Small business grant programs remain one of the best ways for local communities and government agencies to support the economy. There are many ways these programs can help small businesses, from improving downtown storefronts to creating new jobs. Below, explore several programs that are currently supporting businesses and communities throughout the U.S. Evanston Small Business…

The Justice Department has issued a final rule to improve accessibility for people with disabilities on websites and mobile apps. This rule, published on April 24, requires state and local governments to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards within two to three years, based on population size. Websites and apps of public…

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the availability of low-interest federal disaster loans for Texas businesses and residents following President Biden’s major disaster declaration. This declaration addresses the impacts of Hurricane Beryl, which affected Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, and Wharton counties from July…

AT&T is addressing an incident involving the illegal download of customer data. The company is working closely with law enforcement to apprehend those responsible. In April, AT&T discovered thatcustomer data was illegally accessed from a third-party cloud platform. An investigation, involving leading cybersecurity experts, was launched to determine the extent of the breach. AT&T has…

Exploring both public and private grants is very important for small businesses to maximize funding opportunities. Public grants often provide foundational financial support and access to resources, while private grants can offer specialized assistance, such as technology upgrades or marketing services. By applying for both, businesses can benefit from a wider range of financial aid and…

Small businesses around the U.S. are negatively impacted by crime. But in at least one city, small businesses can also be part of the solution. Washington, D.C. Police Chief Pamela Smith recently spoke about a new city program at the 2024 Potomac Conference on Public Safety. Much of the discussion at the event centered around…

Fireworks are a huge part of many summer celebrations, but they can also cause serious damage if used improperly. Unfortunately, one small business in Arlington, Virginia, was the victim of improper use of fireworks during this Independence Day week, causing a huge fire that destroyed nearly everything the business had. Wheel Repair Pro, an auto…

Many small businesses are still having trouble filling open jobs, according to a recent report from the National Federation of Independent Business. According to the organization’s June Jobs Report, 37 percent of small businesses had an opening that they couldn’t fill during the month. That’s actually a five point decrease from May, but is still…

The recent NATO summit in Washington D.C. brought both ups and downs for local businesses. Since this type of event comes with incredibly stringent security procedures, businesses within the barricaded security zone were essentially unable to operate. Employees, customers, and vendors were generally unable to reach these businesses due to closed streets and security measures.…

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