Visa (NYSE:V), alongside nearly 20 leading small business solution providers, launched Visa Small Business Hub, a new online resource for small businesses to build stronger customer relationships and expand their businesses.
With a focus on how to start, run and grow a strong, digitally-enabled business, Visa Small Business Hubs are now live in more than 20 countries and tailored to each region’s unique SMB needs. Each Small Business Hub delivers a broad range of tools, special partner offers and actionable tips that business owners can easily implement to improve their businesses.
The U.S. Visa Small Business Hub offers centralized access to information and Visa partners that focus on three main stages of the small business lifecycle:
– Starting Your Business. Beyond the initial big idea or plan to offer a new service, starting a business involves figuring out funding, assessing start-up costs, attracting customers, among other steps. The Visa Small Business Hub offers information and tools useful at this stage, and help from Visa partners including 3dcart, PayPal, Shift4 Payments, Tailor Brand, Wix.com and WordPress.com, as well as Visa’s own small business payments platform Authorize.Net.
– Running Your Business. Visa Small Business Hub has tools to help manage finances, start selling online or tips on converting more browsers into buyers. Deluxe, FreshBooks, Lendio, Plastiq, Shopify and Wave provide deals, as well as educational resources, about financing, expenses and more.
– Growing Your Business with reputation management and marketing tools to drive sales and help build lasting customer connections particularly in a digital world. Source support comes from Facebook Blueprint, Magnet by Figg, Trustpilot, Womply and Yelp.