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Africa’s Business Heroes Competition Announces Top 10 Finalists

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative on Monday unveiled the top 10 finalists of the second annual Africa’s Business Heroes, a competition organized by the Jack Ma Foundation to identify and recognize the continent’s top entrepreneurs.

This year’s finalists were chosen from a pool of over 22,000 applications spanning all 54 African nations and key sectors, including agriculture, fashion, education, financial services, healthcare and renewable energy. The top 10, an even split of female and male entrepreneurs whose average age is 34, represent eight African countries: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

They will pitch their businesses at the competition’s online grand finale on Nov. 14 for a chance to win a share of $1.5 million in grant money. Their presentations will be judged by a panel of business leaders, including Jack Ma, founder of the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Group; Ibukun Awosika, First Bank of

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Alabama student pitching her business in nationwide competition

With so many young people today (and more than a few older people), their self-image is tied up in their social media presence.

How they appear to their friends and followers on Instagram matters more than how they feel about themselves.

Emily Butler wants to change that, and she’s turned that goal into a business.

Butler, who just graduated from Trinitas Classical Academy, a Christian home-school co-op in Killen, is the founder of “More Than The Reel,” an online clothes seller with a positive spin.

More Than The Reel’s motto is “Inspiring people to live for more than the highlight reel of social media.”

Its products include the “Conversation Starter Crewneck,” which simply has the word “More” on the front.

“The statement is just enough to make people ask the question “What does your shirt mean?” says the description on Butler’s website. “We believe that conversations change minds, and changed

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HBCU students build business savvy through Ally’s Moguls in the Making competition

DETROIT, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Moguls in the Making, a business plan pitch competition that offers Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students an opportunity to learn and practice vital skills, will take place virtually Oct. 8-11, 2020. This second annual competition is presented by Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and entertainer and entrepreneur Big Sean’s foundation, the Sean Anderson Foundation (SAF). The event will showcase the diversity of ideas, thoughts and experiences these students can offer the business world.

Moguls in the Making gives 50 students—grouped into teams of five from 10 HBCUs—an opportunity to develop and present business plans aimed at solving key issues in the context of today’s economic and social climate. Winners receive scholarships and internship opportunities with Ally.

To learn more about the program and the experiences of last year’s participants, view this short video. Six of the

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Start-Up Evergreens Farms Wins Retail Business Services’ Supply Chain Innovation Pitch Competition | Money

The other finalists in the Supply Chain Seed Program were:

End2End Solutions, led by Robert Steward, which provides a set of Internet of Things solutions and services designed to improve supply chain visibility by addressing quality, compliance, security, logistics and performance management. GoWheels!, led by William Bateman, is developing a radically redesigned wheel with a replaceable tire for carts used in distribution and transportation centers. NanoThings, led by Tim Williams, is focusing on a cold-chain traceability solution by utilizing Internet of Things technology from source to store. Produce Pics, led by Sridhar Iyer, is providing a computer vision-based application for reducing food waste in supply chain.

About Retail Business Services  Retail Business Services, LLC, is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, currently providing services to five East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, The GIANT Company, Giant Food, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the scale

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Amazon’s Prime Day faces retail competition from target and Walmart

  • Amazon’s Prime Day will focus heavily on its small business sellers, which could help the etailer bolster sales.
  • But it will also have to compete with Target’s and Walmart’s coinciding online sales events. 
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After being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the etailer’s annual sales event will take place on October 13 and 14 with a heavier emphasis on small business sellers and advance deals.

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Amazon’s Prime Day faces retail competition.

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Amazon said it’s investing $100 million on promotional initiatives for its small business sellers: It plans to offer Prime members a $10 credit for any Prime Day purchase when they spend $10 at select small business stores on its platform, and also plans to highlight and curate small-business

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Creative Coast: Local entrepreneurs to pitch ideas at upcoming competition – Business – Savannah Morning News

Last week, we celebrated our local female entrepreneurs. Today, I’d like to celebrate our newest entrepreneurs.

Got an idea for a business that is keeping you up at night? Want to live the glamorous life of an entrepreneur? That’s a joke by the way …

The Creative Coast is a proud sponsor and partner of the SCORE “BizPitch SavannahTM” Entrepreneurial Competition, an annual event that allows local aspiring entrepreneurs and owners of newly launched small businesses in the area to pitch their startup ideas for a chance to win more than $10,000 in cash and free professional services to help them launch and grow their new businesses.

All types of new businesses are encouraged to apply.

To participate, interested parties must apply before midnight Friday and submit a non-refundable $25 application fee. Applications will be reviewed by a committee and an announcement will be made Oct. 14 regarding the top

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Competition emerges in the Seattle-area human-composting burial business

Death isn’t new. But this November, the Seattle-based funeral home Recompose expects to open for business, giving us a whole new way to deal with our earthly remains: natural organic reduction (NOR), more commonly known as “human composting.”

For years, Recompose has been the only funeral home proposing to offer NOR, an alternative to traditional burial and cremation, but now it’s got company — competition.

Herland Forest, a natural-burial cemetery (no embalming, no caskets) in Klickitat County, received its NOR license from the state Funeral and Cemetery Board in July and is awaiting its first client. Return Home (formerly Adamah) plans to open its Auburn facility in the spring.

“We want to make a third means of disposition,” Micah Truman, founder and CEO of Return Home, said of his company. “It will take a lot of work to be recognized that we’re not cute, not a boutique, not ‘fun,’ not

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South Africa Online Retail Industry Report 2020: State of the Industry, Influencing Factors, Competition

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 30, 2020–

The “The Online Retail Industry in South Africa 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report examines South Africa’s burgeoning online retail industry, with a particular focus on large online only players like Takealot, and the increasing ecommerce capacity of the country’s major traditional retailers. The report includes detailed information on the state and size of the sector, developments and corporate actions and company performance. It includes comprehensive information on the effect of coronavirus and outlines developments emanating from the outbreak as well as from technological advances.

South Africa’s online retail sector, though small by the standards of developed international markets, has been growing rapidly in scope and value. Despite enjoying double-digit sales growth for many years, online retail’s share of South Africa’s retail trade was still below 2% in 2019. The industry has huge long term growth potential. Investment in technology and supply

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RBA’s cheap money is killing competition

The Reserve Bank established a $90 billion funding facility for 130 banks or authorised deposit taking institutions at 0.25 per cent for three years as part of its emergency response to the coronavirus crisis on March 19.

It has since super-sized the pool of cheap money available on three-year terms to $200 billion, and it will be available until 2021. Big banks have been able to use the funding to offer customers fixed-rate home loans at rock bottom rates as low as 2 per cent, leading to a wave of refinancing.

It has been estimated that 70 per cent of all refinancing activity over the last six months has been captured by the big banks. Lenders such as Firstmac are reporting a halving of market share since the TFF opened for business.

Support for smaller lenders has been extended through a $15 billion facility established by the Australian Office of

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Your Great Idea Could Be Worth $20k In CCBC Business Plan Competition

CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation is accepting entries to its Eighth Annual Business Plan Competition, offering a top prize of $20K for a budding entrepreneur. A total of $62,500 in seed money will be awarded among the top six finalists.

The competition is open to current or former students who have completed at least 15 credits at CCBC within the last five years, or who are alumni of a CCBC credit or non-credit degree/program or certificate program. Each participant will have access to invitation-only workshops to help them develop critical elements of a viable business plan, including guidance in strategy, marketing and finance. Registration is open now at ccbcmd.edu/innovation. The deadline to register is Oct. 11, 2020.

The Business Plan Competition first-place winner will receive $20K and a range of valuable start-up resources. CCBC’s top Business students will provide support in marketing, sales, website development, accounting, and human resources to

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