Day: September 22, 2020

Denver startup doing swimmingly after appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

After his company got a boost from his appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Colorado entrepreneur Anthony Franco said the business has continued to grow despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The company, mcSquares, has quadrupled the size of its physical operations, expanding into a 25,000-square foot building in Thornton. Franco, founder  and CEO of the startup, said the 600% growth it reported in the first quarter of this year has continued.

In addition, the company has landed a deal with the Novi School District in Michigan that will put its personal whiteboards in the hands of more than 6,000 students and teachers. The company makes a line of products that includes dry-erase tablets, desktop white boards and a type of reusable sticky note that doesn’t use adhesion, designed for use in classrooms and corporate meeting rooms.

Franco said teachers and students are using the personal whiteboards during online classes and sharing their

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Nike shakes off pandemic blues with surging online sales



FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, a Nike company logo is displayed outside a Nike store in Charlotte, N.C. Nike appears to have recovered from its pandemic slump, posting a solid quarterly profit driven by soaring online sales of its sneakers and workout apparel. The world's largest sports apparel maker on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 reported a net profit of $1.5 billion profit, or 95 cents per share, in the three-month period ending Aug. 31, up 11% from the same 2019 quarter. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file)


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FILE – In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, a Nike company logo is displayed outside a Nike store in Charlotte, N.C. Nike appears to have recovered from its pandemic slump, posting a solid quarterly profit driven by soaring online sales of its sneakers and workout apparel. The world’s largest sports apparel maker on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 reported a net profit of $1.5 billion profit, or 95 cents per share, in the three-month period ending Aug. 31, up 11% from the same 2019 quarter. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike appears to have recovered from its pandemic slump, posting a solid quarterly profit driven by soaring online sales of its sneakers and workout apparel.

The world’s largest sports apparel maker on Tuesday reported a net profit of $1.5 billion profit, or 95 cents per share, in the three-month period

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Xerostomia Therapeutics Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities with Apotex Inc. and Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

The global xerostomia therapeutics market size is expected to grow by USD 133.27 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market growth compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. Moreover, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4%.

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Visa (V) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

Visa (V) closed the most recent trading day at $200.56, moving +1.58% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500’s daily gain of 1.05%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.52%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 1.72%.

Heading into today, shares of the global payments processor had lost 4.34% over the past month, lagging the Business Services sector’s loss of 2.11% and the S&P 500’s loss of 3.29% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from V as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect V to post earnings of $1.10 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 25.17%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $5.03 billion, down 18.01% from the year-ago period.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $5.01 per share and revenue of $21.78

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Businesses Spent $15bn More A Week On Technology During Pandemic

Businesses around the world spent the equivalent of $15bn extra a week on technology as they transitioned to remote working as a result of the pandemic, according to the 2020 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey.

Harvey Nash and KPMG claim it is the largest IT leadership survey in the world, with over 4,200 CIOs and technology leaders taking part across 108 countries. This year the survey was split into two – one prior to Covid-19 and one during the pandemic.

The survey found that over an eight-week period, between 5 June and 10 August, global technology leaders reported a median additional technology spend of 5% to deal with the Covid-19 crisis as a percentage of the total of their annual IT budget.

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Blue Origin considers entering commercial space station business

WASHINGTON — Commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin is considering development of commercial space stations, with NASA as a potential early customer.

Blue Origin posted a job opening Sept. 18 for am “Orbital Habitat Formulation Lead” at its headquarters in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington. That individual will be charged with leading the company’s development of commercial space stations in low Earth orbit as a new product line.

“To develop Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space, humanity will require places for them to live and work: space destination systems in which value-creating economic activity can occur,” the company states in the job description. “LEO (low Earth orbit) habitable stations, learning from but going beyond the ISS (International Space Station), are a first step.”

The job entails leading technical and business aspects of commercial space station development, including identifying customers and partners. It would also

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Start Training for IT Help Desk Positions

Train for IT positions in this downturn economy.

So says CompTIA, which on Tuesday announced upcoming online classes for IT help desk training. The CompTIA Tech Career Academy is taking applications for classes that start on Jan. 11. The classes are part of the organization’s IT-Ready Technical Support program, which prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. The certification will help students get IT help desk positions.

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CompTIA’s Charles Eaton

“We recommend that new tech workers start on the IT help desk where they’ll get to see how all the different parts of a business come together and how technology helps those parts run more efficiently,” CompTIA Tech CEO Charles Eaton said. “From the help desk, then people can better envision how they want to grow their tech careers. Our IT-Ready Technical Support program prepares our graduates to be ready for IT help desk jobs.”

Students don’t need prior

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Global Fashion PLM Software Market 2020 Company Profile, Import/Export Scenario, Business Strategies and Emerging Market Segments to 2025

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Sep 22, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
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IWL Consulting Begins New Client Induction Initiative

IWL Consulting have recently began a new initiative to attract new investors to the company. Our successes over the past years have allowed us to expand our operational infrastructure and prospect for new clients to join our current crop of investors.

We have decided to re-implement last year’s record-breaking client induction initiative due to the massive scale of success achieved during 2019’s program. The three-month period saw 187 new clients added to our client register, the largest influx of new clients since our humble beginnings.

Additionally, we would also like to announce that our ‘Client Wins’ percentage has increased to 89.64% for the half-year ending 30th June 2020. The ‘Client Wins’ percentage is indicative of private investors who have achieved a growth minimum of 33%* across the value of their accounts since 1st January 2020.

(* This win percentage does not take into consideration clients’ investments which are not held

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Small Business Administration offers online events for entreprenuers

After being postponed since May by the pandemic, this last full week of September is Small Business Week in Iowa, with a series of online events being offered for entrepreneurs statewide.

Jayne Armstrong, director of the U.S. Small Busines Administration’s Iowa District Office, says 2020 has been a year like no other and it’s time to recognize everyone who’s been working so hard to keep the lights on during the ongoing health crisis.
“Oh my gosh, there are so many different workshops and different speakers and a lot related to the pandemic and the recovery and everything along those lines,” she says.

With more than 95-percent of the businesses in Iowa being small businesses, this year’s many weeks and months of shut-downs due to COVID-19 has been especially hard on multiple industries. Armstrong says a few key federal programs are helping to keep many thousands of Iowa small businesses afloat

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