Category: Small Business News

Chase Survey Finds Optimism Among Small Business Leaders

At the start of 2021, there were plenty of reasons for Americans to be optimistic about the year ahead following a challenging 2020. Unfortunately, the year brought its own obstacles — which were only exacerbated as we headed into 2022. Despite this, JPMorgan Chase’s 2022 Business Leaders Outlook Survey finds that the vast majority of small businesses are optimistic about their prospects this year. According to Chase's survey of 2,600...

Chase Introduces Ink Business Premier Card

As many small business owners have discovered, business credit cards can be a useful tool for managing cash flow while also earning rewards. In turn, the business credit card market has continued to grow in recent years. The latest entry comes from Chase, which has just announced the new Ink Business Premier card. The Ink Business Premier will be Chase's first "pay-in-full" card — also known as a charge card....

Kabbage from American Express Introduces Kabbage Funding

When it comes to small business success, one of the most important factors is cash flow. Given this reality, American Express has announced the launch of Kabbage Funding, giving business owners another option for obtaining working capital. Eligible small businesses can now open flexible lines of credit, ranging from $1,000 to $150,000. According to the company, the application process can be completed in minutes, giving business owners quick access to...

Small Business Saturday Sees Record $23.3 Billion in Sales

This past weekend, the holiday shopping season officially kicked off with Black Friday (although several retailers moved up their sales events in some capacity this year). Of course, following the big Friday event, Saturday marked the 12th annual Small Business Saturday, which was founded by American Express to promote small businesses and encourage consumers to Shop Small. It looks as though that message has continued to spread as this year's...

J.D. Power Reports Small Business Credit Card Satisfaction Surge

As small businesses continue to recover from the pandemic, it seems as though other aspects of their financial lives are normalizing as well. For example, a new survey finds that business owners are happier with their reward credit cards compared to last year. In fact, the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Small Business Credit Card Satisfaction Study — which included participation from more than 3,000 small business credit card customers between...

American Express Announces 2021 Small Business Saturday Campaign

With the 12th annual Small Business Saturday just around the corner, American Express has announced details about its 2021 campaign. This year's Small Business Saturday will be observed on November 27th. Ahead of that date, Amex is rolling out a new marketing campaign, Google Shopping collaboration, an online marketplace for Black-owned businesses, and more. First, American Express has launched a nationwide marketing campaign. This includes once again offering free downloadable...

Wage Growth Among Small Businesses Hit Record High October

Slowly but surely, the United States is adding back jobs that were lost at the start of the pandemic. At the same time, several businesses have reported being unable to fill open positions, leading some to increase compensation. Now, the latest Paychex IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch figures show that wage growth is continuing to accelerate. According to the report, hourly earnings hit an average of $29.77. That marks...

American Express Launches Business Checking Account, Debit Card

After years of proving to be a small business ally, American Express has announced a new offering for business owners. This week, Amex introduced its Business Checking account aimed at small and mid-sized businesses. While the offering will connect with existing Amex Business Credit Cards, it will also include a Business Debit Card — the first ever issued by American Express in the United States. In terms of benefits, the...