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How Businesses Can Make the Most Of Commission-Free Sales On Google Shopping

In addition to facilitating smooth and speedy checkouts for customers, the new feature would help sellers reach a large consumer base

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After introducing free product listings, Google shopping is now establishing its authority in the e-commerce market by introducing commission-free ‘buy on Google’. In addition to facilitating smooth and speedy checkouts for customers, this new feature would help sellers reach a large consumer base. This allows sellers to get increased sales momentum without paying any commission. This update is currently released in the US, and is expected to be released in the international markets later this year and in 2021. In this article, I delve into the key benefits of this update,

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Top 10 Sneaker Businesses to Watch in 2020

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LAS VEGAS, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The sneaker industry is one that is ever-changing, and in 2020 the changes are as substantial as ever. With the emergence of platforms such as StockX and the Goat App, the resell market has had a dramatic uptick in volume over the last decade, but now there is much more to the sneaker industry. There are cleaners, services to secure rare items at retail price, and even celebrity personalities within the space. Let’s take a lot at the Top 10 Sneaker Businesses to Watch through the remainder of 2020.

  1. Capital Vegas – Dillon Aguiar

Coming in at number 1 is someone who has built a million dollar business after acquiring Capital Vegas, a brick-and-mortar retail store in Las

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FrontlineCo Launches Online Training Platform to Help Illinois Businesses Comply with New Sexual Harassment Prevention Education Requirements

Under the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (WTA), employers with one or more employees are required to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by December 31, 2020. FrontlineCo, an association management firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, has developed an online education and tracking tool to assist businesses without a dedicated human resources department remain compliant with sexual harassment prevention laws.

To combat rising cases of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) issued a set of minimum standard training requirements that every employer must follow to ensure proper preventative measures are in place. Employers can provide their own internal training or use a third-party vendor, but they must meet minimum statutory requirements as established by IDHR:



• An explanation of sexual harassment consistent with the IHRA;

• Examples of conduct that constitutes unlawful sexual harassment;

• A summary of

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Businesses look forward to Maryland Restaurant Week amid pandemic

Restaurants in Maryland will soon be allowed to increase indoor capacity.

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Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that starting at 5 p.m. on Monday, restaurants in Maryland will be allowed to increase capacity from 50% to 75%.

Hogan says there still has to be social distancing and the restaurants must follow strict health safety requirements.

Many owners 11 News spoke with say they are happy about the chance to get more business in, but still plan to take precautions to keep you safe.

Serving up their best dishes under abnormal circumstances as renovations are now underway inside of Golden West Cafe in Hampden, in preparation for a safer dining experience.

“So, automatic toilets, faucets, soap dispensers — so that is more COVID-friendly,” Golden West Cafe owner Samantha Claassen said.

But in the meantime,

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Perelman Selling Almost Everything as Pandemic Roils His Empire

(Bloomberg) — Bit by bit, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman is parting with his treasures.His Gulfstream 650 is on the market. So is his 257-foot yacht. Movers hauled crates of art from his Upper East Side townhouse after he struck a deal with Sotheby’s to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of works.He’s unloaded his stake in Humvee-maker AM General, sold a flavorings company that he’d owned for decades and hired banks to find buyers for stock he holds in other companies.What in the world is going on with Ron Perelman? His exploits on and off Wall Street have been tabloid fare in New York since the go-go 1980s. But now, at an age when most fellow billionaires are kicking back, Perelman, 77, is facing a range of financial challenges, most of all at Revlon Inc., his cosmetics giant.Once touted as

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How Covid-19 Is Accelerating Digital Transformation for Small and Medium Businesses

I​ think we can all agree that Covid-19 has been a defining moment of this year as it has shifted everything from how we live our lives to how we do business. The transformation has been far-reaching, but it’s mostly impacted the way small and medium-sized businesses operate online. When regulations shifted, and measures had to be put in place to contain the spread and protect public health, the environment changed, accelerating a digital transformation and pushing businesses to go online even if it was something they hadn’t previously considered.

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By pushing the boundaries of how and where we can do business, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced entrepreneurs to look at digital media in a new light. It proved that digital media isn’t only for social media brands and influencers. It is

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Businesses are weighing when to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness; advisers offer tips | Business News

“We had hoped that sports would be coming back this fall, but unfortunately the virus has still kept a lot of our customer base from getting back on the field,” Curran said, though he stressed that company is still open for business and filling orders.

Curran said he is hoping Congress might simplify the loan forgiveness process even for businesses that got more than $150,000.

Some banks have not yet opened their online portals for customers to apply for loan forgiveness, said Doug Jones, a managing director and fractional chief financial officer for clients of Fahrenheit Advisors, a Richmond-based consulting firm.

Jones said he is telling his clients to hold off for now, for two reasons.

“One is, I don’t know if there is going to be any legislation that is going to change things,” he said. “Two, I don’t want them to be in the first batch of forgiveness

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With pandemic summer wrapping up, businesses brace for unusual fall – News – fosters.com

KENNEBUNKPORT — The Nonantum Resort traditionally closes for the season in the middle of December, once Prelude finishes with its annual holiday festivities in Kennebunkport.

But this year? The resort will close Oct. 25.

“I’ve been general manager here for 29 years, and we’ve always stayed open until December,” Tina Gordon-Hewitt said Wednesday.

Welcome to the hospitality industry in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. That field and others are preparing for a fall season with fewer summer dollars at their backs. The reason: a decline in tourism amid ongoing concerns about a virus that has caused the deaths of nearly 200,000 Americans and sickened millions more.

Gordon-Hewitt gave two explanations why the Nonantum, located on Ocean Avenue, will close earlier than usual.

One reason is that the resort’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system needs expensive new filters at a time when the products needed for such an upgrade are

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How Innovation and Technology Have Helped Latin American Businesses Survive?

The pandemic has affected the world’s economy like nothing ever before, especially in Latin America, due to countermeasures taken by the government like people staying home and business closing.

FREMONT, CA: With the lockdown easing in some parts of the region, the pandemic’s impact on the business ecosystem is turning to be evident, unveiling, among other things, stories about the companies that survived the storm and even increased their profitability. In a survey, above half of the executive and business owners in Latin America spoke about their concern about the pandemic’s negative impact on the region’s economy. 

Opportunities for online businesses in the region

While the pandemic has had some severe consequences for Latin America’s economy, it meant a rise in profits for numerous businesses that were already prepared to provide their services or products via e-commerce platforms. As people were asked not to go outside, there was only

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SMB DIGITAL powered by CEBIT Australia to help businesses develop a roadmap to the future

Between the devastating bushfires from the start of the year through to the ongoing pandemic, the bedrock of the Australian economy has been hit with wide-scale customer declines, supplier challenges, and the impact of lockdowns. And yet, despite all of this, there is confidence in the sector. Sensis research shows that 57 per cent of SMBs “feel confident” in their future.

The key will be how those businesses rebound and move forward as the economy begins to recover. The challenge will be that businesses need to acknowledge that the pandemic has had a profound socio-cultural impact, and it will change consumer behaviour. People will rely on online shopping and remote services more, and as such the focus on the digital experience will be all the more critical. That’s a transition that will challenge some SMBs. As a Deloitte report recommends, small businesses should take a step back and consider a

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