Small Business Stabilization Program announced for Lorain | Lorain County

The Lorain County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at Lorain County Community College announced Nov. 6 another collaboration to help small businesses combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, this time with the city of Lorain, according to a news release.

The Small Business Stabilization Program specifically is designed to help Lorain-based businesses prevent, prepare for, or respond to coronavirus and the related economic downturn and recovery caused by it, the release said.

There are two components to this program, the first being a forgivable, no-interest loan designed to help local businesses avoid financial hardship, remain in operation and/or re-open after the state mandated nonessential business shutdown.

The second component is a separate forgivable, no interest loan to protectively retrofit their place of business in accordance with state and county public health guidelines.

Applicants may apply for either one or both components, with a maximum of $10,000 from

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4th Annual POSiBLE LA Entrepreneur Expo Pivots to Virtual Format to Help Local Latino Business Owners Navigate Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

FREE, Three-Day Virtual Event Runs from Wednesday, November 11 To Friday, November 13

Wells Fargo Returns as Presenting Sponsor

Univision Los Angeles, part of Univision Communications Inc., the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., has announced its 4th annual POSiBLE LA Entrepreneur Expo, an event created to empower Latino small business owners to adapt and grow their organizations through the current COVID-19 pandemic. This year, POSiBLE LA is completely virtual, recognizing and embracing how many employers and employees are operating in the current climate. The three-day event kicks off on Wednesday, November 11 and runs through Friday, November 13, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PT each day. To pre-register for this free, informative event and view the complete schedule and list of speakers, visit https://www.posiblela.com/.

Wells Fargo once again returns as a presenting sponsor with Tito’s Handmade Vodka signing on for the second year as a silver sponsor.

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Mastercard: Building The Modern Payments Landscape

For most consumers, change is a funny thing. It can be almost impossible to get a consumer to let go of an ingrained habit under normal circumstances. But pushed by the pressure of an unusual circumstance to do something a different way, it’s amazing how quickly a new habit can grow up in the space an old one left behind. That’s a lesson Sherri Haymond, Mastercard’s executive vice president of digital partnerships, has had the opportunity to witness professionally — and experience personally — over the past half year.

“Before [COVID-19] I was not an avid Instacart user, because I actually like going to the grocery store. I think it’s fun. There’s an element of discovery I like,” Haymond told Webster in a recent digital discussion. “But to have the convenience and the safety of delivery through something like Instacart — for me,

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Deepak Agarwal’s Key to a Successful Business: Team Empowerment

Press release content from Accesswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / November 6, 2020 / To rise to a leadership role, you must be able to shed the weight of tactical tasks and responsibilities that can stagnate organizational growth. Leaders who find themselves mired in every detail and decision will quickly find that they are unable to address the responsibilities and opportunities inherent in leadership. To be able to lead your organization through new and uncharted endeavors, you must delegate tasks to capable members of your team.

“It is not enough to simply have a great idea. Without a driven, skilled, and capable team behind them working to bring the vision to life, entrepreneurs would not get far,” notes Deepak Agarwal. “When you have the right people and protocols in place, you create synergies that can only

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Grimsby businesses get a digital boost with new online funding

Downtown Grimsby businesses looking to recover from the pandemic or transform their online operations will be able to take advantage of new funding now available.

Station 1 Coffeehouse on Main Street will be one of those businesses soon getting a digital upgrade as a part of funding from the Digital Main Street Ontario program.

Station 1 owner Chris Mindorff said he intends to apply for the $2,500 grant, and use it toward building a stronger online platform for his business.

“We are going to spend part of the funds on a digital media strategy, things like search optimization, basically improving being found on the web,” Mindorff said.

The second piece is going to be enhancing the website, and incorporating and online store and integrating social media channels.

The program was established in 2018, and recently extended after a combined $50-million investment from both the federal and province governments.

This will

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Central Florida 100: Minimum wage, Florida’s smooth vote and honoring veterans

Michael Zais, political blogger for thedrunkenrepublican.com

Last week: FLORIDA’S SUCCESSFUL VOTE: What a difference 20 years make. At least us old-timers remember the Bush v. Gore election in 2000, the infamous hanging and dimpled chads, and subsequent Supreme Court battle. In reality, it was really just a few of Florida’s 67 counties that relegated the Sunshine State to a laughingstock in the vote-counting business. Fast forward many years, where we added experience, and subtracted a few Supervisors of Elections along the way. Now, Florida has become the gold standard of sorts in accurate and timely vote counting, particularly mail-in votes. Well, we are laughingstocks no more! Way to go, Florida!

Looking ahead: COUNTY CHARTER AMENDMENT 1: I was not surprised by the overwhelming passage of Orange County Charter Amendment No. 1, which would allow individuals to sue on behalf of any waterway. I suspect this is one of those things

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NuStar to Participate in the BofA Securities 2020 Virtual Global Energy Conference


NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) announced today that Brad Barron, President and Chief Executive Officer; Tom Shoaf, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Danny Oliver, Executive Vice President of Business Development & Engineering; Amy Perry, Executive Vice President of Strategic Development; Pam Schmidt, Vice President of Investor Relations, and other members of management will participate in virtual meetings with members of the investment community at the BofA Securities 2020 Virtual Global Energy Conference on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The materials to be discussed in the meetings will be available on the partnership’s website at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, November 11, 2020.


NuStar Energy L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San Antonio, is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the nation. NuStar currently has approximately 10,000 miles of pipeline and 75 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute

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Ukraine makes another digital breakthrough for business owners

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, over 50,000 people registered their business online in less than 15 minutes thanks to the government’s Diia portal.

Recently, during a joint online briefing of the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance and the State Tax Service of Ukraine, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said the initiative by the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the State Tax Service of Ukraine has produced impressive results.

“Currently, Ukraine offers the fastest business registration in the world. In just 15 minutes private individuals can register as a self-employed business owner using the Diia government services portal without leaving the comfort of their home. More than 50,000 people have already used the service this year,” stated Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation

Indeed, the numbers have grown immensely. According to Fedorov, just a year ago only 4-6% of self-employed

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How to Build an Online Business

  • With e-commerce surging in demand, it behooves many entrepreneurs and small business owners to set up an online shop.
  • E-commerce platforms take the work out of selling online. For a monthly fee, customers get access to an online shop, order and inventory management, app integration, and shipping and logistics services.
  • A top-rated e-commerce platform is easy to use, built with SEO in mind, accepts several payment options and can integrate with a lot of third-party vendors.
  • This article is for business owners who are preparing to launch either an online business or an online store for their brick-and-mortar business.

Online shopping is skyrocketing in 2020, as shelter-in-place orders changed consumers’ shopping behaviors. Thanks to e-commerce platforms and marketplaces, it is easy to sell online; however, before you take the e-commerce plunge, you must first understand the tools available to you so you succeed. Here is a

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KBL Merger Corp. IV Announces Approval of Business Combination with 180 Life Sciences at the … | Money

Forward-Looking Statements

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