Local and state governments are well aware of the challenges small businesses currently face. Aside from the problems posed by the pandemic, inflation and supply chain problems are now only exacerbating the problem. And this is why grants have become an invaluable resource for many small business owners. Even if you haven’t thought about applying for a scholarship before, now is a great time to see what your community has to offer. Check out these articles to see what scholarships are available in the US
With a $200 million pool, North Carolina’s Business Recovery Grant Program is launching the second phase of the program. From retail companies to landscapers, farmers, gyms, salons, doctors, lawyers and others can apply for up to $500,000 in grants. There are also grants in South Carolina, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and other states. Find out more:
If you are located in Virginia, your small business may be eligible for up to $250,000. There are several initiatives in the state designed to help businesses in different sectors. From eCommerce programs to retail, hospitality, breweries, healthcare, hospitality, beer brewing and much more are covered in these funding rounds.
The great state of Ohio also offers several grant opportunities for small business owners ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. These grants are designed to help small business owners hire more employees, improve operational capacity, encourage companies to relocate to Ohio, renovation programs and other initiatives. See if you qualify for these grants:
Small Business News Feed – April 22, 2022
Find out what else is happening in the small business world in the rest of the collection:
Concrete shortage in the construction sector
At a time when the demand for construction is high, a shortage of concrete is having an adverse effect on the industry. According to a report from Fox Business, as cement supplies dry up, construction companies face difficult and expensive schedules with essential building materials.
SBA Adds 2 Courses to Ascent Digital Learning Platform for Small Business
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the launch of two new educational courses for the digital learning platform Ascent. Ascent is a free learning platform for female entrepreneurs. It provides women-owned small businesses with the tools to drive growth through business partnerships and access to key company information.
OIG says SBA management of EIDL program had contractual flaws
According to a report from the Office of the Attorney General (OIG), the Small Business Administration (SBA) did not follow proper procedures in managing disaster loan funds with economic impact during the pandemic.
Homebuilder confidence continues to decline
Home builders – through no fault of their own – present a less affordable product. And they lose confidence in their own market. According to a report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on April 18, their confidence in the market fell 2 points to 77.
IRS website experienced major outages on tax deadline day
The Internal Revenue Services experienced disruptions to its online services on Monday, April 18, 2022, as millions attempted to file their tax returns. Monday was the IRS deadline for taxpayers to file their tax returns, which began January 24, 2022.
Why Your Small Business Shouldn’t Avoid Conflict Over Difficult Issues
Many small business owners don’t like conflict, so they avoid it. There may be issues within your company between employees or controversial policies with your staff or customers. But more progress can be made in your business if you “take sides”, not neutral.
Baskin-Robbins introduces new logo in major rebrand
Baskin-Robbins, the iconic American multinational chain of ice cream and pie specialty stores, has been rebranded. Baskin-Robbins introduces new logo in major rebranding The rebrand of the iconic and long-standing ice cream brand includes a new logo, the launch of limited edition merchandise, the introduction of three new flavors and a new slogan to celebrate every moment.
10 Ways The Ukraine-Russia War Is Affecting US Small Businesses
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is taking its toll on businesses around the world, including in the United States. By being aware of the consequences of the war for companies, companies can take the necessary precautions and be better prepared.
The most popular and best-selling NFT collections this week
This week’s hottest collections feature several new items that are selling out. However, the old standbys like CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club still manage to generate millions of dollars in sales.
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