Category: Small Business

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Small Business Banking App Lili Introduces Lili Academy

Oftentimes, when people think of the "entrepreneur spirit," they assume it means striking out completely on your own. While setting your own course and working for yourself can be key reasons why individuals elect to start a small business, the truth is that there's no shame in seeking some help. Luckily, there are now a number of free resources entrepreneurs can utilize to help teach them important business topics and...

Bank of America Debuts Small Biz Down Payment Grant Program

When it comes to opening a small business, there are plenty of expenses and capital expenditures to consider. Among them is real estate — which can be one of the most expensive necessities. To help entrepreneurs overcome this obstacle, a well-known bank is introducing a new option. This week, Bank of America announced that it would be debuting its Small Business Down Payment Grant Program in a bid to increase...

Hello Alice Launches Small Business Credit Card

Hello Alice, a free platform launched to help small businesses grow while also promoting inclusivity, has introduced its latest offering: the Hello Alice Small Business Mastercard. In addition to providing entrepreneurs with expert business advice and insights, this new card will also enable small business owners to earn cash back on their purchases. First, the Hello Alice Small Business Mastercard earns 4 points per dollar spent on eligible wireless telephone...

American Express Global Pay for Small Businesses Launches

A new offering from American Express is aiming to make international business-to-business payments easier for owners. This week, the company announced the launch of Global Pay. Using this digital platform, U.S. small businesses can make secure B2B payments to suppliers in more than 40 countries. With the mobile-friendly service, businesses will be able to see exchange rates at the time that they create payments and will be able to view...

AmEx and Marriott Bonvoy Update Small Business Card Rewards

American Express and Marriott Bonvoy have announced some notable updates for their co-branded small business credit card. While the Marriott Bonvoy Business card will be retaining all of its existing benefits and keeping the same $125 annual fee, business owners will now enjoy expanded rewards at restaurants, discounts on room bookings, enhanced status, and more. The first addition to the Marriott Bonvoy Business card is a new room rate discount....

Surveys Show Small Business Burnout Rising, Optimism Falling

Throughout the more than two years that the pandemic has gripped the United States, America's small businesses have shown time and time again how resilient they are. In fact, several surveys have shown continued optimism on the part of business owners. Unfortunately, with fresh economic threats mounting, more recent reports display increased frustrations. According to a survey from Podium (conducted by Censuswide), 72% of small business owners stated that they...

Increased 2022 Business Mileage Rates Now in Effect

Over the past several months, drivers in the United States have been feeling the proverbial "pain at the pump" as gas prices across the nation have reached record highs. While this has impacted vacationers, commuters, and many others, it's also affected small business owners who use their vehicles for work. In recognition of this, the Internal Revenue Service has taken action. Recently, the IRS announced a rare (with the previous...

Money at 30: 5 Things I've Learned After Making 200 YouTube Videos

Over the weekend, I published a new video on YouTube. That might sound pretty mundane seeing as I do this approximately once a week — but, a day after posting, I learned that this particular posting wasn't as routine as it seemed. Instead, unbeknownst to me, I had just reached a milestone: publishing my 200th YouTube video (which I learned about thanks to VidIQ). Funny enough, this comes only a...