Month: September 2020

We are far from the days when banking tasks meant driving to a branch, waiting in long lines, filling out deposit or withdrawal forms, and conducting business face-to-face. Now, thanks to online business banking, you can manage all your small business needs quickly and easily through your computer or mobile device. Digital banking has completely
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CEO and Founder of dataPlor, human verified small business data in LATAM.  getty In the first quarter of 2020, my company, which specializes in human-verified small-business data in emerging markets, pivoted to begin offering a database product to the market at large. Achieving this took deep internal analysis to determine if we had the best team
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ESET just launched its ESET Remote Workforce Offer. This bundle of security products can help small and medium-sized businesses prevent ransomware and malicious threats to protect remote workers. Remote Work and Security: The bundle is specially designed to address the challenges businesses are facing with remote workers and digital security. ESET says the evolving cybersecurity
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The Institute of Internal Auditors has begun its formal search for a successor to longtime president and CEO Richard Chambers. The IIA announced in July that Chambers plans to step down March 31, 2021, after 12 years at the helm of the organization and said it would begin an immediate search (see story). On Wednesday,
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By Jay Hartenbach, co-founder and CEO of Medterra CBD. getty I’ve read many articles about how to start a company with your “life-changing idea.” It goes like this: A scrappy entrepreneur has a life-changing idea, creates a business plan and hires the top talent. Together, they sail off into the sunset with all their riches. This
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Svetikd | Getty Images More than one-third of the American workforce freelance amid the Covid-19 pandemic, contributing $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, a study by Upwork revealed Tuesday. This was a 22% increase since 2019 and it was fueled in part by an influx of younger, highly-skilled professionals seeking flexible alternatives to traditional employment. 
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Young business woman working selling online. Entrepreneur owner using smartphone or laptop taking … [+] receive and checking online purchase shopping order to preparing pack product box. Packing goods for delivery to customer. Online selling. E-commerce. Online Shopping getty For many people, the Coronavirus pandemic has been a chance to reassess their life choices. For
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“Shark Tank” investor Daymond John told CNBC on Tuesday that he believes his new effort with Lowe’s to help diverse entrepreneurs can have widespread appeal — and a big impact.  “You can get a million applicants, hopefully. I want people to step up to this,” he said on “Squawk on the Street.” ”When you talk about diversity … you’re
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AppZen has announced the launch of Mastermind Analytics, its Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven audit solution. AppZen’s expense report auditing solution combines computer vision, deep learning, and natural language processing to automate expense report auditing and detect intentional and accidental compliance issues and fraud.   Mastermind Analytics provides a complete overview of individual transactions as well as
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Victims of the Oregon wildfires that began on Sept. 7 now have until January to file various federal individual and business returns and make tax payments. The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as qualifying for individual assistance. Currently this includes Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane,
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Whether businesses are a franchise or corporation is a definition that can be traced back to their origins. Originally someone owned a successful business or parent company. That person wanted the business to grow and had to decide the best way to do it. Should the parent company expand by opening and running additional businesses?
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A store displays a sign before closing down permanently in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images States are poised to raise taxes on businesses starting next year and cut jobless benefits for workers as the coronavirus-fueled downturn continues to stress unemployment systems around the country. Industries like bars and restaurants that were hit hardest
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Starting a business after retirement is a growing trend. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 25% of workers between 50-59 are self-employed. Of those ages 65-69, 46% are self-employed. And 68% of those between 75-79 are too. All of these groups have higher rates of self-employment than those under 50, where just
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Small-business owners tend to realize almost immediately how different their businesses are to run from large corporations. For success, a small business needs to adopt its own strategies that work with limited available resources. From figuring out how to find and develop new talent to discussing how to expand the business’s reach, small-business entrepreneurs have
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