Fanbank

1351 3rd St Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Fanbank technology is the first commerce automation platform created specifically for the sales needs of Main Street Businesses. Built from forty years of payments infrastructure, twenty years of mobile and geo-fencing capabilities and ten years of social engagement platforms, Fanbank's small business sales technology helps attract local shoppers and facilitate a complete, modern sales cycle for local, independent businesses. 

The Fanbank Community is an expert network exclusively for the benefit of Main Street small businesses. As Main Street small businesses struggle to compete against Wall Street and the online aggregation power of Amazon, the Fanbank Community will provide advice and guidance to small businesses on how to utilize tools to compete and grow.

Highlights

Fanbank removes the traditional barriers to online commerce for businesses that sell in-person goods and services. Our platform automates customer communications and competitive offers, enables stored values using existing payment cards and point of sale solutions, and simplifies settlement. No new hardware or time is required. For small business owners, running a business is more than just a job. It's a way of life. The staff at local restaurants, boutique stores, gyms, flower shops, independent service specialists, and others all dedicate 24 hours a day to one thing - serving you. These are your neighbors, the ones who have spent decades honing their craft to provide quality products and top-notch service above all else. They are the building blocks of your community. When you buy from local businesses, everything is better. For everyone. Our automated platform handles the entire journey, from on-boarding and setup, through campaign launch, fulfillment, performance reporting and optimization. Take advantage of the connections to well-known brands to drive more attention for your business.

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10 WAYS SMALL BUSINESSES CAN COMBAT COVID-19

Coronavirus (or more specifically, COVID-19) has arrived in the US and it’s important for small businesses to act quickly to help slow the spread of the disease and to work to reduce the impact on daily operations. Keeping your business open and operating as usual must be balanced against important concerns for public safety. You don’t want to be THAT business in your local community that didn’t sufficiently protect your employees and / or customers. 

COVID-19 is going to have an impact on all businesses and at the national level, lawmakers have acted with H.R.6074 - Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 which was signed into law on March 6, 2020. The $8.3 billion bill provides emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. In addition to monies provided to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the bill provides supplemental appropriations for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to include loans for affected small businesses.  https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6074

Lawmakers have pressed SBA to Prepare Small Businesses for Coronavirus. According to a press release, on February 27, 2020, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, sent a letter to Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), requesting information on the agency’s plan to ensure small businesses are prepared to respond to potential disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

“As the situation continues to evolve, it is becoming clear that the threat of widespread transmission of COVID-19 could have severe economic impacts on small businesses and the U.S. economy as a whole,” the senators wrote. “For this reason, we urge you to take immediate action to ensure that small businesses and their employees are equipped to prepare for, and respond to, the anticipated spread of COVID-19 in order to reduce both short-term and long-term disruptions.”

The full text of the Rubio/Cardin letter is here: https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2020/2/rubio-cardin-urge-sba-to-prepare-small-businesses-for-coronavirus

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