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Small Business Startup Sentiment Index Reaches 52-Week High

With many small businesses being greatly impacted over the past year, is it possible that would-be business owners could be turned off to the idea? A new survey suggests that this may not be the case as optimism among potential small business buyers continues to climb higher. Each month, FranchiseInsights...

Survey: 62% of Small Businesses Retain In-House Accounting

For many entrepreneurs, one of the most daunting tasks of running a business is maintaining financial records and other accounting needs. Because of this, it's common for business owners to outsource these needs. However, a new survey shows that a somewhat surprising number of smaller businesses utilize an in-house accounting...

SCORE Survey Finds Increase in Small Business Tech Budgets for 2021

There's no doubt that the year 2020 changed small businesses in a number of ways. Not only were many businesses impacted directly by temporary closures as well as physical accommodations in their stores but several also found themselves needing to invest in new technologies that would allow them to adjust...

PNC Survey Finds Several Small Businesses See Hope in Vaccine

As March 2021 begins, it's now been nearly a year since the first wave of COVID-19 infections hit the United States. Yet, on the eve of that anniversary, the distribution of approved vaccines is providing some much-needed hope. Now, the latest survey from Pittsburgh-based bank PNC shows that small business...

DoorDash Main Street Strong Accelerator Program for Restaurant Owners

As small businesses, including numerous independent restaurants, continue to struggle several larger companies have stepped up to offer support in the form of grants, programs, and other endeavors. Now, popular food delivery app DoorDash is joining such efforts, announcing the launch of the Main Street Strong Accelerator. Created in partnership...

FedEx Announces Ninth Annual Small Business Grant Contest

As small businesses across the nation continue to be impacted by the pandemic, many are looking for any extra capital they can get. With that in mind, FedEx has just announced the launch of its ninth annual Small Business Grant Contest. The promotion will award a dozen small businesses a...

Survey Finds 28% of Small Businesses Don't Have Websites

Does your small business currently have a website? If not, you're actually not alone. According to a new survey of 500 small business owners conducted by Top Design Firms, 28% of small businesses do not have a website of their own. However, 44% of those respondents without business sites state...

Amex and Resy Introduce "Order In, Help Out" Campaign in Support of Independent Restaurants

Continuing its efforts to support small businesses, American Express is now turning its attention specifically to independent restaurants. This week, the card company alongside Resy — a restaurant reservation platform acquired by Amex in 2019 — announced the "Order In, Help Out" campaign, encouraging consumers to help their local eateries....