At Fiserv, we have a proud history of supporting millions of small businesses across a wide range of sectors. Many of these businesses have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects are even more acute for minority-owned small businesses.
That’s why we’re giving back to help get small businesses Back2Business. The program is a multi-pronged initiative to strengthen small businesses in targeted communities through financial support, business expertise, leading technology solutions such as the popular Clover point-of-sale platform from Fiserv, strategic partnerships and community engagement.
Our Back2Business program began with our CEO Frank Bisignano paying a special visit to a trio of minority-owned small businesses. Frank was joined by local community leaders to personally deliver Back2Business grants and access to small business consulting services.
Brown Butter, Brooklyn Tea and Daddy Greens were selected by Fiserv and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce as minority-owned small businesses heavily impacted by the pandemic. They each received a $10,000 Back2Business grant, complimentary business coaching, access to technology and connection to local resources to help their business get back to business and actively serve the Brooklyn community.
On Thursday, September 17, the Clover Traveling Tech Team once again put the pedal to the metal as it rolled into City Hall in sunny Coral Springs, Florida. We were joined by several local community leaders who participated in the event as Fiserv presented Back2Business grants to Hyacinth Jones, owner and chef of Achsah's Jamaican Restaurant, and Judith and Mike Able, co-owners of Swirl Wine Bistro.
The Clover Traveling Tech Team cruised into Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, September 24. Fiserv President of Merchant Joint Ventures and Acquirer Processing Kim Crawford Goodman presented Back2Business recovery grants to small minority-owned businesses with strong ties to the Atlanta community: Angela Watts of RAGTRADE ATLANTA and Mario Johnson of The Beverly.
We recently visited our headquarters hometown of Milwaukee and home of Fiserv Forum to hand-deliver Back2Business grants. Confectionately Yours, Twisted Plants, Power Moves MKE and Heaven’s Table BBQ received grants for the innovative ways they plan to take their businesses from survive to thrive and for actively serving the Milwaukee community. Along the way, we were accompanied by local news crew TMJ4 Milwaukee.
In the weeks and months to come, support from the Back2Business program will extend to other small businesses with more locations to follow: