Grant funds offered to business owners hurt by flooding | News

Haywood Strong Disaster Relief Fund will be offering flood relief for business owners impacted by Tropical Storm Fred.

The fund is one of the initiatives created by the Haywood Business Support Task Force, a collaboration between the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), The Mountain West Partnership (MWP), WCU and UNCA Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC), Mountain Bizworks (MB), and Haywood Community College Small Business Center (HCC-SBC).

In addition to the relief fund program, the task force will provide comprehensive information, printed resources, and town hall meetings.

The relief fund is made possible through a partnership with Mountain Bizworks, a 501(c)(3) community development financial institution that serves as a vehicle for a wide range of community development needs.

The program is set up to award qualified businesses with a small grant. There is a task force set up to review applications and initiate awards every two weeks within a

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Trade Ledger supercharges business loan approval speeds, delivering 90% reduction in ‘time to yes’ in ScotPac asset finance pilot | News

LONDON, Sept. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Global digital lending platform innovator, Trade Ledger, has joined forces with ScotPac, Australia and New Zealand’s largest non-bank SME lender, to create a market-leading origination and underwriting experience for business funding. The partnership demonstrates the game-changing scope of the Trade Ledger platform for business lenders and their customers, dramatically reducing application turnaround times.

ScotPac is using Trade Ledger’s data-driven lending platform to unlock all types of working capital and business lending products for SMEs who cannot always easily access finance. The Trade Ledger platform was piloted on ScotPac’s asset finance offering and has been a hit with business owners and brokers, achieving a 90% reduction in application turnaround time and a 300% growth in new business volume in the past 12 months.

“Our technology and business data insight, paired with business finance experts like ScotPac, is accelerating and transforming business finance – focusing

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Free webinars assist with using QuickBooks | Local News

HICKORY — The Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center will present two free webinars to assist small businesses and start-ups with using QuickBooks to track their finances.

The Small Business Center will present a no-cost “Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop” webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9-11 a.m. This webinar gets new and existing small business owners started with QuickBooks, focusing on navigating the home page, using QuickBooks lists, and the chart of accounts.

The Small Business Center will present a no-cost “Intermediate QuickBooks Desktop” webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 9-11 a.m. This intermediate webinar covers more complex transactions, including receiving payments and paying bills; managing accounts receivable and accounts payable; reconciling bank and credit card accounts; and how to generate financial reports.

There is no charge to participate in these webinars, and registered participants will receive a link to join the program from their computer. To register or

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SBA announces $150,000 to fund Women’s Business Center in Tulsa | Business News

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In consideration of the public health concerns due to the Coronavirus pandemic, SBA will establish a Virtual Business Recovery Center to provide personalized assistance to business owners on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the availability of $150,000 for a new grant opportunity for established and aspiring women’s organizations to provide outcome-oriented business services for women entrepreneurs in Tulsa.

The purpose of the funding opportunity is to provide grant dollars for one nonprofit organization to start a new, community-based Women’s Business Center in Tulsa.

The successful applicant will receive a renewable annual grant award of $150,000.

In June, President Joe Biden visited Tulsa to make an announcement to support contracting opportunities for small disadvantaged business owners, increasing the federal contracting commitment to 15 percent.

“In alignment with the President’s mission to increase contracting and business opportunities for small businesses across the nation, our

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