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125 individual businesses registered on business portal - Business Recorder

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The one-day awareness campaign jointly conducted by the Labour Department of Punjab and the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) at historical Anarkali Bazar attracted a large number of business community and registered as many as 125 individual businesses on Business Portal here Tuesday. Shop owners were given registration certificates at the spot while the registration certificates were sent to their registered email. Earlier, the registration of businesses was time consuming, cumbersome, involving various offices and used to takes days for completion, however, in order to facilitate the business community and to ensure ease for doing the business, PITB developed online business portal, which registers the business (Shops and Establishments) to walk in and register them through online business registration portal (https://ift.tt/2U7Mwng) in hours and eliminates the chances of any corruption or bribe by the respective officials.One can get registration notifications through SM…

Business News in Brief - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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Bayer cutting 12,000 jobs worldwideBERLIN -- German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG said it's cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to reduce costs.The Leverkusen-based company said Thursday that details of the cuts to its 118,200-strong workforce would be worked out in coming months but that "a significant number" of the reductions would come in Germany.Bayer acquired U.S. seed and weedkiller maker Monsanto Co. this year. It says that with the "synergies expected from the acquisition of Monsanto" and other efficiency and structural measures, including the job cuts, "Bayer anticipates annual contributions of 2.6 billion euros [more than $2.9 billion] from 2022 on."The company says a portion of the funds will be used to strengthen competitiveness and innovation in its divisions.-- The Associated PressEx-miners press U.S. for black lung aidLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Former Appalachian coal miners and supporters are in Washington this week to urge lawmakers to…

Business News Round Up - Nov. 30 - Water & Wastes Digest

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Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on facility openings, business mergers and purchases, changes in personnel and award notifications, among others in the water and wastewater treatment industries. If you have business news briefs you would like included in this weekly round up, please email the press release, photo and a link to the post on your website to [email protected] with the subject line "Business News Round Up." One news item per company per week will be posted.Aerzen USA Opens Atlanta, Ga. OfficeAerzen USA celebrated the launch of a new facility with an open house event for the Aerzen Atlanta location. The event was attended by many Aerzen employees from around the country, as well as local customers, vendors and representatives. The new facility is designed provide better service to customers in the south-east region of the United States.  The buildi…

Former CBS 21 reporter joins Harrisburg Regional Chamber, and other business news: Trade Talk - PennLive.com

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By Linda Hasco | lhasco@pennlive.com | Posted November 30, 2018 at 12:30 PM | Updated November 30, 2018 at 01:09 PMTrade Talk showcases the businesses in the midstate and the people who make them work. From companies who make iconic products to the small family businesses and everyone in between, we have a little bit of everything in the midstate. Midstate companies keep the economy moving, people working and communities thriving throughout the midstate. You can find business news from around the midstate at www.pennlive.com/business.All photos were provided unless otherwise noted.  (Sean Simmers)Trade Talk Courtney HighfieldCourtney HighfieldCourtney Highfield has joined the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC as digital experience director, a newly created position allowing the organization to place greater emphasis on its digital presence. Prior to her new role, Highfield spent six years as a TV news reporter, most recently with CBS 21, where she worked since June of 2016 as a mult…

Police Search Deutsche Bank Offices in Money Laundering Case - U.S. News & World Report

Business news in brief | Business - telegraphherald.com

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Consumer confidence slips in NovemberWASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence slipped this month but remains strong.The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 135.7 in November from October’s 18-year high 137.9.The index measures consumers’ assessment of current economic conditions and their outlook for the next six months. Their evaluation of today’s economy improved — but their assessment of future conditions slipped in November.“Overall, consumers are still quite confident that economic growth will continue at a solid pace into early 2019,” said Lynn Franco, a Conference Board economist.Mortgage rates weigh on home sales, pricesWASHINGTON — U.S. home prices increased more slowly in September from a year ago as higher mortgage rates weighed on sales.The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, rose 5.1 percent from a year earlier. That’s down from a 5.5 percent yearly gain in the previous mo…

Facebook Comes To Charlotte, Promotes Small Businesses Amid Year Of Controversy - WFAE

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Public faith in Facebook has been rocky in 2018, amid scandals involving data breaches and the spread of misinformation. Despite a rocky year, some in Charlotte remain loyal to — and active on — the platform, including small businesses. Hundreds of small business owners gathered at Mint Museum Uptown for Facebook’s “Community Boost” program, a two-day workshop aimed at teaching people how to best use Facebook and Instagram to promote and grow their small businesses.  The workshop has sessions on how to use targeted ads, how to build groups and how to boost posts for a wider audience.Charlotte is the 47th out of 50 cities that Facebook is targeting for their events.As social media becomes more central to small business survival, building up such skills is crucial.A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study this year found that 55 percent of small business owners in North Carolina find Facebook to be essential to their businesses.Thor Chitow is one of them, but he’s new to the bandwagon. A mortgage…

West Virginia launches online business portal | Business - Huntington Herald Dispatch

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Secretary of State's Office is now offering a new portal for businesses to complete filing requirements. The website can be used by people who want to form a new West Virginia business or register an existing out-of-state business. Secretary of State Mac Warner said in a news release the new portal is mobile-friendly and replaces a service that was almost 15 years old and didn't work well with newer devices. Business and Licensing Director Penney Barker said the new portal also does away with problems that made the old service hard to maintain and keep up-to-date. Barker says the goal for the portal is to gather information from numerous state websites in one central location.

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Is Your Business Neglecting Its Most Important Audience? - Forbes

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Experience is the new battleground in the modern-day business world.The Transformative Age is all about removing friction from and building the optimal experience for audiences who engage with your brand across multiple touch points. Fail to do this and you risk losing customers, market share and reputation.Creating the secret sauce is hard — every C-level executive is hyperfocused on how to approach this challenge already. Many are investing significantly in transforming their businesses into digital enterprises so they can create consistent and elegant experiences — in the on- and offline worlds — that charm their customers.The problem is, when it comes to experience transformation, the customer is only a part of the equation.There’s an alarming trend among companies from almost every industry sector spending billions of dollars in reimagining the customer experience but failing to match the same effort for their employees — leaving a significant experience gap between the two.What …

Business Insights Are A Many-Splendored Thing -- Data Is Meant For More - Forbes

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Share to facebookShare to twitterShare to linkedinClose up hand of marketing pointing at business document at meeting room.Getty By Mike Gualtieri, Vice President, Principal AnalystDownload Forrester’s predictions 2019 complimentary guideto understand the 14 major dynamics that will impact firms next year.Enterprise Mindsets About Data Are ChangingGive me a dashboard. Give me a report. Give me better insights. If that’s your approach, it’s old-school and you’re falling behind. Leading enterprises have shifted their data sensibilities to action-oriented insights. “Interesting” is no longer the standard for business insights efforts. Instead, insights projects must draw a straight line from business objectives to business outcomes.Seems obvious . . . MBA 101, right? Unfortunately, many business insights organizations let whimsical stakeholder requests drive their efforts. No more, Forrester predicts. To be successful, business insights professionals must focus their efforts on the busine…

8 signs you’re not ready to start your own business - Business Insider

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Here's the harsh reality of starting a business: around 70% of startups are no longer in business by year 10, according to Fundera.Even if your product or service is fantastic, there are a host of snags you can hit, from running out of money to running out of steam. To deal with this risk, "every entrepreneur should go into this with their own timeline" for when they expect the business to turn a profit — and pay its founder a salary.This timeline should be "tied to their own financial wellbeing," Langer-Croager said. In other words, figure out how long you can afford to allow your business to grow without getting something back from it, knowing that there's a chance your startup might never turn a profit. She said that doing so "makes managing that risk a little easier."

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Manafort Lied About Business Dealings, Mueller’s Team Believes - The Wall Street Journal

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Paul Manafort’s alleged misstatements to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators include comments about his personal business dealings and about his contacts with a former associate in Ukraine, say people familiar with the matter.Those statements—among those described by Mr. Mueller as “lies” and Mr. Manafort as “truthful information” in a court filing Monday—are what led the special counsel this week to take the unusual step of ending the former Trump campaign chairman’s plea agreement 2½ months after it was reached,...

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New Survey Focuses On Challenges Of Business Resilience - Forbes

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Share to facebookShare to twitterShare to linkedinShould a business be prepared for the worst? In the event of a natural catastrophe or a major data breach—or even minor hiccups—should a business have the resources and processes in place to continue business as usual? A new survey from Tanium found almost unanimous consensus on the importance of business resilience—but execution and actually achieving it apparently lags far behind.Tanium is in the business of business resilience. Business resilience is a term that encompasses business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). No matter what you call it, the goal is to be prepared to continue operating as a business in the face of catastrophes.To understand more about the current state of business resilience, Tanium conducted a surveyv of more than 4,000 business decision makers across the United States, UK, France, Germany and Japan. The results were compiled into a report called The Resilience Gap.Although 96 percent of those surveyed…

Wedbush's Daniel Ives is bullish on Apple's services business - Business Insider

An Irish soccer team faked a player's death to postpone a match, but he was actually just at home playing video games - Business Insider

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An Irish soccer team has issued a grovelling apology after it faked a player's death to get a league match postponed.Ballybrack FC, an amateur soccer club in Dublin, told the Leinster Senior League that Fernando Nuno La-Fuente had died in a motorbike accident on Friday, November 23.The league postponed Ballybrack's match against Arklow Town, organised a one minute silence before the kick off of other league matches, and published a death notice in an Irish newspaper to offer its "heartfelt condolences" to the La-Fuenta family and all at Ballybrack, the BBC reports.Liffey Wanderers FC was one of the teams to observe a minute's silence before a match and even posted a photograph of the moment on its Facebook account.Read more: RANKED: The 27 most dominant soccer players in the world right nowBut Fuente was not dead at all, so it was not long before Ballybrack backtracked.On Tuesday, the club said the management team made "a gross error of judgment" and th…

Burger King has been tweeting gibberish nonstop for hours - Business Insider

Dubai's automated, driverless metro: what it's like to ride - Business Insider

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Visiting Dubai can often feel like hopping into a time machine to the future. The city emerges out of the desert seemingly from nowhere, with each gleaming skyscraper, landmark, and new building looking more futuristic than the last.Dubai's decade-old metro system is no different. The bullet-shaped stations lie above ground like golden space pods and the trains race through the center of the city, weaving past skyscraper after skyscraper.It's not just the shape and aesthetic that make the metro futuristic, but the underlying technology as well.All of Dubai's 49-station, 46-mile metro is completely automated and driverless, making it the third-largest such system in the world, after systems in Singapore and Vancouver. The city's Red Line, which runs like an artery through the heart of Dubai, is still the longest single driverless metro line in the world.And it's getting larger. The city is currently constructing a third line— called Route 2020 — that will connect th…

A San Francisco politician is trying to get Mark Zuckerberg's name removed from the hospital to which he donated $75M - Business Insider

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A San Francisco politician is pushing to have Mark Zuckerberg's name removed from the hospital to which he donated $75 million in response to Facebook's recent scandals.On Tuesday, San Francisco supervisor Aaron Peskin asked the city attorney to "outline the procedure for the removal of the Zuckerberg name from San Francisco General Hospital" and to revisit the city's policy on offering naming rights in exchange for gifts, according to a copy of his remarks provided to Business Insider.It comes after a protest earlier this year by nurses working at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center — commonly referred to as just the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital — over the attachment of the Facebook CEO's name to the institution. The protest followed the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan donated $75 million to the institution in 2015 in exchange for naming rights. Critics of the nam…

Storefront closing because online business is booming - NTV

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The Country Nest closing (KHGI) KEARNEY, Neb. — After over a decade in downtown Kearney, another business is closing their doors.The owner of The Country Nest said business is picking up and that's why she's closing down."I'm excited for myself but to see something I've worked for, for a long time... now I'm going to cry," said The Country Nest owner, Pamela Robbins.After 11 years of having her business on The Bricks, Pamela Robbins is closing The Country Nest storefront.
She said this decision came from years of success selling her handmade décor online."The etsy shop has grown into a full time job so I have chosen to continue on with the etsy shop and work out of my home workshop," said Robbins.She said for gift shops, sales are typically slow in the summer months but online that's not the case."My etsy shop was just going crazy with sales and it pretty much paid for a lot of the bills that my storefront was accumulating," said Rob…

New online business portal now available in West Virginia - Charleston Gazette-Mail

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The West Virginia secretary of state’s office is now offering a new portal for businesses to complete filing requirements. The website can be used by people who want to form a new West Virginia business or register an existing out-of-state business. Secretary of State Mac Warner said in a news release the new portal is mobile-friendly and replaces a service that was almost 15 years old and didn’t work well with newer devices. Business and Licensing Director Penney Barker said the new portal also does away with problems that made the old service hard to maintain and keep up-to-date. Barker says the goal for the portal is to gather information from numerous state websites in one central location. — The Associated Press

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How Micro Business Owners Can Become Tax Ninjas - Forbes

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Tax doesn't have to taxing when you're a micro business Getty One of the most stressful areas of running a micro business has to be managing your own tax affairs. When you’re employed, the tax system is basically invisible, as your employer managers this for you. When you move into self-employment or develop a side hustle, you suddenly have to become a tax expert.As the UK has one of the most complex tax systems in the world, navigating its subtler aspects needs the help of an expert. One of the best decisions I took when I started my micro business was to hire an accountant. They have vast experience of the tax system and can save you substantial amounts of money that more than covers their costs.With the UK moving inexorably towards a completely digital tax system as Making Tax Digital takes shape, if you’re thinking of moving into self-employment, or starting one or more side hustles, you need to get your tax affairs in order.To gain an insight into the tax environment at th…

16 Salutes: Kindness in Business Owners - WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

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Please enable Javascript to watch this video KINGSTON, Pa.  -- A business owner in Luzerne County is helping another business owner in Lackawanna County get through a difficult year. They knew each other through owning local businesses in the wedding industry, but an act of kindness has created a special friendship.All things Christmas have taken over Mattern's Flower Shop in Kingston. It is the busiest time of year for the more than 100-year-old business, but for Michelle Valentino, this is only her second holiday season. She bought the business from the Mattern family last November. A year later, she is taking on a whole new project, but this one is a little more personal."This isn't a business project. This was done on a handshake," Valentino explained.On one side, Mattern's looks like it always has, with its unique gifts and stunning flower arrangements. On the other side, a room that was used for storage in now the Darling Dress pop-up shop."Every employ…

Benefit to raise money for downtown La Crosse business owner's funeral - La Crosse Tribune

Local Business Owner Charged with 13 Felonies - OzarksFirst.com

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Has 99 Pages of Business Ideas - Entrepreneur

Three sure-fire online small business Ideas to launch in 2019 | London Business News - London Loves Business

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According to Forbs, 63% of millennials have ever thought about launching a start-up, preferably an online one. However, the other statistics show that only 3.6% of people under 30 actually own small business in the USA.These figures are disappointing, especially if compare them to 10.6% of young people that owned a company in 1989. What caused such a shrinkage?With the rapidly changing technology market, it’s hard to impress users with something entirely new. 99% of ideas you come up with have been already brought to life by somebody else. The more copy-paste start-ups fail, the fewer people dare to make a move towards their dream.Fortunately, you don’t need to be an inventor to run a successful online business. An alternative way is to hop on the swelling wave of an upcoming trend. To help you identify the most promising tendencies of nowadays, we’ve chosen these 3 sure-fire business ideas to try in 2019. Enjoy!Create your own social networkSocial networks have the highest possible e…