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Nick Leiber


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

‘Pension Poachers’ Are Targeting America’s Elderly Veterans

Larry Eber’s life was derailed when middlemen pledged to help him get supplemental benefits. Similar tales of alleged manipulation are playing out for thousands of former service members and their families. → Read More

B-Schools Are Poised to Sustain Their Pandemic Admissions Bounce

International interest, flexible learning, and deferred acceptances are seen as helping numbers stay high. → Read More

America’s Downtown Districts Need Makers

Supporting local manufacturers can produce many benefits, including creating jobs, building skills, and bringing in more tax revenue. → Read More

It Pays to Revisit the Paycheck Protection Program

The Biden administration’s recent changes are intended to encourage the smallest small businesses to apply for forgivable loans. → Read More

Practical Mental Health Resources for Overwhelmed Business Owners

These tips are a good starting point if you’re stressed and struggling to keep your business afloat. → Read More

She Made Winemaking History. She's Beating the Odds Again

A grape grower-vintner is taking an unusual path to overcome the pandemic and the California wildfires. → Read More

They Pumped $9 Billion Into Small Businesses. They Want to Do More

Hundreds of local and state relief funds have saved hundreds of thousands of businesses, a new report finds. → Read More

A N.J. Couple Opened a Beach Hotel. Covid-19 Struck. Business Boomed.

The pandemic threatened to sink a new New Jersey beach destination, but the opposite happened. → Read More

How to Launch A Pandemic-Proof Business

The fallout from Covid-19 torpedoed his shuttle service. So Trent Griffin-Braaf decided to start a new business. → Read More

A California Family Comes Together to Sell Pandemic Supplies

To learn how to run a business, help frontline workers, and spend more time together, they’re launching a wholesale operation. → Read More

Small Businesses, In A Holding Pattern, Agonize Over PPP Loan Forgiveness

Advice for business owners who worry their loans might not be forgiven. → Read More

Landlords Might Wipe Out a New Wave of Small Businesses

For many business owners, a break on rent could mean the difference between survival and failure. → Read More

Millions of Small Businesses Don't Sell Online. It's Time.

Safety measures prompted by the pandemic should convince brick-and-mortar shops to experiment with e-commerce → Read More

More Lending for Small Businesses Stuck in Coronavirus Limbo

The head of Pursuit, which annually makes hundreds of affordable loans to small businesses, offers advice on accessing financing. → Read More

How to Make Small Business Relief Programs More Effective

“There’s a huge difference between survive and thrive,” said a kennel owner from Maryland. Here’s what she’d do to fix PPP. → Read More

A Startup Is Testing Sewage to Trace the U.S. Spread of Covid

About 400 U.S. wastewater-treatment facilities have turned to Biobot Analytics for help assessing the pandemic’s prevalence. → Read More

How an Online Yarn Seller Kept Dozens of Businesses Alive

To save small businesses affected by the coronavirus, Brooklyn Tweed developed an unusual stimulus plan. → Read More

Small Restaurants Struggle to Stay Afloat

Independent establishments that rely on dine-in business are in big trouble absent substantive relief. Here, the first of our tipsheets for fighting back. → Read More

Five Takeaways From the Small-Business Relief Mess

PPP and EIDL, which ran out of money, weren’t that useful for most business owners. Here’s what to do now that more funding is available. → Read More

Building a Lithium-Ion Battery That Won’t Explode

Avoiding cobalt adds weight but reduces the risk of fire. → Read More