Small Business News

Small Business Insurance Platform Huckleberry Announces $18 Million Funding Round

In recent years the insurance marketplace has started to evolve. Besides car insurance companies focusing on online policy applications, Lemonade and other startups have made less-popular but still important types of insurance such as renter's insurance more accessible. Yet, when it comes to various types of small business insurance, it...

Majority of Small Business Owners Say the Minimum Wage isn't a Living Wage

As the 2020 presidential election draws nearer, the subject of a "living wage" has again proven a hot topic — especially among Democratic primary candidates. Meanwhile, in recent years, a number of cities have passed their own initiatives to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour or more. Throughout...

2019 Small Business Saturday Spending Reaches New Record 3

After weeks of anticipation, this past weekend, the big day finally arrived: Small Business Saturday. What's more, early numbers suggest this year's event was a hit. According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey — released by American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business — Americans spent $19.6...

American Express Offering Bonuses to Businesses to Boost Acceptance

For years American Express has lagged behind competitors Visa and Mastercard when it comes to acceptance. Part of the reason for this is that Amex had typically charged higher swipe fees — a result of the issuer focusing on a wealthier client base who would be more valuable to businesses....

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...