Small Business Saturday is even more important this year

If there were ever a year to shop local, this is it. Our friends and neighbors who own small businesses are counting on it.

HOPKINS, Minn. — Small business Saturday is November 28th and this year, more than any other, it’s important to shop local and keep our friends and neighbors in business.

Hopkins, Minnesota is representative of so many Minnesota towns. The streets lined with shops and stores owned by people who are invested in the community.

“At kiddywampus, small business Saturday is our biggest day of the year from a sales perspective,” says Amy Saldanha, owner of the Hopkins toy store.

“Some of our Small Business Saturday event is moved online, a little of it is in the store, you can shop with us on social media, you can shop by appointment when the store is closed, however you feel comfortable shopping, we want to make it as

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Amazon will remove HBO from Amazon Channels next year

In a victory for AT&T’s WarnerMedia, HBO will no longer be available as an Amazon Channel after their current placement deal expires next year, according to people familiar with the matter.

Today, HBO’s presence in the Amazon Channels store lets users watch regular HBO programming within the Amazon Fire TV user interface, making it easy for consumers to subscribe and sign up. But this placement was a major sticking point in the negotiations to get HBO Max, the company’s separate streaming service, on to the Amazon Fire TV platform, according to the people, who asked not to be named because the deal terms are private.

Those talks dragged on for months before concluding this week with a deal.

HBO Max includes additional content that’s not available on HBO, like “South Park and “The Big Bang Theory.” Over time, WarnerMedia would like the HBO Max application to be the only point

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CLASS ACTION UPDATE for ICPT, HPQ and BABA: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders

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November 20, 2020 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 20, 2020 / Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces that class action lawsuits have commenced on behalf of shareholders of the following publicly-traded companies. Shareholders interested in serving as lead plaintiff have until the deadlines listed to petition the court. Further details about the cases can be found at the links provided. There is no cost or obligation to you.

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Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT)

ICPT Lawsuit on behalf of: investors who purchased September 28, 2019 – October 7, 2020Lead Plaintiff Deadline: January 4, 2021TO LEARN MORE, VISIT:

According to the filed complaint, during the class period, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements

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12 Essential Tips for Growing Your Business

Having your business turn into a success is hard work, and you need to adapt to the times while organizing things as you go. There are several actions you can do to help your business increase its revenue. Making sure each area of your company gets attention is crucial to ensure small things don’t fall by the wayside. 

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As a business owner, you may feel as though you’re juggling a hundred things at once. This is because you have to wear a lot of different hats when managing their company. They need to check possible ways of improving their daily operations. 

1. Build your website 

Having a user-friendly site that’s up to date is a vital part of growing your company. A website design that’s modern and functional will keep your enterprise moving forward. In today’s competitive market,

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Proposal to defund Lebanon police gets mixed reception from councilors, residents

A proposal to cut Lebanon’s $6.3 million police budget in half to better fund social service programs received a mixed response from city officials who appear to favor a smaller, more incremental approach to addressing issues surrounding homelessness, mental health and food insecurity.

Members of the Lebanon City Council declined Wednesday to support the Upper Valley chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America’s “Care Not Cops” plan, which seeks to partially defund the police department and reinvest in “critical community needs.”

Mayor Tim McNamara said at the end of a more than three-hour meeting Wednesday night that he doesn’t support the DSA’s plan and additional money for social services should come from state coffers, not Lebanon taxpayers.

“We are, in many ways, unfortunate to live in a state where there is no regional support or very little regional support for a lot of the issues that were identified tonight,” he

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Raleigh planning staff to continue Downtown South debate

The Raleigh Planning Commission has again delayed making a decision on a rezoning request for Downtown South, one of the largest proposed developments in the city’s history, and will continue the debate into December.

The developers have said they need a decision by January if they are to move forward with land purchases for the project.

Discussions for the roughly 140-acre mixed-use development have largely surrounded the project’s financing. The developers have asked the city to offer public funds through a tax increment grant, a public-private partnership financing method never before used in the city.

The grant would use public funds for the development of the project and creation of community benefits, such as workforce development programs and affordable housing.

Downtown South is proposed for the southern edge of downtown at South Saunders Street, South Wilmington Street and Interstate 40. Kane Realty Corp. is requesting rezoning to build the sprawling

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These Simple, Powerful Tools Can Transform Your Business

Collaboration is the lifeblood of business. You and your team need to be able to work together from disparate places as much as possible, and that can only happen if you’re using the right tools. The novelty of many new technology solutions means there’s a lot of fluff out there that can distract you and negatively affect your company. Fortunately, there are some simple yet powerful tools that can revamp the way you grow and work without unnecessary bells and whistles.

Keep in mind that, just as being handed a powerful tool is only the first step in your project, it’s your responsibility to explore how these tools can improve your team’s work before you fall in love with the software.  Building systems and adding tools that do not fit your needs will slow productivity. But these tech tools can change the way you do many things.

The software you

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Amidst the Pandemic, One Business Rises to the Rescue for Ethnic Grocers and Restaurants

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​Quicklly  is slowly and successfully transforming access to an authentic South Asian culinary experience. In a world grappling with the unforeseen challenges of the pandemic, businesses in and around Chicago have not left unscathed.  Quicklly  has proved to be a glowing exception to this rule. Over the last few years, it has been steadily growing its presence with South Asian grocery stores and restaurants in and around Chicago. However, it was the pandemic that catapulted this online startup to the front row of digital transformation in an industry that is fully brick-and-mortar and completely offline. 

In a recent company analysis, Quicklly  has realized five times growth in business since the start of the pandemic, now reporting a total customer base of over 20,000+ users and 65 local vendors including the likes of  Kamdar Plaza,  Fresh Farms, and  Indiaco  who

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Two Entrepreneurs Are Levelling The Playing Field For Small Business

Technology continues to play an enormous role in the speed of business. Transforming industry and its players is a function of adoption. Adoption, in turn, is highly dependent on resource and capital. Small businesses have been and continue to be the casualties in a dynamic market that tends to favour the larger players with money and influence. Steve Lau and Rameez Ansari, co-CEOs of AutoLeap fully intend to change the game for small business.

In both Canada and the United States, small business (by definition, 500 employees or under) make up 99.9 % of the business population. In Canada, similar stats show a small business penetration of 99.7%. According to the US Chamber of Commerce, approximately 33% of business will fail after 2 years. The survival rate after 5 years: US: 50% and Canada: 42.9%.

In 2015 Ansari and Lau acquired

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The Klein Law Firm Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders of TCMD, ZSAN and HPQ

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November 20, 2020 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 20, 2020 / The Klein Law Firm announces that class action complaints have been filed on behalf of shareholders of the following companies. There is no cost to participate in the suit. If you suffered a loss, you have until the lead plaintiff deadline to request that the court appoint you as lead plaintiff.

Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCMD)Class Period: May 7, 2018 – June 8, 2020Lead Plaintiff Deadline: November 30, 2020

According to the complaint, Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. allegedly made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) while Tactile publicly touted a $4 plus billion or $5 plus billion market opportunity, in truth, the total addressable market for Tactile’s pneumatic compression devices was materially smaller; (2) to

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