Grants up to $150,000 available for startups and small businesses
Grants up to 0,000 available for startups and small businesses

One of the biggest ongoing challenges for startups is funding. And it is all the more difficult if you are not located in certain parts of the country. Localized or state-specific grants seek to overcome these challenges by providing grants to help startups get the funding they need. This week’s grants examines these grants as well as what is available in other parts of the country.

With grants ranging from $10,000 to $150,000, Florida High Tech Corridor Fellowships support technology research and development projects through academic funding and partnerships. Some of the other grants currently available in Florida include, Enterprise Florida offers Virtual Business Matchmaking Grants, Florida Export Marketing Plan Grants, and others. If you’re in Florida, see what’s available:

Pandemic challenges continue to affect small businesses, and Massachusetts is providing up to $75 million in COVID grant funds to address the issue. If you haven’t received any COVID-related grants and your business is in underserved markets, including those owned by minorities, women, and veterans, read for more details:

The latest round of grants comes from GM to help businesses in Flint, Michigan, as well as other funding opportunities in Hawaii, Florida and elsewhere. Learn more here:

Small Business News Roundup – March 11, 2022

Take a look at the rest of the news happening in the small business world this week:

Uber adds restaurant reservations and event ticket sales for businesses

Residents of 15 cities in the United States and Mexico can now use the Uber app to browse and book experiences such as dinner reservations and live events.

Visa will reduce credit card swipe fees for small businesses

Visa has announced it will cut credit card interchange rates or swipe fees for online and in-store transactions for small businesses by 10%, according to an AP report. Visa to cut credit card swipe fees for small businesses Fee cuts will begin in April, with Visa hoping it will help maintain its status as one of the world’s largest payment companies.

New IRS rule will lead to widespread phishing scams

As U.S. tax season progresses, new concerns about phishing scams are emerging as new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance requires mobile payment apps to report business transactions totaling more than 600 $ in a year.

Rise in small business loan fraud blamed on pandemic

Loan fraud among small and medium-sized businesses has increased by 6.9% since 2020. More than a third of the growth in small and medium-sized business loan fraud is attributed to the pandemic. This is one of the key findings of the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Loan Fraud Study.

Inflation concerns highest since 1981 for small businesses

Over the past month, small business owners’ inflation fears have risen from 22% to 26%. And according to the latest Small Business Optimism Index from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), this is the highest reading since the third quarter of 1981.

Yotpo Accepting Applicants For Black-Owned Business Accelerator

eCommerce marketing platform Yotpo has announced a call for applications for its branded incubator program Yotpo Grow. Yotpo is accepting applicants for the Black-Owned Business Accelerator Yotpo’s business is to help brands build stronger relationships with consumers using unified, data-driven solutions for loyalty, SMS marketing , reviews and more.

Transforming corporate culture into a race-conscious world

As a white Jew growing up middle class in America, I always thought I was born on second base. I had the opportunity to go to university where my parents paid half the tuition and I was able to borrow the rest. With an elite education, opportunities have presented themselves to me in the business world that most people don’t have.

Small Business Cybersecurity Concerns Amid Russia-Ukraine Crisis

A week before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a rare ‘Shield Up’ cyber warning. CISA said there are no specific or credible cyber threats to US territory at this time.

New Jersey City closes Lukoil franchises amid Russian-Ukrainian conflict

The Newark, New Jersey City Council has frozen the business licenses of Russian oil company franchises, including two Lukoil stations. New Jersey City Shuts Down Lukoil Franchise Businesses The council voted unanimously to ask the city administrator to suspend Lukoil’s business operations in Newark.

The most popular and best-selling NFT collections this week

While cryptocurrencies have declined significantly over the past month, NFTs continue to rise. Granted, it’s not at the same pace as the one that shipped nearly $5 billion in January 2022, but the market doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

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