SBA Invites America’s Small Businesses to Share Their Story

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year.

Source: PR Newswire

Dallas Entrepreneurs Embrace Creative Collisions in Booming Urban Development Project

Tyler Station, a mixed-use “collaborative village” is an eclectic home that brings together entrepreneurs, artists, makers, and more. In just 2 years, it’s impact is already visible in the collaboration between its tenants—and its 100% occupancy.

Source: Dallas Innovates

Washington D.C. Is a Test Case for Building an Ecosystem for Black Women Entrepreneurs

In response to a cross-section of racial and gender inequity, ecosystem builders are launching new initiatives to drive access to capital for minorities and women. D.C. is becoming a hotbed for firms seeking to invest in underrepresented founders.

Source: D.C. Policy Center

Stripe Tightens the Competition with a New Lending Platform

The launch of Stripe Capital has further positioned Stripe as a competitive, full-service payments and commerce provider. Through the platform, merchants can apply for loans that are then repaid as a predetermined portion of their daily sales through Stripe.

Source: Business Insider

Here’s Exactly How Much the Trade War Is Affecting Small Businesses

As the U.S.-China trade war drags on, not even startups are being spared from taking a financial hit. The tariffs have increased costs for approximately 37% of small business owners, who are being forced to make tough decisions between a bevy of poor options.