Magic Johnson Getty Images With the future of small businesses in urban communities at risk, former National Basketball Association great Magic Johnson has stepped in to offer assistance. The CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises collaborated with MBE Capital Partners to offer $100 million in loans to minority- and women-owned companies hurt by stay-at-home orders due
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Sometimes, business transformation requires lots of time and effort. But in other instances, small shifts can make a big difference. Whether you’re improving your marketing plan or evaluating your business goals mid-year, here are some tips from members of the online small business community to help you make the most of your business transformations. Take
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The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation unit spent more than $1.3 million in fiscal year 2018 on undercover confidential operations, including travel costs, according to a new report. While those expenses were mostly backed up by sufficient documentation, the controls over them could be improved. The report, released Monday by the Treasury Inspector General for
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A&E (initialed after the two founders, Amra and Elma Beganovich, sisters best known by their first names) is a digital agency with a powerful portfolio of Fortune 500 companies as clients, including Netflix, Wells Fargo, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson. As influencers, Amra and Elma have over 2.2 million social followers (no, that
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YouTube has relaunched its premium advertising program, now called YouTube Select. The company made the announcement ahead of its Brandcast upfront presentation to advertisers next month. YouTube Select rolls up the program formerly known as Google Preferred and connected TV viewing into a global offering. Google Preferred allowed advertisers in select markets to target the
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As cities and states begin to reopen for business, franchisees are laying out their plans for operating in a new socially distanced world, where coronavirus remains a risk. Beyond worrying about the safety of workers and guests, there are potential liability concerns and the biggest question of all: will consumers feel safe enough to patronize restaurants,
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We have all heard of the advantages of getting up early. For one it allows us to have room to do more and squeeze extra activities into our daily routine. Several studies point to rising early can lead to success in one’s career, instills discipline, improve concentration and allows you to achieve higher levels of
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BKD CPAs & Advisors, a Top 20 Firm based in Springfield, Missouri, has acquired CampbellWilson LLP, a Dallas-based firm that focuses on health care regulatory consulting, effective June 1, 2020. The deal promises to increase BKD’s health care practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. BKD will be able to leverage CampbellWilson’s proprietary physician time study
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RPA, Accronym of Robotic Process Automation written in golden letters over black background with … [+] magnifying glass. 3D illustration. Getty This week FortressIQ announced a Series B funding round for $30 million. The lead investors included M12—which is Microsoft’s venture fund—and Tiger Global Manager.  The founder and CEO, Pankaj Chowdhry, got the inspiration for FortressIQ
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Getting the right kind of business insurance is important. It can help you to safeguard against a drop in sales, natural disasters and even unforeseen crises. Small Business Trends contacted Keith Moore of CyberPolicy to find out the types of business insurance your operation needs. Having the right type of insurance coverage is just as
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I believe many people are going to come out of this feeling that they want in their lives and need … [+] less. More, in terms of family, self-determination and well-being; and less in terms of things. Getty It was reported Wednesday that Wells Fargo retail analyst Ike Boruchow said 5 percent to 10 percent of
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Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban told CNBC on Thursday that he believes the stock market is overvalued, citing the uncertainty around consumer spending due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “I think it’s almost impossible to predict where consumer and corporate demand is going to come from,” he said on “Closing Bell.” ”And because of that, it’s hard to create a valuation
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Imagine that your soul mate arrived home from work excited about starting a new business. Imagine that the new business would involve picking up dog poop. In 1999, listening to talk radio during his work commute, Jacob D’Aniello heard a caller talking about a dog poop problem. Once home, he eagerly told his fiancé Susan
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How to make the most of working from home. Getty Images/iStockphoto-RgStudio By Julie Niehoff Even before COVID-19 hit, 4.7 million Americans worked from home. And now that number is astronomical, as many have been forced to stay home—some indefinitely, depending on their work situation. But with this new normal, chances are good that even when
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Offices of Cutera Inc. in Brisbane, Calif. Google Earth The largest public companies that tapped the government’s emergency relief fund for small businesses nearly all had ready access to other forms of capital, according to a CNBC analysis of filings. Even amid the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, these companies raised millions of dollars
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Today’s employees receive more than 576 emails annually, according to a recent report from GuideSpark, a provider of business communication solutions. That means your team has to sift through noise to find the critical messages. This can lead to missed messages, overwhelm, and confusion, which ultimately means less effective employees. How Communication Overload Affects Employee
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Over the past four months, virtually every CEO has needed to assume a new role as a wartime CEO. Ben Horowitz, general partner at top venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, defines “wartime” as an environment wherein companies are “fending off an existential threat”. Yet wartime today is unlike other wartimes in years past. Rather than
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