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NASA Announces $51 Million in Small Business Investments

Recently, the world watched as the results of a major private-public partnership took to the sky. On May 30th, the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carried two NASA astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida to the international space station. On the heels of that accomplishment, NASA has revealed the next round of companies...

American Express Commits $200 Million to Latest Shop Small Campaign

For some time now, American Express has made its support of small businesses clear. While the credit card company's best-known link to the small business world is their invention of Small Business Saturday — which is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each November — their Shop Small efforts are...

Square Clarifies Controversial "Reserves" Policy

Over the past several years, Square has grown into one of the most popular small business tools and enabled entrepreneurs to process payments in new ways. However this ubiquity also means that changes to their policies — such as adjustments made to their fees — are often big news and...

Comerica Bank Commits $1 Million to Create Black Capital Access Program

Given the current state of our country and its small businesses, one bank has revealed its plans to step up and assist one community of entrepreneurs who are among the hardest hit. Last week, Comerica Bank announced that it was partnering with the National Business League to create the Black...

Online Lender Kabbage Among Largest PPP Loan Processors

For the past couple of months, the biggest story in the world of small business has been the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This of course includes the program's successes, failures, and controversies as well as the banks and other lenders who have stepped up to help their clients claim...

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Adjusts Popular Program

As businesses across the country slowly begin to reopen their doors, those entrepreneurs who took out Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are getting some new updates. For the unfamiliar, the initiative was initially introduced as part of the better known CARES Act and brought $349 billion in loans to small businesses....

Are Small Businesses Financially Ready to Reopen?

Following weeks of mandatory shelter-in-place orders that forced the closure of many "non-essential" businesses across the country, phased reopenings have begun in several states and cities. That may sound like great news for small business owners who have been unable to operate for months. However, the financial realities of reopening...

Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Teens Interested in Entrepreneurship 2

Could the coronavirus pandemic and the economic hardships that have come with it serve to discourage future business owners? According to a recent survey conducted by Junior Achievement USA and the Brian Hamilton Foundation, maybe not. The latest survey sought to discover what students aged 13 to 17 thought about entrepreneurship....