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Small shops hoping for big payday on Small Business Saturday

Small shops hoping for big payday on Small Business Saturday

A recent survey showed 65% of shoppers said they planned to spend at least $ 100 at small businesses on Small Business Saturday - up from 57% last year." Farquer said she is working with 11 other merchants in Astoria on special promotions and sales … Continue reading at

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The recent rise of crowdfunded ventures has provided a growing stream of money for entrepreneurial individuals, many of whom could become small business owners. That sector raised $ 5 billion in 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported, and it has a huge … Continue reading at

Small shops hoping for big payday on Small Business Saturday

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Local company gets into single-cup coffee business

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HSBC says to shut down India private banking business

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The Terra College Foundation board elected new trustees and 2016 officers at its recent meeting. Thomas Kern … was a student in the Computer Aided Drafting program. She worked in business and industry for seven years and then became an adjunct faculty … Continue reading at

Muscatine chiropractor moves business downtown

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- A local chiropractor who prides herself in the gentlest and purest form of the practice plans to expand her business with a recent move downtown. Beth Zogg Chiropractic, previously a home-based office, recently opened at 116 E. Continue reading at

Small shops hoping for big payday on Small Business Saturday

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Why climate deal is everyone’s business

And, according to a recent World Bank study on climate change, children in Africa affected by drought are less likely to complete primary school. The champions of including language making human rights central to the efforts to combat climate change in the … Continue reading at

Caught on camera: Indianapolis business hit by group of thieves at least 7 times

On at least seven different days, the suspects were caught on surveillance cameras breaking into the business. The victims hope the most recent theft this week helps police get the crooks off the streets. Carrying two car rims at a time, the suspects load … Continue reading at

What’s being served up for Small Business Saturday

The shop, at 1503 Plainfield Ave., was nominee for best new business in the Creston neighborhood in the recent 26th Annual Neighborhood Business Awards. In lieu of deep-discount doorbusters, the shop will provide gift wrapping upon request and 20 percent … Continue reading at

* Small shops hoping for big payday on Small Business Saturday At Lockwood in Astoria, shoppers can find delicate holiday ornaments, tote bags with maps of New York City and a vanilla-and tobacco-scented candle inspired by Mark Twain. Small shops hoping for big payday on Small Business Saturday

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