broadway has persevered for so many decades, I knew we would again," says producer Eva Price.
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Which rose first: the price of chicken or corn?

May 11, 2021
Food commodity prices have been rising steadily over the past several months, leading to an ever-more-expensive supply chain.
Animals that eat pricier corn are now costing more per head, like chickens. Plus, people have been eating more chicken during the pandemic.
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Raising prices helped this greens farmer stay afloat

May 11, 2021
Scott Snair raised his prices before the pandemic shut down travel. When things got tough, that decision helped him stay in business.
Scott Snair purchased his Hawaii produce business in late 2019, shortly before travel dropped off and his restaurant clients stopped buying.
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The pros and cons of leaving bank auto pay on autopilot

May 11, 2021
Pros: fast and convenient. Cons: getting billed twice, trouble unsubscribing from a service and losing track of payments.
Auto pay works well for fixed payments, but it can be dangerous for bills with fluctuating amounts.
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Music from the episode

Change DJ Premier
So We Won't Forget Khruangbin
Colours Hot Chip

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer