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New USDA rural development grants create, save jobs in Eastern Panhandle | West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The state director for West Virginia with the U.S. Department of Rural Development office had some good economic news Monday when he announced $66,905 in grant funding that will benefit the Eastern Panhandle.

Two nonprofit organizations will use the rural business development money to create at least six jobs and also save a position, Kris Warner said.

“This is a good day, and I’m happy because the businesses and community will both benefit from these grants,” he said in a telephone interview.

“We are always pleased to help West Virginia communities grow through business development. We are doubly excited when that business development leads to creating and saving jobs.”

Warner announced the funding during a presentation at Matthews Foundry, a 19th-century stone building in Martinsburg’s historic industrial core.

Civil-Military Innovation Institute received $47,500 to provide technical assistance and business consulting services to small businesses. It is a

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Wichita plans more aid for small business, create land bank

After years of trying to hit home runs with its economic development efforts, Wichita City Hall is aiming for smaller plays.

The City Council last week previewed a plan that will make city economic development aid available to more and smaller businesses, along with revisions to sales tax policy to fund a “land bank” to help put abandoned homes and businesses back into productive use.

For years, the city has relied on development “matrix” to evaluate tax breaks for businesses.

The matrix essentially consists of data collected from developers and businesses to determine how their projects would benefit the city — and whether those benefits are sufficient to justify public investment in private for-profit ventures.

Under the current matrix, size matters.

The biggest tax breaks and other financial aid went to big companies that could claim to be making millions of dollars worth of new investment and creating high-paying jobs

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Joe Biden’s plan would create 7 million more jobs than Trump: Moody’s

  • An economic forecast from Moody’s indicated that a Biden presidency would create 7 million more jobs compared to a second Trump term.
  • “The Moody’s analysis tells us the Biden plan would result in more jobs, a stronger economy, and higher incomes for the middle class,” economics expert Michael Linden said.
  • Household incomes would also rise nearly $5,000 under Biden, but stay unchanged if Trump is reelected to another term.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s economic agenda would lead to 7 million more jobs created compared to President Donald Trump’s, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics, a research firm.

The study, conducted by Mark Zandi and Bernard Yaros, evaluated the economy’s trajectory under four different scenarios. But it found that a Democratic sweep where Biden is elected and Democrats recapture the Senate would lead to a significant increase in federal spending. They

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‘Pandemic entrepreneurs’ create a surge of new businesses

Another potential boost to entrepreneurship: surging home prices. While the Great Recession left many out of work and underwater on their homes, housing prices have been increasing at record rates during the pandemic. Today’s would-be entrepreneurs have a better opportunity to borrow against their equity for startup cash, or use it as a safety net if things go wrong.

“It’s an inherently risky decision to start a new business, and when your big insurance policy, your home, lost its value, you are even less likely to take that risk,” Fikri said. “But if it’s preserved, and you feel like you can fall back on it, then hey, maybe now is the time.”

Home equity may be a more important factor in boosting business creation nationwide than in Philadelphia: About half of all homes in the city are owner-occupied, compared to nearly two-thirds nationally.

There’s also the fact that the pandemic’s

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This local business can create and design an app for you

Apps are amazing things. With an icon the size of a fingerprint, you can reserve theater tickets, replenish your wardrobe, order dinner for the family, schedule appointments, pay your bills, or even pass the time popping virtual bubble wrap. (Why not?)

For business owners, apps have become essential tools for taking their marketing to the next level. Whether you own a corner coffee shop or a beauty spa in the heart of town, Forbes highly recommends developing your own mobile app.

Online business-to-business review platform Clutch agrees that having an app may be just what you need to expand your customer base while retaining existing customers.

“If you have a strong online presence and you have complemented that experience with an app that your customers can download to their devices, you can increase your chances of securing a high ROI,” writes reviewer Rajdeep Bose, CEO and co-founder of Nat IT

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CyberLink Launches PowerDirector 365 Business & AdDirector App to Easily Create Ads and Marketing Videos in 3 Minutes

TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a market-leading multimedia software company, today introduces a new product line-up for business, PowerDirector 365 Business (Windows) and AdDirector (Android & iOS). More than ever, businesses turn to digital marketing to reach new customers and fuel their growth but often struggle to create high-quality ads and marketing videos. PowerDirector 365 Business provides users the tools to produce polished ads within 3-minutes, using customizable templates, while also granting access to the full suite of editing tools from the award-winning PowerDirector video editor. Optimized for mobile phones, AdDirector’s feature-packed and responsive design makes it the perfect companion for video ad creation on the go. Businesses can tell their story with royalty-free access to the world’s most extensive stock catalog and create engaging videos that help boost their brand online.

While business owners widely recognize the importance of digital marketing to drive revenues – even more

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CyberLink Launches PowerDirector 365 Business & AdDirector App to Easily Create Ads and Marketing Videos in 3 Minutes | Region

TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 21, 2020–

CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a market-leading multimedia software company, today introduces a new product line-up for business, PowerDirector 365 Business (Windows) and AdDirector (Android & iOS). More than ever, businesses turn to digital marketing to reach new customers and fuel their growth but often struggle to create high-quality ads and marketing videos. PowerDirector 365 Business provides users the tools to produce polished ads within 3-minutes, using customizable templates, while also granting access to the full suite of editing tools from the award-winning PowerDirector video editor. Optimized for mobile phones, AdDirector’s feature-packed and responsive design makes it the perfect companion for video ad creation on the go. Businesses can tell their story with royalty-free access to the world’s most extensive stock catalog and create engaging videos that help boost their brand online.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200917005042/en/

CyberLink Launches PowerDirector 365

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Marlo Richardson Helping People Create Businesses

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 16, 2020 / Anyone who has ever tried to start a business will know how important mentorship is to the startup process. Realizing the need amongst many aspiring entrepreneurs for guidance and instruction, serial entrepreneur Marlo Richardson has set herself on a mission to help as many people as she can to start their own businesses.

Marlo is the founder of Business Bullish, a website and resource that seeks to train people in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. She is a dynamic business woman and leader who has successfully launched five thriving businesses. Marlo Richardson is also a keynote speaker and business advisor who shares with local businesses her success stories in hopes that they can replicate her growth.

Growing up, the entrepreneur always knew that she wanted to help other people. Marlo got involved in various charity organizations, law enforcement,

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Mitsubishi Motors Partners With Nashville Entrpreneur Center To Create Small Batch – Big Ideas Entrepreneur Network

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announces today that it has partnered with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) to create a first-of-its-kind Small Batch – Big Ideas Entrepreneur Network.

Led jointly by MMNA and the EC, a small cohort of entrepreneurs will convene monthly for virtual networking events, expert-led webinars and will be given direct access to MMNA executives for in-depth, one-on-one, co-learning time.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses can apply to be part of the Small Batch – Big Ideas Entrepreneur Network by clicking here.

“Nashville is a special place, fueled by a bold, creative energy that is especially apparent in its entrepreneur community,” said MMNA Chief Operating Officer Mark Chaffin. “Through this partnership, Mitsubishi Motors helps to celebrate individuals

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Rethinking business: Disruptions like the corona crisis also create new opportunities

Changes in the external environment always affect the success of companies and may even tilt previously valid laws of business off balance. In a new study, Jan Recker, Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne’s Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences, writes that companies should learn to recognize and use these disruptive changes – currently the worldwide corona pandemic – to their advantage. His paper ‘External Enablement of New Venture Creation: A Framework’ has been published in Academy of Management Perspectives.

‘If you want to survive in a “post-Covid-19 world”, you should pause and question your current strategy. Every crisis leads to change. But that also means that crises can lead to new, even better business strategies. A look at the global financial crisis of 2008 confirms this’, said Recker. The financial crisis gave rise to start-ups like Airbnb and Uber. Previously,

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