Small businesses are still suffering the devastating impact of the pandemic, which is exacerbated by the current economic climate. That’s why the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, still provides funds to small business owners in communities across the country. The amount of money offered by ARPA-related programs will vary depending on the problem a community wants to address.
So be sure to keep up to date with any ARPA-related grants offered by the community you live in and apply for them as soon as possible. These grants or one-time payment offers through incentive programs are a great way to keep your business going if you’re struggling financially. And since you don’t have to pay it back, you can optimize the money to make more.
ARPA Small Business Grants include several programs that seek to help businesses that have suffered financial losses due to the pandemic. Programs such as the STIMulus Small Business Grant Program will provide one-time payments of up to $50,000, while other grants will provide up to $10,000 to support operations. Discover all the other grants available now.
Small Business News Roundup: August 26, 2022
Here’s a look at the week’s small business headlines from Small Business Trends.
Naresh Kumar on using heatmaps to grow your business
Small Biz in: 15 On Location recently traveled to Austin, Texas for ZohoDay 2022. In this episode, Shawn Hessinger, Editor-in-Chief of Small Biz Trends, talks with Zoho Corporation’s Chief Product Officer, Naresh Kumar , to learn more about how heatmaps are made and other software marketing tools can be used to grow your business.
Apple adds MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to self-service repair list
Apple has announced the launch of its self-service repair program that allows users to perform their own repairs for certain iPhone models. Self-service repair will be available for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops with the M1 chip family. As part of the offer, Apple will offer repair manuals and genuine Apple parts and tools through the Apple Self Service Repair Store.
Mastercard and Hello Alice Partner on New Small Business Credit Card
Hello Alice and Mastercard have announced that they are launching a new business credit card that will have the ability to earn points when performing business promotional activities through the Hello Alice platform.
Adobe says e-commerce has experienced deflation for the first time
E-commerce has entered deflation for the first time in more than two years, according to Adobe’s latest Digital Price Index (DPI). Adobe says e-commerce deflation for first time Adobe recently released the latest DPI online inflation data powered by Adobe Analytics, which showed that online prices had declined in July by 1% year-on-year.
Tom Brady using NFT for single access and merchandise
How is the NFL’s all-time great quarterback, Tom Brady, using NFT to better engage with his fans? Through the company he co-founded, Autograph, they have created Signature Experiences. This is an NFT-based experience called The Huddle that gives fans unique access to Brady.
Shopify Collabs wants to connect merchants and small business creators
Shopify is trying to bring small businesses together with Shopify Colabs, which aims to make it easier for creators to monetize while giving merchants a new sales and marketing channel. Shopify Colabs wants to connect small business merchants and creators Shopify Colabs allows creators of all kinds to browse, discover, and partner with Shopify’s millions of merchants for free.
Choosing the right CRM software for your business
Small Biz a:15 On Location recently traveled to Austin, Texas for ZohoDay 2022 and spoke with several business leaders about what to look for in a CRM platform.
Venmo hits small business milestone
Venmo, the payment services provider, has announced that it has grown by 50% and now has nearly 90 million accounts in the second quarter of 2022. According to this milestone, nearly one in 3.5 consumers in the US uses Venmo.
Gas prices fall to March level
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), average gasoline prices in the US fell to $3.901 per gallon from $3.956 last week. The average price of gasoline has shown a steady decline in more than two months, offering some relief to drivers after gas prices topped $5 a gallon in June.
The main crypto movements of the week
This week, the cryptocurrency market started with high hopes and on Friday it fell again. This highlights the volatility of the crypto market and why you should always be very careful if you invest in it. However, the major crypto operators this week made a huge gain of 21.39% to 85.44%.
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