Small business is the connective tissue of our global economy, serving as the arterial vein through which goods, services and livelihoods flow. By empowering small businesses with digital payment solutions, data insights and the tools to more efficiently and securely run their enterprises, Mastercard is committed to helping entrepreneurs around the world grow and thrive.
Women entrepreneurs face unique barriers to success, from challenges in obtaining funding to inadequate access to basic financial services and tools, but a world that works better for women creates limitless possibilities for us all. That’s why Mastercard is committed to building an inclusive digital economy where everyone prospers and providing these women-owned small businesses with solutions that can help them grow and thrive. By harnessing technology, philanthropy and its network of partners, we’ve reached 25 million women entrepreneurs, with more work and support to continue.
Hear from four of our partners to learn how we are empowering small and medium enterprises to build, grow and protect their business. Discover what's possible when you partner with Mastercard.
Founder, Kicks Mix Books
Founder, Busayo NYC
Founder, Sailor Coffee
Founder, Orenda Tribe
With an estimated 65 – 70 million SMEs in India that contribute to 35% of the region’s GDP, Mastercard is making a commitment of $10MM (part of a $250MM commitment globally.) Division President for South Asia, Porush Singh explains how Mastercard’s variety of digital, security and payment solutions are being put to work to help small businesses at a time they need it most.
Mastercard Data and Services is a key part of Mastercard’s commitment of $250MM to SMEs globally during Covid-19 and beyond. EVP, Advisors Consulting, Fabrizio Burlando speaks of his deep personal relationship with small business and how ShopOpenings.com’s real-time platform is helping customers connect with businesses in a timely and meaningful way.
Small business is responsible for 47% of all U.S. jobs, so keeping this ecosystem running is critical during Covid-19 and beyond. Mastercard has committed $250MM to SME’s and is leaning in to support even further with innovative platforms like Digital Doors and Mastercard Send — helping businesses get secure, get digital and get paid.
Providing Small Businesses with technology to facilitate payment transactions is critical to a retailer’s survival. As part of Mastercard’s commitments of $250MM to SME’s globally, Sandeep Malhotra of Products and Innovation, Asia Pacific explains how businesses are leveraging Mastercard tools like Simplify Commerce, QR and SoftPOS to get digital, get capital and get paid.