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SBA deadline is Jan. 28 for working capital loans to private nonprofit organizations in Kentucky - The Sentinel-Echo

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ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding Private NonProfit (PNP) organizations in Kentucky of the Jan. 28 deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications for damages caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides from Feb. 21 through March 21, 2018. PNPs located in the following counties are eligible to apply: Boyd, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Campbell, Carlisle, Carroll, Carter, Crittenden, Fulton, Gallatin, Grant, Graves, Greenup, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Jefferson, Kenton, Lawrence, Livingston, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Ohio, Owen, Pendleton, Spencer, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Washington and Webster in Kentucky. Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges. The SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help eligible non-critical PNP organizations meet their working

Small business calendar - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Small Business WEDNESDAY SCORE CONSULTATION: Discuss your small business opportunity with a counselor. 3-6 p.m. Free. Maple Grove Library, 8001 N. Main St., Maple Grove. 612-543-6450. THURSDAY BASIC BUSINESS STEPS SESSION: A representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration will speak. Registration required. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000. BUSINESS OWNER ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING: Registration required. the-meridian-group.com. 7:30 a.m.-noon. $99. Staybridge Suites, 5150 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. 952-942-8560. MONDAY, JAN. 7 ENTREPRENEURSHIP INFORMATION SESSION: Womenventure.org. 6-7 p.m. Free. WomenVenture, 2021 E. Hennepin Av., Suite 200, Mpls. 612-224-9540. TUESDAY, JAN. 8 LEGALCORPS, SCORE AND CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS CONSULTATIONS: Assistance to help navigate all aspects of planning or operating your small business. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.

Higher Health Insurance Costs for Small Businesses Coming in 2019? - Black Enterprise

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A recent ruling by a Texas federal judge insisting the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—otherwise known as Obamacare—is unconstitutional is potentially bad news for millions of small businesses, the national advocacy group Small Business Majority maintains. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor agreed with an alliance of 20 states that a change in tax law last year eliminating a penalty for not having health insurance nullified the overall ACA . ‘Obamacare’ will continue to remain in effect for now. The case could be appealed and possibly reach the U.S. Supreme Court, observers say. They say that process could take months or even years. The ruling occurred a day before the deadline for Americans to sign up for coverage in the federal insurance exchange created under the ACA. Roughly 11.8 million U.S. consumers enrolled in 2018 healthcare exchange plans, the federal agency Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported. The ruling has “no impact to current coverage or coverage in a 2019

Small business calendar - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Small Business WEDNESDAY SCORE CONSULTATION: Discuss your small business opportunity with a counselor. 3-6 p.m. Free. Maple Grove Library, 8001 N. Main St., Maple Grove. 612-543-6450. THURSDAY BASIC BUSINESS STEPS SESSION: A representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration will speak. Registration required. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000. BUSINESS OWNER ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING: Registration required. the-meridian-group.com. 7:30 a.m.-noon. $99. Staybridge Suites, 5150 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. 952-942-8560. MONDAY, JAN. 7 ENTREPRENEURSHIP INFORMATION SESSION: Womenventure.org. 6-7 p.m. Free. WomenVenture, 2021 E. Hennepin Av., Suite 200, Mpls. 612-224-9540. TUESDAY, JAN. 8 LEGALCORPS, SCORE AND CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS CONSULTATIONS: Assistance to help navigate all aspects of planning or operating your small business. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.

How to create multiple income streams for a small business - Business Insider

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When I first started my own business about four years ago, I had no clue what I really wanted to do. I knew that I could not build a sustainable business doing one-off projects. I needed to diversify my offerings and extend my professional reach. I needed to be one of those people who made money in my sleep. To be that person, I knew I needed multiple streams of income. For as long as I can remember, I've heard people say that the average millionaire has seven streams of income — so that was a good place to start. So, I started digging into what it took to start a successful business and I started seeing articles suggesting that the best thing to do was to market every skill I had that people would pay me for. A bonus just for you: Click here to claim 30 days of access to Business Insider PRIME Before I knew it, I was editing, ghostwriting, managing social media accounts, coaching freelancers, consulting on building brands, pitching myself and others for media features, and g

Hit-n-Run Food Stores chosen Growth Association's December Small Business of the Month - RiverBender.com

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SEE VIDEO BELOW: ALTON - Owners Dwight and Teresa Fowler were honored with the Growth Association's Small Business of the Month award for the month of December 2018. Though Hit-n-Run Food Stores offer a variety of services to the public, primarily known for their drive up service where one doesn’t have to leave their car to get what they want. There are six stores in the river bend area; two in Alton, and one each in Bethalto, East Alton, Granite City and Wood River. Depending on the store, you can find the following services: Car Wash facilities are available at the Bethalto and Wood River locations Gaming Parlors are available at East Alton and in Granite City. Gas is available at the Bethalto, North Alton and Wood River stores. Laundry Mats are available at the Bethalto, Upper Alton and Wood River locations. In every store you will find friendly and courteous employees. Small Business of the Month award winners are Growth Association members who have been nominated by

How to start, sustain a tie-and-dye business - The Punch

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Feyisayo Popoola Tie-and-dye is a hand method of producing patterns in textiles by tying portions of the fabric or yarn so that they will not absorb the dye. The process involves folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dye. The manipulation of the fabric prior to application of dye is called resist, as it partially or completely prevents the applied dye from colouring the fabric. More sophisticated tie-and-dyes involve additional steps, including an initial application of dye prior to the resist, multiple sequential dye and resist steps, and the use of other types of resists and discharge. Unlike regular resist-dyeing techniques, tie-and-dye is characterised by the use of bright, saturated primary colours and bold patterns. These patterns are the spiral, mandala, and peace sign, and the use of multiple bold colours, have become cliched since the peak popularity of tie-and-dye in the 1960s an

Small local businesses find this holiday season successful - wlfi.com

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. ( WLFI ) — It was a successful holiday season for small businesses in Downtown Lafayette. Kathy's Kandies , Main Street Books and Boutique Lori Ann all saw an increase in sales for the holiday. “We were really, really busy, a lot more so than maybe last year. I always feel like each year we kind of grow a little bit,” said Kathy Logsdon , owner of Kathy's Kandies . She said the hype of November's "Small Business Saturday” event carried on through the rest of the season. “It was crazy, absolutely crazy. Trying to keep up and finally last Wednesday it was like, it's not going to happen so I have to do the best I can do,” said Logsdon . Just a few blocks down at Boutique Lori Ann, owner Lori Schlaifer said she's felt that same hype this season, even though her store has only been open for three months. “It was exciting, I don't know what to expect because I haven't done this before but it seemed to go really well,” said Schlaifer

Lights getting brighter on Broadway - News - Progress Index

Business group points out busy 2018 for downtown Hopewell HOPEWELL - Last year was a buzzing year for the Broadway corridor downtown, according to a report by the non-profit group Hopewell Downtown Partnership. In a report to its board of directors, HDP highlighted new businesses that located on Broadway, as well as events that drew visitors downtown. Some of the businesses that opened in 2018 were Haley's Honey & Meadery and Legacy Roasting Co., while the report also spoke glowingly of the Third Thursday summertime events. Third Thursdays -- which brings vendor and residents to Broadway -- was so successful the previous year, it was extended for additional weeks. From May to October, residents could visit the downtown’s new businesses and enjoy a new shopping experience. “These events have continued to be a staple to our community, bringing in hundreds of local community members, as well as people throughout the region,” Stacey English, the group's marketing and events

SBAs post-Florence relief still available after deadline - StarNewsOnline.com

[unable to retrieve full-text content] SBAs post-Florence relief still available after deadline    StarNewsOnline.com The Small Business Administration's Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Wilmington's Independence Mall offers help to Hurricane Florence survivors. http://bit.ly/2SpTtyz

Don't Miss This Valuable SBA Twitter Chat - Small Business Trends

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) wants you to find the right mentor as you move forward in your entrepreneurial journey. To that end, the SBA will be holding a chat on Twitter to celebrate National Mentoring Month in January. On January 10, 2019, you can log on to Twitter at #SBAchat at 3 pm ET and participate in the event. The agency says the chat is going to provide valuable information for established small business owners or those just getting started. This includes sharing tips and resources to help entrepreneurs succeed by highlighting the benefits of having mentors. You can click on the red button and go to the SBA’s Twitter chat page. While you are there, don’t forget to add the chat to your calendar. Register Now Featured Events, Contests and Awards Zoho One Seminar January 09, 2019, San Diego, CA Joinour Zoho One seminar at The Point to learn how our complete suite of business apps can help you market, sell, support, account, collaborate, and analyze s

10 Ways to Update Your Small Business for 2019 - Small Business Trends

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You don’t need to wait for a new year to update your business’s processes. But when the calendar changes, it serves as a good reminder to evaluate some of the tech and platforms you use so you can modernize your business and become even more effective. Here, members of the online small business community share some of the trends and changes that you should be aware of as you bring your business into 2019. Keep an Eye on PPC Changes The world of PPC advertising is always evolving to better target relevant consumers. So if you want your ads to have the biggest possible impact in the new year, you need to stay up on all the latest trends. This Search Engine Land post by Ginny Marvin features some of the changes you should know. Approach Analytics Differently in 2019 If you haven’t updated the way that you approach your business’s analytics in several years, 2019 could be the perfect time to re-think some things. Today’s businesses have access to more data than ever before. Here,

Discovery Publications named 2018 Small Business of the Year - Fauquier Times

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T ake a successful , loving  couple and watch what happens when they get creative.  More success.   On Nov .  3, t he  Fauquier  Chamber of Commerce recognized the accomplishment s of Kathy Harper   and her late husband  Bill   by naming Discovery Publications  the 2018  S mall Business of the Year.   The launch of their publishing  company   fittingly  occurred   on  lover’s  day ,   Feb .  14, 1991 . It   originally  targeted reader s  in a four-county area , including Fauquier.  Today, the re   are  two publications , Discover Fauquier and Discover Western Prince William , closing in on   three decades of   success.    Many of its readers characterize the free - distribution paper as “t he good -f eeling publication”  because of  its  focus  on  positive  stories  about  local  businesses.     Sadly,  Bill Harper passed away of  pancreatic  cancer  in  1996 .   B ut Kathy Harper and her staff of 14 have carried on and  created  a legacy  for the man who conceived the i

Shutdown Means Fewer Visitors to National Parks, and Small Businesses Suffer - The Wall Street Journal

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Terlingua, Texas sits more than 1,500 miles away from the partisan bickering in Washington, D.C., that prompted the federal government shutdown, but the tiny community at the doorstep of Big Bend National Park is starting to feel economic effects. Amid sharply curtailed services that include campground closures in the West Texas border preserve,... https://on.wsj.com/2ESUpaQ

Small business owner concerned over minimum wage increase - WIVB.com - News 4

How To Supercharge Every Small Business Saturday With Digital Deals - Forbes

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Getty Getty November 24 was Small Business Saturday. Every year since it began in 2010 as an ingenious concept marketed  by American Express , it seems to get a little more play in the media and becomes a bit more of a tradition. The idea behind the shopping holiday is to give small businesses, like the independent bookstore, the arts and crafts store, or your local hardware store or pizzeria, some retail love — just like shopping malls and big-box department stores receive on Black Friday and online stores receive on Cyber Monday. People may get up at 3 a.m. on Friday after scarfing down a Thanksgiving meal, and others are fine with forking over most of their paycheck to Amazon on Monday, but Saturdays are reserved for the mom-and-pop outlets — that slice of Americana that many feel makes a community what it is. It’s a nice concept and a profitable one, according to a CNBC report on the 2017 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, which is produced by American Ex