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SBA Launches $100M Community Navigator Pilot Program To Aid Businesses in Underserved Communities

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  announced that it is currently accepting applications for a new initiative called the Community Navigator Pilot Program. According to a press release, owners of businesses that are socially and economically disadvantaged, in addition to women and veteran-owned ones, will be given priority. Community Navigator Pilot Program applications will be accepted from the SBA until July 12, 2021. A decision about the competitive grant awards which will range from $1 million to $5 million may be made by August 2021. A two-year performance period will also be required.
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Here's Suze Orman's best advice for small business owners

As small business owners recover from the pandemic, it's important to make sure they get their personal and business finances back on track, said personal finance expert and best-selling author Suze Orman. That includes saving, investing and managing credit card debt. "You have got to put yourself in a situation...
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Tax experts slam Biden's mess of a 'double death' tax that will make bereaved families pay TWICE, wipe out value of inherited properties and 'crush' small businesses and farms - but it won't impact his Delaware homes

The Biden administration's plan to hike the inheritance tax bill for wealthy Americans will snare the middle class, farmers and family businesses in a double taxation dragnet to finance its massive spending plans, according to tax experts. President Joe Biden’s vast expansion of social spending programs will be funded in...
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Watch: A conversation on small businesses and digital tools

On June 23 at 12:30pm ET, Axios managing editor Aja Whitaker-Moore will unpack how businesses have adapted to an unprecedented year, featuring Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Piroshky Piroshky owner Olga Sagan. Register. Go deeper. On Friday, June 18, Axios justice and race reporter Russ Contreras and Axios Today host...
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These community banking institutions should be the center of the recovering economy

The light at the end of the pandemic tunnel is growing brighter, but a complete small business recovery is going to take time, money, and a concerted effort. And if it is going to be an equitable recovery that helps under-resourced small businesses—those owned by women, entrepreneurs of color, and those in rural communities—we must continue to enable and empower community development financial institutions (CDFIs)—nonprofit lenders that did yeoman’s work during the depths of COVID-19 to distribute federal aid to the hardest-to-reach small businesses in our country.
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EXCLUSIVE: Solid & Striped Launches Rtw Capsule for Resort

“It’s been a wild year for us,” Solid & Striped’s chief executive officer Sarah Landman said over the phone. Indeed it has. Despite the pandemic, the brand was able to strategically grow over the last year through collaborations (ranging from a swimwear capsule with Emily Oberg’s Sporty & Rich to footwear with Freedom Moses and accessories with Lele Sadoughi), a pop-up shop opening, wholesale distribution expansion and the launch of the Solid & Striped Sport activewear category. Now the brand is taking another stride forward with the introduction of ready-to-wear for resort 2022.
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Amazon Will Lower Appstore Fees For Smaller Developers

Right now, Apple is battling Epic in a lawsuit over the App Store’s fees. And US lawmakers are also looking into laws that could force Apple to sell off their App Store. For the most part, Amazon has remained largely unscathed in this mess, so it’s not surprising that they might want to prevent problems before they happen.

Amazon Prime Day deal: Get a $10 credit when you spend $10 at a small business

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day 2021, CNET's guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal. Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner, arriving on June 21 and 22 with its usual parade of deals across the retailer's full spectrum of categories, including everything from electronics to sporting goods to fashion.

Black entrepreneurs: Apply to Amazon’s $150M Black Business Accelerator

Amazon is launching the Black Business Accelerator (BBA) to help build sustainable equity and growth for Black-owned businesses. The initiative—which explicitly targets barriers to access, opportunity, and advancement created by systemic racism across America—was created in partnership with our Black Employee Network and a coalition of strategic partners. The BBA...
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Consider Buying This IPO Before the Market Wakes Up

Investors haven't been quick to snap up shares of Marqeta (NASDAQ:MQ) since the payment technology company had its initial public offering last week. At Friday morning's prices, it was trading just a little over its IPO price of $27 per share. If you've been watching and waiting, you still have...
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20 Ways To Pay Less at Costco

Shopping at Costco can be a great way to save money, but you might not be maximizing your savings. Imagine how much extra cash could be in your wallet if you optimized your buying strategy. With a...

Demi Lovato: My Emotions Got the ‘Best of Me’ During Big Chill Yogurt Drama

Ice, ice, baby! Demi Lovato made headlines over the weekend after they came for The Bigg Chill yogurt shop following a “triggering” experience in their store. The Los Angeles-based eatery, which opened in 1986, is known for having more than 400 “distinctive flavors using live cultures and natural ingredients.” The store, which has been dubbed “L.A.’s ultimate yogurt experience,” prides itself on have no-sugar added, fat-free and dairy-free varieties. Lovato, however, found the marketing of sweet treats labeled as “sugar-free” and the diet foods lining the walkway to the front of the store upsetting as someone who has battled an eating disorder for years. The “Dancing With the Devil” singer, 28, took to their Instagram Story on Sunday, April 18, to call out the company after “finding it extremely hard to order froyo” because of the “diet foods” they offer. Lovato also called them “diet culture vultures.” The Bigg Chill reacted to the accusations, explaining that they have items for all types of dietary restrictions, including diabetes, celiac disease and vegans, in addition to fully indulgent treats. They noted, “We are sorry you found this offensive,” after detailing how they work. Lovato, in turn, criticized the overall experience in the store, calling it “triggering and awful” before giving suggestions of how to better explain the diabetic and vegan specific foods and labeling choices. Leah McSweeney and Jameela Jamil later weighed in on the controversy, with the Real Housewives of New York City star, 38, calling Lovato out for their “disgusting” comments that could have lost a small business its customers. Jamil, 35, on the other hand, defended Lovato via her Instagram Story, noting how sad it was to see how people came after the musician following her comments. “What I was mostly curious about is watching people rush to deliberately misunderstand her intention and stance, and frame her as ignorant and careless, and inherently bad. Pile on of mockery of the people who are constantly trying to help … are problematic in ways we don’t consider. You’re not just discouraging the person in question for making themselves vulnerable in order to help others, you’re discouraging future people from doing the same,” she wrote. The Misery Index host added: “It’s just mockery and cruelty and maligning of a woman’s character who is navigating unchartered territory of being super famous, super young, super outspoken, super honest and vulnerable and super fragile and strong at the same time. Lovato reposted Jamil’s posts, writing, “Thank you queen. Literally so grateful you get me and that I can call you a close friend. I love you.” The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer apologized for her controversial stance on Monday, April 19, in an eight-minute Instagram video. “I want to make L.A. and this whole country a safer — and this whole f–king world — a safer environment,” Lovato said. “People with eating disorders should be able to go in and feel safe wherever they want to eat. Everything I’m doing is well-intentioned, you have to understand.” They concluded: “It’s really important that everyone hears that my intentions were not to come in and bully a small business … I walked in and was so triggered that I left without froyo and it made me really sad. And that’s all it was.” Scroll through for everything we know about the drama: