Heard on the Street: Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, Facebook on supporting small business, and the racial savings gap

By September 14, 2021 Heard on the Street

Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:

Verizon, Next Street launch small-business support program: The Verizon Small Business Digital Ready program will focus on women- and minority-owned businesses in under-resourced communities.

Sheryl Sandberg: How Facebook can help small businesses weather the pandemic: Facebook and other large businesses have an important role to play in helping small businesses not just survive the pandemic but thrive.

Expectations Vs. Realities Of Securing Alternative Finance As A Small-Business Owner: Alternative financing options like invoice finance (or receivables finance) have emerged as a boon throughout the pandemic, despite existing in various forms, similar to factoring, for decades.

Closing the racial savings gap: The workplace retirement plan has been a success — for those that have access. Unfortunately, far too many working Americans still lack access to a retirement plan at work — a retirement plan coverage “gap” that is particularly pronounced in the Black and Latinx communities.