Small Businesses Face Inventory Issues After Holiday Bulk-Up

Small business owners facing supply chain bottlenecks stocked up ahead of the holiday shopping season, attempting to find the right balance of inventory as they compete with the big box retailers.

The global pandemic has led to previous shutdowns in countries such as Vietnam, which have long been suppliers of factory made goods and which have faced problems getting their products to worldwide markets.

While many factories resumed operations several months ago, the backlog remains challenging, with staffing and materials and supply shortages still constant amid shipping bottlenecks.