Susan Johnston Taylor

Susan Johnston Taylor has written about business and lifestyle topics for The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Fast Company and Entrepreneur. Her first-ever job was at a taco stand. She's also worked as a singing princess for children's parties and in nonprofit communications.

18 articles

How Restaurants Are Coping with Pandemic Whiplash

It has been a turbulent time for restaurants. Hear from 3 restaurant operators from across the country on how their businesses are faring.

Business Unusual: Seattle Company’s Pivot is Helping Other Businesses Stay Afloat

The SnapBar had to put their photo booth services on hold due to COVID-19. Now, they’re selling curated gift boxes with products from local vendors and supporting small businesses across the U.S.

How to Talk About Racial Injustice at the Workplace

Talking about racial injustice at work can be difficult. Here are tips on how leaders can start the conversation (and keep it going).

Amidst the Pandemic, Bookstores Try Novel Marketing Ideas

Three indie bookstores in different states shared how they’re keeping sales up and connecting with their communities during COVID-19.

Business Unusual: Atlanta Restaurateur Highlights Small Business Challenges

Georgia restaurants are allowed to reopen dine-in service under specific guidelines. One Atlanta restaurant is cooking up innovative ways to keep afloat without reopening their dining room.

As Round 2 of SBA Lending Opens, Frustrations Continue

Slowdowns, technical problems, and frustration. The emergency loan program continues to be plagued with problems.

Small Business Owners Await PPP, EIDL Money from New Relief Bill

Experts say the new round of funding will be gone in a week or two.

Tips for Conducting Virtual Performance Reviews

Performance reviews can be one of the more challenging meetings to conduct virtually, but they can be done effectively with the right structure and approach.

Could Fintech Companies Provide a Lifeline to SBOs Seeking PPP Loans?

How small businesses can access PPP loans through fintech providers

How Independent Contractors Can Document Income for PPP Loans

How to apply for the PPP loan if you are independent contractor