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OnDeck Now Accepting SBA Paycheck Protection Program Applications

When Congress voted to pass a more than $2 trillion dollar stimulus package meant to support the economy during the COVID-19 crisis, the element that stood out to most Americans was the $1,200 direct payments that would be sent to some taxpayers. However, for small business owners, it was the...

GoDaddy Supporting GoFundMe's Small Business Relief Initiative with Donation, Widget

With the COVID-19 pandemic requiring most Americans to shelter in place, the majority of small businesses have seen severe impacts. In fact a recent survey found 87% of owners saying that their businesses have been hurt during this time, with 35% warning that they could be forced to close permanently...

87% of Small Businesses Say COVID-19 is Hurting Their Business

When turning on the news these days, you're likely to be hit with a barrage of numbers — from stats regarding the latest COVID-19 infections and deaths to the astounding unemployment figures. Although this data might not always be encouraging, it does help paint a picture of what's currently happening...

Plastiq Raises $75 Million For Stronger Pivot to Small Business Owners

Even in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, it seems that deals are still getting done. This week Plastiq announced it had raised a whopping $75 million as part of its latest round. The Series D was led by B Capital Group, while existing investors Accomplice, Kleiner Perkins, Top Tier...

Facebook Establishes a $100 Million Small Business Grant Program 2

For as much grief as Facebook often gets from regulators, politicians, and everyday citizens alike, the company has proven itself to be strong allies of small businesses nationwide and globally. Thus, in this time of unprecedented challenge to entrepreneurs, the social network is stepping up to help. Last week Facebook...

Uber Eats Supporting Local Restaurants with Waived Delivery Fee, More

In the past week, the situation surrounding COVID-19 has severely escalated in the United States. Not only have government advisories suggested that citizens refrain from forming groups larger than 10 — making dining out all but impossible — but other cities and states have ordered restaurants to close, excluding take-out...

Majority of Small Business Owners Expecting Tax Refunds

While it's good news that more than half of business owners are looking forward to getting tax refunds, this survey once again showcases just how critical cash flow is for small businesses.

Kabbage Introduces Kabbage Insights For Small Business Owners

For small business owners, cash flow is critical. That's largely why online lending platforms catering to small businesses have grown, offering entrepreneurs speedy access to crucial funding. Among these increasingly-popular lenders is Kabbage, with a customer base of more than 220,000. This past week the company introduced a new tool...