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Empowering every business

Small business is the connective tissue of our global economy, serving as the arterial vein through which goods, services and livelihoods flow. But figuring out the rules of engagement in a post-pandemic world is complicated for even the savviest entrepreneurs. By empowering small businesses with digital payment solutions, data insights and the tools to more efficiently and securely run their enterprises, Mastercard is committed to helping entrepreneurs around the world not only recover but grow and thrive.


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Small Business Stories

Our video series showcases Mastercard's commitment of $250,000,000 to SMEs around the world and how businesses are leveraging Mastercard's technology to meet today's Covid-19 challenges and tomorrow's opportunities ––featuring ideas and personal stories from the front lines including executives, thought leaders and everyday people making a difference.

Episode 1

Porush Singh

With an estimated 65 – 70 million SMEs in India that contribute to 35% of the region’s GDP, Mastercard is making a commitment of $10MM (part of a $250MM commitment globally.) Division President for South Asia, Porush Singh explains how Mastercard’s variety of digital, security and payment solutions are being put to work to help small businesses at a time they need it most.

Episode 2

Fabrizio Burlando

Mastercard Data and Services is a key part of Mastercard’s commitment of $250MM to SMEs globally during Covid-19 and beyond. EVP, Advisors Consulting, Fabrizio Burlando speaks of his deep personal relationship with small business and how ShopOpenings.com’s real-time platform is helping customers connect with businesses in a timely and meaningful way.

Episode 3

Jess Turner

Small business is responsible for 47% of all U.S. jobs, so keeping this ecosystem running is critical during Covid-19 and beyond. Mastercard has committed $250MM to SME’s and is leaning in to support even further with innovative platforms like Digital Doors and Mastercard Send — helping businesses get secure, get digital and get paid.

Episode 4

Sandeep Malhotra

Providing Small Businesses with technology to facilitate payment transactions is critical to a retailer’s survival. As part of Mastercard’s commitments of $250MM to SME’s globally, Sandeep Malhotra of Products and Innovation, Asia Pacific explains how businesses are leveraging Mastercard tools like Simplify Commerce, QR and SoftPOS to get digital, get capital and get paid.