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The Decline Of The Bank Starts With Small Business – Forbes

Small Business Owners are finding the traditional bank no longer meets their needs.


The last several years have seen an increased focus on the rise of neobanks and endless debate over their ultimate threat to traditional banks. These newly built digital-first banks often target conventional banking products with more cleanly designed experiences. In parallel, embedded banking services have seen an explosion in growth, and companies across all…….

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San Francisco businesses struggle to hang on as tech workers stay home – CNBC

A billboard funded by Airbnb shows opposition to Proposition F in downtown San Francisco, California.

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Marshall Luck’s chiropractic and massage practice in downtown San Francisco survived the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to government stimulus money and a hefty amount of debt. But well over two years since lockdowns swept across the city, his business is only back to 70% of pre-pandemic levels.

Like his many small business neighbors — those tha…….

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Stitt Innovation Grant to provide writing interns for local businesses, organizations – St. Bonaventure

Jul 20, 2022

A Stitt Innovation Grant will provide English majors at St. Bonaventure University the opportunity to boost the region’s economy and enhance their résumés.

The project is titled “Classroom to Commerce in Cattaraugus County: Promoting Southern Tier Industry through St. Bonaventure University Professional Writing Expertise.” The grant provides money for five semester-long student internships ($1,500 per internship).

“Classroom to Commerce seek…….

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Colorado Mountain College asks local businesses to take survey – Summit Daily

The Colorado Mountain College has asked any business owners or nonprofit leaders located in its 12,000-square-mile district to complete its business needs survey.

The survey is intended to connect students with internship possibilities from local businesses. 

According to the press release, the survey should only take 10 minutes to complete. It includes questions about employees, training and educational opportunities. 

Data from the survey w…….

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Meet 3 Local Businesses That Are Flourishing After Support from Columbia During the Pandemic – Columbia | Neighbors

Padmore John, co-owner of Tsion Cafe

A Jewish-Ethiopian restaurant located at 763 St. Nicholas Avenue, Tsion Cafe serves Ethiopian Jewish food, creative cocktails, and live musical experiences, from a small Sugar Hill space that includes a back patio for outdoor dining.

Owner Beejhy Barhany, who was born in Ethiopia and grew up in Israel, came to New York as a young adult. She worked, and continues to work, extensively with the Ethiopian Jewish community here. Between the ma…….

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App that fights food waste links Austinites with local businesses – KVUE.com

As Central Texans grapple with inflation and cut back on their spending, the Too Good to Go app offers unsold food at a third of the retail price.

AUSTIN, Texas — Here in the U.S., we have more than enough food to eat, but unfortunately, we throw a lot of it out. 

According to Feeding America, Americans waste 108 billion pounds of food every year. That equates to 130 billion meals, $408 billion in wasted food and 4…….

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Thousands of shoppers support local businesses at Boutique Pop Up – Houston Chronicle

Katrina Morris-Pacheco hands an orb-shaped plant hanger, made from a whiskey barrel, to a pair of women approaching her booth at Saturday’s Boutique Pop Up at the Pasadena Convention Center.

“That’s so cool,” one of the women tells her, “I cannot wait to hang it from the tree.”

Morris-Pacheco, along with her wife and three teenage sons, run the company Third Coast Barrels. They make all sorts of things out of whiskey barrels: plant hangers, tables, games, bo…….

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Mayor Adams Takes Measures to Support Small Businesses and Independent Venues – nyc.gov

March 24, 2022

Video available at: https://youtu.be/8OetJuO2K14

With COVID Case Counts Low and Vaccination Rates at Record Heights, Mayor Announces Next Step in NYC’S Economic Recovery and Pandemic Response

New Order Follows Mayor Adams’ Recent Statement on Mask Requirements for 2-4-Year-Olds, Removal of Mask Mandate for K-12 Public School Students, and Suspension of Aspects of Key to NYC

NEW YORK – With COVID-19 case …….

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Gov. Wolf Calls on General Assembly to Provide Immediate Support to Small Businesses – pa.gov

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Joseph Hohenstein, Senator Tina Tartaglione and local business leaders to call on Pennsylvania’s Republican-led General Assembly to immediately use $1.7 billion in unspent American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help Pennsylvania families and small businesses that are hurting right now from inflation and rising prices.

“Families and businesses all across Pennsylvania are facing economic challenges as inflation g…….