Square and Amex Partnering for Small Business Seller Credit Card

Two major companies known for their efforts in assisting with the needs of small businesses will be teaming up for a new product. This week, Square and American Express announced plans to launch a credit card that's specifically built for Square sellers. At this time, details about the card — including the benefits it will offer — have not yet been announced but are expected to be revealed next year....

American Express Teams with TikTok for #ShopSmall Accelerator

With the 2022 edition of Small Business Saturday just weeks away (taking place on November 26th this year), American Express is looking to help businesses find new ways to reach customers. As part of this effort, the company has announced a partnership with the popular, youth-skewing app TikTok. Together, the two brands have created the #ShopSmall Accelerator. Through this program, the two companies are looking to assist small businesses in reaching...

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%...

American Express Launches Business Checking Account, Debit Card

After years of proving to be a small business ally, American Express has announced a new offering for business owners. This week, Amex introduced its Business Checking account aimed at small and mid-sized businesses. While the offering will connect with existing Amex Business Credit Cards, it will also include a Business Debit Card — the first ever issued by American Express in the United States. In terms of benefits, the...

American Express Announces Virtual "Summit for Success" Event for Small Businesses

American Express has announced that the 2020 edition of the Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success will take place on Tuesday, October 20th. While the Summit is typically held in person, this year's event will take place in a virtual campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. This digital space will host seminars throughout the day, as well as give small business owners the opportunity to network. Not only...

American Express Details “Coalition to Back Black Businesses” Grant Program

This past week, American Express continued its efforts to support small businesses during these turbulent times. In this case, the company turned its attention to the Black community, helping to form the Coalition to Back Black Businesses Grant Program. The Coalition is a collaboration between four other organizations: the National Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Business League, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., and Walker’s Legacy. Amex's $10 million commitment...

American Express Commits $200 Million to Latest Shop Small Campaign

For some time now, American Express has made its support of small businesses clear. While the credit card company's best-known link to the small business world is their invention of Small Business Saturday — which is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each November — their Shop Small efforts are year-round. Now, at a time when many businesses are working to recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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. However in recent years Amex has tried to catch up, getting as many businesses as possible to start accepting their...