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‘The city can’t just give up’: Vancouver councillor to table motion to support small business – British Columbia

Vancouver Councillor George Affleck will introduce a motion next week that asks for a review of the city’s small business strategy. The motion will seek a review of current policies and programs and will look to create a small business policy council to advocate on behalf of independent and small firms. “Our engine is driven by small business,” said Affleck. “To not have a small business [council] seems to be an omission on the part of the city.” Lower tax ratio The…

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Margaret Heffernan lauded as early backer of Ultimo lingerie business

Michelle Mone, the founder of the Ultimo lingerie company, told a Dublin conference audience this afternoon that Margaret Heffernan of Dunnes Stores was one of the early supporters of her business. Ms Mone was one of the speakers this afternoon at the Pendulum Summit in the Convention Centre Dublin, which is being staged by the former rugby international, Frankie Sheahan. She said that when she was building up her company more than 15 years ago, she approached Ms Heffernan to…

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Business confidence picks up after developments in SA, Southern Africa

Cape Town – Business confidence in South Africa seems to have improved slightly in December, according to the Business Confidence Index (BCI) released by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Wednesday. According to Sacci, the improvement in business confidence is only partially due to recent political developments in SA. These would include the recent election of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president, and no further downgrades by ratings agencies in December. Sacci said political developments in…

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What Dallas should learn from being beaten by Provo and Raleigh in a business ranking | Business

Economists have long said that while Dallas and its northern suburbs (the report ranked the Dallas-Plano-Irving and the Fort Worth-Arlington parts of the metro area separately) have become powerful magnets for highly paid professional jobs, it has struggled to build a pipeline  from schools to high-tech jobs that’s on par with Austin or other university towns. The report emphasized that not only have Provo and Raleigh been able to grow their educated workforce, they’ve fostered strong partnerships between universities and…

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No injuries in Lakeview business fire

File LAKEVIEW, Mich. — Officials are investigating what sparked a fire inside a business late Tuesday night. It happened at the Little China restaurant, 9743 N. Greenville Road in Lakeview, around 11:26 p.m. Firefighters say when they arrived, flames were visible from the roof. Crews tell us the restaurant sustained minor smoke and water damage but says the structure damage was minimal. We’re told no one was inside the time of the fire and the cause is still under investigation.…

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Ambrosie will be all business at CFL meeting

Terry Jones Randy Ambrosie stared out the windows of the Banff Springs Hotel here Tuesday and projected a vision of climbing mountains the CFL has never scaled before. Ambrosie has a dramatically different business model he plans to produce for CFL league general managers and presidents here in the next 72 hours. “The agenda will have a very heavy focus on the business of the game,” he said. The CFL meetings represent the start of the next CFL season and…

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Form A Colorado LLC Enables Sole-Proprietors To Form A Business For Greater Tax Advantages

Jan 09, 2018 (MarketersMedia via COMTEX) — Form a Colorado LLC offers an easy, hands-off way to form a business, enabling sole-proprietors to take advantage of new changes to tax laws. Denver, CO, United States – January 9, 2018 /MarketersMedia/ — Form a Colorado LLC has helped hundreds of sole-proprietors to grow their businesses by forming an LLC, and is now recommending this approach to all sole-proprietors following significant shifts in tax law. The company has also expanded its range…

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Four Cousins cafe owner hits out at critics as he prepares to leave the business

A cafe owner who is selling the long-established business has hit out at online critics for suggesting his establishment isn’t clean. Abdul Karim, who owns the Four Cousins cafe in the town centre, has spoken out after the Examiner revealed he was selling the business just eight months after he bought it. Mr Karim – known to friends as Karim – said the cafe – one of the best-known in Huddersfield – was awarded a five star hygiene award by…

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City of Riverside Encourages Businesses to Get Current on Business Tax Compliance

Waives Penalties and Interest for Six Months – Businesses can learn about registration requirements and get into compliance during an Amnesty Program open through June 30, 2018 RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Businesses that operate within the City of Riverside that have not paid the required business tax can get caught up without paying penalties or interest through an amnesty program that continues through June 30. The Business Tax Amnesty Program is designed to help businesses that have fallen behind in their payments, or…

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Schools mean business at ‘The Big Market’.

Students from schools in Newtownabbey recently participated in the Young Enterprise programme, showcasing their products for sale to the public at a ‘Big Market’ event in St George’s Market, Belfast, in December. St George’s Market hosted over 700 students from over 60 schools across Northern Ireland, who showcased their start-up businesses at the event, as well as their products, which they developed from conception to production in just three months. The programme takes each student on a business start-up journey…

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From hobby to job: Balloons offer a colourful new business venture

The Herald is this week profiling people who have made a living by turning a hobby into a job. Vanessa Goodson lives in a colourful world. Blues, pinks, purples and fuschia – you name it, she’s got it. The founder of OMGNess Styling is a self-proclaimed lover of balloons and has become a sought-after stylist thanks to her knack for making unique and over-the-top balloon garlands. “It started off as a hobby – 100 per cent,” she says. “I’ve been…

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Strategic Business Assistance Through Teleconference Benefits Victims Of Disasters

[Business: Teleconference For Disaster Victims]       In response to the devastation reaped upon business owners in the gulf region by Hurricane Ike, the Smart Business Builders is providing FREE teleconference calls to provide strategic business development assistance.   The title of the talks is: ‘Surviving Chaos: Maintaining Business in the Middle of a Crisis!’   Each call is one hour (60 Minutes) in length and delivered twice a day by the group’s organizers. The calls are delivered at…

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Trouble brewing – Newspaper – DAWN.COM

The writer is a foreign policy expert based in Washington, D.C. PRESIDENT Trump’s New Year tweet has sent the Pakistan-US relationship into a tailspin. Incidentally, the decision to cut assistance to Pakistan had been in the works for some time. In fact, when this US administration came into office, there was chatter about “giving Pakistan a year” to see if things changed for the better. The year is just about up. Last week’s decision isn’t a one-off. What we’ve witnessed…

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