Introducing The Rebuild Program—A Project to Help Small Businesses Reopen Amid a Pandemic

The Rebuild Program will consist of six weekly virtual conversations—featuring industry consultants and experts and moderated by Fortune editors—that tackle the challenges business owners are facing right now.

Source: Forbes



NCUA Abruptly Postpones ‘Rebranding’ Project After Contracts Made Public

Late last year, NCUA agreed to spend more than a half-million dollars on projects to “rebrand” the agency and increase the public visibility of agency officials, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Source: Credit Union Times



Verizon Announces $10K Grants For Hundreds of Minority Small Businesses

More than 55,000 entrepreneurs applied for Verizon’s small business grants. Applicants were scored through a system developed by LISC to “prioritize women/minority/veteran-owned businesses, underinvested neighborhoods, and geographic diversity.” 

Source: Black Enterprise



Community Banks Paving Way for PPP Loans to Help Small Businesses

In Washington State, community banks are stepping up and getting PPP loan money into local businesses’ hands. As of Thursday, April 30, Washington Federal Bank had assisted with 4,700 loans which translated to about $716 million loaned to small businesses.

Source: KOMONews



Coronavirus Economy is Right Time for Small Business Owners to Double Down on Marketing

Using social distancing to develop personal relationships with clients, becoming established as an expert in the field, and continuing to offer high-quality services are some of the tips talked about to stay relevant and fresh to new and existing clientele.

Source: Fox Business