National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Focuses on Recovery and Resilience

The 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit drew over 47,000 attendees during the three-day event. Through 22 educational sessions, participants gained a variety of insights from investors, entrepreneurs, celebrity business owners and more. 

Source: Yahoo! Finance


Small Business Association to Expand EIDL Cap to $2 million

As more businesses continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and the Delta Variant threat, the SBA will expand the loan cap for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan to $2 million. 

Source: Small Business Trends


Small Business Owners Could Get Billions from New U.S. House Proposal

A new program to provide patient capital for underserved markets and critical industries is included in as part of the “Build Back Better” Federal budget proposal currently under consideration. 

Source: Mass Live


More Women Starting Their Own Businesses During the Pandemic

Whether out of economic necessity or due to the desire to finally pursue a dream of business ownership, more women started their own businesses last year during the pandemic.

Source: Los Angeles Times


Back to Business Emphasizes Digital Growth for Small Business Owners

A new survey sponsored by VISA highlights the need for more small businesses to be digitally savvy and grow their connections to the digital economy – from contactless card readers to online security. 

Source: Yahoo! Finance