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Applications Open for 2023 Venmo Small Business Grant Program

Another small business grant opportunity has emerged, giving entrepreneurs a chance to win up to $10,000 for their operation. About the program. The peer-to-peer payment app Venmo has announced that applications for their second annual Venmo Small Business Grant program are now being accepted. This year's program will see 20 businesses receiving $10,000 each. These funds can then be used to cover expenses such as rent, advertising, etc.. Plus, in...
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Paychex Small Business Jobs Index Ticks Down in June 2023

The latest report from Paychex shows that the rate of small business hiring decelerated in June of this year. About the report: This week, Paychex updated its monthly Small Business Jobs Index, which measures the rate of small business job growth. In June the index inched down to 99.21 from 99.45 in May. This also continued a downward trend, falling from 99.73 in March. It's also well off from a high...
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Square Launches Square Credit Card, New Cash Flow Tools

The popular small buisness point-of-sale system Square has announced several new tools, features, and updates that are meant to better help sellers manage their cash flow. About the announcements: This week, Square announced that it was launching new cash flow management products in beta. Perhaps most notably, this includes the Square Credit Card, which will operate on the American Express network (although it will be issued by Celtic Bank). According...
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Intuit Announces IDEAS Pilot Program for Small Businesses

Intuit, which owns several small business tools from QuickBooks to Mailchimp, is launching a new pilot program that will support small businesses — starting with minority-owned businesses in the greater Los Angeles area. About the program: This week, Intuit announced the launch of its Intuit IDEAS program — with IDEAS standing for Invest, Develop, Empower, Accelerate, and Scale. For this initial pilot program, the company is partnering with the Los...
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Survey: Two-Thirds of Small Businesses Expecting Recession

A new survey from Nationwide finds that small businesses in the U.S. are increasingly growing concerned about the economy — even as they continue to roll back pandemic-era cost-cutting measures. The survey results: Headlining Nationwide's survey is the fact that 68% of respondents stated that they expected a recession to hit within the next six months. What's more, of those small businesses who anticipated a recession, 71% predict that it...
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Report: 60% of Amazon Sales Come From Independent Sellers

The Internet's everything store Amazon has released a new report highlighting the impact that small businesses and independent sellers on the site had in 2022. From the report: According to Amazon's latest Small Business Empowerment Report, 60% of the site's sales come from independent businesses. Amazon notes that "most" of these independent sellers are small to medium-sized businesses, but did not offer a special breakdown. In any case, the site...

FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
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Barclays Reveals Winners of Third "Small Business Big Wins"

Earlier this year, Barclays announced that it was launching its third annual "Small Business Big Wins" promotion — which was also set to be its largest yet. After the bank selected 10 finalists, the public had the chance to vote for the business they thought should take the top prize. Now, just in time for National Small Business Week, Barclays has revealed the slate of winners. With the results of...
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
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Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...
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Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
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Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
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Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...