Category Archives: Business

3 tips to landing a PPP loan that works for your business

(BPT) – COVID-19 has sparked unprecedented impact across industries and has changed the way almost every business operates. And while many of these businesses have probably sought funding in the past — whether business loans for expansion, venture capital to launch or otherwise — the concept of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that so many businesses raced to apply for,

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What to expect from Economic Impact Payment Cards

(BPT) – With the enactment of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, millions of eligible individuals will receive a second Economic Impact Payment (EIP). The Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) is distributing these payments on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To speed delivery of payments, some individuals will receive their payment in

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Salesforce Reveals 2020 Was the Biggest Holiday Season Ever for Digital Sales, Up 50% Year-over-Year to $1.1 Trillion Globally

Digital sales grew around 58 percent during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs  $330 billion in online purchases are expected to be returned globally — about 30 percent of all purchases made Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today released its 2020 Holiday Shopping Report, highlighting data and trends that shaped the holiday

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Second Round PPP Begins Plus Additional Funding Opportunities

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-starts; Save Our Stages grants coming soon The third federal stimulus package passed on December 28 expanded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program will bring an additional $284 billion to non-profits and small businesses, including bars and restaurants that may not be eligible for “Save Our Stages” grants. (More on “Save Our Stages” below.)  Smaller

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Study: Most Americans say they’re optimistic about a brighter financial future in 2021

(BPT) – As we enter 2021, here’s one more essential item to put on your list in addition to canned goods and masks: a financial checkup. According to Fidelity Investments’ 2021 New Year Financial Resolutions Study, more than two-thirds of Americans experienced financial setbacks in 2020, often from the loss of a job or household income or another emergency expense.

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New world, new business: 5 ways small businesses are adapting to COVID

(BPT) – COVID-19 has irrevocably altered the way that we do business. Some small businesses have floundered, while others have completely reinvented themselves. In a recent survey by SCORE, just 34% of U.S. small business owners now categorize their companies as profitable, compared to 55% in 2019. As a result, they’re working hard to adapt — reconfiguring their offerings to

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It’s a win-win: 5 ways businesses can help themselves by giving back

(BPT) – Most businesses recognize the importance of finding ways to give back to their communities. But it often takes time for them to discover the full range of benefits they can realize when they commit to corporate giving. The good news? Philanthropic donations from U.S. businesses are on the upswing. When polled in 2019, such corporations had gifted charities

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CDW and Intel Partner to Simplify the Complex for Customers

What’s New: As Intel looks to deliver its industry leading technology in 2021, the company is expanding its partnership with CDW to bring new solutions to market that solve customer’s business challenges. Combining Intel’s cutting-edge technology with CDW’s IT orchestration capabilities and services provides end-to-end solutions for customers. “At Intel we rely on our trusted partners like CDW to bring world-class

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