Celebrating Small Businesses with PayPal Small Business Month

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Why Are Small Businesses So Important for the Economy and How Can We Help Them? As part of the PayPal Small Business Month campaign, Amit Mathradas, General Manager of PayPal's North American Small Business conducted a nationwide media tour in association with D S Simon Media and Your Update.TV

Small businesses play a critical role in the global economy. Entrepreneurs create jobs and foster healthy local economies, which leads to a more vibrant national economy. They contribute to local causes, have relationships with their neighbors and are the foundation of the community. We also recognize that not all small businesses have the same issues or dynamics. Some work 9-to-5 while others operate outside traditional business hours. With all of this in mind, it is vital that the public and private sector work to foster an environment where technology and innovation help deliver small business success around the world.

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/xrMWdqIqxhk

PayPal is announcing the inaugural PayPal Small Business Month. Taking place throughout the month of May and continuing the momentum of National Small Business Week, we are working with non-profits, trade associations and other companies that share our mission of empowering small businesses and helping them grow. We are working with organizations across the country to bring a new level of engagement to small and underserved businesses and their communities.

PayPal will be hosting and sponsoring several events in partnership with organizations that prioritize unique small business communities – including the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, Bunker Labs, Kiva, SharpHeels, and Walker’s Legacy. We will be hosting and sponsoring events across communities including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Omaha, Oakland, Portland (Ore.), Washington D.C. and more.

Each event will include workshops that will educate small businesses on a range of issues, like getting access to finance, leveraging digital tools that can enable growth, and sharing strategies for competing globally.

For more information on PayPal Small Business Month visit: PayPal.com/Stories

About PayPal:
Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 237 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media (http://www.dssimon.com). It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

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