Serena Williams and Opportunity Fund Support Opportunities for Black Small-Business Owners

Tennis icon, fashion and jewelry designer Serena Williams is extending her support of Opportunity Fund. Throughout February, a portion of proceeds from Serena Williams Jewelry will benefit Opportunity Fund’s Small Business Relief Fund, directly supporting Black small-business owners. With the creation of jewelry that reflects Serena’s positivity, determination and generosity comes a renewed commitment to the community, emblematic of her unstoppable desire to support others in a meaningful way. 

Source: Philanthropy Women


How GoDaddy is Helping Fill the Information Gap about Small Businesses 

GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani discusses the economic struggles of very small businesses and how the next round of U.S. government stimulus can help them stay open.

Source: CNNBusiness


FedEx Launches Ninth Annual Small Business Grant Contest

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced the launch of its ninth annual Small Business Grant Contest. The contest offers grants and services to 12 U.S.- based small businesses, distributing a collective prize pool of more than $250,000. Winners also receive FedEx Office ® print and business services credit to help support their small business. In addition, they join a community of small business owners who share peer insights. The 2021 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest prize packages include:

  • Grand prize: One (1) winner of $50,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office print and business services
  • 2nd Place: One (1) winner of $30,000, plus $5,000 in FedEx Office print and business services
  • 3rd Place: Ten (10) winners of $15,000, plus $1,000 in FedEx Office print and business services

Source: Rome News Tribune


5G is the New Big Thing: How Can Small Businesses be Ready

The impact of 5G on small businesses cannot be overstated. It will provide an all-around better mobile experience and greater efficiency, meaning your small business will be able to do more in less time and with fewer resources. More specifically, 5G means you’ll be able to connect more devices, experience faster and more reliable connections, strengthen security, and improve your business’s mobility in today’s remote-focused world.

Source: Small Business Computing


Google Feature Aims to Make Finding Black-owned Businesses Easier

Business owners now have the chance to add the ‘Black-owned attribute’ via the Google Merchant Help Center. This feature will then become visible to shoppers. “This update builds on the Black-owned business attributes we launched across Google Search and Maps last summer and is another way people can shop with Black businesses across Google’s products and platforms,” the company says.

Source: ABC4