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New York Legislature Passes Small Business Truth in Lending Act

For years now, online lending options have made it easier for small business owners to obtain loans, allowing them to access capital much more quickly than in the past. Unfortunately, not all of the lenders were transparent and upfront about their fees and interest rates. In turn, some desperate owners...

Facebook Survey Highlights Small Business Challenges, Adaptations

It's no secret that the past few months have been incredibly challenging for many small businesses. Because of this, there has been a slew of recent surveys seeking to quantify the impacts that the pandemic has had on entrepreneurs. The latest of such reports comes from Facebook, which surveyed small...

Hulu Beta Testing Ad Manager for Small Businesses

As new technologies have emerged over the years, small business owners have continued to adapt in order to make the most of these platforms. Perhaps most notably, the past decade has ushered in an age of social media that's transformed the way businesses reach their customers. Meanwhile, linear television networks...

Small Business Optimism Ticks Up But Threats Still Loom

The past few months have certainly been challenging for a number of the country's small businesses. Between mandated closures, necessary adjustments and investments required for reopening, and on-going health concerns, business owners have been hit on multiple fronts. Nevertheless it seems as though some are starting to see some hope....

NASA Announces $51 Million in Small Business Investments

Recently, the world watched as the results of a major private-public partnership took to the sky. On May 30th, the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carried two NASA astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida to the international space station. On the heels of that accomplishment, NASA has revealed the next round of companies...

American Express Commits $200 Million to Latest Shop Small Campaign

For some time now, American Express has made its support of small businesses clear. While the credit card company's best-known link to the small business world is their invention of Small Business Saturday — which is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each November — their Shop Small efforts are...

Square Clarifies Controversial "Reserves" Policy

Over the past several years, Square has grown into one of the most popular small business tools and enabled entrepreneurs to process payments in new ways. However this ubiquity also means that changes to their policies — such as adjustments made to their fees — are often big news and...

Comerica Bank Commits $1 Million to Create Black Capital Access Program

Given the current state of our country and its small businesses, one bank has revealed its plans to step up and assist one community of entrepreneurs who are among the hardest hit. Last week, Comerica Bank announced that it was partnering with the National Business League to create the Black...