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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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Inside the mind of an entrepreneur

Andrea Salgado
Founder, Sailor Coffee

Amy Yeung
Founder, Orenda Tribe

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When the economy stumbled, these Black entrepreneurs rose up
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Making supply chains more inclusive and secure
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A pandemic, then a pivot. Now this Black entrepreneur is empowering others
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Surviving 2021 required reinventing everything from burritos to banking
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Tips to help small businesses thrive despite COVID-19 tremors
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This small business repurposes electronics waste — and gives people with autism more purpose
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In Indonesia, mentors are helping turn entrepreneurial spirit into business success
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This chef found creativity and a new business in the middle of the pandemic
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In Mexico, digital ‘angels’ teach women lifelong business skills
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Great adaptations: How small businesses can beat back big challenges
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For Madrid’s hospitality industry, hope and anxiety are on the menu
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Q&A with Bank of America: How small businesses are changing
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Lifting up minority-owned brands, one brunch box at a time
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4 ways governments can help small businesses flourish in a post-COVID world
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How open banking is giving a San Diego coffee roastery the jolt of capital to thrive
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Elevating Atlanta’s Black entrepreneurs takes a ‘Village’
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How restaurant owners can protect themselves from takeout fake-outs
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Taking it to go: A coffee entrepreneur’s pandemic lessons
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How I became the investor of my dreams
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Standing up startups: Advice from eight women fintech founders
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Black-owned restaurants have supported their neighbors. Now they need help
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A small D.C. daycare takes its first steps to recovery
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How DA SPOT NYC pivoted to survive the pandemic
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This Brooklyn lunch spot cooks up career paths for refugees — and a mean biscuit too
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Davos Agenda: How to help small businesses survive the digital revolution
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This leadership program helped an entrepreneur in Honduras weather the pandemic
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How an entrepreneur transformed her small business – and helped others – during COVID-19
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The urgency of unlocking capital for underserved businesses
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How the mobile payment revolution in Thailand is empowering a generation of entrepreneurs

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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.