In the News: Grants up to $15,500 From Public and Private Organizations


The issues grants want to address vary greatly depending on who is providing the funding. And whether they are public or private organizations, there are specific challenges they want to help entrepreneurs with. That is why small business owners should always be on the lookout for available grants in their community or industry.

The grants available this week are no different. From ARPA-related grants to Alibaba, Hello Alice, the Small Business Administration, and others, there are several opportunities to be had. Take a look at the following grants.

From $200 million in grants available to early-stage businesses in New York to ARPA funds helping with business innovation and support, and state trade expansion program grants, you can apply for a number of grants across the country. More details are below:

In the private sector, Alibaba is offering $10,000 in cash and $5,000 in logistics to help small businesses as part of its Manifest Grants Program. The grant also gives winners mentorships with business leaders to keep their companies growing.

On a related topic, find out the many different types of grants that are available to you as a small business owner. Get informed so you can apply for the right grants to give you a better chance for winning these funds.

Small Business News Roundup – September 23, 2022

This week’s roundup from Small Business Trends includes the House hearing on the right to repair and more:

House Hears About the Right to Repair

The House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development held a hybrid hearing on “Right to Repair and What it Means for Entrepreneurs” on Wednesday.

Jobs for the Future Asks Congress to Help Promote Youth Apprenticeship and Workforce Development

Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems has called on the US congress to step up efforts to expand youth workforce development and expand diversity and small business engagement.

Mastercard Makes a Prediction on 2022 Holiday Retail Sales

The Mastercard SpendingPulse annual holiday forecast is predicting that U.S. retail sales will increase 7.1% year over year, excluding automotive sales. 2022 Holiday Retail Sales Forecast from Mastercard The forecast measured in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, and it is not adjusted for inflation.

Amazon Gives Veeqo Shipping Software Free to Sellers

Amazon has announced that it is offering Veeqo, a multi-channel shipping software built to simplify, expedite fulfillment, and lower delivery costs for free to sellers. Earlier in May Amazon had acquired Veeqo, a software that helps sellers cut shipping costs while increasing the speed of fulfilling customer orders.

Brent Leary on Partnering with Amazon for the Last Mile

Recently, Small Business Trends Executive Editor Shawn Hessinger spoke with Brent Leary, Managing Partner at CRM Essentials, about his visit to Atlanta’s Amazon delivery station and the importance that small businesses play in the company’s last-mile service.

SBA Partners with Operation HOPE to Promote Entrepreneurship in Underserved Communities

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has joined forces with Operation HOPE to promote the recently signed Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM).

DOJ Creates Strike Force Teams to Investigate PPP Loan, EIDL Loan Fraud

The Department of Justice recently announced three new Strike Force teams to combat and prevent fraud associated with Covid-19 relief funds.

Gas Prices Now 50 Cents Shy of Last Year’s Price

The average retail price for a gallon of gas has reached $3.677 falling by just a little over three cents in the past week, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Across the nation, gas prices fluctuated from as high as $5.447 to a low of $ 3.103. Over the past weeks, gas prices have seen prices go down from 13 cents to 1 cent across the nation.

How a Graduate School Dropout Built the $100 MBA

I have always wondered if formal college and graduate school education were worth the price that an individual must pay especially at such an early stage in their career. The investment is oversized with the only bigger cost in life being buying a home.

Here’s a Chance to Own a Ninja-Based Business

The growing pains of starting a business are full of challenges, but they also provide incredible learning opportunities. Whether you want to skip that step or you are a seasoned entrepreneur looking to take an existing company to the next level, buying an established business is the way to go. The top 10 businesses for sale in September can make that happen.

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.