$75M in CARES money is unused. Greenville nonprofits, facing a surge in need, want a share. | Greenville Business

Elroy Mariano

Some nonprofit organizations in Greenville County are asking for a larger share of the $91 million the county received from the federal CARES Act coronavirus relief program.

The county has already begun to shift money from the $75 million it initially set aside for small businesses, minority-owned small businesses and nonprofits. Response to that program, which provided up to $10,000 in reimbursement for coronavirus-related expenses, was much lower than anticipated.

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What makes the best business cards? 4 entrepreneurs explain

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by Henry Williams

Updated: Aug 14, 2020 Published: Jul 10, 2018

Though their origin can be traced back to 15th  century China, business cards remain one of the most effective networking and promotional tools an entrepreneur can have at their disposal.

In a flash, you can capitalise on an opportunity by supplying a potential partner or client with everything they could need to get in contact with you.

That’s why

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How to Make Your Own Business Cards Online for Free | Small Business

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Small business owners incur many expenses when starting a new company, including but certainly not limited to purchasing software and computers, leasing office or retail space, buying inventory or raw materials, incurring legal registration fees, acquiring a point of sale system and hiring employees. To lessen the costs certain things, like business cards can be done online for a small fee or at no cost.

Decide what type of business

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Ten Tips for Business Cards | Small Business

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Some people underestimate the business card as a marketing tool. While most small businesses have them, few maximize their potential in networking and promotion. Business cards do more than provide contact information. They establish credibility and professionalism, and help build referrals. For the cost and ease of distribution, business cards offer a lot of marketing bang for the buck.

Design for Ease of Use

Business cards come in many sizes,

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How to Design Business Cards in OpenOffice | Small Business

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You can use OpenOffice to design business cards that are minimalist in design. The cards feature your name and some information about you or your business. There are a few designs available to users that have just downloaded OpenOffice, but you can find templates online that offer a wider range of color and art.

Open OpenOffice and click on “File” followed by “New.”

Select “Business Card” and then define the

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Information on Business Cards | Small Business

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Business cards are the basic marketing tool for an entrepreneur or working professional. They provide the basic information about a person and her company, and if they include a logo, a business card is a potential client’s first contact with the company brand. Because these little pieces of cardstock are so critical to business success, it pays to do them right.

Logos

A business logo–the heart of a company’s brand

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Best Small Business Credit Cards of 2020

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If you operate a small business, whether it’s part-time or full-time, you may benefit from opening a business credit card. Most issuers have pretty lenient qualification requirements for what’s considered a “business owner” and will likely accept your application whether you freelance, sell items online or run a growing company with employees.

The most basic perk of a business credit card is the ability to keep personal and professional expenses

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How to Choose the Best Business Card for Your Company

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The necessity and relevance of business cards is waning in the digital age, but since no single alternative has gained enough momentum to replace them, you should still keep a supply in your wallet and make sure they look good.

Two factors you should balance regarding your business card strategy are a unique design and an engaging delivery. A snazzy card is no good if you hand it out left

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How 2 newcomers are chasing their business dreams on P.E.I.

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a glass display case: A look at some of the products on offer at Alambé Vietnamese coffee shop.


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A look at some of the products on offer at Alambé Vietnamese coffee shop.

Opening a new business can be challenging at the best of times, let alone during the restrictions that come with a pandemic.

Here’s how two business people on P.E.I., both newcomers, are making a go of it. 

A Vietnamese coffee shop



a man standing in front of a sign: Hiep Pham, owner of Alambé, wants to introduce Islanders to Vietnamese coffee.


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Hiep Pham, owner of Alambé, wants to introduce Islanders

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Digital Business Cards Slowly Spreading in Japan amid Virus Crisis

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Economy


Tokyo, Sept. 5 (Jiji Press)–Businesses helping members of society exchange business cards through digital technology are starting to spread in Japan, in response to the novel coronavirus crisis.

With corporate sales activities shifting to video conferences, services offered by such companies allow people to hold meetings and negotiate business deals online after exchanging greetings with potential business clients, no matter where they are.

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AmEx embeds Pay Over Time on business cards

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To help our customers meet their cash flow management needs, American Express is embedding Pay Over Time in our family of Green, Gold and Platinum Business Cards at the start of their November billing cycle.

This will apply to both new and existing Card Members.

“While American Express is known for our no pre-set spending limit, pay-in-full charge card model with our iconic Green, Gold and Platinum Cards,

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Drug-dealer spotted by undercover cop pulling heroin stash from his trousers in Stoke-on-Trent park – and even had his own business cards

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Drug addict Jamie Butcher has been jailed after a police officer caught him dealing at a Stoke-on-Trent park.

The 44-year-old was spotted by a plain clothes officer at Northwood Park approaching a man and woman before pulling out a purple plastic tub from the front of his trousers.

But the officer intercepted the deal and Butcher was taken to custody on November 22.

Now Butcher, of Chell Street, Hanley, has

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Heres How: Virtual Business Card Market is Booming

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Virtual Business Card

Latest released the research study on Global Virtual Business Card Market, offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the global business scope. Virtual Business Card Market research report shows the latest market insights, current situation analysis with upcoming trends and breakdown of the products and services. The report provides key statistics on the market status, size, share, growth factors of the Virtual Business Card Market. The

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Business Card Software Market to See Major Growth by 2020-2025

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Edison, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 08/26/2020 — A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global Business Card Software Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The Global Business Card Software Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and

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BUMP’D Launches a remarkable new environmental friendly alternative to contemporary business cards – Press Release

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“Paper business cards are a 15th century innovation and 27 million of them are printed daily. However, 88% of paper cards are thrown within a week. Only 8% are saved in an address book.”

August 26, 2020 – BUMP’D has proudly announced that it is revolutionizing the concept of contact information sharing by integrating new technologies into the very concept of visiting cards. The virtual business card created by BUMP’D

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Should you embrace Google’s new business card replacement?

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Business cards were already overdue for obsolescence when the pandemic hit. Now, we’re not even shaking hands. Exchanging physical business cards is definitely out for now.

Google is testing an online business card replacement called People Cards. The idea is for professionals to create a profile for Google Search. Instead of exchanging physical paper business cards, you can just say: “Google me,” and they’ll find your “business card” right there

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Wealth inequality ‘concerning’ to business leaders: Edward Jones exec

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added over half a trillion dollars in wealth amid the coronavirus outbreak while tens of millions of workers have lost their jobs, exacerbating inequality that had already reached heightened levels before the pandemic.” data-reactid=”16″Billionaires in the U.S. have added over half a trillion dollars in wealth amid the coronavirus outbreak while tens of millions of workers have lost their jobs, exacerbating inequality that had already reached heightened levels

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Business Insider credit card reviews: Updated for 2020

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Airline credit cards

If you’re loyal to a specific airline — or even if you just travel with the same airline multiple times a year — it could be worth holding a co-branded credit card to get a free checked bag, priority boarding, and other perks. Airline credit cards run the gamut from entry-level to premium options, and the best choice for you will depend on how frequently you travel.

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How to Start a Personalization Business | Small Business

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A personalization business for custom T-shirts, mugs, hats and other items requires an investment in equipment, supplies, training and marketing. Personalization, also called decorating in the trade, primarily uses the dye sublimation process which is capable of producing single orders and small quantities of personalized goods. You may run the business from your home and take orders for goods, or set up a small retail storefront or mall kiosk to

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NFC Business Card Market To Witness Huge Growth By 2025

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Edison, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 08/20/2020 — A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “2015-2025 Global NFC Business Card Market Research by Type, End-Use and Region (COVID-19 Version)” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The Global NFC Business Card Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is

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