Up to $200K in Grants up for Grabs

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Grants geared toward helping specific industries, locations, and individuals are always offered. Whether it’s women, restaurants or startups, the goal is to help these small businesses thrive. These grants come from public and private organizations, as is the case with these grants.

Finding the right scholarship is key to ensuring your chances of getting a scholarship. So keep an eye on industry-specific grants related to your small business and keep applying.

From American Express to communities across the US, grants are offering up to $200,000. These grants are designed to help new startups and established companies. The funds are intended to help improve storefronts, help students start their businesses and help micro-enterprises financially.

Papaya, a financial technology startup, has launched a Female Founder Grant Provide financial support and resources to women entrepreneurs building innovative businesses.

Small Business News March 10, 2023

In the rest of the news roundup, ChatGPT continues to capture the imagination of businesses around the world with new use cases and APIs. There’s also news from the IRS on fake W2 scams, the SBA’s National Small Business Week and more.

Salesforce introduces a ChatGPT app for Slack users

A new ChatGPT app for Slack has been launched by Salesforce and OpenAI, providing instant conversation summaries, research tools, and typing help right in Slack. Built directly on the Slack platform by OpenAI, the ChatGPT app is designed to help millions of businesses be more productive.

Subway franchise locations are celebrating National Potato Chip Day with a unique menu item

Baked Lays and Subway have teamed up to introduce a new limited time offer in celebration of National Potato Chip Day. Dubbed the Footlong Crisp, the new sandwich features Lays baked potato chips as a topping on Subway’s classic footlong sandwich. The sandwich is available at participating Subway locations for a limited time.

Omneky introduces advertising tool with ChatGPT API

Omneky, a tech company, recently launched a new creative assistant tool that uses the ChatGPT API. The tool is designed to help marketers and content creators more easily come up with engaging and creative content ideas.

Report: Biden proposes higher taxes for companies, increases capital gains tax

President Joe Biden is reportedly proposing bigger tax hikes as part of his administration’s plan to reduce the deficit. According to Fox Business, citing a Bloomberg report, the proposal includes raising the capital gains tax rate and raising taxes for companies.

Shopify Affiliate Program updates promise increased revenue

Shopify has announced a multi-year initiative to transform its affiliate program so participants can earn more while improving their skills and attending new affiliate events. New incentives offer affiliates the opportunity to earn twice as much or more with several new revenue generation opportunities.

Amazon launches 3-Way Match mobile app for business customers

Amazon Business has announced the launch of 3-Way Match in the Amazon Business mobile app, designed to help business customers improve their smart buying strategies and automate reporting. The new 3-Way Match app is a quick and easy way to complete orders anywhere, anytime at no extra cost.

Wix now has its own AI text creator

Wix recently announced the launch of its AI Text Creator in the Wix Editor, which the company says gives users the ability to create high-quality, custom-tailored content for their websites. The new feature will “significantly improve” the quality of website content while streamlining the website building process.

IRS warns of ongoing scams involving fake W2 forms

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a consumer alert warning taxpayers about new scams that claim false tax credits by using payroll information on tax returns. The scammers suggest people use tax software to manually fill out the W-2 form and provide false income information.

SBA announces plans for National Small Business Week 2023

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman has announced that National Small Business Week (NSBW) will take place from April 30 to May 6, 2023. This annual tradition, co-hosted by SCORE, celebrates the contributions of America’s small businesses to the economy, recognizing their hard work, ingenuity and dedication.

Fraudulent telemarketer targeting small businesses sentenced to prison

Small business owners are a little safer today as a telemarketing scammer targeting small businesses has been sentenced to over six years in prison. Las Vegas resident Michael Jones was sentenced by US District Judge Kent J. Dawson to a total of 78 months in prison followed by an additional five years of supervised imprisonment.

Why your employees aren’t working the way they used to

After three years we seem to have come to the end of the COVID crisis. But there is a new pandemic that has already started; Your employees don’t work the way they used to. At one of my clients last year, 7 out of 100 people resigned or took a leave of absence because of mental health issues. This has really hampered the business, not to mention the personal drain on these employees.

Ringleader of PPP loan scam extradited from Montenegro

A California woman who fled to Europe to avoid jail time for cheating on COVID-19 aid funds has been extradited to the United States. 43-year-old Tamara Dadyan from Encino spent a year as a refugee in Montenegro, which lies east of Italy across the Adriatic Sea. She arrived in Los Angeles on February 27 and appeared in district court the very next day.

House Small Biz Committee hears from Main Street business owners

The House Small Business Committee heard from entrepreneurs in a hearing entitled From Nothing to Something: The Story of the American Dream. Committee Chair Roger Williams (R-Tex) and the entire committee heard from small business owners from across the country.

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