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All IN: How Indiana’s Small Businesses Are Struggling, Adapting and Fighting Through The Pandemic


Small business owners across the state are dealing with dramatic changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic. What financial help is out there for these businesses, and will it be enough?

Today we hear the stories of small business owners from across the state, including a family-run vending company, a car repair business, and a manufacturing company run by two brothers who have started making face shields for health care workers. And we talk to Indiana’s director of a national small business association about what they’ve learned from a statewide survey of business owners.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.


Barbara Quandt
Indiana State Director, National Federation of Independent Business

Jason Smith 
Owner, M&M Car Care in Merrillville

Stephen Cull
Owner, Value Vending in Rushville

Brayden Fleece and Chase Fleece
Co-owners, Fleece Performance Engineering in Pittsboro

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