Small Business News

Survey Finds "Improving Productivity" to Be Top Challenge for Business Owners

Being an entrepreneur means overcoming several obstacles and finding solutions to difficult problems. With that in mind, what specific issues are U.S. small business owners most anticipating on the horizon? A survey by professional employer organization (PEO) Oasis asked more 300 small business owners (with more than 10 employees but...

Uber Launches Uber Works Platform in Chicago

Ever since ridesharing started making the move from novelty to ubiquitous transportation option, the phrase "Uber but for..." has become a go-to pitch for many peer to peer platforms. For example imagine an app that's like Uber but for temporary workers. As it turns out that's exactly the idea behind...

Amazon Announces Small Business Awards, Opens Nominations

When it comes to brick and mortar retail and small business, Amazon is often seen as an enemy. Despite this, many entrepreneurs have actually been able to grow their businesses via Amazon, gaining a massive outlet for selling their goods. To celebrate this partnership, the site has announced the introduction...

Stripe Introduces Stripe Corporate Card Visa

Looking for a corporate card to manage your small business's expenses? Stripe hopes they have the solution. This week the company announced that it was launching its new Stripe Corporate Card, allowing business owners to earn cash back and other rewards. If this news is bringing upon déjà vu it's...

Small Business Software Company Thryv Announces The Thryv Foundation

While one of the top perks of being an entrepreneur is working for yourself, managing a small business alone is never simple. That's something the people at Thryv know well, leading them to offer a number of small business tools, from CRMs and appointment booking to marketing automation and social...

Small Business Lender Funding Circle Closes $198 Million Securitization

Even as small business lending approval rates have continued to tick upward since the Great Recession, alternative lenders have proven vital in helping businesses obtain the capital they need. These online lenders have taken on many forms — from utilizing peer to peer technology to developing unique algorithms for processing...

Study Shows Small Business Loan Approval Rates by Industry

Ever since the economy began rebounding from the Great Recession, we've seen small business loan approval rates at big banks continue to rise. On top of that numerous alternatives have emerged, including online and peer to peer lenders. However a major factor that could inform whether or not you're approved...