Holiday Market opens for Small Business Saturday

Local shops are hoping to recoup some of the losses they’ve taken during the pandemic.

GULFPORT, Fla. — It’s Small Business Saturday and local shops are hoping to boost their bottom line after financial losses from the pandemic.

More than 100 local vendors will be set up on Beach Boulevard South in Downtown Gulfport for the Holiday Market. It runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. 

You’ll find a full list of vendors here, or check out the map below.

“We all know 2020 has been awful for many businesses, but especially small businesses like us, says Pippa Hill. She sells handcrafted jewelry and home goods through her shop Jacaranda Hill.

“Since March we haven’t had a chance to actually go out there and sell our goods in person and this event is basically a boost for us. We are so looking forward to coming together as

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Is It Ever a Good Idea to Invest on Margin?

Investing with margin, or borrowed money, might seem like a good way to boost your returns. But it’s important for investors to realize that it’s not that simple. Using margin dramatically increases your risk. In this Nov. 17 Fool Live video clip, contributors Matt Frankel, CFP, and Jason Hall discuss how investing with margin works and why it’s so important for new investors to know exactly what they’re getting into. 

Jason Hall: Let’s talk a little bit about what margin is. I just had this article pulled up. Did I already lose it? Here we go, found it. I’m going to share a link. I really did, I lost it. No, here it is. I got a link from our good friend, Chuck Saletta, one of our fellow contributors, to an article he wrote that talks about margin, options, and other practices. Here’s how he describes investing on margin.

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Vi to offer more, signs up health, edtech firms- The New Indian Express

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NEW DELHI:  Bundling has long been the name of the game in the telecom space and Vi’s (erstwhile Vodafone Idea) Friday announcement dove-tails the trend. According to a company statement, the telco has signed up multiple partners in the edtech and healthcare segments, and the partnerships will result in Vi customers getting exclusive benefits. 

VIL has entered into strategic partnerships with players spanning “Learning & Upskilling, Health & Wellness, and Business” including those such as upGrad, Udemy, Pedagogy,, 1mg, MFine, Eunimart, Hubbler and Fiskl. It also plans to undertake several other such agreements, it added.

 “One of the key pillars of VIL’s business strategy is to drive partnerships and digital revenue streams, across segments. This will help us drive more value for our customers and offer growth opportunities for the business,” said Vodafone Idea CEO Ravinder Takkar.

Through the tie-ups, Vi will offer its subscribers

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7 Virtual Team-Building Ideas to Keep Your Staff Connected

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Team building has been pinpointed as a very important investment that you can make as a business owner. If you have a team of employees, you probably spend a lot of time considering ways to boost productivity and high-quality work. However, it is important to also spend time building company culture and finding the right work-life balance among your team. These are some activities that help keep remote staffs connected:

Related: Tame Your Turnover With These 4 Team-Building Ideas

1. Virtual coffees

As a business that works with remote employees, you might not have the freedom to physically meet up with your employees for coffee. The beauty of the internet is that you can have virtual coffee meet-ups rather easily. Simply grab a cup of coffee and schedule a time to chat! 

You might consider having

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Liberals face pressure for concrete ideas, economic plan in spending update

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Likewise, Elliot Hughes, who was an adviser to former finance minister Bill Morneau, said Freeland’s update should provide Canadians a sketch of an economic vision.

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That may include not only talk about child care, but also vaccine distribution and skills training and a long view on post-pandemic plans. The Liberals’ have promised a “green” recovery, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called on them this week to deliver.

“People are already turning their sights on to what the recovery is going to look like,” said Hughes, now with Summa Strategies.

“Responding to that would be something, I think, Canadians are interested in.”

The fall economic statement should have a full accounting of pandemic spending so far, and the depth of this year’s deficit, which in July was forecast at a historic $343.2 billion.

There are varying estimates of what

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Here’s one idea for addressing occupational segregation

This year, the Federal Reserve kicked off a series of events aimed at understanding how structural racism affects the economy. As part of that series, “Marketplace’s” Kimberly Adams moderated a panel discussion focused on racism and employment. Academics, workers rights advocates and business leaders talked about issues related to occupational segregation and discrimination, and laid out their ideas for addressing them. 

“A just and inclusive economy is only achievable by centering racial equity,” said Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project. “The fact that a disproportionate share of people in underpaid, insecure and unsafe jobs are Black and brown is not inevitable, nor is it accidental. Opportunity is segregated in the United States.”

To dig into that idea a little deeper, Adams talked with Dixon about what occupational segregation is and how investing in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) could help address it. The following is

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Sarah Williams Looks at Ways to Move Your Business Forward

Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — We often hear the expression business as usual, but what if that’s not the right path for you? What exactly does it entail? When you’re growing your brand you may have a specific idea of where you’re headed, but what happens when you find yourself plateauing and your business growth has become stagnant?  

As the Founder and President of Rebel Office Inc., both she and her team are adamant that there is no one defined way that works for every single business. Scaling growth is more than simply following a dotted line.

As a business strategist, the smartest thing she learned was to align her business goals with her values. In doing this, she understands why she’s doing something, and each and every service she offers keep that priority front and center.

A lot of businesses overcomplicate things and compare their

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Vodafone Idea partners edutech and wellness firms to bolster revenue

Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), the telecom operator providing services under the brand ‘Vi’, has entered into strategic partnerships with edutech and wellness firms to increase revenue from digital streams.

The company has partnered with upGrad, Udemy, Pedagogy,, 1mg, Mfine and Eunimart, among others to provide an array of digital services to its customers. The company has also entered into similar agreements with Eunimart, Hubbler and Fiskl, while talks are on to sign in more players, VIL said in a statement.

“One of the key pillars of VIL’s business strategy is to drive partnerships and digital revenue streams, across segments. This will help us drive more value for our customers and offer growth opportunities for the business,” Vodafone Idea Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Ravinder Takkar said.

“Having established pan-India 4G coverage for 1 billion Indians and delivering fastest 4G speeds, Vi is now bringing a range of new-age

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10 Deals Under $15 to Help You Launch Your Business Before the End of the Year

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Want to start a business? Running out of patience to get it started? You might just need a little push in the right direction. Let Black Friday give you that push! For a limited time, you can save an extra 70 percent off these courses (most are under $10) that can help you get your business off the ground before the end of the year. Just use code BFSAVE70 at checkout.

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You’ll need to make some sales to get your business off the ground. In this eight-course bundle, you’ll learn how to be the best salesperson you can be. You’ll discuss

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Looking To Run Their Own Business, These Millennials Invented A Hot New Game. Now They’re Bringing In Eight-Figure Revenue

When Chris Meade, 27, was growing up, he found volleyball frustrating. “I never got to touch the ball,” he says. There was too much competition on the court for a newbie to get a chance to spike it.

But that’s changed. Today, he’s a co-founder of CROSSNET, a Miami-based business that projects $12-15 million in revenue from a four-way volleyball game by the same name that he and his co-founders invented in 2017.  The game—a cross between Four Square and volleyball—divides the court into four quadrants. “We’re selling hundreds a day,” says Meade. “The stores can’t keep it in stock.” 

And Meade gets plenty of opportunities to perfect his game on the sandy beaches of Miami and the places he travels. 

When Meade invented CROSSNET with his

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