Small Business News

Survey Shows Strong Support for U.S. Small Businesses

By this point (and especially with a federal election just a year away) everyone is familiar with the phrase "small businesses are the backbone of the economy." However, as the holiday shopping seasons grows nearer, it seems that most of the focus is often on national and multinational corporations. Nevertheless...

Amazon Reveals Small Business Academy Educational Initiative

It looks as though Amazon is once again showing its dedication to small business owners and attempting to aid in their success. Recently the online marketplace announced the launch of the Amazon Small Business Academy. This initiative will include webinars and in-person seminars focused on how entrepreneurs can leverage the...

BlueVine Introducing Small Business Banking

Over the past few years, the concept of online lending for small businesses has continued to grow. In turn, many of these FinTechs have expanded the scope of their operations to serve entrepreneurs in other aspects of their finances. The latest of example of this comes from BlueVine, who today...

Only 12% of Millennial Entrepreneurs Carry Small Business Insurance

When it comes to running a small business, there are several things that can go wrong. From the growing threat of cybersecurity breaches to the potential for natural disasters to impact their businesses, entrepreneurs have plenty to worry about. Despite this it seems that only a small number of younger...

U.S. Small Business Administration Lending Tops $28 Billion in FY19

For most of us, 2019 won't come to a close until December 31st. However, for several corporations as well as the Federal Government, October 1st marked the beginning of a new fiscal year. Among the agencies looking back at the year that was is the Small Business Administration, who recently...

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...