May 11, 2021


Brian Kolfage Can’t Use ‘We Build a Wall’ Money for Legal Defense: Judge

  • A “We Build a Wall” co-founder can’t use the money he raised to pay for his legal defense, a judge ruled.
  • Prosecutors say Brian Kolfage used money intended for a US-Mexico border wall to enrich himself.
  • On Thursday, Kolfage was hit with a separate indictment alleging he underpaid his taxes.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

“We Build a Wall” co-founder Brian Kolfage cannot use the funds he purportedly raised for a US-Mexico border wall in order to fund his legal defense in a criminal fraud case, a federal judge said Thursday in a ruling reviewed by Insider.

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How To Build An Agile Business

Joanna Swash Group CEO of Moneypenny. Moneypenny handles outsourced phone calls, live chat and digital comms.

From thriving to surviving and back again, many businesses have worked faster and better in the past year than they ever thought possible before the Covid-19 pandemic. As we accept that change is the only certainty in our future, the challenge for businesses is in sustaining the faster, better model and the competitive advantage.

The answer lies in creating business agility. And this can only be successful if the agility is inherent in the values and behaviors of an organization, reinforcing the

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3 Ways to Build Stronger Small-Business Communities in a Post-Covid World

Rodney Foxworth isn’t worried about Silicon Valley, New York City, or other capital-rich business hubs. Those ecosystems have a strong infrastructure in place to quickly rebound after the pandemic, says the CEO of Common Future, an Oakland, California-based advocacy group for community-based economic development across the U.S.

Conditions for less robust–but to this point emerging–business hubs aren’t looking too hospitable these days, however. The picture is even more bleak in rural and poor regions of the U.S.

A January 2021 study from Utah State University, Yale University, and New York University on well-being in the rural North American West found

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Four Ways To Build Your Real Estate Personal Brand

Francisco “Kiko” Angulo is the Vice President of Global Development for REALOGY.

Discovering what makes you fascinating is the key to your success. There are about 1.4 million licensed real estate professionals in the United States, so when a future home-owner searches for an agent, their options can feel endless. 

How can you stand out from the crowd? For your real estate business to thrive, you need a powerful personal brand. Keep in mind that you are the brand. Your brand is your promise to your customer. Here’s how you can get started:

Define your target audience.

If you

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Build America Bonds may be key to financing Biden infrastructure plans

Republicans and Democrats agree that the U.S. is in dire need of a major infrastructure overhaul, and at the very least, that Congress should authorize significant repairs to roads and bridges.

The fierce disagreement between the two parties begins over which provisions are worthy of running the federal deficit higher, as well as over how to finance such a massive undertaking.

And while Wall Street worries about potential increases to corporate and individual income tax rates, Democrats may soon turn to an Obama-era tool to finance their infrastructure plans: Build America Bonds.

BABs are special municipal bonds that allow states

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Utah man, legally blind, overcomes rejection, disappointment to build successful vending business

WEST VALLEY CITY — Steve Grogan is known to many of his customers as the candy man.

As the founder and owner of Grogan Vending Services, Grogan has spent the last 16 years distributing sweet snacks, chips, candy and other concessions to businesses and buildings across the Salt Lake Valley.

“We do a little Tylenol if you have a headache if your boss is rough on you,” he joked.

Grogan loves his job and loves the relationships he’s been able to build.

“I think the most important part of business is the integrity and the ways that you interact with

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