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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....

Survey: 51% of Small Business Owners Likely to Hire Again in 2021

Hard as it may be to believe, the first month of 2021 is now coming to an end — and what an eventful month it was. Not only did the United States swear-in a new commander in chief but a number of Americans also received the highly-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine. It...

42% of Small Businesses Say They're Considering Building a Mobile App for Their Customers

These days, a major part of being a small business owner is determining which technologies and mediums to invest in and which to skip. For example, many businesses now see the value in social media and the barrier to entry for these platforms is fairly low. Similarly, having your own...

"Second Draw" PPP Loan Applications Open as Forgiven Loans Total $100 Billion

Last year, as part of the CARES Act meant to address some of the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Small Business Administration introduced the Paycheck Protection Program. With this, small businesses could apply for loans that could then be forgiven if certain terms were met. The program...

PayPal Commits Additional $5 Million to Black-Owned Small Business Grant Program

Even as the first COVID-19 vaccines begin distribution, the pandemic continues to impact millions of Americans. Among those hardest hit are small business owners — with Black business owners being disproportionately affected even among this group. Because of this reality, PayPal has announced that it will fund a grant program...

Americans Fear For Small Businesses as 2020 Nears an End

This week, the first round of an approved COVID-19 vaccine begin shipping across the nation. As a result, many Americans are feeling a cautious sense of hope as a harsh year nears an end.

Survey Finds Small Business Owners Less Confident in the Economic Conditions Ahead

As 2020 finally nears an end, small business owners and many others are already looking to the future. Unfortunately, while there are reasons to be hopeful, the immediate future may not seem all that different from our current reality. In fact, a recent survey from Bank of America found that...

Small Business Saturday Sales Reach Record $19.8 Billion

On November 28th, Small Business Saturday was celebrated once again. This year's event was the 11th to occur as the Amex-founded retail holiday celebrated its 10th anniversary. Now, new figures suggest that the 2020 installment of Small Business Saturday was a success, with total sales nearing $20 billion. According to...