Small Business News

Paychex Small Business Jobs Index Jumps in July

On the heels of news that the United States economy grew 6.5% last quarter, the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch report found a sharp increase in small business job growth as well as a significant bump in hourly wages these businesses pay. In July, the Small...

Square Launches Square Banking Suite for Small Business Owners

Over the past few years, Square has expanded from being a small business point of sale solution to offering a variety of financial services to consumers and business owners alike. Now, the company is furthering those efforts by once again focusing on the needs of small business owners. Following the...

Mastercard and MLB Announce Home Team Advantage Small Business Contest

Just in time for the annual All Star Game, this week, Mastercard and Major League Baseball announced that they were extending their long-held partnership. More importantly, the two entities also revealed that they're teaming up for the Home Team Advantage Small Business Contest. This edition of the contest is open to...

FICO Announces "Score A Better Future" Virtual Event for Small Businesses

In recent years, FICO has hosted a number of public events intended to help consumers better understand their credit. Dubbed "Score a Better Future," past sessions have taken place in locations across the country. Now, FICO is partnering with the Small Business Roundtable, the National Association of Women Business Owners,...

Amazon Highlights Small Businesses Ahead of Prime Day 2021

On June 21st and 22nd, e-retail giant Amazon will celebrate its annual Prime Day — its Black Friday-esque sales event. Ahead of those dates, the site is incentivizing support for small businesses. This includes allowing shoppers to earn a credit for shopping small, rewarding Amazon credit cardholders with additional discounts,...

QuickBooks Data Highlights COVID's Financial Impact on Small Businesses

At long last, it seems as though the United States is slowly putting the pandemic behind it as vaccination rates increase and mandates are rolled back. As that happens, however, many small businesses are continuing to pick up the pieces from what's been a rough year for many. On that...

"Backing Historic Small Restaurants" Grant Program Awards $1 Million to Small Businesses

During the pandemic, numerous small businesses closed their doors permanently. Sadly, this included several long-time institutions, many of which had previously operated for multiple decades. Thus, in a bid to help ensure that some iconic small restaurants are able to weather the storm, more than $1 million in grant money...

Small Business Survey Finds 37% Considering Expansion in 2021

More than a year after the pandemic first gripped the United States, small business owners are apparently feeling optimistic once again. TD Bank recently released the results of their 2021 Small Business Survey. The survey — which included participation from 750 small businesses with less than $5 million in annual revenue —...