Mastercard Strives To Close Gap On Small Business Digitalization

Small and micro-businesses have been hit hardest by Covid, and, with less access to digital tools, … [+] have less chance of recovering quickly. Mastercard’s Strive initiative aims to close this gap, improve access to digital tools and training, and promote digital financial inclusion.

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Enterprises have taken big strides in digitalization over the past few years, using all manner of data-driven technologies to improve their operations and explore completely new ways of doing business. Small businesses, however, have been left chasing the heels of technological progress that large organizations are shouting about. The pandemic has only accelerated this digitalization inequality, with the largest businesses finding even more ways to profit from advanced technology and small businesses worldwide struggling to survive, let alone optimize their operations.

I spoke with Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth about…

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