Category: Small Business News

Small Business Accounting Platform Named Finally Raises $95 Million

For small business owners, managing finances can be one of the most challenging and confusing tasks. Between worrying about cash flow, taxes, invoicing, and bookkeeping, there's plenty for entrepreneurs to concern themselves with — often taking them away from other business tasks. That's a big reason why a growing number of FinTechs have worked to create solutions for these small businesses. Among them is a company called Finally, which recently...

Barclays Awarding $255k in Latest "Small Business Big Wins" Promotion

Throughout the past couple of years, several larger companies have stepped up to help smaller businesses in a number of different ways. This includes banks and credit card issuers, such as American Express, who have held sweepstakes and contests for entrepreneurs. On that note, Barclays is readying for another round of its "Small Business Big Wins" contest, which will award a total of $255,000 to deserving small businesses. From now...

Funding Circle, Nationwide Launch Partnership to Assist Small Businesses

Small business lender Funding Circle and popular insurance company Nationwide are teaming up. Billed as the first collaboration between an online lender and leading property and casualty insurer, the two companies are aiming to increase access to financing and resources for small business owners. As a result of the partnership, business owners will be able to apply for access to capital through Funding Circle as well as apply for insurance...

Freelance Finance Tool Lili Introduces "Tax Optimizer" Toolkit

For small business owners, taxes can be a real headache. This can be especially true for freelancers and self-employed workers who might not even consider themselves business owners but need to for the sake of their filings. Because of this, some business owners might overlook deductions they qualify for, fail to set money aside for payments, or even botch filing out the required tax forms. With all of that in...

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...