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The rent has come due for America's small businesses and at a very inopportune time. Landlords were lenient about rent payments during the first two years of the pandemic. Now, many are asking for back rent, and some are raising the current rent as well. Meanwhile, most of the government aid programs that helped small businesses got through the pandemic have ended while inflation has sharply pushed up the cost of supplies, shipping and labor. And now rent Full Story: apnews.com/article/inflation-texas-small-business-13507cfbfcc49d2a3aab485ddcb45a3d If you like my podcasts and would like to help out by supporting me, go to: www.lodge-co.com/tba.html and click on "buymeacoffee.com" button.