Google Partners with Ludacris for Interactive Music Video Promoting Black-Owned Businesses  

Google joined with performer and entrepreneur Ludacris for a new interactive music video for its “Black-Owned Friday” campaign. Through a partnership with the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., the campaign invites consumers to actively search for and support Black-owned businesses on the busy shopping day. 

Source: Black Enterprise  


Important Medicare Facts for Small Business Owners 

With over half of small business owners over the age of 55, many are eligible now to apply for Medicare. Here are some essential facts for those considering it as part or all of their healthcare coverage. 

Source: USA Today  


$10 Million in Pandemic Relief Grants Available in Select U.S. Cities and Counties 

Many cities and counties are still offering pandemic relief grants for small businesses that need assistance. These include Washington D.C., Hartford, Boise, and Erie County, Pennsylvania.  

Source: Small Business Trends   


End-of-Year Tax Credits for Small Business Owners 

While many small businesses focus on holiday sales, tax season is right around the corner. Here are several tax credits that can help reduce a company’s overall tax bill. 



Benefits of Group Purchasing Organizations for Businesses 

Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) can help streamline purchasing, procurement, and vendor management. Company owners should learn about the potential benefits and determine if they make sense for their organization. 

Source: The BOSS Magazine