Category: Small Business News

Holiday Spending at Small Businesses Could Reach $88 Billion

With Halloween just a weekend away, the focus will quickly be shifting to the holiday season. For small business owners, that likely means looking forward to a surge in sales, including from retail holidays such as Small Business Saturday. On that note, a recent survey highlighted potential good news for smaller retailers, even amid inflation and economic worries. According to a survey from Intuit QuickBooks, consumers intend on spending 40%...

PayPal Officially Launches Small Business Zettle Terminal in U.S.

Domestic small businesses looking for a point-of-sale (POS) solution will now have another option. After initially debuting in Europe last year, PayPal has announced it's bringing the Zettle Terminal to the United States. The portable touchscreen device is now available to small businesses and comes with a number of features. As PayPal notes, the Zettle Terminal includes a pre-loaded SIM card, enabling small business owners to utilize a WiFi or...

Chase Ink Business Premier Card Now Publicly Available

For small business owners, business credit cards can be beneficial as they not only help with cash flow but can also provide business owners with cashback that can be reinvested. With that in mind, Chase has made its newest small business card available to more business owners. Since debuting in December 2021, the Chase Ink Business Premier card had only been available to select Chase business customers. However, the card...

Small Business Banking App Lili Introduces Lili Academy

Oftentimes, when people think of the "entrepreneur spirit," they assume it means striking out completely on your own. While setting your own course and working for yourself can be key reasons why individuals elect to start a small business, the truth is that there's no shame in seeking some help. Luckily, there are now a number of free resources entrepreneurs can utilize to help teach them important business topics and...

Bank of America Debuts Small Biz Down Payment Grant Program

When it comes to opening a small business, there are plenty of expenses and capital expenditures to consider. Among them is real estate — which can be one of the most expensive necessities. To help entrepreneurs overcome this obstacle, a well-known bank is introducing a new option. This week, Bank of America announced that it would be debuting its Small Business Down Payment Grant Program in a bid to increase...

Hello Alice Launches Small Business Credit Card

Hello Alice, a free platform launched to help small businesses grow while also promoting inclusivity, has introduced its latest offering: the Hello Alice Small Business Mastercard. In addition to providing entrepreneurs with expert business advice and insights, this new card will also enable small business owners to earn cash back on their purchases. First, the Hello Alice Small Business Mastercard earns 4 points per dollar spent on eligible wireless telephone...

American Express Global Pay for Small Businesses Launches

A new offering from American Express is aiming to make international business-to-business payments easier for owners. This week, the company announced the launch of Global Pay. Using this digital platform, U.S. small businesses can make secure B2B payments to suppliers in more than 40 countries. With the mobile-friendly service, businesses will be able to see exchange rates at the time that they create payments and will be able to view...

AmEx and Marriott Bonvoy Update Small Business Card Rewards

American Express and Marriott Bonvoy have announced some notable updates for their co-branded small business credit card. While the Marriott Bonvoy Business card will be retaining all of its existing benefits and keeping the same $125 annual fee, business owners will now enjoy expanded rewards at restaurants, discounts on room bookings, enhanced status, and more. The first addition to the Marriott Bonvoy Business card is a new room rate discount....