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JPMorgan Chase Introduces New Card Readers for Small Businesses

It seems as though one big bank is looking to appeal to small business owners, introducing a new set of banking and payment solutions. This week, JPMorgan Chase announced the debut of its Business Complete Banking offering, which includes QuickAccept — a new mobile card reader tool that will allow...

American Express Announces Virtual "Summit for Success" Event for Small Businesses

American Express has announced that the 2020 edition of the Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success will take place on Tuesday, October 20th. While the Summit is typically held in person, this year's event will take place in a virtual campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. This digital...

Survey Finds Majority of Business Owners Feel Prepared for Another COVID-19 Wave

With autumn approaching, fears that the current coronavirus pandemic will worsen continue to grow. However, armed with more experience and some enhanced technologies, small business owners are feeling better about handling things this time around. According to a survey from Comcast Business, 78% of small business owners say their businesses...

American Express Details “Coalition to Back Black Businesses” Grant Program

This past week, American Express continued its efforts to support small businesses during these turbulent times. In this case, the company turned its attention to the Black community, helping to form the Coalition to Back Black Businesses Grant Program. The Coalition is a collaboration between four other organizations: the National...

SBA's 504 Loan Program Sees Record Lending Month

At a time when thousands of small businesses across the country are struggling to stay afloat, it seems that some entrepreneurs are investing in future projects. As the National Association of Development Companies notes, the Small Business Administration completed a record number of loans under its 504 loan programs in...

National Restaurant Association Survey Finds 1 in 6 Restaurants Remain Closed 2

If you've noticed that a number of your local restaurants have stayed closed since the pandemic struck, you're certainly not alone. In fact, 56% of Americans surveyed said that locations in their community had closed for good. Moreover, as the National Restaurant Association reports, these closures could worsen in the...

Paycheck Protection Loans Could Complicate Small Business Acquisitions

Earlier this year, as the coronavirus pandemic and the mandated closures that came with it battered the United States economy, Congress authorized the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which would be managed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The idea was that entrepreneurs could obtain the funds necessary to keep their...

Survey Finds Digital B2B Payments are On the Rise Among Small Businesses

It should come as no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way that many small businesses operate. From enhanced safety and cleaning measures to building out other sales mediums, businesses have been forced to quickly adapt to the changing landscape. It seems that this is also true when...