Facebook Announces Paid Online Events for Small Business Recovery

Facebook announced a way for small businesses, local businesses, creators and others to monetize events on Facebook. Facebook also announced that they would not collect any fees from the events held on Facebook.

Source: Search Engine Journal


Black Farmers’ Markets Work To “Redesign the Food System”

The Black Farmers Markets are working to “redesign the food system,” says co-organizer Moses Ochola. Through community and commerce, he and the other organizers hope to give Black farmers—dramatically underrepresented in traditional farmers’ markets—a space that celebrates them.

Source: The Counter


Black-Owned Cosmetics Brand, Juvia’s Place, Launches $300,000 Business Grant For Black Entrepreneurs

Juvia’s Place is giving away Six (6) $50,000 grants in the hopes of eradicating these challenges faced by Black entrepreneurs. To apply for the Juvia’s Place Black-Owned Business Grant You must answer Yes to the following questions: Is your business Black-owned? Are you a US resident or US citizen? Is your business headquartered in the United States and is your 2019 business gross income between $1,000 and $250,000? Contact Lisa Jean-Francois at  [email protected] for more information and how to apply.

Source: PR Newswire


25% of Small Businesses Worry Most About Government Closing Their Business Again

Over 7,700 small business owners were polled for Alignable’s State of Small Business Report for August. Nearly half a million responses were logged. The results show a quarter of small business owners cite re-closure as their primary concern in response to the pandemic.

Source: Small Biz Trends


Small Business Owner Says ‘Domino Effect’ of Looting Hurting Downtown Chicago Shops

A second round of looting in downtown Chicago largely targeted a number of high-end shops, but some smaller, family-run businesses say they’re being hurt just as much. Her hope is that calm comes back along with visitors, and her dreams for her family’s small business are realized.

Source: ABC 17