April 12, 2021

Business News

CanadianSME Small Business Foundation announces the launch of UPS Small Business of the Day Campaign.

In collaboration with the Exclusive Title Sponsor, UPS, CanadianSME Small Business Foundation is promoting Small Businesses from across Canada on a daily basis on their social media platforms.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CanadianSME today announced a new campaign that is intended to help small business owners in every way possible in association with their corporate partner UPS.

It’s no surprise that small businesses are the ones that were most impacted by the pandemic. While the government has provided Canadian small businesses with resources and funding to help them during these challenging times, it’s still not enough

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First-ever SWFL Black Business Expo in Fort Myers aimed at helping businesses thrive


FORT MYERS

The first-ever SWFL Black Business Expo sold out at Edison Mall in Fort Myers. It is aimed at helping Black businesses in the area grow and flourish.

Every morning when Altemia Diggs opens the doors to her makeover studio and hair academy, she counts her blessings. She remembers daily why she’s still in business even despite the pandemic.

“It’s the fact that local people took their time, Black and all nationalities, started being conscious of the buying power and spending their money with locally-owned businesses so if it wasn’t for that I don’t think I would be

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Firefly Ridge Goat Farm in Johnston turns love of goats into business venture

The pair brought home their first two goats in September 2019

JOHNSTON, Ohio (WKBN) – For the goats at Firefly Ridge Farm in Johnston, the pasture is for “kidding” around. Ross Treffert keeps a close eye.

“Every single one has their own personality, they really do,” Treffert said.

Treffert grew up on a farm. His partner Justin Calvin did not.

“If you asked my eight years ago would you have a

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Want To Digitally Transform Your Business? Start With Social Media

Digital transformation continues to be a marketing buzzphrase in 2021, and for good reason. Survey data shows that a whopping 70% of businesses chose to step up or maintain their spending on digital transformation during the pandemic. Fifty-eight percent of businesses that hadn’t yet launched a transformation initiative said that Covid-19 has accelerated their plans. But as marketers hurry to check the digital transformation box, it pays to ask, what does digital transformation actually entail?

Digital transformation takes place when a business adopts digital technology to replace physical or manual processes with digital ones. You

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Business Highlights

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Amazon workers voted against forming a union at a warehouse in Alabama, The win proved the might of the online shopping giant and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond. Amazon crossed the threshold to secure a majority of votes, with 1,798 warehouse workers voting against the union and 738 voting in favor, according to the National Labor Relations Board, which is overseeing the process. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which led the organizing efforts in Bessemer, said it would file an

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Google will disrupt higher education

Business Report Publisher Rolfe McCollister used to joke that if Google ever started giving diplomas, colleges were in trouble. But now with Google parent company Alphabet’s latest announcements, it’s really happening. 

A March 11 report from Inc. features an interview with Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who details Google’s plans to launch a series of certificate programs aimed at helping people bridge skills gaps and get jobs in high-growth fields without a college degree.  

As McCollister writes in his new opinion piece, the article goes on to say that most enrollees will finish in six months or

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