Small Business

The Starling Bank banking app on a smartphone. Adrian Dennis | AFP via Getty Images LONDON — Starling Bank, a digital-only challenger bank in the U.K., said Monday that it’s raised £272 million ($376 million) in an investment round. The fresh cash injection, led by Fidelity Investments, values Starling at £1.1 billion, or $1.5 billion.
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JGI/Tom Grill | Tetra images | Getty Images Self-employed and gig workers who have been waiting for new rules that would mean larger forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program can now move forward with their applications. As of Friday, the Small Business Administration is ready to accept and process updated PPP applications from sole
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Essential jobs take many forms. When it comes to transporting goods, about 15.5 million trucks are operating in the U.S. moving vital freight across the country. And every truck needs a driver. Eight years ago, April Coolidge — then in her mid-40s — decided to stop selling real estate and start driving a truck. As
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chee gin tan | E+ | Getty Images The Small Business Administration on Wednesday released a new application and loan calculation formula for Paycheck Protection Program loans for self-employed and gig workers. For these small businesses, it will mean larger forgivable loan amounts going forward. The new PPP application for self-employed workers and sole proprietors
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10’000 Hours | DigitalVision | Getty Images There is just over a week left of priority access to the Paycheck Protection Program’s forgivable loans for the owners of the nation’s smallest businesses. Last Wednesday, the Small Business Administration started only accepting PPP loan applications from firms with fewer than 20 employees. This priority period is
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Virojt Changyencham | Moment | Getty Images The self-employed and gig workers are anxiously waiting for the Small Business Association to update guidelines to its Paycheck Protection Program, which could mean bigger loans for the group. The Biden administration announced last week changes to how the SBA will calculate forgivable loans for sole proprietors and
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Sinelia Louis will finally be eligible to apply for a PPP loan due to changes by the Biden administration that allow access for non-citizen small business owners. Sinelia Louis When Sinelia Louis, 50, heard about the recent changes to the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, she felt like her prayers had been answered. “I
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MoMo Productions | Getty Images Millions of self-employed and gig workers got good news this week. The Biden administration on Monday changed how the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program calculates forgivable loans for the smallest firms and sole proprietors. But there’s a catch. The updated formula — which will likely lead to larger loan
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President Joe Biden speaks during an announcement related to small businesses at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building February 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images The Latino community has been struck particularly hard by the Covid-19 crisis. The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative reported in May that 86%
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A worker puts pepperoni on a pizza inside a Domino’s Pizza franchise in New York. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images After a year marked by business closures, disruptions and unprecedented challenges, the franchising industry is poised to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels by year’s end if Covid-19 is controlled, according to an upcoming
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Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon has bought Selz, a company that makes tools to help businesses launch their own online stores. Amazon quietly acquired the e-commerce platform on
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Vanessa Bisorca loves her life as a stay-at-home mom to two teenage children. She also loves fashion. In 2015, the lifelong bargain shopper decided to sell some clothes from her closet to pocket extra cash and make room for new items. Bisorca, 38, downloaded the fashion e-commerce app Poshmark and listed a few pieces of
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Tom Cormier, co-founer DropshippingUniversity.com Thomas Cormier Maybe you’ve seen videos circulating online of people who have quit their corporate jobs to pursue a dream of entrepreneurial success. One of the most popular forms nowadays revolves around a concept in e-commerce known as dropshipping.  Dropshipping is a business model that allows entrepreneurs to sell products to their
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