Grants are not refundable, which is why as a small business owner you owe it to yourself to apply if you qualify, especially during these challenging times. Whether it’s a public or private grant, the organizations that offer them want to help you achieve a particular goal. From public grants that aim to improve your storefront to private grants that aim to help you grow your business, always keep an eye out for grants in your city, state, and even nationally. This week’s exchanges offer $5,000 to $5,000,000 anywhere in the US
If you happen to be in Michigan, the Growing MI grant program has allocated $409 million statewide to support businesses hit by the pandemic. Businesses can apply for up to $5 million. There are also several additional scholarships in Michigan that offer anywhere from $10,000 to $250,000. Match on Main, Moving Flint Forward, and the National Value-added Producer Grant are some of the programs offering these amounts.
With up to $10,000 up for grabs, investment firm KKR aims to help women-owned companies in the US. This is the seventh round of the grant program and you must apply by April 22 at 6:00 PM ET.
Some of the other grants available to small businesses across the country start with American Express. In partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Backing Historic Small Restaurants nationwide grant program provides $40,000 to 25 applicants. There are also other grants from California to New York that offer grants to support small businesses with different needs.
Small Business News Feed – April 1, 2022
In addition to grants, check out the other valuable information from this week’s roundup offers:
Apple releases a new budget-friendly iPhone SE
For business owners and entrepreneurs in the market for a new phone that won’t break the bank, it might be nice to hear that Apple has released a new, budget-friendly iPhone SE. Apple Releases New Budget-Friendly iPhone SE Starting at $429 or starting at $17.87 per month on a 24-month contract, the new iPhone SE could be the perfect phone for business owners on tight budgets.
FTC Sues Intuit Over Deceptive TurboTax “Free” Filing Campaign
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against software company Intuit for misleading consumers with ads pitching “free” tax returns.
Bank of America Launches New Credit Card and Line of Credit for Small Businesses
The Bank of America has announced new secured credit offerings and digital assets designed to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. The offer consists of the Business Advantage Unlimited Cash Rewards Secured credit card, Business Advantage Secured Credit Line and the Start a Business Center.
Small businesses add 90,000 jobs
Small businesses saw a 90,000 job increase in February, causing a huge dent in jobs in January. The figures were published in the ADP National Employment Report on Wednesday. In January 2022, small businesses lost 96,000 jobs.
FCC names Kaspersky Lab as a threat to national security
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has included Kaspersky Lab in a comprehensive list of equipment and services that pose a security risk. Kaspersky Lab is a Russian multinational cybersecurity and antivirus provider headquartered in Moscow.
BluBlocker Sunglasses founder and entrepreneur dies aged 83
Joe Sugarman, the highly successful entrepreneur best known for his legendary BluBlocker sunglasses, has passed away at the age of 83. The beloved businessman passed away peacefully on March 18.
Labor Dept. Updates to prevailing wage methodology under the Davis-Bacon Act
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing rules to update regulations implementing the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA). The review and update address the prevailing wage standard regarding how federal contractors are paid when working on federally funded construction projects. Labor Department
How Zingerman Built a Corner Deli Into a Food Empire
Being from the Midwest, one of my favorite delis has always been Zingerman’s in Michigan. But how did it go from a corner deli to a $70 million food empire? On The Small Business Radio Show this week, Micheline “Micki” Maynard is a journalist, author and professor.
US issues Shields Up warning for cybersecurity awareness
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a Shields Up cybersecurity warning to everyone in the US in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The National Cyber Defense Agency reports that evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian government is exploring options for possible cyber attacks.
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