NEW “FACING FORWARD” PODCAST ON THE STRUGGLE OF SMALL BUSINESSES TO SURVIVE

GUSTO COO LEXI REESE SAYS CONGRESS NEEDS TO “INCENTIVIZE BANKS AND LENDERS” TO APPROVE LOAN FORGIVENESS WITHIN THE NEXT SIX WEEKS: “TIME MATTERS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES”

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This week on the CBS News podcast FACING FORWARD with MARGARET BRENNAN, Lexi Reese joins Brennan to talk about the state of small business in America during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reese is the chief operating officer of Gusto, a platform used by more than 100,000 small businesses to facilitate their payroll, benefits and HR needs.

Full transcript of the episode available at CBSNews.com HERE. The latest episode of FACING FORWARD is out now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever podcasts are available.

Excerpts from this week’s episode:

CHEAT TWEET: With the #COVID19 economy still sluggish in its recovery, how can the hardest hit survive? @margbrennan talks #smallbussiness relief and the road ahead for minority and women-owned biz with @GustoHQ’s @lexir on #FacingForwardPod. cbsn.ws/2M53SBT

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