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In hard hit areas, fewer PPP loans for small businesses

New research finds 15% of businesses in areas most affected by shutdowns got loans. Elsewhere, it was 30%.

May 6, 2020
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Private equity fortifies business in the heartland

Private equity looks and acts differently in the flyover states. Here’s how one investor is helping Midwest manufacturers survive COVID-19.

Apr 30, 2020
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How consulting firms are adapting for the pandemic

Experts from McKinsey & Company, Perficient, and more on how they’re shifting attention to meet clients’ new needs, and keeping an eye to recovery

Apr 29, 2020
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COVID-19 insights from MIT Sloan Management Review

How to make better decisions, plan for long-term supply chain and economic disruptions, and reduce remote-work stress during the coronavirus outbreak.

Apr 27, 2020
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MIT Sloan research about the coronavirus pandemic

The latest working papers from MIT Sloan faculty about the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 23, 2020
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5 trends in venture capital (beyond the pandemic)

Change is afoot in venture capital, from machine learning to the impacts of COVID-19. Here’s a quick primer on what’s happening now.

Apr 22, 2020
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For successful self-isolation, internet speed matters

Research finds people with access to high-speed internet can better self-isolate, particularly reinforcing the wealthy’s ability to social distance.

Apr 17, 2020
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How to restart the economy with a ‘safe’ workforce

When the time comes, restarting the economy needs to be as quick and safe as possible. Safe workers, “immunity certificates,” and digital tracking could help.

Apr 14, 2020
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Confronting coronavirus: Insight from MIT Sloan

Managing in a pandemic requires knowledge and foresight. These articles examine what’s next for the economy, remote work, and an innovative vaccine.

Apr 10, 2020
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Social distancing now helps the local economy later

Public health interventions do not depress the economy, says a new study based on data from the 1918 flu outbreak.

Apr 6, 2020
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