Hawai’i Business Coalition Launches Inaugural National Commercial Rent Survey on Dec. 1

The inaugural National Commercial Rent Survey (NCRS) will launch on Dec. 1 and run through Dec. 18 in an effort to continue gathering valuable information on the direct impacts COVID-19 is putting on businesses across the country. The results will be shared in January 2021. The survey is available via http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/National_Commercial_Rent_Survey_December.

HONOLULU (PRWEB) November 30, 2020

The inaugural National Commercial Rent Survey (NCRS) will launch on Dec. 1 and run through Dec. 18 in an effort to continue gathering valuable information on the direct impacts COVID-19 is putting on businesses across the country. The results will be shared in January 2021. The survey is available here.

This study is an expansion of the Hawai‘i Commercial Rent Survey (HCRS), which is now in its third phase, reaching mainland markets in partnership with the Seattle-based Center for Housing Economics. Led by Ryan Tanaka, president of Island Business Management and the organizer of

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Sell&Buy USA Launches Online Marketplace Exclusively for American-Made Products

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sell&Buy USA has launched, offering consumers an online marketplace exclusively for American-made products. The user-friendly site is the work of an innovative startup co-founded by tech entrepreneurs Kiché Rubalcava and Mariam Bulin-Diarra. As a socially conscious venture, Sell&Buy USA is poised to disrupt American retail by supporting American manufacturers and the US economy. The launch is timely, as the incoming Biden-Harris administration has made economic recovery a priority in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Due to COVID-19, the supply chain had been seriously damaging to America,” said Rubalcava. “It’s more important than ever to have a robust e-commerce platform to rebuild our economy. This is Sell&Buy USA’s mission!” Indeed, SellandBuyUSA.com is making history across several fronts by being the first-ever platform to feature 100% of products made in the USA—ready to give the likes of Amazon a run for their

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IZIVAT launches online tax-free shopping with international delivery

SHANGHAI, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IZIVAT was already known for its mobile application, allowing travelers to easily get their VAT refund back from any shop in France. Following the sharp decrease in global travel due to the pandemic, recently, the start-up quickly turned around to offer a new solution that lets international shoppers purchase European goods from abroad, have it delivered overseas in no time, all while getting the VAT refund.

How this French start-up re-invented itself?
Following the Codiv-19 outbreak, many international travelers and families found themselves missing their favorite goods. It proved itself often impossible to get European shops to deliver abroad, and even when possible, customers ended up paying hefty international delivery fees without getting their VAT back.

That is where IZIVAT stepped in, listening to its customers and addressing their pain points by offering the possibility to claim their VAT back on the

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Woman, 22, launches business from the back room of a suburban home

A 22-year-old woman who made $30,000 in her first two months of business has revealed how being an orphan has driven her to succeed.  

Leis Deng launched her beauty steamer business September – from a granny flat in her mother in-laws backyard – selling out in just three weeks. 

‘I expected it to sell quickly but I didn’t expect it to be that quick,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

22-year-old Leis Deng, pictured, who made $30,000 in her first two months of business has revealed how being an orphan has driven her to succeed

The young woman is selling her product from the back room of the granny flat where she lives with her partner

The young woman is selling her product from the back room of the granny flat where she lives with her partner

She developed the product so she could get on top of her own skin regime, she is pictured here before and after trying her machine

She developed the product so she could get on top of her own skin regime, she is pictured here before and after trying her machine

‘I have sold 230 steamers so far, I pretty much

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SHAREMRKT Pop-Up Shop Launches On Small Business Saturday

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Gina Farish has created an easy way to support small businesses while also giving back to local nonprofits.

SHAREMRKT, an online pop-up shop focusing on sustainable products, is launching tomorrow as part of Small Business Saturday. The shop includes unique gift bags filled with ethically-sourced products from artisans, while 50% of proceeds benefit nonprofits.

Gift bags vary from $15-$100 and each bag includes two or three gifts crafted by local artisans. Choose from a variety of products including a handmade ceramic bowl from People’s Pottery, a vegan dog collar by Royal Bone, hand-knit scarf designed by Felling Moody, sweet treat organic vegan cookies and chai tea from Wild Terra, and a one-of-a-kind handmade mug from artist, Michael Perkin. There’s also an option of adding a personal greeting in a stylish sustainable “more sharing more

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TAITRA Launches Online Eyewear Exhibition to Grasp Overseas Business Opportunities

TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 26, 2020–

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has added an optical showcase https://optical.taiwantrade.com/ to taiwantrade.com to help the domestic eyewear industry to explore overseas markets and seize business opportunities. Taiwantrade.com is Taiwan’s largest e-portal organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) and operated by TAITRA. This new online showcase has presented the latest VR/AR Pavilion to break through the pandemic barriers. In addition to grasping overseas business opportunities, participating suppliers may gain massive media exposure.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201126005640/en/

Taiwantrade.com is an indispensable online tool to help Taiwan’s eyewear suppliers do cross-border transactions (Photo: Business Wire)

An online demonstration has showed that viewers may go through different scenes in a flash via the advanced 3D modeling technology on VR/AR. Just with a flip of switch, a scene of hiking in the forest can jump swiftly to skiing

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Dallas Makeup Artist Launches Life Coaching Business-Beauty 4RM Ashes

DALLAS, TX – November 27, 2020 – Makeup Artist turned Master Mindset Life Coach, Shanesha Scott, has announced the launch of her life coaching business, Beauty 4RM Ashes, LLC.

As a licensed Master Mindset Life Coach, Scott has embarked on a mission to provide women with the knowledge and understanding to be intentional.  She said, “Too many of us go through life taking it as it comes. However, if we want to be successful, we have to be intentional in every area of our life.”

Consequently, Scott’s primary focus is on helping clients move forward without dwelling too much on the past. She specializes in helping clients stop negative self-talk and empower their thinking using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), shifting root beliefs that lead to suffering using Rational  Emotive Behavior  Techniques (REBT), helping clients develop emotional intelligence to cope with stress, make better decisions and accomplish goals and helping

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City Launches Online Business Directory To Support Small Businesses

The city of Hayward launched an online business directory and promotional campaign to support local minority-owned and independent small businesses.

The online directory, dubbed “Together for Tennyson” is available at www.hayward-ca.gov/together-tennyson and showcases businesses in the Tennyson Road corridor in South Hayward. There are maps and lists of businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores and retail shops.

Businesses and customers can also share photos of locations on social media using the hashtags #TogetherForTennyson and #TennysonThrives.

The directory is an initiative of the Hayward Economic Development Division. To add a business to the directory, people can email [email protected]


Many Hayward businesses have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, the city’s COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Grant Program received an overwhelming response: over 1,600 applications for the 76 available grants that were eventually awarded. Additional resources for businesses are available at www.hayward-ca.gov/your-government/departments/economic-development-division.

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Modern Meat Launches Vancouver Island Expansion Plan with Key Accounts and TV Marketing Campaign

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 26, 2020 /CNW/ – Modern Meat Inc., (CSE: MEAT) (“Modern Meat“) or (the “Company“), an award winning plant-based meat manufacturer, announced today that it will be expanding its retail presence as well launching a Christmas marketing campaign on Vancouver Island for its line of 100% plant-based products including the Modern Burger, Crab Cakes, Crumble and Meatballs.

“We are very excited to promote our company and products on Vancouver Island as I feel its residence and known geography is a prime retail market for our products. Vancouver Island is known for its beautiful landscapes and coastal forest combined with healthy clean living, a sentiment that our products represent.” states CEO Tara Haddad.

Modern Meat is currently working with 30 retailers on Vancouver Island and will soon be expanding this base which could eventually open an exciting new growth market for the

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TAFE launches FREE summer courses to help young Australian workers after the COVID-19 pandemic


By Isabelle Stackpool For Daily Mail Australia

04:31 26 Nov 2020, updated 04:31 26 Nov 2020

  •  Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the $1billion JobTrainer plan in July 
  •  Scheme has funded free or low-cost courses at TAFE and training organisations
  •  The fee-free courses will prepare eligible workers for jobs in expanding sectors
  •  TAFE NSW launched enrolments for a new Summer Skills program on Thursday 

Young Australians looking to enter the workforce after the coronavirus pandemic are being encouraged to apply for free TAFE courses. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a $1 billion JobTrainer plan in July, allowing thousands of school-leavers to study for in-demand jobs at no cost.  

The free courses were chosen to prepare eligible workers for jobs in expanding sectors including healthcare, social care, education, manufacturing and business. 

TAFE NSW announced a ‘landmark NSW Government initiative’ on Thursday and opened enrolments for a new Summer Skills program for recent

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