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.

15 articles

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

How Self-Employed People Can Access PUA Unemployment Benefits

The CARES Act expanded unemployment benefits to freelancers and gig workers. Read this article to understand how to qualify and apply.

How 3 Companies Are Helping Employees Cope with Stress

Need ideas for how you can provide extra support to your employees during COVID-19?