Business students participate in the national Phi Beta Lambda competition

Published September 28, 2022 | Author: Hayley Radle | Category: Academic Each year, several students are given the opportunity to win awards for excellence in the National Phi Beta Lambda Competition, which is designed to help students demonstrate and strengthen their skills in a variety of business-related fields. Southern Utah University’s Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is proud to recognize the exceptional performance of three students who participated in this year’s competition in Chicago. These students put a lot of time into their assignments to put their best foot…

Carolinas Foundation Launches New Small Business Grant | WFAE 90.7

The Carolinas Foundation announced Wednesday that they are launching a new grant program for small business owners in the Charlotte area. The new $20 million grant program, named “The Beyond Grant,” will be funded by Wells Fargo. The new grant will help hundreds of small business owners in Charlotte from 2022 to 2024. Foundation for the Carolinas Special Advisor for Civic Initiatives Tracy Roos recognizes the weight of the program. “This program is important for a variety of small business owners, because many owners are diverse, including minority, female-owned, veteran-owned,…

Fast Company Hacker Sends 2 ‘Disgusting and Racist’ Ads to Apple News Users • TechCrunch

To get TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3pm PDT; Register here. With nearly a hundred new stories on the site since the last Daily Crunch, we had a hard time picking the cream of the crop, but that’s the dooo. In the past 24 hours, there’s been a flurry of Amazon and Google, in addition to all the usual news coverage that our team of tech news junkies has been pulling out of the bag. there will be no More ado –…

Blog: ERTC’s Guide to Recovery Startups

Chances are, you already know about the Employee Retention Credit, but if you don’t, here’s a quick recap. The Employee Retention Tax Credit (also called ERC or ERTC) is a refundable tax credit to help ease the impact of Covid-19 on employers in 2020. If you qualify for the ERC, you can receive up to $5,000 per employee per quarter in 2020 and up to $7,000 per employee per quarter in 2021. Even for small businesses, those numbers add up quickly, which is why the ERC is one of the…

Inside the human cost of Better.com’s brutal layoffs • TechCrunch

Digital mortgage lender Better.com continues to lay off staff, and seemingly in as callous a way as possible. Indeed, whereas most companies try to avoid repeated layoffs, the outfit — which gained notoriety by laying off about 900 employees over Zoom on December 1, 2021 — has since been laying off smaller groups very systematically, say sources. The tactic accomplishes two things. One, it has a disconcerting effect on existing employees, who never know when the axe might fall so begin seeking to leave on their own, enabling Better.com to…

Black Business Strategies Program Expands Entrepreneurial Opportunities • Long Beach Business Journal

Kevin Lee-Wellington, owner of Fluffy Snowballs on Long Beach Boulevard, was less than 10 months into running his New Orleans-style shaved ice business when he contacted the local Black Business Strategies program, which aims to reduce inequality. In front of black-owned small businesses. Lee-Wellington, who has 15 years of business experience, said he didn’t feel like a novice in the entrepreneurial world, but was challenged by ongoing marketing issues and a lack of access to capital. Over 12 weeks, Lee-Wellington attended virtual workshops and received training and business strategy guidance…

Reggie AI • Raised $10m using TechCrunch to generate marketing copy

Regie.ai, a startup using OpenAI’s GPT-3 text generation system to create sales and marketing content for brands, today received Series A funding led by Scale Venture Partners from foundation capital South Park Commons, Day One Ventures and prominent angel investors. The hot investment comes as VCs see a growing opportunity in AI-powered, adtech companies generating adtech copy, where their technology can be time-saving and personalizable. Reggie in 2010 Founded in 2020 by Matt Millen and Srinath Sridhar. Previously a software engineer at Google and Meta, Sridhar is a data scientist…

PF Chang looks like Netflix in the new subscription business game

Nowadays, restaurant chains seem like Netflix… PF Chang’s, the US-based Chinese food chain, announced Wednesday that it is changing its customer loyalty program and increasing its subscription-based tier. For $6.99 a month, “Platinum” members get unlimited free delivery through the restaurant’s app or website, and access to a special “concierge” for members with questions and comments. The new subscription program doesn’t replace the free seven-year “Gold” member loyalty program, but it’s a higher level of benefits and benefits. Similar to streaming services like Hulu or Amazon Prime, the subscription model…

A new Nipomo shopping center opens, bringing more business to the busy downtown area

Nipomo, Calif. – The long-planned new Nipomo Mall is now open for business, bringing more shopping and traffic to the busy downtown area. Located near the intersection of S. Frontage Road, Teaf Street and Highway 101, the shopping center features four new businesses. Earlier this month, Tractor Supply Company and O’Reilly Automobile Parts opened their doors. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opens tomorrow, while Wendy’s is still under construction. Also at the beginning of this month, Dutch Bros., which is not part of the new shopping center, but is located next…

Aviation’s all-electric Alice plane makes its first flight • TechCrunch

Aviation’s Alice electric planes took off for the first time yesterday, teasing the future of hundreds of regional flights with zero emissions and far less noise. There is still a way to go, but today’s rally shows that it is at least a matter of time and money. The Alice will ultimately be a prototype passenger plane with a total payload capacity of about 2,500 pounds, depending on how you want to break down 6-10 people and their luggage. It’s powered by a pair of Magnix motors — that company…