May 11, 2021

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St. Joseph recognized as good place to start a small business | Business

A recent report ranks St. Joseph 17th as one of “The Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business.”

“I think to be ranked in the top 20 across the U.S. for places to start small businesses is an incredible attribute for St. Joseph,” said Natalie Redmond, vice president of membership for the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, of the report conducted by Go.Verizon.com. “If you looked at some of the comments from the folks who did the ranking, they said things like, ‘These cities in the top 20 should be an inspiration for other cities across the country

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How much a $1,000 investment in dogecoin at the start of 2021 is worth

Dogecoin briefly surged to an all-time high of 69 cents Wednesday morning, capping a roller-coaster run for the meme-based cryptocurrency that has skyrocketed in value in recent months.

The latest rally has come in the lead-up to Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosting NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Musk has long praised the digital token to his 52 million Twitter followers, and some speculate that a mention of dogecoin on national television could spark even more demand.

If you bought dogecoin at the beginning of the year you’ve enjoyed massive gains over the past four months. A $1,000 dogecoin purchase

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Robert Earl Keen refinanced his home to make sure band was paid, had health insurance at start of pandemic, Forbes reports

SAN ANTONIO – Live music came to a grinding halt when the coronavirus pandemic began to take charge across the U.S., but Robert Earl Keen didn’t sit back and watch his team go unsupported.

The Texas country music legend told Forbes that he refinanced his home as well as applied for a government crisis loan and a PPP loan to keep his employees on the payroll until at least the summer.

All 10 employees’ salaries had to be reduced by 25%, but they were able to keep their insurance as the health crisis worsened, the business magazine reported Monday.

“I

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Utah leads list of best US cities to start a small business, New Jersey ranks among worst: WalletHub

Six of the top 10 best U.S. small cities to start a small business are in Utah, financial review and advice website Wallethub found in an April 20 report.

Wallethub compared more than 1,300 small American cities to determine which would foster the most growth for small businesses based on 20 different factors, including accessible financing, human-resource availability, workforce education levels, office space costs, labor costs and more. 

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Here are the cities that made WalletHub’s top 10 list of “Best Small Cities

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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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The perfect time to start a business is now

New Yorkers may be wearing masks, but their eyes are wide open. With every empty storefront or closed restaurant, there’s the question of what will fill the space, because New York City always bounces back. In fact, it’s already happening, with a new generation of restaurants, lounges, stores and businesses popping up.

“Business development in the city is the busiest it has been since last March,” said Dan Clark of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Not only that but many of those who fled New York City when the pandemic hit are flocking back, according to cellphone

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