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Extreme Weather Puts Economic Chill on Small Businesses

By John Arensmeyer

Extreme weather events have been front-page news lately, especially with the U.S. experiencing record storms across much of the country and devastating droughts in the West. It’s not just the landscape the weather is wreaking havoc on — it’s sending an economic chill through the small business community, as well.

Small Business Majority’s latest opinion polling found extreme weather has been so devastating to small businesses that one in five poll respondents had to lay off workers after they were negatively impacted by an extreme weather event.

Nearly half the small business owners we polled reported having seen examples of …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green