Small business news from around the web: June 14 – 18, 2021

Written on Jun 16, 2021

Business tax filings could get easier in Ohio
A bill passed by the Ohio House would eliminate a step businesses owners must take to file taxes with the state and local governments and free up time for those owners to create more jobs and increase business, according to the bill’s sponsor.

One economic index shows Ohio lagging
By one measure of economic output, Ohio has roughly performed at the national average in recent years. But by another measure — intended to take into account factors outside the marketplace — it’s not clear the Buckeye State is doing so well, a new report says.

With PPP ended, small business must look for other sources of funding
Businesses that are still reeling from the economic impact of the pandemic will have to look for other sources of funding. Look for business loans—especially loans from online or digital providers—to see a jump in activity now that PPP is closed.

Employers adding voluntary worker benefit options
The pandemic is driving more employers to offer voluntary benefits, with nearly all employers (94%) expecting these employee-pay-all or unsubsidized benefits to hold great importance in their organizations during the next three years, according to a new survey.

Tech Corner - Why rebooting your router fixes so many problems (and why you have to wait 10 seconds)
The internet is down, but you know what to do: unplug your router or modem, wait 10 seconds, then plug it back in. It’s second nature at this point, but why does it actually work? And is there some magic to the 10-second number?

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