Small business

Reflecting on 2020: Washington Prime Group Town Centers Demonstrate Commitment to Tenants and Community

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:05pm

To date, Washington Prime Group provided $7 million in rent subsidies to small businesses through its Open for Small Business initiative.

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  • To date, Washington Prime Group provided $7 million in rent subsidies to small businesses through its Open for Small Business initiative.
  • To further support small businesses, Washington Prime Group teamed up with Coca-Cola for an exciting text-to-win sweepstakes over the holiday season.
  • Washington Prime Group continued to innovate during this challenging year, including with the introduction of Fulventory , the Companys last mile fulfilment initiative.
  • To emphasize community pride, Washington Prime Group enlisted the help of local artists to install approximately 50 murals at town centers across the country.

Bunker Labs to Host Virtual Event for Military-Connected Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 3:06pm

Entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, and anyone else interested in supporting the military-connected entrepreneurial and small business community is invited to attend.

Key Points: 
  • Entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, and anyone else interested in supporting the military-connected entrepreneurial and small business community is invited to attend.
  • To view the full agenda and register for the 2021 Virtual Muster, visit the event page here .
  • Bunker Labs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a national network of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the military-connected community start their own business.
  • Bunker Labs is committed to seeing that every entrepreneur, including small business owners, in the military-connected community has the network, tools, and resources they need to start their own business.

Summit Growth Partners Initiative Boosts Advisors With Exclusive Capital Model

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 3:09pm

Summit Financial Holdings (Summit), a prominent financial services firm for top independent and breakaway advisors, has launched Summit Growth Partners (SGP), a new and innovative custom capital solution that combines upfront cash monetization with equity participation as well as exclusive partnership privileges.

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  • Summit Financial Holdings (Summit), a prominent financial services firm for top independent and breakaway advisors, has launched Summit Growth Partners (SGP), a new and innovative custom capital solution that combines upfront cash monetization with equity participation as well as exclusive partnership privileges.
  • Summit entered into a strategic partnership with Merchant in August 2018 to bolster its growth trajectory.
  • Summit was founded on the philosophy that partnership affords certain exclusive privileges, said Stan Gregor , chief executive officer at Summit.
  • Summit Financial Holdings, LLCs affiliated firms include, but are not limited to, Summit Financial, LLC, Summit Risk Management, LLC, Summit Advisory Services, LLC, Summit Services IT, LLC, and Summit Growth Partners, LLC.

Ørsted Pro-NJ Grantor Trust Announces Funds for Small, Woman-Owned and Minority-Owned Businesses and Coastal Resiliency Projects to Support the Growing Offshore Wind Industry in New Jersey

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 3:15pm

Today, the Trustees of rsteds Pro-NJ Grantor Trust Fund announced details of the fund and the process to apply.

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  • Today, the Trustees of rsteds Pro-NJ Grantor Trust Fund announced details of the fund and the process to apply.
  • The $15 million private fund was established by rsted following the selection of its Ocean Wind offshore wind farm project by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in June 2019, with the goal of ensuring that the offshore wind industry in New Jersey is developed in a sustainable and inclusive way.
  • Beginning February 1, Requests for Expressions of Interest from small, woman-owned and minority-owned businesses may be downloaded and submitted for consideration by visiting www.pronjtrust.org .
  • The following list represents some, but not all the fields the Trust seeks to fund:

Ideal Strategic Partners Launches IdeaPath©, the Entrepreneur's New Product Accelerator

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

Through its team of experts and Partner Advisor network, Ideal Strategic Partners engages with entrepreneurs and business owners who are seeking the level of direct experience required to best develop and market new products.

Key Points: 
  • Through its team of experts and Partner Advisor network, Ideal Strategic Partners engages with entrepreneurs and business owners who are seeking the level of direct experience required to best develop and market new products.
  • "In conjunction with our unmatched team of experts, the IdeaPathprocess allows entrepreneurs to accelerate new product development by advancing ideas to reality.
  • When startups partner with us, they have access to experts and resources needed to be successful, backed by IdeaPath, a proven, highly effective operational process,"said John Roshala, Managing Partner, Ideal Strategic Partners.
  • Ideal Strategic Partners was founded with a simple and noble mission:To Make Entrepreneurs' Dreams Come True.

Queens Butchery Wins Nav's $10,000 Small Business Grant

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nav , the simple and intelligent financing platform for small businesses, today announced Prince Abou's Butchery as the latest $10,000 grand prize winner of its Small Business Grant.

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  • SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nav , the simple and intelligent financing platform for small businesses, today announced Prince Abou's Butchery as the latest $10,000 grand prize winner of its Small Business Grant.
  • Small businesses are the backbone of our local communities, and Prince Abou's Butchery is an example of that.
  • The Nav Small Business Grant was established in 2018 to raise awareness for the challenges entrepreneurs face in building their business.
  • The next round of Nav's Small Business Grant is now open for applications through March 8, 2021.

80% of Small Businesses Plan to Outsource in 2021, Citing the Ability to Save Time, Grow Their Business, and Work with Experts

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 1:34pm

She says that embracing outsourcing is essential for small businesses.

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  • She says that embracing outsourcing is essential for small businesses.
  • "As an entrepreneur, trying to do everything yourself can slow down the growth of your business," Kane said.
  • "Outsourcing has enabled me to focus on the parts of the business I love, and leave the other parts to respective experts in their own field."
  • Experts can help small businesses with tasks that require specific abilities and experiences.

Consumer Spending on Home Service Outpaced Most Other Major Categories in Second Half of 2020

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

While so many small businesses were sadly forced to close shop in 2020, most Home Service businesses endured, said Sam Pillar, CEO and co-founder of Jobber.

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  • While so many small businesses were sadly forced to close shop in 2020, most Home Service businesses endured, said Sam Pillar, CEO and co-founder of Jobber.
  • All the major metrics we track for Home Service, including consumer demand, employment and revenue, point to an overall category recovery as we kick off 2021.
  • Consumers spending more on Home ServiceSparked by renewed homeowner interest to improve indoor and outdoor living spaces, consumer spending in Home Service out-performed most major categories in the second half of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.
  • To download the Home Service Economic Report: 2020 Retrospective, visit: https://getjobber.com/home-service-reports/january-2021/
    Jobber is an award-winning business management platform for small home service businesses.

Business Warrior Helping Deploy Thousands of PPP Loans to SMB's

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

Tackling the problem of underserved businesses who are at risk of not receiving funds

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  • BZWR is focused on ensuring all eligible small business owners receive their maximum qualified loan amounts.
  • The Company is combining its PPP efforts with Hownd as both have identified a major gap in the current PPP process for many small business owners.
  • Business Warrior's recent survey of 500 small business owners showed 66% of potentially qualified applicants did not receive a PPP loan last year.
  • The Business Warrior software takes a holistic view of a business's online reputation, listings, website search results and social media.