Resource Update from Small Business Majority
The following news is from the May 13, 2022 e-newsletter of Small Business Majority.
New survey: Small businesses share current business concerns and challenges with federal relief programs
Yesterday, we released a new survey of our network to understand how small businesses are currently performing, and how they accessed federal relief programs to sustain their bottom lines during the pandemic. The survey results and Small Business Majority network member Jaja Chen were featured in an exclusive article in Bloomberg that explored challenges with the SBA’s EIDL advance grant and loan programs.
Read the article
See the report
Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready $10k small business grant
Verizon Small Business Digital Ready is committed to helping small businesses grow. It’s why we are partnering with this program to arm businesses just like yours with the tools and resources needed to thrive in today’s digital economy. By joining this free platform, you’ll not only get access to courses, live coaching sessions, and invaluable learning materials, but can also qualify to apply for an exclusive pool of $10,000 small business grants.
To unlock the application for the current round of grant funding, register on Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, complete two courses or live coaching events, and apply by June 30, 2022.
eBay Up & Running Grants
eBay Up & Running Grants Now in its third year, eBay’s Up & Running Grants commits $500,000 annually to ensure today’s small businesses are here tomorrow. The Up & Running program is giving another 50 eBay business sellers $10,000 in grant packages.
In partnership with Hello Alice, eBay is inviting business sellers to complete an online application to submit details of their business and how the grant could help them stay up and running or fund their growth plans. 50 eBay business sellers will receive grant packages of $10,000, coaching through eBay Academy and more.
Upcoming aid package for small business
The Senate is expected to vote next week on a small-business aid package to help restaurants and bars, buses and ferries, gyms, minor league teams, live event support companies, and border-region businesses that saw big revenue losses during the pandemic. The legislation will provide funding for small restaurants that applied for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund last year and were not able to secure a grant before the program ran out of funds. Small Business Majority is urging Congress to pass this legislation, and to preserve funding for other critical small business programs.
For more information, visit smallbusinessmajority.org.