3 ways to make more money in your business | Local News Stories

Elroy Mariano

If this year has taught us anything, it’s how to be resourceful in both life and business. So many people have had to learn new skills and really dig in to how they can keep their businesses up and running (and the doors open). But what happens when you’re at the end of your creative rope, and you don’t know how to increase that bottom line?

You’ve probably heard the

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Accessibility’s nextgen breakthroughs will be literally in your head

Elroy Mariano

Predicting the future of technology for people with visual impairments is easier than you might think. In 2003, I wrote an article entitled “In the Palm of Your Hand” for the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness from the American Foundation for the Blind. The arrival of the iPhone was still four years away, but I was able to confidently predict the center of assistive technology shifting from the desktop

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Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Recession Will Hurt Low-Income People More Than The Wealthy

Elroy Mariano

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that a coronavirus relief bill is
not likely to pass before the election.

Negotiations have stalled as President Trump has repeatedly changed his mind about whether he wants Congress to pass a new stimulus package. Meanwhile, new unemployment claims remain relatively steady with more than
800,000 people filing their paperwork each week.

A former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

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JCPenney Eyes $1.75 Billion Purchase By Brookfield And Simon Property

Elroy Mariano

J.C. Penney Company has entered an agreement in principle to sell JCPenney to Brookfield Property Partners and Simon Property Group for $1.75 billion. JCPenney intends to execute a stalking horse asset purchase agreement and auction that will conclude before the 2020 holiday season.

The agreement would involve the formation of a separate real
estate investment trust and a property holding company, which will include 161
of JCPenney’s real estate

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Design Tools for Professional Business Cards | Small Business

Elroy Mariano

In a time when customers are overwhelmed by social media marketing and digital promotions, a high-quality business card can help your small business stand out from the pack. A professional business card conveys an instant sense of credibility and gives a customer a physical reminder of your brand. By employing the right design tools, you can create cards that convey professionalism.

Software Programs

If you have the skills and the

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Incyte Corporation (INCY) Stock Forecasts

Elroy Mariano

Summary

A handful of sectors are shining through the pandemic, while others are struggling badly. Through 3Q, six of 11 GICS sectors had positive performances for the year-to-date, and the S&P 500 was up 2%. The leading sectors included Technology (up 29%) and Consumer Discretionary (+23%). The badly lagging sectors include Real Estate (-10%), Financials (-21%) and Energy (-41%). On a three-year basis, two clear trends emerge: the Tech sector

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Where Are the Biggest Bonuses? Try Small-Business Cards

Elroy Mariano

Credit cards for small-business owners differ from general consumer credit cards in many ways, including reward structures and how you qualify to get the card. Among the most eye-popping differences are the lucrative sign-up bonuses offered by business credit cards compared with their consumer counterparts.

Business card bonuses are typically higher

The more you spend on a credit card, the more the card issuer earns, and businesses tend to spend

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Woman cut off her hand with circular saw in $1.2m insurance scam

Elroy Mariano

  • A Slovenian woman has been sentenced to two years in jail after been found guilty of attempted insurance fraud.
  • Julija Adlesic and her boyfriend plotted to deliberately saw off her hand to receive a €1m ($1.2m) payout, Sky News reports.
  • Adlesic claims it was an accident. However, her boyfriend’s internet history shows he searched for prosthetic hands the day before the incident.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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Man requested money to shoot Louisville police

Elroy Mariano

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who authorities accuse of requesting $30,000 to shoot police officers in Louisville in a social media video while he was brandishing a gun has been arrested.

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According to a criminal complaint, Cortez Lamont Edwards, of Louisville, made the statements Wednesday on a Facebook Live video, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky said in a statement.

Authorities said

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Traveller on York Region Transit tests positive for COVID-19

Elroy Mariano

Traveller on York Region Transit tests positive for COVID-19 – 680 NEWS


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How to Create Unique Business Cards | Small Business

Elroy Mariano

Your business card has so much potential. Not only can it be used to share your contact information with potential clients, it can also help you stand out from the crowd and leave a lasting impression on recipients. So be creative and have a little fun with your business card project. This is the time to show off your personality and connect with prospects.

Demonstrate specific skills using your business

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Japanese chipmaker Kioxia shelves $3.2 billion IPO amid U.S.-China tensions

Elroy Mariano

By Takashi Umekawa and Makiko Yamazaki

TOKYO (Reuters) – Kioxia Holdings Corp <6600.T>, the world’s second-largest maker of flash memory chips, on Monday shelved plans for what would have been Japan’s largest initial public offering (IPO) this year, as U.S-China tensions cloud the global chip market.

Kioxia, previously known as Toshiba Memory, had planned to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Oct. 6, offering up to 334.3 billion yen

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Blue Cross policy holders will get $100 to $500 in wellness gift cards. Money is part of insurer’s pandemic response. | Local News

Elroy Mariano

Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. is providing more than 600,000 member households with a health and wellness retail cards valued at between $100 and $500.

The insurer said it is providing about $200 million worth of the cards as one of its responses to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on N.C. members.

The cards are expected to arrive to the customers’ mail address between Oct.19 and Nov. 7. The amount

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Manifesting Retail’s Week Of Revolution

Elroy Mariano

Retail, for all intents and purposes, has always been an interdependent system. Supply depends on demand; demand depends on supply; supply depends on the supply chain. Pricing depends on supply and demand. Pricing also depends on more intangible factors such as sales, operations and marketing. And all retailers depend on the one constant that separates any business from a hobby: the customer.

This

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How to Carry Business Cards Without Getting Them Dirty | Small Business

Elroy Mariano

One-tenth of a second is all you have to make a good impression, according to psychology professors Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov from Princeton University. Nothing can be more embarrassing than handing a future client a dirty or soiled business card. Having a clean business card handy can make or break your next business deal. Your calling card is a direct reflection of the way you do business — protect

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50% of Meeting Planners in Asia Pacific Plan on Hosting Physical Events

Elroy Mariano

Recent Meetings and Events survey led by Marriott Bonvoy across Asia Pacific excluding China (APEC) indicates:

  • 50% of the respondents plan to continue with in-person events
  • 45% of the respondents are concerned about government regulations around hosting events
  • 36% of the respondents are leaning towards hosting hybrid events

SINGAPORE, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As businesses start adapting to a new normal, Meetings & Events are also slowly returning

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Auto insurance fraud nearly triples in Manitoba: MPI

Elroy Mariano

WINNIPEG —
As of the end of July, 33 people are facing a total of 88 charges related to auto-insurance fraud, according to Manitoba Public Insurance.

MPI said this number is nearly triple compared to the year before, which saw 30 charges against 10 people in the same timeframe.

The Crown corporation attributed this increase partly to its refocused efforts in reviewing suspicious cases, as well as a business change

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The Best Ways To Save Money On Digital Signage – Press Release

Elroy Mariano

As COVID-19 continues to impact how businesses do business, many people are looking at tools to help make the transition easier. For example, many retailers are looking for ways to enforce capacity and social distancing requirements without allocating precious employee time.

Digital signage can help provide solutions to both monitor customer movement and ensure social distancing. But, digital signage can be an expensive investment, especially during times of slow economic

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Westfield Adds Location Analytics To Data Harvesting Initiative At Shopping Centers

Elroy Mariano

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has named Placer.ai as its location analytics provider as part of a wider effort by the property management firm to leverage new technologies at its retail locations.

URW will use the Placer.ai solutions to help determine where
it should allocate resources within its shopping centers, and to gather insights
that can be used to modify marketing strategies, ensure lease optimization and
measure overall tenant and shopping center health.

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Ten Tips for Gathering Business Cards | Small Business

Elroy Mariano

The art of gathering business cards starts long before asking for a card and ends well after receiving one. Getting good business leads and cards at networking occasions, meetings or through other channels requires planning before an event, working with contacts at the event, and following up on a targeted, individual basis.

Prepare Beforehand

Before an event, get information about the meeting’s topic and speaker. Writing for the University of

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