The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Business Expo will be held on September 29

After a few years of hiatus, the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th Annual Business Expo presented by Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on Thursday, September 29th from 5pm to 7pm in Surf Ride Solana Beach. This event brings together local businesses and the community. For the evening, attendees will enjoy the luxurious poolside setting of the Country Club as they browse more than 30 unique local businesses, listen to live entertainment by Rockdemy, and sample unique cuisine from local restaurants. Upon entering the exhibit, people will…

London-based spatial computing startup Hadian closes $30 million Series A • TechCrunch

To get TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3pm PDT; Register here. It’s Friday, and that means…actually, we don’t even really know what that means other than sitting in the sunshine and basking in the warm weather before it’s time. In the next six months, the antipodans are jealous. – Christine And came TechCrunch’s Top 3 Fashionably late.: Epic Games distributed computing startup Hadian is so loved that you don’t miss the opportunity to support it. Paul Here’s how Epic landed a $30…

The state authority chooses business startups and loan assistance when it stops in Meriden

MERIDIN – State Department Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman made a stop in the city on Friday to promote new business startups and new funding for business owners and nonprofit organizations. Lehman spoke to about 75 people at a breakfast at Il Monticello hosted by the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. The presentation highlighted new business start-ups – up 40 percent over the past two years, adding nearly 20,000 people to the post-pandemic job market. He also introduced the Small Business Enhancement Fund program, a $150 million initiative introduced…

Business Highlights: Dow 2022 Low, UK Tax Cuts

___ Dow hits 2022 low as markets sell off on recession fears NEW YORK (AP) — Markets are selling off around the world as the global economy weakens, as central banks ramp up the pressure with further hikes in interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at its lowest point of the year on Friday. The S&P 500 fell 1.7%, near 2022 lows. Energy prices also closed sharply higher as traders worry about a possible recession. Treasury yields, which affect bonds and other types of credit, are at multi-year…

Mighty Capital’s thesis is that the best product wins – even more so in failure • TechCrunch

If your customers don’t like your product, no amount of sales people or engineers can save you for long. When the founders Laying off employees and cutting costs in the face of failure may seem like an odd time to tell startups to take their product as seriously as ever. In failure, do users really care about the product experience? Yes, says Mighty Capital, whose portfolio includes companies like Airbnb and Amplitude. The San Francisco-based VC firm has a core thesis: The best product wins. And changed macro conditions won’t…

US commercial equipment loans grow 4% in August – ELFA

The skyline is seen over Manhattan, New York City, USA, on August 21, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Sign up now for unlimited access to Reuters.com Register September 23 (Reuters) – U.S. companies borrowed 4% more in August to finance investments in equipment than a year earlier, industry body ELFA said on Friday, raising doubts about the sustainability of the slowdown in growth. The companies registered $8.8 billion in new loans, leases and lines of credit last month, compared to $8.5 billion a year earlier, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance…

How Pivot Helped HopSkipDrive Succeed in a Sector Where Many Have Failed

Joanna McFarland found. The idea for HopSkipDrive came about in 2014 because she wanted to solve a problem that many working parents like herself face: How do you get your kids where they need to be on time? The idea was sparked at a birthday party she attended with one of her children. The subject of moving children around came up and every mother there had their own story of feeling like they had to leave their child because they had no way to get to their destination. McFarland started…

U.S. commercial equipment loans rose 4 percent in August.

September 23 (Reuters) – U.S. companies borrowed 4% more in August to finance investments in equipment than a year earlier, industry body ELFA said on Friday, raising doubts about the sustainability of the slowdown in growth. The companies registered $8.8 billion in new loans, leases and lines of credit last month, compared to $8.5 billion a year earlier, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA). Borrowers have increased by 5% since January. “The Fed’s recent 75-basis-point jump in short-term interest rates and the prospect of a firmer accommodation…

Baiju’s $230 million settlement approved a $1 billion cash settlement for Blackstone. • TechCrunch

Byju’s has cleared $234 million in payments it owes Blackstone to the global investment firm for its $1 billion cash acquisition, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch, one of the criticisms leveled at the Indian edtech giant in recent months. The $22 billion Bengaluru-headquartered startup has pushed back some payments on its nearly $1 billion acquisition of a fitness chain, citing regulatory approval. Blackstone, which is also an investor in Baiju, owned 38% of Akash before the acquisition. Byju Raveendran, founder and CEO of the popular edtech startup,…

SBA Seeks Maine Nominations for National Small Business Week 2023 – Knox County Village SOAP

AUGUSTA — Do you or someone you know have what it takes to be America’s “Small Business Person of the Year” for 2023? If so, the US Small Business Administration wants to hear from you. The SBA Maine District Office is ready to accept the 2023 National and District Small Business Week Awards, the annual Small Business Person of the Year award. Visit SBA’s dedicated website at sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, qualifications and instructions for submitting nominations. Maine District nomination guidelines and categories for district awards are available on the…