Category: Small Business

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Progressive Announces "Driving Small Business Forward" Grant Program

Small business owners hoping to add some wheels to their operation may have a chance to do so thanks to a newly-announced grant opportunity. The well-known insurance provider Progressive has announced the launch of its Driving Small Business Forward grant program. Partnering with the accelerator Hello Alice, this program is specifically aimed at Hispanic entrepreneurs and will include 10 $25,000 grant winners. These funds can then be used toward the...

Barclays Announces Winners of "Small Business Big Wins" Promotion

Earlier this year, Barclays announced another round of its "Small Business Big Win" promotion after successfully giving more than $200,000 to small businesses in 2020. In total, the bank says that more than 4,750 small businesses applied to participate in the 2021 edition of the contest. Now, the 10 finalists and top winners have been revealed. Taking home the $60,000 grand prize was Wisconsin's Ashland Birth Center, which provides midwife...

Fyle Launches Real-Time Spend Management For Small Businesses

Small business owners who are seeking an easier way to keep track of their employee expenses spending and accounting may be interested to hear about a new addition to the digital bookkeeping platform Fyle. This week, the company announced the launch of a new tool that will help business reconcile their expenses. As the FinTech notes, this new feature enables business owners to use existing credit cards to gain real-time...

Credit Strong for Business Overview

For small business owners, business credit can be a bit of a mystery. Not only are there separate business credit bureaus but they often have different scoring models than those consumers are familiar with.  Further complicating matters is that, in some cases, business owners will rely on their personal credit to obtain financing for their businesses, perhaps leading them to not even know that business credit exists. However, with Credit...

Survey: 90% of Self-Employed Gen Zers Unaware of Quarterly Taxes

Today — April 18th, 2022 — is known as Tax Day for most Americans. However, for small business owners and self-employed workers, taxes may be due multiple times a year thanks to quarterly estimated payments. Unfortunately, as a new survey of more than 1,000 Gen Zers shows, many young entrepreneurs and freelancers appear to be unaware of these rules and may be spending more as a result. A recent survey...

Square Debuts New Generation of Square Stand for Small Businesses

Over the past decade, Square has become a ubiquitous part of many small businesses. In addition to its popular attachments that turn phones into card readers, the company has continued to expand its offerings with new platforms, products, and more. Now, the firm has announced an update to one of its small business options that allows entrepreneurs to repurpose tech they may already have and turn it into a point...

Plastiq Introduces Plastiq Pay, New Features for Small Businesses

As businesses continue to navigate a quickly-changing landscape, a number of startups are looking to meet the moment and provide tools that can assist entrepreneurs in building their businesses. Case in point: this week, Plastiq announced the launch of Plastiq Pay to help small business owners improve their cash flow. With the new platform, businesses will be able to view all of their card and bank account balance info in...

Apple Opens Business Essentials to All U.S. Small Businesses

When it comes to managing a small business, the list of technologies and devices being employed has grown tremendously over the past several years. In addition to all-in-one business ecosystems such as Square, many operations also use their fair share of computers, tablets, and cell phones for a wide variety of uses. With that in mind, Apple has introduced a set of service and product solutions specifically for small businesses....