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New program aims to help low-income entrepreneurs in Milwaukee

Building a business from the ground up is a challenge for anyone, but especially for people in poverty. A new program is helping low-income entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality — and improve Milwaukee neighborhoods at the same time. 



a group of people sitting at a table in a room: Notre Dame professor Michael Morris speaks at the first session of the BizStarts Institute Community Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs at the St. Ann Center Bucyrus Campus on Saturday. The program hopes to help low-income entrepreneurs move their businesses forward.


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Notre Dame professor Michael Morris speaks at the first session of the BizStarts Institute Community Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs at the St. Ann Center Bucyrus Campus on Saturday. The program hopes to help low-income entrepreneurs move their businesses forward.

On Saturday, 25 people went to the first BizStarts Institute Community Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs at the St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave. Another 109 watched online. 

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For the next five weeks, they’ll spend several hours each Saturday learning about tools and concepts, and talking with local entrepreneurs in different subject areas about how they were able to get over different obstacles.  

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‘Pathway to wealth’: Topeka incubator program aims to help residents of public housing achieve business ownership – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Heather Crowley has always had a passion for food.

Whipping up meals or baking sweet treats offered opportunities growing up for her to bond with her parents. Her dad “could throw anything together,” she said, and her mom loved to bake.

After escaping an abusive relationship that had caused Crowley to lose some of herself and the things she enjoys, food brought her home.

“I was very much in the arts scene and doing all of that stuff. Food gave me an outlet to create masterpieces,” she said. “I found my creative skill. I was able to hone that into baking cakes.”

In 2012, Crowley completed Washburn Tech’s culinary arts program. And in 2014, she began showcasing some of her culinary creations on Facebook.

“But never really saw it as something,” she said. “It was just kind of a hobby.”

That started to change a couple years ago after Crowley

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Austin’s Downtown 2nd Street District ‘sidewalk sale’ aims to generate foot traffic, business

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Longtime Austin Downtown business owner Shelley Meyer never imagined a pandemic would turn her business world upside down.

“Trust me that none of our leases were undertaken with the expectation of doing 20% (business),” she said. “There’s just no way to financially plan for that.”

Meyer first started about 30 years ago with Wild About Music on Sixth Street, then Austin Rocks, and most recently taking over Toy Joy a couple of years ago which led to the birth of Yummi Joy, a candy specialty store. Today, Meyer oversees six store locations across Austin. Three store locations sit next to each other along Second Street near the corner of Guadalupe Street.

However, since the pandemic hit Austin in mid-March business has been slow.

“Without the office workers and without the tourists there just isn’t enough business to sustain retail in downtown Austin at the moment,” she said.

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New economic recovery plan for Bay County aims to make the community stronger

BAY CITY, MI – A group of area leaders gathered online this week to present a plan to address economic recovery in Bay County following the coronavirus pandemic.

Bay Future, Inc. hosted its 2020 annual meeting on Wednesday, Sept 23. Members of the Bay Future Economic Recovery Task Force presented information about the ‘Bay Future: Drive. Forward. Strategic Action Plan’ which aims to set a roadmap for recovery of the Bay County economy in the next two years.

The original Bay Future plan was launched in 2019 as a five-year, $2.5 million campaign in hopes of adding jobs and investment to the Bay County area. The original plan focuses on the areas of helping existing businesses and entrepreneur development, new business recruitment and job growth, workforce development, marketing available “shovel ready” locations and sites, and promoting local and regional communication and collaboration.

But times have changed as the economic situation

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Colorado model ordinance aims to simplify online sales tax

Recently, the Colorado Municipal League in tandem with businesses and the state’s Department of Revenue created a model ordinance on economic nexus and marketplace facilitator laws to help simplify sales tax within the state. Localities that adopt it will align with the state’s economic nexus threshold for their local taxes. Colorado has historically had self-collected home-rule cities sales taxes, which required businesses to reach out to each home-rule city for their economic nexus rules.

“Colorado has two types of sales tax jurisdictions,” said Scott Peterson, vice president of U.S. tax policy and government relations at Avalara. “The majority are administered by the state, but there are more than 70 that administer their own sales tax. The point of the model ordinance is to get at those jurisdictions that have been doing it on their own.”

It all started with the Supreme Court’s decision inWayfairtwo years ago, which held

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‘Dell Rapids Small Business Week’ aims to encourage people to support local

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. (KELO) — Businesses big and small are being affected by the pandemic. While supporting your local businesses, can be a good way to keep your community thriving…. it’s challenging this year as more people choose to stay home.

Katie Wilson is the owner of The Mason Jar in Dell Rapids, she says throughout the pandemic, her online sales have been doing well, however it’s been a different case at her storefront.

“We have an Arizona storefront and here in Dells, they’ve really slowed down, foot traffic I would say has been cut in half and we are so lucky that we have our online store because if not we would definitely be in trouble like so many small businesses are,” owner of The Mason Jar, Katie Wilson said.

The chamber of commerce is celebrating ‘Dell Rapids Small Business Week,’ to encourage people to shop at small businesses.

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US-Based Business Planning Software Unicorn o9 Solutions Aims To Accelerate Growth in India


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You’re reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

When the first public Web page was launched on August 6, 1991 by Berners-Lee, no one ever thought that the Internet would be considered as a fundamental right in some countries. The reason is quite obvious, now we eat, live and breathe the Internet. When it comes to business, back then the idea of using the Internet to scale their businesses was yet to be sown. However, now most of the businesses are relying on the Internet to stay afloat and serve customers.

While it is true that the Internet has jumpstarted multiple businesses, lack of demand forecasting, disarrayed supply-chain management and poor business planning solutions have resulted in manufacturers losing their grip over the market in this age of cut-throat competition. 

Understanding the importance of integrated business planning and the dire need of

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New proposal aims to break deadlock holding up your next stimulus check. Here are the details.

Stimulus checks of $1,200 per taxpayer. Extra unemployment payments of at least $450 a week. Aid to state and local governments earmarked for coping with the coronavirus.

The Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of 50 moderate House members from both parties, offered their own proposals Tuesday in an effort to restart negotiations on new stimulus legislation.

“With so many people suffering, it’s time for pragmatic solutions, and that’s what this bipartisan roadmap is all about,” said New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5th Dist., who co-chairs the Problem Solvers Caucus. “We hope it will help the negotiators recognize that there is hope for real bipartisan progress.”

House Democratic chairs, including Energy and Commerce Committee head Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th Dist, quickly rejected the proposal, saying it “falls short of what is needed to save lives and boost the economy.”

“When it comes to bolstering the public health system, supporting state

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Air Education and Training Command aims to keep new airmen coming despite pandemic

Six months after the nation began to lock down to slow the spread of coronavirus, Air Education and Training Command is starting to roll back some of the emergency moves it made to keep basic training working.

But, AETC commander Lt. Gen. Brad Webb cautioned in a Sept. 11 interview, the Air Force is still watching the spread of the pandemic, and is ready to put preventative measures back in place if necessary.

“It’s not over,” Webb said. “We’re still doing [some preventive measures] today. But COVID did not bring [airman] production to its knees.”

While large parts of the nation began to shut down earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, that wasn’t an option for AETC, Webb said. A shutdown of the AETC pipeline, would deal the Air Force a manpower blow that would take years from which to recover.

“It is amazing to see the charts

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‘Tarentum Night Market’ aims to bring shoppers to borough business district

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Since opening her coffee and chocolate shop, Harvest Moon, in Tarentum earlier this year, Desiree Singleton has heard from people who can’t get there before she closes at 4 p.m.

She’ll be among a group of borough business owners hoping to draw shoppers into town in the evenings by staying open later on one Thursday each month. The first “Night Market” will be held on Sept. 17, with participating businesses staying open until 8 p.m.

The plan is for it to be held on the third Thursday of each month with the exception of December. Because of Christmas, it will be held on the second Thursday, Dec. 10.

In addition to staying open later, Singleton said she’ll have a musician playing outside her Corbet Street storefront.

“It’s going

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