Fiserv, Inc. (fiserv.com), a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, including the popular Clover® point of sale and business management platform used by hundreds of thousands of small and mid-sized businesses, is lending a helping hand to Nebraska small businesses with the launch of the Fiserv Back2Business program in the state.
Back2Business connects diverse small businesses with critical resources, including complimentary small business coaching, leading technology solutions such as Clover, and community partnerships. The program will award approximately $1 million in grants to minority-owned small businesses in Nebraska, with up to $10,000 awarded to individual businesses.
Eligible small businesses may apply for a Back2Business grant to assist with payroll, rent or lease payments, technology or equipment purchases, or premise redesign. Merchants must have revenues of less than $1 million annually; be founded prior to January 1, 2021; and have fewer than 11 total employees (including the owner). Applications are now being accepted at aeoworks.org/fiserv.
“Small businesses are facing challenges such as rising costs, supply chain disruptions, and labor shortages, which are forcing many entrepreneurs to adapt to new ways of operating,” said Neil Wilcox, head of corporate social responsibility at Fiserv. “We want to help address these challenges by supporting small businesses in Omaha, Lincoln, and throughout Nebraska, a state more than 5,000 Fiserv associates call home.”
On June 17, ahead of Juneteenth weekend, Fiserv launched its Back2Business program in Nebraska with the presentation of grants to three black-owned small business based in North Omaha. Those receiving grants were Ashlei Spivey of Best Burger (bestburgeromaha.com), Gladys Harrison of Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering (bigmamaskitchen.com), and Tim Collins of TC Lifestyle Fit (tcomaha.com), a small business specializing in coaching fitness sessions and programs helping clients transform their bodies and lifestyles.
Fiserv has a significant presence in Nebraska, with locations in Omaha and Lincoln. In addition to Nebraska, Fiserv has sponsored the Back2Business program in New York, Milwaukee, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington D.C. To date, Fiserv has presented more than 1,500 grants to small businesses through the program. Learn more at fiserv.com.