Wells Fargo Introduces Small Businesses to Alternative Options for Financing and Technical Assistance

Small business owners can link with financing opportunities and technical assistance via Wells Fargo's new online Small Business Resource Navigator. Read more here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wells-fargo-introduces-small-businesses-172931407.html

Etsy Sellers Eye Forming Union After Strike

After halting their sales as part of a weeklong strike, Kristi Cassidy and other Etsy sellers are now considering forming a union. Read more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/16/etsy-sellers-eye-forming-a-union-after-going-on-strike.html

Funding Circle partners with Pitney Bowes for SMB lending

Funding Circle announced a partnership last month with global mailing company Pitney Bowes Inc. to provide loans to SMBs. Read more here: https://www.lendacademy.com/funding-circle-partners-with-pitney-bowes-for-smb-lending/

Small Business Administration Announces New Equity Action Plan

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a new equity action plan offering support for every stage of the entrepreneurship journey. Read more here: https://smallbiztrends.com/2022/04/small-business-administration-equity-action-plan.html

House Passes Bill to Fund Small Business Grant Program for $55 Billion

Members of the House recently passed a bill that would fund an American Rescue Plan small business grant program with $55 billion. Read more here: https://smallbiztrends.com/2022/04/house-passes-bill-fund-small-business-grant-program-55-billion.html

TikTok’s Ad Revenues Climb

TikTok will grow its net ad revenues in the US by an astounding 184.4% this year to hit $5.96 billion. The app’s ad revenues will settle into a double-digit growth trajectory starting next year...

Nextdoor Launches A Consolidated Ad Platform And Expands SMB Features

It’s your friendly neighborhood ad platform. At least, that’s the pitch by Nextdoor, a social network of neighborhood residents and businesses, as its advertising business matures. Read more here: https://www.adexchanger.com/mobile/nextdoor-launches-a-consolidated-ad-platform-and-expands-smb-features/

Apple Business Essentials Launches for SMBs

Apple today announced that Apple Business Essentials is now available to all small businesses in the US. The new service brings together device management, 24/7 Apple support, and iCloud storage into flexible subscription plans....

Google and Amazon Reportedly Funding Lobbying Group That Claims To Represent Small Businesses

As Congress considers legislation that could affect big tech companies, Google and Amazon are reportedly funding a lobbying organization that says it represents small businesses, many of which say they're unaware that they're members. Read...

Visa launches NFT-focused Program for Small Businesses

VIDEO: CNBC Crypto World features Visa's head of crypto Cuy Sheffield and NFT artist Micah Johnson discussing the payment processor's new NFT initiative for Small Business. Read more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xZSw4LqQsc