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  • Small business heroes: Steph Vitori stays strong to keep business cooking

    April 17, 2020, 2:52 PM Eastern Time

    Her business may be cheeseburgers, but her passion lies in entrepreneurship. Nearly 20 years ago Stephanie Vitori bought the restaurant where she first worked as a driver, and she’s never looked back. Two food trucks, countless customers and dozens of celebrity endorsements later, Cheeseburger Baby has become a South Florida staple for tourists and locals alike.

    Like all businesses, the onslaught of COVID-19 has been extremely difficult. Vitori estimates daily orders decreased from 500 to 50 in…

  • Visa and IFundWomen award four grants to women-led small businesses

    April 26, 2020, 1:07 PM Eastern Time

    Overnight the global pandemic has changed the way we live and work. It’s no doubt that small businesses are one of the hardest hit sectors. More than ever, access to capital and funding is critical for these businesses to survive during this incredibly challenging time.

    To help small business owners – particularly female entrepreneurs who already face funding challenges – Visa and IFundWomen partnered to provide $10,000 grants to U.S. based, women-led small businesses, with plans for global expansion…

  • Advancing small businesses and women entrepreneurs every day

    April 07, 2020, 5:40 PM Eastern Time

     

    Small and micro-businesses are facing an unprecedented challenge in light of COVID-19. In the U.S., nearly two-thirds have temporarily closed or are planning to so in the next two weeks1. Around the world, small and micro-businesses account for more than 90% of global businesses and 50-60% of global employment2. Supporting these small and micro-businesses to help get our world moving again has never been more critical.

    Earlier this week, the Visa Foundation announced two programs totaling…

  • Ignore the naysayers and other barrier-breaking advice from women in tech

    March 10, 2020, 6:01 PM Eastern Time

     

    Women are becoming their own bosses at an increasing rate yet so many are underfunded. Women receive just 7 percent of venture funds for their startups.[1] The Visa Everywhere Initiative is one way that Visa is shining a light on women-owned businesses and their economic potential. The global competition landed at New York Fashion Week last February with five inspiring women in the fashion and tech startup space competing for a $25,000 prize. The first female to coach in the…

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