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Small Business News | TikTok partners with Black Girl Ventures, Swedish tradition enhancing office culture, inflation impacting major cities

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TikTok and Black Girl Ventures have partnered to award $50,000 in grants to small businesses to help them collaborate with content creators.TikTok Partners with Black Girl Ventures on new grant [Deadline Feb. 29]
TikTok and Black Girl Ventures are partnering on a new grant that will empower Black entrepreneurs and improve equity in accessing capital. The Innovate Together Grant Program will provide a combined $50,000 in funds to 12 small businesses, with grants ranging from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $10,000. Read More

Businesses around the world are adopting fika, the Swedish practice of taking a group coffee break, to boost productivity and lower stress.How the Swedish fika tradition is revolutionizing office culture
Experts are heralding the benefits of fika, a Swedish tradition that has been shown to boost employee productivity and lower stress in professional environments. Fika, coming from the Swedish word for coffee, is the practice of taking a collective coffee break once or even twice a day while at work. Read More

Inflation continues to climb on a national level, but locally, consumer price increases vary based on local economic factors and policy.
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How inflation is affecting metropolitan cities across the country
Inflation remains an economic obstacle for many, but new research indicates the impact on consumers and business owners may vary heavily depending on location. A new study by financial services platform WalletHub has unveiled the best and worst regions in terms of inflation, highlighting the uneven effects of economic headwinds on different locales. Read More

Post-holiday small business sales were stable from December, with retail outpacing other sectors as food service fell behind.Small business sales flat in January, consumer spending shifts
January was a strong month for small businesses thanks to stable consumer demand and cooling economic concerns, according to the latest Fiserv Small Business Index report. Despite marking the close of the holiday season, January’s small business sales were nearly identical to December’s, rising only 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, last month’s sales were 1.7% higher than in early 2023. Read More

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for ASBN. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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