inflation killing small business

Inflation is killing small business

Originally published at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Deeanna Hilliard closed her bakery in August. Gluten Free by D&D in Volant had survived pandemic restrictions and persistent worker shortages, but it couldn’t survive record inflation levels.

“The economy did us in,” Hilliard said. “After our third price increase, customer visits dropped, sales dropped (and) regular faces stopped coming in.”

Small businesses can’t get a break. In response to the government’s ham-fisted pandemic response, an estimated 119,374 Pennsylvania businesses closed between March 2020 and March 2021. Now, record inflation is an equally dangerous threat to small businesses in 2022 and beyond.

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