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American Express Commits $2.5 Million to "100 for 100" Program for Black Women Entrepreneurs

Continuing their commitment to supporting small businesses, this week American Express announced the 100 Black women entrepreneurs that have been selected to participate in the "100 for 100" program. Not only will the chosen women receive $25,000 in grants will also be able to utilize 100 days of business resources....

Three-Quarters of Americans Plan to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Good news for small businesses: consumers are ready to shop small this season. A new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Mastercard found that 77% of Americans intend on shopping at local retailers for their holiday gifts. What’s more, 75% report that they’re being more conscious about where...

Survey Finds Small Businesses Increased Investment During Pandemic

Despite the financial challenges that the past several months have brought for small businesses, it seems that many owners actually increased their spending according to a report by Regions Bank. For their survey, Regions spoke with more than 500 entrepreneurs. In each case, they owned businesses with 100 or fewer...

BlueVine Business Banking Expands Roll Out Following Beta

Just as FinTech banking options have changed the personal finance landscape in recent years, FinTech startups have also had an impact on small business finance. This is perhaps most evident in the lending space where companies such as OnDeck and Kabbage have made it easier for entrepreneurs to obtain capital...

JPMorgan Chase Introduces New Card Readers for Small Businesses

It seems as though one big bank is looking to appeal to small business owners, introducing a new set of banking and payment solutions. This week, JPMorgan Chase announced the debut of its Business Complete Banking offering, which includes QuickAccept — a new mobile card reader tool that will allow...

American Express Announces Virtual "Summit for Success" Event for Small Businesses

American Express has announced that the 2020 edition of the Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success will take place on Tuesday, October 20th. While the Summit is typically held in person, this year's event will take place in a virtual campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. This digital...

Survey Finds Majority of Business Owners Feel Prepared for Another COVID-19 Wave

With autumn approaching, fears that the current coronavirus pandemic will worsen continue to grow. However, armed with more experience and some enhanced technologies, small business owners are feeling better about handling things this time around. According to a survey from Comcast Business, 78% of small business owners say their businesses...

American Express Details “Coalition to Back Black Businesses” Grant Program

This past week, American Express continued its efforts to support small businesses during these turbulent times. In this case, the company turned its attention to the Black community, helping to form the Coalition to Back Black Businesses Grant Program. The Coalition is a collaboration between four other organizations: the National...