The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced the State Small Business Persons of the Year for each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The award winners will be officially recognized in Washington D.C. during National Small Business Week.
Source: Small Business Trends
The Backing Small Business grant program, sponsored by American Express will award up to $2.3 million in grants to eligible small businesses. Eligible business owners can apply for $5,000 grants each. At the same time, 25 recipients will get an additional $25,000 in grants to help fund projects such as business expansion, capital improvements, and investments in technology.
Source: Crains Detroit
Women seeking to start their own businesses this year have various options to pursue their business dreams. That includes social media management, consulting, and digital marketing opportunities.
AI-based mobile apps and programs are transforming how entrepreneurs do business. That includes helping with content creation, research, and analytics.
Michigan Women Forward, a nonprofit organization, recently launched the Michigan Economic Opportunity Fund. The fund aims to distribute $10 million in grants to micro and small businesses owned by women and entrepreneurs of color.