Communities across the US are providing small business stabilization grants to help address the ongoing problems of the pandemic, along with other issues facing small business owners. These grants are more accessible and address problems that small grants can solve. For companies that have not received a PPP loan or need extra money, these are the ideal grants to help entrepreneurs until the economy picks up again. Check out these articles to find out what grants are available in your area.
Grants between $5,000 and $10,000 are available nationwide. These grants are designed to help small business owners with pandemic losses in a variety of industries, including hotels and hospitality. In addition, the grants also aim to help with operating costs, childcare programs, mental health, and other recovery efforts. Find out where these grants are:
In addition to grants, the SBA encourages PPP loan recipients to seek forgiveness. There are still many small businesses that have not applied for loan forgiveness. Not having to pay back the loan is like having extra income every month if you get approved. Whether it’s partial or full forgiveness, the money you save will help your small business. If you got the loan, apply now.
Small Business News Feed – April 29, 2022
The New Buy US Rule Could Benefit Small Businesses
Wouldn’t you like to land a government contract? You know, a nice order from the Federal General Service or the Department of Defense? The Feds have changed a rule in the procurement process that could also apply to small businesses. The Biden Administration’s New Buy US Rule The Buy US Rule Directive has been changed.
How bad is the labor shortage for small businesses really? New study sheds light
60% of small businesses are experiencing difficulties filling open positions as the market challenges of the pandemic continue to bite.
Small business owners say inflation is getting worse – energy prices are rising too
Inflation damages the ability of small businesses to hire and retain employees. As such, companies are forced to raise prices for consumers. Overall, inflationary pressures on companies have increased since January.
Amazon Web Services Launches $30 Million Accelerator for Low-Service Entrepreneurs
Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon subsidiary that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms, has announced it is committing more than $30 million to startups owned by underserved business owners. The initiative is part of the AWS Impact Accelerator, which gives promising pre-seed startups the knowledge and tools they need to achieve key milestones.
Pawnshop owner settles PPP loan fraud case
The owner of a New Jersey pawn shop has reached a settlement regarding the loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
These States Have the Most Trusted Companies
A new study analyzing data from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has revealed which U.S. cities and states have the highest percentage of companies people trust. States with the most trusted companies The survey was conducted by ZenBusiness and used data collected by the BBB, a non-profit organization focused on building trust in the marketplace.
Elon Musk buys Twitter – the impact on small businesses
Elon Musk is buying Twitter, as he said he would. According to a FoxBusiness.com report, Twitter’s board of directors agreed to Musk’s offer to sell the company for $44 billion. Shareholders in Twitter will be paid $54.20 for each share of the company they own at the time the deal is made official. Musk has tweeted several times since news of the deal went public.
SBA Announces ‘Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship’ Bus Tour
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a special bus tour dedicated to “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship.”
Business sales close to 2019 levels, but inflation is a concern
According to the latest BizBuySell Insight Report, business for sales transactions showed steady growth in the first quarter of 2022. Small business acquisitions rose to 24% year-on-year and just 3.7% lower than in the first quarter of 2019, before COVID-19 shocked the market.
What you need to know about Bitcoin for your small business
As a small business owner, I haven’t thought about cryptocurrency and Bitcoin for years. But in this week’s The Small Business Radio Show, we discuss what you need to know about Bitcoin for your small business, your customers and suppliers. Chris Brady is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker with a new book called “The Bitcoin Bride”.
Visa and Mastercard urge not to raise credit card swipe fees for small businesses
The National Retail Federation has added its vote to those of both sides of Congress by urging Visa and Mastercard to cancel credit card swipe fee increases.
10 Online Businesses for Sale in April
An established online business can demonstrate that it has a proven business model that generates revenue. The online businesses that went up for sale this month have, one of which was founded in 2001 and is still going strong.
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