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7 Days Market is a black-woman owned business offering a variety of Ethiopian staples to bring a small taste of Ethiopia to the neighborhood. It’s a neighborhood corner store where you can stop in for a quick snack, a bottle of wine for a party, or a forgotten grocery item or two. Now serving hot food!


TLF 2020 Local First Awards are looking a bit different this year! To honor the small businesses having an impact and continuing to build our community, TLF will be releasing a video acknowledging nominees. Look out for the video on our social media.

Holiday Shipping Grows 25%-35%

One recent report suggests that e-commerce sales this holiday season will grow by as much as 25 percent to 35 percent year-over-year. This means increased shipping for small businesses this holiday season. Click here to read helpful tips from Entrepreneur about diversifying which carrier you use to avoid surcharges, the importance of accurately weighing your package, and using appropriate packaging. Photo by Raw Pixels

30 Ways to Promote 2021 Business With/out $

Promoting your business in a digital world is crucial, regardless of your budget. This article from WordStream Blog covers the best ways to promote your business online, from search engines to social media, to online directory listings and local community events.

Small Biz COVID-19 Related Tax Benefits

The CARES Act includes several ways businesses can save on federal income tax this year. CPA Gene Marks describes new deductible rules, tax-free payments to employees for certain COVI-related expenses, and new temporary rules for calculating net operating losses. Learn how these changes could benefit your business here from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Education: District LineDaily: Strike Back
Washington City Paper reports that DC Public Schools has accused the Washington Teachers’ Union of going on strike, which is illegal in D.C. The union emailed teachers reminding them that they are entitled to take a “Mental Health Day” on Nov. 2nd, which DCPS says resulted in 39 percent of bargaining unit members taking a sick leave. This is the latest escalation between the Bowser administration and the union as the two try to reach an agreement to safely reopen schools.

Election: Winner and Losers for DC Election
While the D.C. Board of Elections is still counting mail-in ballots, unofficial results for D.C. elections are in and unlikely to change. According to Washington City Paper, in addition to candidates, the winners of the election were women, as three women replaced male occupied seats in the council, Attorney General Karl Racine who now has four former staffers on the Council, and the endorsements of the Washington Post editorial board. Read more “winners” and “losers” here.

Tech: 2021 Best DC Startups
The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Washington, D.C. In doing their research, they considered four key factors in doing so. The ten companies chosen were 9-10 years old, independent, and privately owned and have received at least one round of funding. Check out the list 


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