What’s the State of Small Business in 2021?

Gene Marks sat down for a conversation with four top executives from leading companies that together have served millions of small businesses through the Covid pandemic. He wanted to better understand what small businesses have learned from the experience, and what lessons will be applied for the future.

Source: The Guardian 


Amazon’s Small Business Empowerment Team Is Helping Entrepreneurs Sell More

Amazon first opened its online shelves to small businesses in 2000 and has invested in supporting entrepreneurs, handmade artisans and small businesses selling in its store ever since. In 2018, the company doubled down on that support and created an internal Small Business Empowerment team, currently led by Keri Cusick, an Amazon veteran since 2014.In this interview, Cusick speaks on what Amazon is doing to continue to encourage entrepreneurship.

Source: Forbes


What Many Small Businesses Really Need From Biden To Survive —And Recover—From The Covid Crisis

Forbes contributor Edward Segal marked 7 things small businesses need from the Biden Administration. The top three being extended tax deadlines, loan repayment options and more financial assistance.

Source: Forbes


Houston Leads the Way as a Top Metro for Minority-Owned Startups

Both Houston and the state of Texas earned high rankings on a recent study by Self Financial that looked at the percentage of minority-owned startups in regions across the U.S. According to the report, about 30 percent of startups in Greater Houston are minority-owned. 

Source: ABC 13


American Express Helps Small Business Community in the Coachella Valley

American Express and its PGA TOUR tournament, The American Express, have emphasized “Shop Small, Buy Small” at local businesses for them to continue to operate through the pandemic through their ‘Shop Small’ initiative. The activation has been promoted through their tournament in continued support for the Palm Springs community of small business owners.

Source: PGA Tour