|2021 Robust Retail Grant Open
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is accepting applications for the 2021 Robust Retail Citywide grant for DC retail businesses with 25 or fewer employees. DSLBD intends to award up to $7,500 per business to 106 businesses from the total $800,000 in available funding for Fiscal Year 2021. To learn more and apply click here by January 28th, 2021.
5 Things in Tech This Week
Here are five things in technology that happened recently and how they affect your business.
- Amazon Web Services revealed what caused the major outage last week.
- Shopify merchants generated record sales of $5.1 billion over the holiday weekend.
- Small businesses that pivoted to e-commerce saw record sales during Black Friday weekend.
- Small business digital platform GoSite landed $40 million.
- Microsoft Teams got an overhauled calling interface, CarPlay support, and more.
Learn how this could impact your business, from Forbes.
MusiCares' COVID Relief
For those in the music industry, life remains uncertain as the global pandemic continues to devastate the landscape. As we enter the holiday season, growing needs are emerging for music people, including support for basic necessities. MusiCares' mission is to support the music community in times of need. Find out more here.