News (2049)

Non-traditional Funding for Small Business

Small businesses have alternatives to traditional small business funding from a bank, reports CoFounder Magazine. 

Today, starting your own small business has become more accessible for anybody. Depending on the type of business that you want to start, you might not always even need a huge amount of money to get set up, thanks to the internet and various SaaS services that can make it easier to become a business owner.


Google Workspace for Small Business

Small business owners can now access Google Workspace on the “individual” subscription tier, reports Chrome Unboxed. 

Google Workspace is now pretty much “for everyone“. This week, the company officially launched its ‘Individual’ subscription tier for the service, which provides premium features across several Google services for small business owners and individual entrepreneurs who don’t have any employees. 


Getting Instagram Savvy

According to Entrepreneur, small businesses can benefit by upping their insta(gram) game. 

Instagram has been a major player in the social media world for some time now. More than 65 million monthly active users, 10 billion photos and one of the most iconic logos out there make it an essential marketing platform for small businesses — if they know how to use it


Ransomware Attack Hits Small Business

Small businesses affected by a holiday weekend ransomware attack, reports CNBC.

Businesses rushed Saturday to contain a ransomware attack that has paralyzed their computer networks, a situation complicated in the U.S. by offices lightly staffed at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.


SBA Grant Program Extended

The Community Navigator Pilot Program has extended its deadline, reports 

The Small Business Administration is extending the deadline on a $100 million grant program designed to connect small businesses with SBA assistance and programs.


Employers Can Get Hiring Costs Back

Employers can recoup hiring costs through the Employee Retention Credit, reports CNBC.

Small businesses across the country are struggling to keep employees and attract new staff in a tight labor market which has given workers the upper hand.


Attracting Workers During Labor Shortage

There is a labor shortage, so how can small businesses attract potential employees, reports

Nearly 650,000 retail workers quit their jobs in April alone. And with companies like Target, Best Buy and Under Armour all raising their minimum wage to $15 or more, how can small businesses keep up if they feel they can’t afford such a rate?


The Cost of Small Business

Small business owners are often surprised by some of the hidden costs of owning a small business, reports Yahoo Finance. 

Pursuing and running a small business comes with a lot of costs, and some of those costs might be less obvious than others. 


Small Businesses Still Closed in S.F.

A large percent of small businesses in San Francisco remain closed, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Over 45% of San Francisco’s small businesses remain closed despite an improving economy and California’s reopening, according to a new city report.


SBA Urges Small Business to Apply for Economic Disaster Aid

According to, the small business administration is urging all businesses to apply for an economic disaster loan.

The Small Business Administration is now urging all eligible small businesses to apply for its Economic Injury Disaster Loans and its Targeted EIDL Advance grant program.


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