Category: Small Business

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American Express Launches Business Checking Account, Debit Card

After years of proving to be a small business ally, American Express has announced a new offering for business owners. This week, Amex introduced its Business Checking account aimed at small and mid-sized businesses. While the offering will connect with existing Amex Business Credit Cards, it will also include a Business Debit Card — the first ever issued by American Express in the United States. In terms of benefits, the...

American Express Revamps Platinum Business Card, Hikes Annual Fee

Earlier this year, American Express updated its iconic Platinum Card, adding new benefits while also increasing the annual fee. Now, it's the Business version of the card's turn for a refresh. Recently, Amex announced a new slate of perks for Business Platinum, including new rewards categories, credits, and more. The first update to the Business Platinum comes to its Membership Rewards earning potential. In addition to earning 1.5x points on...

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 familiar to consumers. 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 Strong's...

DoorDash, Hello Alice Introduce Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund

Over the past year, independent restaurants have not only had to endure the effects of the pandemic but some have also experienced losses due to natural disasters. From wildfires in California to flooding in Louisiana, several small businesses have continued to be challenged by Mother Nature. In response, DoorDash and Hello Alice have introduced the Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund. According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) data, 40% of small...

Chase and Hyatt Introduce New Business Credit Card

Small business owners who are also fans of Hyatt got some good news this morning. Today, Chase and Hyatt announced the launch of the World of Hyatt Business Credit Card. The new card does carry a $199 annual fee but comes with a number of benefits for business owners. Looking at the perks, the first is that cardholders will enjoy automatic Discoverist status with World of Hyatt. Additionally, customers will...

Slice Commits Additional $15 Million to Small Business Pizza Shops

Entrepreneurs with a passion for pizza may be interested in what one digital platform is serving up for small restaurants. Last year, Slice — a platform used to help independent restaurants manage digital sales — launched its Slice Accelerate program. This accelerator grants selected participant pizzerias with $15,000 worth of technology and services along with entrepreneurial mentorship and other benefits. Now, Slice has announced that it's committing an additional $15 million to the program....

Amex Partners with Extend to Offer Small Businesses Virtual Cards

There's no question that the payments landscape has evolved greatly in just the past few years. In addition to the growing popularity of mobile and contactless payments, another technology that started to catch on is virtual cards. These uniquely generated cards can be used for one-time purchases, subscriptions, or just about anything else. Now, American Express is making virtual cards more readily available to small business owners in the United...

Gopuff Reveals First “Put Me On” Small Business Accelerator Participants

Business owners in the consumer packaged goods market interested in growing their brand may want to draw their attention to Gopuff's latest news. This week, the delivery platform officially launched its "Put Me On" small business accelerator. Developed in partnership with NBA superstar Chris Paul, the program aims to support entrepreneurs from historically underrepresented groups by partnering them with industry leaders and helping them to grow their businesses. Throughout the...