April 14, 2021

Business News

Realme claims to be the fastest growing cellphone brand in the world

It is undeniable that as a newcomer, Realme immediately reaped success. It’s no wonder that in a short time they were able to enter the ranks of the big global vendors.

The Counterpoint research institute places Realme in seventh position as the vendor that shipped the most smartphones during the third quarter of 2019.

This position rose from tenth place in the second quarter of 2019. This increase was driven by shipments of more than 10 million units from July to September 2019.

The growth from the previous year reached 808%. That is why Realme dares to claim itself as … Read More

Business unusual: wearable tech, touchless surfaces and office ‘mud rooms’

Still in the teeth of a deadly pandemic, the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs started the season on Dec. 23 with no protective bubble and vaccine availability still weeks away. Some 250 people assigned to work 36 home games needed assurance it was safe to work in the team’s one-million-square-foot AT&T Center.

“The staff was eager to return but wanted to know what they were returning to,” Casey Heverling, vice president and general manager of parent organization Spurs Sports & Entertainment, said of those in facility maintenance, security, event operations, cleaning, lighting, and food and beverage service.

Success in reopening a

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European business travellers say set to fly less after COVID-19

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Four in 10 European business travellers plan to fly less after COVID-19 travel restrictions are fully lifted, a survey showed on Monday, with many intending to stick to video conferences.

Changing habits during the pandemic and worries over climate change are likely to reduce business flights in the long term, suggested the YouGov poll for the philanthropic group European Climate Foundation, which supports a goal of zero emissions.

“Flying for business meetings burns up time and money, as well as our climate,” said Alethea Warrington, campaigner at climate action charity Possible, which was not involved

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Statewide small business program offers many benefits | Southernminnbiz

Local businesses have a litany of resources at their disposal thanks to Small Business Development Centers throughout the state.

The centers offer free access to capital, loan packaging, financial analysis and assessments, accounting systems and literacy, marketing and research, marketing plan development, feasibility analysis, startup assistance and business plan development.

The centers, offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration, operates a state office and more than 15 satellite centers. Regional offices in Minnesota are in Bemidji, Brainerd, Duluth, Mankato, Marshall, Minneapolis, Moorhead, Rochester and St. Cloud.

SBDC State Director Bruce Strong said the organization is aware of the importance that

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The Week in Business: Amazon Defeats the Union

Good morning. Here are the top stories in business and tech to know for the week ahead. — Charlotte Cowles

Large companies are often good at dodging taxes to maximize profits for their shareholders. But President Biden wants to make that harder with a new tax code that would raise tax rates and close loopholes for American corporations with annual incomes exceeding $2 billion. The plan is intended to bring in enough tax revenue to fund Mr. Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal. If it gets through Congress (and that’s a

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Shuttered businesses offered SBA lifeline | Business

Washington, D.C. — Applications are now open for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG).

The grants are a valuable lifeline for operators of live venues, performing arts organizations, museums, movie theaters, promoters and producers, and talent representatives. These culturally invaluable entities are among the first that were forced to close their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Concerts, plays, dance performances, movie premieres, museum exhibits – these are the lifeblood of culture and community, and often the anchor for travel, tourism and neighborhood food and retail stores,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.

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