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Several Small Business Grants Closing in 2022

Several small business grant opportunities will be closing in 2022, reports Small Business Trends. 

If you want to start 2022 with some extra cash in your business bank account, these small business grants may help. But you must act quickly. All of the following grants have deadlines in January. Read on to learn about the different opportunities and how to apply.

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Cash App Transaction Soon Will Be Taxable

According to the Guardian, small businesses and independent contractors that use cash apps like Paypal and Venmo will now have those transactions reported at year end to the IRS.

A new tax rule will impact millions of small businesses in 2022. You can thank one small change buried in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Small Businesses Can Use AI for Several Things

According to Inc., small businesses can incorporate artificial intelligence into their business in several ways such as business automation. 

As a business owner, you likely have artificial intelligence (AI) on your radar as something you could use to increase operational efficiency and improve customer satisfaction.

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Amazon Web Service Goes Down

According to Small Business Trends, the Amazon Web Service outage knocked a lot of small businesses offline during the important holiday shopping season.

The outage of Amazon Web Services (AWS) affected small businesses. Why, because AWS provides servers, storage, networking, remote computing, email, mobile development, and security for companies of all sizes. 

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Small Business Using Holiday Sales Performance as Guide

A new American Express survey finds 78% of businesses surveyed will use the holiday season sales to determine if they will remain open in the new year, reports Channel 3000.

While the economy is slowly beginning to improve, retailers are now wrestling with a long list of new obstacles: from rising inflation to hiring workers.

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Small Business Grant Opportunities

According to Small Business Trends, several organizations have opened new grant opportunities for small businesses. 

Small business owners have so many things to manage — it’s not always possible to apply for grant opportunities as they arise. Luckily, many programs offer multiple rounds or opportunities to reach even more businesses. 

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Holiday Sales Expected to Grow by 10%

The National Retail Federation is predicting holiday sales will increase by 8-10% this year, reports Local 21 News.

If you haven’t started your holiday shopping for 2021, it might be time to get to it.

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Holiday Shoppers Boost Small Business

According to WCHSTV, small businesses are counting on holiday shoppers to help them recover from the pandemic.

The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping is well underway, just about three weeks before Christmas. And one small business in downtown Charleston is hoping this holiday shopping season helps them bounce back after a tough last couple of years.

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Small Business Still Looking for Help

Small businesses are still struggling to fill open positions ahead of the holiday rush, reports NPR.

Holiday shopping season is always high-stakes for Saxon Shoes in Virginia — a time when people shop for several pairs at once and splurge on pricy winter boots. 

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Americans Support Small Business

Small Businesses should see a boost on Small Business Saturday as 34% of Americans say they plan on shopping locally this year, reports CNBC.

Over one-third of Americans (34%) say they plan to shop on Small Business Saturday, a rebound from 2020, but spending during the holiday promotional day has not returned to the levels seen before the pandemic, according to a new CNBC|Momentive Small Business Survey

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