How a TikTok Ban May Impact Small Businesses

The launch of TikTok Shop led to significant sales growth for small and medium-sized businesses, such as Michelle Silva’s Kali Rose Boutique which is mentioned in this CBS News piece. The potential ban of TikTok in the United States poses a threat to these businesses’ revenue streams and could lead to layoffs and economic consequences, prompting concerns among business owners and experts about the impact on the digital ecosystem and economy.

Documentary “Show Her The Money”

“Show Her The Money” is a documentary that addresses the plight of women entrepreneurs who aren’t getting their share of venture capital. The film follows four visionary founders as they endure uphill battles to turn their ideas into reality.  After an award-winning film festival run, the movie has embarked on a 50-city grassroots global tour. To learn more about how to catch a screening, see this link.

Small Business Optimism Index Hits 11-Year Low

Small business confidence reached its lowest point in over 11 years this past March. According to a report from the National Federation of Independent Business, concerns about persistent inflation are weighing heavily on small business owners. Despite some indicators suggesting a decrease in inflation, rising costs, particularly in input and labor, remain a significant issue for small businesses, leading to widespread anticipation of further price hikes and increased compensation.

Tory Burch Foundation in Partnership with Bank of America Launches Virtual Program to Support Women Entrepreneurs

The Tory Burch Foundation, in collaboration with Bank of America, is intensifying its support for female entrepreneurs by launching a new virtual program offering webinars, business resources, and networking tools, while also celebrating a milestone of deploying over $100 million to more than 5,500 female founders through increased loan access, aiming to address the capital hurdle faced by women in business and emphasizing the economic impact of empowering female entrepreneurs. Read more about the initiative in this article in Inc.