Category: Small Business

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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...

PepsiCo Launches Platform Supporting Hispanic-Owned Small Businesses

PepsiCo is doing its part to help small business owners across the United States with its latest efforts. Juntos Crecemos (translating to "Together We Grow") is a $50 million platform specifically aimed at Hispanic-owned restaurants, bodegas, and carnicerías. It's also part of PepsiCo's Racial Equality Journey Hispanic Initiative, which was announced last year. The Juntos Crecemos platform has several components, ranging from info and resources to additional programs. For example, the Hispanic Digital &...

BankUnited Launches Inaugural Women in Business Challenge

Women-owned businesses that could use an extra $10,000 might be interested to hear about the latest small business challenge. BankUnited's inaugural “Small Business, Big Dreams” content is now accepting entries through September 23rd. However, applicants must be based in either New York or Florida and be at least 51% women-owned. Additionally, the content defines "small businesses" as those with annual revenues of no more than $3,000,000 for the previous two...

U.S. Bank Set to Acquire Small Business Banking Service Bento

A FinTech and a major financial institution are coming together to offer better solutions to small business owners. This week, U.S. Bank announced plans to acquire the San Fransisco-based Bento Technologies — better known as Bento for Business. The purchase terms of the deal were not disclosed but the transaction is expected to close next month. Previously, Bento had raised a total of $18.5 million, with the most recent round...