Banking Industry

Humboldt State-Based Small Business Development Center Expanding with $1.3 Million Grant

Newswise — Effective Jan. 1, the Norcal Small Business Development Center program will take over the leadership of the Northeastern SBDC territory to become the 5th largest SBDC network in the country. The SBDC program is active in every U.S. state and territory and is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide free, one-on-one expert business advising and workshops to nearly 1 million small businesses annually. The overarching mission of the SBDC is to help small businesses launch and grow their enterprises in a…

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Better Business Bureau warns consumers about LaVar Ball’s ‘Big Baller Brand’

The BBB is issuing the warning about Big Baller Brand, the Chino Hills sporting goods company owned by LaVar and Tina Ball. (MGN Online) FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) —  The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a brand that has caused problems for dozens of people. The BBB is issuing the warning about Big Baller Brand, the Chino Hills sporting goods company owned by LaVar and Tina Ball. Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump’s involvement in securing his…

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No Fly Zone: GoPro Leaving the Drone Business

Less than 18 months after its debut, the GoPro Karma drone is flying off into the sunset, never to be seen again. The Karma suffered a setback early on in its short lifespan, when 2,500 units were recalled due to a battery issue that had the potential to cause the drone to fall out of the sky. That issue was fixed, and the Karma returned to market, but remaining competitive in the drone business has been an uphill battle for…

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Business focus with Managing Director of Diary Rooms

Nick Smith is the Managing Director of Diary Rooms, a social enterprise working in partnership with Happy Days, a Halifax based homeless charity. Diary Rooms provides engagement services for businesses, charities and local authorities. With their mobile campers and pods, Diary Rooms allows these groups to engage directly with their audience and get important feedback on their products and services. Why did you start your business in the first place? When I was made redundant from my previous job, I…

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Business tycoons take stand in Park Geun-hye hearings

South Korean business tycoons are set to take the stand as witnesses in the hearings for ousted former President Park Geun-hye, who was removed from office and arrested in March on charges of corruption and abuses of power.  CJ Group chairman Sohn Kyung-shik appears at the Seoul Central District Court on Monday afternoon to take the stand as a witness at former President Park Geun-hye’s hearing (Yonhap) The Seoul Central District Court on Monday summoned Sohn Kyung-shik, chairman of CJ…

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Malaysian business sentiment improves in Q1 2018 – Business News

KUALA LUMPUR: Business sentiment among Malaysian companies improved further in the first quarter 2018 (Q1 2018), reaching a new peak, as growth momentum continued to pick up, based on the Dun and Bradstreet (D and B) Malaysia’s Business Optimism Index (BOI) survey. D and B is one of the world leading business information providers and the survey was the 20th D and B BOI study being released in Malaysia, to measure business confidence in the economy. The survey revealed that…

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Tata Steel’s India business to see volume-led growth in December quarter

Steel makers, including Tata Steel, have been hit by a sharp increase in coal costs (eased a bit in the September quarter) and iron ore prices as well. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint Tata Steel Ltd’s steel sales have risen in its main markets of India and Europe. That should be good news for shareholders as rising output in an environment of rising prices is good news for steel producers. In its quarterly volume update, Tata Steel’s India sales of steel have…

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Tyler Morning Telegraph – Business Notes 1.8.18

Emily Guevara has been named Managing Editor for the Tyler Morning Telegraph. A San Antonio native, Guevara earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University and worked as a reporter at the Beaumont Enterprise before coming to the Tyler Morning Telegraph in 2010. In Tyler, she covered education, religion and nonprofits before becoming city editor in 2017. APPOINTED Paula Brandon has been appointed northeast regional director of the Texas East Area Health Education Center, headquartered at UT Health…

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Business tax cuts don’t make sense

Jan 07, 2018 (The Australian Financial Review – ABIX via COMTEX) — Former Reserve Bank of Australia board member John Edwards says the Federal Government’s proposed company tax cuts would be unlikely to significantly affect Australia’s economic growth rate over the next 4-5 years. Edwards also questions whether the tax cuts would have much impact on business investment. Meanwhile, he says that an eventual rise in official interest rates is unlikely to have much of an impact on house prices.…

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How to Win in Business and Life

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes The new year is here, and I am so excited because you know how important I think creating a clear vision for your life is. So, I wanted to record this solo round at the start of 2018 to share my top tips for creating an incredible year. And — you guessed it — it starts with vision. I broke down the eight areas of life that I believe are the most important ones to have a vision for. This…

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The Spot barbershop in South Florida offers ‘an experience, not just a service’

It started in the laundry room of his childhood home in Little Havana as a fluke. Equipped with a barber kit that his uncle sent from Honduras — clippers with guards, a comb, brush and cape — a friend asked 14-year-old Fredis Perdomo for a haircut. Mimicking what he’d seen at barbershops, he gave it a shot and discovered a natural talent. Perdomo’s friend returned the next week and brought a friend. “Little by little, I started cutting my classmates’…

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Jail for ‘viagra’ trader who distributed millions of pills using a courier business as ‘cover’

A businessman who traded in millions of unlicensed Viagra-type pills is behind bars today. David John Pearson, 59, illegally distributed medicines supposed to improve sexual performance over a two-year period. A judge branded him a dishonest profiteer who lied, fobbed off authorities and produced bogus paperwork to disguise his illicit operation. Recorder John Thackray told him: “Under the guise of a legitimate courier business, you showed blatant disregard for the unlicensed medicines regulations, on a significant scale over a substantial…

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Vendors Defy Government’s Directive To Stop Conducting Business On The Streets – Tumfweko

Street vendors in Lusaka are defying government’s directive for them to stop conducting business in the streets and have been spotted conducting business in the evenings when defense forces manning the streets leave the Central Business District. A check last night around 20:00hours in town found vendors going about their usual business after the defense forces manning the streets left the premises. And vendors talked to have challenged government to find them ways of feeding their families if they stop…

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People in Business for Sunday, Jan. 7 | Business

Bogner joins Rep. Adrian Smith’s staff Michael Bogner has joined the staff in the Grand Island office of Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb. Bogner will serve as a staff assistant. He graduated from Wayne State College in December 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in English. He completed an internship in Smith’s Grand Island office last year, spending his summer break serving 3rd District constituents. He has also devoted his time to ministering to young Nebraskans…

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Intense Alabama DB Tony Brown all business ahead of national championship game – News – telegram.com

By John Zenor, The Associated Press ATLANTA — Intense Alabama defensive back Tony Brown was all business at media day on Saturday, two days before the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide faces No. 3 Georgia in the national college football championship game. What about that shirtless pregame warmup routine? Nope, not talking about that. Those post-Sugar Bowl comments? That’s in the past. All Brown wanted to discuss was beating down the Bulldogs. He was so determined to steer interviews away from perceived…

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Spotlight on China business NGO – Nation

DATUK Keith Li Zhongping, president of China Entrepreneurs Association in Malaysia (CEAM), may probably be the only Chinese national who has played golf with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The picture of him golfing with the Malaysian leader is proudly hung at the entrance to his office in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. And so is the photograph of Li receiving a datukship from the Pahang Sultan in September 2015. A glimpse into the activities of CEAM and the background…

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