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Plastiq Raises $75 Million For Stronger Pivot to Small Business Owners

Even in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, it seems that deals are still getting done. This week Plastiq announced it had raised a whopping $75 million as part of its latest round. The Series D was led by B Capital Group, while existing investors Accomplice, Kleiner Perkins, Top Tier...

Facebook Establishes a $100 Million Small Business Grant Program 1

For as much grief as Facebook often gets from regulators, politicians, and everyday citizens alike, the company has proven itself to be strong allies of small businesses nationwide and globally. Thus, in this time of unprecedented challenge to entrepreneurs, the social network is stepping up to help. Last week Facebook...

Uber Eats Supporting Local Restaurants with Waived Delivery Fee, More

In the past week, the situation surrounding COVID-19 has severely escalated in the United States. Not only have government advisories suggested that citizens refrain from forming groups larger than 10 — making dining out all but impossible — but other cities and states have ordered restaurants to close, excluding take-out...

Majority of Small Business Owners Expecting Tax Refunds

While it's good news that more than half of business owners are looking forward to getting tax refunds, this survey once again showcases just how critical cash flow is for small businesses.

Kabbage Introduces Kabbage Insights For Small Business Owners

For small business owners, cash flow is critical. That's largely why online lending platforms catering to small businesses have grown, offering entrepreneurs speedy access to crucial funding. Among these increasingly-popular lenders is Kabbage, with a customer base of more than 220,000. This past week the company introduced a new tool...

Small Business Lending Platform Lendio Raised $55 Million

Considering how imperative working capital is for small businesses, it's no wonder that the market for business loans has expanded in recent years. Of course, with an increase in options comes the need for entrepreneurs to cut through the noise and go straight to their best bets. That's what the...

Survey Finds a Surprising Number of Small Businesses Don't Have Their Own Website 2

When most people think of small businesses, they likely imagine local mom and pop shops along main street that mainly just serve their fellow residents. However, thanks to the internet, even the smallest of small businesses can serve the national or global customer base. Plus, even if you're not selling...

Sales of Small Businesses Dip 5% in 2019

It seems that fewer small businesses changed hands last year than in 2018. According to data from brokers reporting to the business listing site BizBuySell, 9,746 businesses were bought and sold in 2019 compared to 10,312 the year prior. That marks a year over year decrease of 5.5%, snapping a three-year streak...