Industry News – December 2, 2020

Why Black-Owned Businesses Struggle To Get Small Business Loans Banks and other lenders must address the racial disparities in lending and expand access to credit in communities of color. Online lending solutions can be a significant piece of the solution to these...

Industry News – November 24, 2020

Ebay Announces Grants Program To Help Small Businesses Affected By Covid-19 In partnership with Hello Alice, eBay is inviting business sellers to complete an online application to submit details of their business and how the grant could help them stay up and running...

Industry News – November 18, 2020

LISC Announces Up to $150 Million in ‘AA-‘ Impact Notes to Finance Economic Opportunity in Underserved U.S. Communities The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is issuing up to $150 million of Standard & Poor’s (S&P)...

Industry News – November 12, 2020

Judge Orders the Release of Data on Emergency Loans for Small Businesses After a monthslong legal fight over the transparency of one of the federal government’s largest coronavirus relief programs, a judge in Washington required the disclosure of data on thousands of...

Industry News – November 4, 2020

Female Small-Business Owners Face Extra Hurdles During Pandemic Shutdowns Women who run small businesses face a unique set of stressors as the pandemic threatens the viability of their companies. “Women are disproportionately owners of foot-traffic-based companies,”...

Industry News – October 28, 2020

Millions of Small Businesses Await Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness Time is running out for millions of small business owners on Main Street as they await clarity on how to receive forgiveness on the $525 billion in PPP loans they received under the CARES Act. Among...