May 13, 2021

Launches

Kyrie Irving Launches Business Advisory Firm To Support Underrepresented Businesses

NEW YORK, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Kyrie Irving and KAI Family Enterprise today announced the organization of KAI Eleven Consulting, LLC (KAI 11 Consulting), a business consulting firm created to help underrepresented entrepreneurs across a multitude of industries.  KAI 11 Consulting provides programs and mentoring that give business owners and personnel access to seasoned development coaches, area managers, and growth groups that offer roadmaps to scaling and cultivating efficiencies. In addition, KAI 11 Consulting is partnering with Michael Loeb, Bonin Bough, and Marcus Glover Co-Founders of Lockstep Ventures, to provide resources that lessen the financial

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AWS launches FinSpace, a data analytics service for financial industry

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Amazon’s AWS cloud business has launched a new data management and analytics service for the financial sector.

As is now the case in most industries, data serves as the driving force behind financial service businesses, spanning banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, and more. However, this data — structured or unstructured — often lives in a silo separate from a company’s other data. Being able to aggregate and catalog this data can help companies unlock insights. This may include identifying transaction patterns, profiling customers, and

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SBA launches $5B grant program for small businesses. See who gets the money.

Small businesses and nonprofit groups hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic now are eligible for additional support under a $5 billion Small Business Administration program

The new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance, known as Supplemental Targeted Advances, is available for up to 1 million small businesses and nonprofits with no more than 10 employees.

Here’s who can get the money:

Aside from having no more than 10 employees, they must be located in low-income areas and had an economic loss of greater than 50% over an eight-week period since March 2, 2020, compared to the previous year. They

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Verizon launches Small Business Days ahead of National Small Business Week

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Ahead of Small Business Week, Verizon Business is helping small business customers get the technology and tools they need to jumpstart their mobile communications, connectivity and security, including offers worth up to $1,000 in value.

Beginning April 29th and extending through May 7th, Verizon small business specialists will provide complimentary tech evaluations, waived fees, a 10-year price guarantee for 5G Business Internet starting as low as $69/month and special discounts like up to $1,000 off a select new 5G phone with number transfer and select trade-in.

“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen our small business customers reimagine

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Google launches new certification for U.S. health insurance advertisers

Google is launching a new certification program for health insurance advertisers in the U.S. that will only allow government exchanges, first-party providers and licensed third-party brokers to run ads across its platform.

Why it matters: The policy is meant to curb any misinformation, confusion and fraud around health care being provided to consumers via ads.

Details: In order for an advertiser to be certified to run ads, it will need to provide documentation showing it is permitted under state law to sell health insurance, per the new policy.

  • “This includes plans for individual health insurance coverage, short-term coverage and Medicare,
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Apple launches $200 million forestry fund it says will bring financial return for investors

Apple has created a $200 million fund designed to remove carbon emissions from the air and support the sustainable forestry the company uses to package iPhones and more. Yet the fund will still generate a financial return for investors.

Called the Restore Fund, the effort launched with Goldman Sachs
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who’ll run the investment portion, and nonprofit Conservation International, aims to remove 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. That’s equivalent to more than 200,000 passenger cars annually, Apple
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said this week.

The project is also meant to show other for-profit

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