Like many small business owners, Tobi Parks saw her business devastated by the Covid pandemic. Parks had to shut the doors of her independent arts and music venue, xBk, in Des Moines, Iowa, in March of 2020. It didn’t reopen until more than a year later. Now she and other venue owners have some relief. The Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program started accepting applications last week for the $16 billion in available grants. SCORE mentors can help small business owners navigate the options and the application process. Read the entire article at