Empowering small businesses for a digital future

Small businesses are key to inclusive growth. Yet many are struggling to adapt to rapid digital transformation, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. Strive Community is equipping five million small businesses with innovative digital solutions to enable them to build resilience and grow.

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When small businesses thrive our local communities and economies thrive, but when they struggle, the impact is widespread. What small business owners need right now is partners who listen to them and develop innovative solutions that help them grow in the wake of the pandemic. That’s what makes programs like Strive so critical today and tomorrow.

Michael Miebach

CEO, Mastercard

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How digital innovators plug the holes in the small business support ecosystem

How digital innovators plug the holes in the small business support ecosystem

Last month, Strive Community announced the grant recipients of its inaugural Innovation Fund.
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Digitalizing rural small businesses in agriculture and tourism: Policy strategies from a case study…

Digitalizing rural small businesses in agriculture and tourism: Policy strategies from a case study…

Digitalizing rural small businesses in agriculture and tourism: Policy strategies from a case study of Thailand Rural small businesses in the agriculture and tourism sectors are major contributors to economic growth in many countries and were some of the worst hit during the pandemic.
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New Global Findex data highlights the potential for digital merchant payments to deepen financial…

New Global Findex data highlights the potential for digital merchant payments to deepen financial…

New Global Findex data highlights the potential for digital merchant payments to deepen financial inclusion The World Bank has released its latest Global Findex Database, which contains updated indicators on financial services and digital payments.
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Consult, Design, Test, Repeat

Consult, Design, Test, Repeat

Agile and Human-Centered Digital Training Development for Micro- and Small Enterprises The following is a guest article by TechnoServe, which offers practical insights on agile and human-centered development approaches to designing digital training content for micro- and small enterprises.
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Strive Innovation Fund winners announced!

Strive Innovation Fund winners announced!

Meet the innovators testing new digital solutions to strengthen small businesses.

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Increased use of digital payments in Latin America and the Caribbean: An opportunity for merchants…

Increased use of digital payments in Latin America and the Caribbean: An opportunity for merchants…

Increased use of digital payments in Latin America and the Caribbean: An opportunity for merchants and DFS providers At the peak of the pandemic, about 50 million consumers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) adopted in-store digital merchant payments for the first time in a region where cash has ruled for years, a recent World Bank survey found.
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