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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Innovation to support digitalization of vulnerable small businesses in Brazilian favelas

Innovation to support digitalization of vulnerable small businesses in Brazilian favelas

Strive Community recently announced a program to support the digitalization of 500,000 small businesses across up to 5,000 favelas in Brazil.
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A program to support the digitalization of 500,000 small businesses in favelas across Brazil

A program to support the digitalization of 500,000 small businesses in favelas across Brazil

Announcing a program to support 500,000 small businesses in favelas across Brazil On August 30, 2022 Strive Community announced that it will support the digitalization of 500,000 micro-enterprises in favelas across Brazil.
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The importance of segmenting small businesses to enable better finance

The importance of segmenting small businesses to enable better finance

CGAP recently published a focus note that highlights the importance of segmentation to better meet the formal financial needs of small businesses.
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Lessons on building digital supply chain finance solutions for small businesses in Africa

Lessons on building digital supply chain finance solutions for small businesses in Africa

In this report, Accion shares lessons from three key African markets on how to enhance and scale digitally-enabled supply chain finance solutions to accelerate the growth of small businesses.
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New evidence on the effectiveness of SMS training for micro-retailers

New evidence on the effectiveness of SMS training for micro-retailers

Improving business practices by learning new skills is a key way to enable micro and small entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
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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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