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INBiz invaluable for small businesses | Business - Batesville Herald Tribune

INBiz, the state of Indiana’s one-stop business portal, launched in 2016 to allow Hoosier businesses to connect with numerous state government offices on one website. The one-stop concept has helped businesses stay in compliance with state law by putting numerous reporting requirements on one website. This year, the Attorney General’s unclaimed property reporting requirement joined INBiz. As a result, Indiana collected nearly an additional $40 million because more business owners were aware of the filing requirement. “Each year INBiz continues to grow, making it easier for businesses to comply with state law by putting filing requirements in one location,” said Secretary of State Connie Lawson. “The portal has become so popular that many entrepreneurs have started asking for advice beyond how to meet state laws and regulations. Many want business advice. To meet this need, I am pleased to announce we have partnered with the Indiana Small Business Development Center.” INBiz has team

50 Service Business Ideas - Small Business Trends

If you love serving others, you may be interested in starting your very own service business . There are opportunities in nearly every industry in niche, from tech to fashion. So no matter your interests or area of expertise, you can find a service business that is well suited to your strengths. Here are 50 service business ideas to consider. Service Business Ideas Business Consulting If you have business experience, you could work with other entrepreneurs to provide guidance and expertise as a consultant. Graphic Design For those who are visually inclined, you can offer services for designing logos, branding and paper products for businesses or individuals. Web Design A bit more of a tech focused business, offer design and/or development services for those looking to create their own websites. Mobile App Development An emerging business opportunity, those with the skills and training can work with businesses or individuals to help them create their own mobile applications

Small business ideas from home: Earning opportunities online | London Business News - London Loves Business

The Internet has made a lot of things possible for everyone. It can be called as a great equalizer as it has leveled the field for business. Anyone who’s interested in starting a small business in the comfort of their home can do so, as long as they have a computer, an internet connection, and the correct strategy. Here’s a list of Journal Review ideas for home business setup you can start right now. Drop shipping Drop shipping isn’t as scary as it sounds. The Dropship method is a retailing technique wherein the seller doesn’t store the inventory but instead orders it from a manufacturer once a customer orders. To start this business, you have to create a website. There’s a lot of online services that offer quick online store set-up, or you can list your item on eBay or Etsy. If a customer orders, you place their order with the supplier, and they handle packaging and shipping. Here are some other benefits of drop shipping: Low startup cost – Signing up on eBay and Etsy is free

New online business launches 'cool' range of pyjamas - Sunshine Coast Daily

5 tips to make your online business 'fat' this 2019 - Rappler

Published 1:53 PM, January 30, 2019 Updated 5:49 PM, January 30, 2019 In Partnership with Lazada will be having its 2019 Chinese New Year Sale this January 31 - February 2. During the three-day sale, the site will be offering their best deals across selected products. Below is the press release by Lazada: First, it’s faster. Second, it’s way, way cheaper (you don’t always need a physical store!). Then, the reach is so much wider. And yes, it’s forecasted to prosper this 2019! Is it about time that you start yours? Or maybe your digital store is already there, but you still need some push? We talked to five of Lazada’s top sellers for some golden tips to help make your online biz go big this Year of the Pig! Go on, risk that capital Mayette Jequinto had doubts if she would invest her precious 10,000 pesos to set-up a plus-size store. But these doubts just pushed her to believe in herself some more. She started buying clothes from Divisoria to sell it online. “It

Business news in brief - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

EU approves U.S. soybeans for biofuel BRUSSELS -- The European Union has approved imported U.S. soybeans to be used in the production of biofuels in an effort to increase such imports after last summer's trans-Atlantic meeting between President Donald Trump and his EU Commission counterpart, Jean-Claude Juncker. The meeting was able to stave off a tariffs war on industrial goods like cars, but Juncker made a commitment to buy more U.S. soybeans. Sales have doubled since, but mostly because of market forces. Tuesday's approval that U.S. soybeans can be used for biofuel is bound to boost sales even more. EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the decision was "new proof that the EU is delivering. ... This means that as of today it will be easier for U.S. soybeans to enter the EU market." -- The Associated Press Home price gains slowed in November WASHINGTON -- U.S. home prices rose at a slower pace in November, as sales have tumbled and affordability ha

GE’s Capital Dilemma: Keep or Sell Jet-Leasing Business? - The Wall Street Journal

General Electric Co.’s lending business has caused deep losses in recent years, but it also contains one of the embattled conglomerate’s best assets: the world’s biggest aircraft-leasing company. As GE sells off business units to chip away at its more than $100 billion in debt, several potential suitors have expressed interest in buying some or all of the unit, called GE Capital Aviation Services, or Gecas, according to people familiar with the matter. The potential suitors include Apollo Global Management LLC, Blackstone...

Tips to help small business owners choose a marketing method - Star Tribune

NEW YORK — The growth of the internet and social media has changed the way small businesses market themselves — the variety of online marketing channels allows businesses, whether they serve consumers or other companies, to focus on a broad or narrow population. But many owners find that low-tech marketing methods can work for them. For example, a new retailer or restaurant might send discount coupons through the mail to homes in their area. Some owners who consult or provide services like accounting may find that networking and word-of-mouth are their best bets for finding clients. Often, it can take trial and error to find the right approach. Before owners pick a marketing channel or channels, they need to answer some key questions for themselves, says Ramon Ray, a small business consultant who often speaks publicly about marketing. Who is your target market? Are you clear about how your service or product will help them? Here are some tips from small business owners about select

There Are Only 7 Types Of Business School Applicant -- Which One Are You? - Forbes

What motivates you to go to business school? Getty Why do you want to go to business school? Whether applying for an MBA at Harvard, a MiM at the London School of Economics, or an Exec MBA at CKGSB Beijing, it turns out that what motivates someone to pursue a graduate management education fits into one of seven well-defined candidate segments. In the past six months, the consulting team at Fortuna Admissions have been working with one of the world’s top business schools to assess the viability of launching a new program in one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world. We’ve interviewed and surveyed more than two thousand professionals to understand the factors that matter to them when choosing a business school. The project has been a fascinating deep-dive into the influence of reputation, ROI and rankings, and the skills and networks they want to develop. And the analysis confirmed the surprising power of two social media sites in particular to connect with potentia

How business-to-business startups reduce inequality - TechCrunch

Sibjeet Mahapatra Contributor Sib Mahapatra is a writer and co-founder of Bureau , an end-to-end office furniture startup in NYC. More posts by this contributor VR, presence and the case of the missing killer app The bull case for Snapchat When considering the structural impact of technology companies on our economy and society, we tend to focus on questions of scale and monopoly. It’s true that the FAANG companies and more recent winners ( Airbnb, Uber) have surfed a combination of network effects, preferential access to capital and classic efficiencies of scale to generate tremendous value for their shareholders — to the detriment of new entrants who attempt to unseat them. At their high water mark in mid-2018, FAANG alone  made up 11 percent  of the total market cap of the S&P 500 and 38 percent of the index’s  year-to-date gain , representing a doubling in their influence in only five years. The question of regulating technology companies — to the point of insti

Can Amazon and Walmart Disrupt the Shipping Business? - Motley Fool

Not that many years ago, consumers would order a product to come through the mail, and it would take weeks to arrive. Sometimes, there was an option to pay more -- usually a lot more -- for faster service, but the phrase "wait four to six weeks for delivery" was a familiar one. Those days have gone the way of pay phones and 12 CDs for a penny, as  ( NASDAQ:AMZN ) has fundamentally changed consumer expectations of delivery. The paid Amazon Prime service has made two-day delivery the bare minimum, and that led to Walmart ( NYSE:WMT ) embracing two-day shipping while offering it for free (with certain restrictions ). The problem with offering two-day shipping is that it's expensive and cuts into already thin margins. That has forced both Amazon and Walmart to rethink how they ship items, both to their warehouses and stores and to end customers. Walmart has been adding experienced truck drivers. Image source: Walmart. What are Amazon and Walmart doing?

I visited the top of the tallest building in the world, and it was a colossal waste of time - Business Insider

Three decades ago, Dubai was little more than desert. But an oil boom in the United Arab Emirates produced unprecedented wealth for the small Gulf nation. Dubai's rulers Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his successor, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, put into effect a plan to turn the city into the world's top tourist destination. The building of outlandish landmarks like the Burj Khalifa was key to the plan. Towering over the city, at 2,717 feet tall with 160 floors, the Burj Khalifa became the tallest tower in the world when it opened in 2010. It also holds Guinness World Records titles for the tallest human-made structure and the highest restaurant . It had the tallest observation deck until 2015. Dubai's strategy of building extravagant landmarks is paying off. The city is climbing in the ranks of the most visited cities — it's now fourth and projected to see 16.7 million visitors this year, according to Mastercard's Global Destination Cities Index

LEAKED MEMO: Facebook scrambling to do damage control with 'pissed' employees after Apple blocks its internal apps - Business Insider

Apple has caused work inside Facebook to grind to a halt, and the social network's employees are "pissed." On Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that Facebook was quietly operating a research program that paid teens and adults to let the Silicon Valley tech giant spy on their phones and data, in an apparent violation of Apple's policies. In response, Apple revoked the developer certificate that Facebook was using to power the research apps — and, in doing so, crippled Facebook's workforce. This is because the same certificate that authenticated the research apps was also used in the key internal Facebook apps its tens of thousands of employees use every day. The move dramatically escalated tensions between Facebook and Apple, and has left Facebook employees unable to communicate with colleagues, access internal information, and even use company transportation. Facebook employees told Business Insider that their colleagues at the company are "pissed" and

If you want to see Trump get fired in 2020, tell Howard Schultz to go home - INSIDER

On the latest episode of "Business Insider Today" on Facebook Watch , INSIDER CEO Henry Blodget breaks down why Howard Schultz running for president in 2020 would be bad for Democrats. Schultz, a "lifelong Democrat," wants to run as an independent. He also says he wants nothing more than to see President Donald Trump unseated. But his run could do the opposite: If he runs as an independent rather than a Democrat, it could split the Democratic vote and swing the election in favor of Trump. Starbucks billionaire Howard Schultz has announced his candidacy for president of the United States. He's running as an independent because he thinks both political parties are broken. A lot of Americans probably share that view. But at Schultz's first public campaign appearance, a heckler had a message for him: "Don't help elect Donald Trump!" And that's the problem. Most analysts think that Candidate Schultz would get more votes from people w

Genesis lent out 1 billion in crypto loans - Business Insider

While the crypto market trended lower last year, one of the largest over-the-counter cryptocurrency dealers saw its lending business boom amid the brutal selloff. Genesis Global Trading, the New York-based crypto trading shop, said its lending unit originated $1.1 billion in crypto loans in 2018. That volume was supported by a big uptick in demand from borrowers over November and December. The company, a subsidiary of Barry Silbert's Digital Currency Group, lends out loans largely in Bitcoin, Ether, XRP, and other coins to institutional borrowers like hedge funds and OTC trading firms. The company initially rolled out the lending product last March, and demand for its crypto loans kept growing since then. But interested from the borrowers swelled in the fourth quarter, said Genesis Chief Executive Officer Michael Moro. Read more : Galaxy Digital, the firm founded by bitcoin king Michael Novogratz, is raising a $250 million fund for crypto firms in need of cash In the fourth

Whitehaven business owner hopeful for new community catalyst fund - FOX13 Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Quavisa Henderson is the owner of ElectroLyfe Juice Bar, which is one of the newer businesses in Whitehaven. While she loves her customers, Henderson said her first year in business was a challenge. “We've only been in business for a year and we've already had four burglaries in a year,” she said. “That is troubling to any business, let alone a new business.” She blames the lack of street lighting in the shopping center for the crime. During his state of the city address, Mayor Jim Strickland announced plans for a new Community Catalyst Fund, which would be used to make infrastructure improvements like new sidewalks, crosswalks and lighting.  Download the FOX13 Memphis app to receive alerts from breaking news in your neighborhood. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Trending stories: The mayor wants to dedicate one penny of the city's tax rate to create this renewing source of money. Members of the Greater Whitehaven Economic Development Corporation said t

SA business owner accused of stealing thousands from customers - KSAT 12

SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio man who owns two event centers is accused of stealing more than $50,000 from customers, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Hector Antonio Perez, 32, was arrested Tuesday and is charged with theft, a third-degree felony. Perez is the owner of Andreia Hall and Event Center and Leilani Event Hall, according to San Antonio police. Customers told police that Perez sold packages to customers and failed to host the event or cancel the event, according to the affidavit. Perez allegedly told them not to worry about paying the $500 deposit until closer to the event. The affidavit said the victims tried to get in contact with Perez to make the deposit payment, but he ignored them. Perez then allegedly told the victims the event was canceled because they hadn't made that payment, according to the arrest warrant. Both event centers were eventually closed, according to police. The affidavit does not specify when that happened. Perez is also accused of

Port Lavaca business owner dismayed by burglary, trashed office - Victoria Advocate

Family of former owner breaks silence on dispute over lawn care business - Bangor Daily News

YORK, Maine — Mike Marcuri said he and his mother Diane have been largely silent about the continuing disputes between Gammon Lawn Care owner Josh Gammon and his neighbors. But he said since he moved into his grandfather’s York Street home abutting Gammon’s business, he’s now raising some concerns. Diane Marcuri, wife of the late Peter Marcuri who sold the land to Gammon, said she likes the lawn care business owner but is as worried as her son about speeding trucks on the access road after two nearly hit Mike’s family car. As the mortgage holder on Gammon’s property, she also has questions about her liability regarding outstanding Internal Revenue Service liens against Gammon. According to Register of Deeds records, he has recently paid off much of the money owed the federal agency but some of the debt is still outstanding. [Neighbors ask state supreme court to decide whether lawn care business has enough lawn for business] But Diane said overarching all of it, she, like everyone

Work stress is costing small business owners thousands - New York Post

Small business owners lose 24 working days a year due to work worries — and it’s costing them thousands, according to new research. A new study into the lives of 1,000 American small business owners found the average owner loses 44 minutes of productive work time every day due to worries about their business performance, security and other areas. That adds up to an incredible 191 hours over the course of a year — the equivalent of more than a month of working days. And it’s having a clear hit on their finances too. The average owner valued their time at approximately $50 per hour, meaning that work worries cost owners nearly $10,000 annually in lost time. The new survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of , found that the average small business owner brings their work worries home with them more than three times a week, with 35 percent of owners admitting that work worries follow them home five days a week or more. More than a third (37 percent) of owners say that work wo