General Small Business

Pivot strategies in the COVID-19 era: Lessons learned from small business owners during Financial Literacy Month

During April’s National Financial Literacy Month, we spoke with small business owners around the country about the challenges they’ve faced during the last year of business turmoil and how they’ve pivoted their businesses to stay afloat during the pandemic. 

These business owners have weathered many untenable challenges and are sharing their lessons learned and some best practices other small businesses can follow during this difficult time. Read on to learn about some of the key steps they took to overcome the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

La tan esperada ayuda para los restaurantes está aquí: ¿Qué hay en el nuevo Fondo de Revitalización de Restaurantes?

Un nuevo programa de de subvenciones llamado el Fondo de Revitalización de Restaurantes (RRF por sus siglas en inglés) está programado para proporcionar alivio de fondos para restaurantes y bares afectados por la pandemia del COVID-19.

Long-awaited aid for restaurants is here: What’s in the new Restaurant Revitalization Fund?

A new grant program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), is slated to provide relief funding for restaurants and bars affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The RRF, which was established by the newly passed American Rescue Plan, will provide $28.6 billion in grants for small businesses in need.

Nueva Ronda de PPP tiene como objetivo ayudar a las empresas más pequeñas durante la pandemia

La Casa Blanca anunció recientemente nuevos cambios en el Programa de Protección de Sueldos (PPP, por sus siglas en inglés) para enfocar mejor los fondos de alivio federal y ayudar a las pequeñas empresas perjudicadas que pueden haber quedado por fuera de las primeras rondas de ayuda financiera.

New Round of PPP targets aid for smallest businesses during the pandemic

The White House recently announced new changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to better focus federal relief funds and aid struggling small businesses that may have been left behind during the first rounds of funding. The changes come at a critical time, when our research reveals that minority-owned businesses have greatly struggled to secure capital compared to their white counterparts. 

Prepare su negocio para la temporada virtual de vacaciones del 2020

Con la pandemia del coronavirus cambiando cada aspecto de nuestras vidas, es solo natural que las formas en que la gente compra productos y servicios también necesiten algunos ajustes. Y con la próxima temporada navideña que se acerca rápidamente, los propietarios de pequeñas empresas deben ir a donde el consumidor se encuentra: en línea. 

A continuación encontrará una lista de verificación útil para que la revise a fin de preparar su negocio para la temporada navideña y ayudar a mejorar sus ganacias netas durante la pandemia. 

Preparing your business for 2020’s virtual holiday season

With the coronavirus pandemic changing every aspect of our lives, it’s only natural that the ways in which people purchase products and services also need some adjusting. And with the upcoming holiday season fast-approaching, small business owners must go where the consumer is: online.

Here’s a helpful checklist for you to look over to prepare your business for the holiday season and help boost your bottom line throughout the pandemic.