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The benefits of major cities amid remote work and rent inflation

Many renters feel that there is an imminent crisis of affordability in America’s largest cities. New York City is showing up as a hotspot of rent inflation. The average rent for 1-bedroom apartments in Manhattan rose to $3,995 a month in May 2022 — a 41% increase from one year ago, according to Zumper. Other […]

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Seaweed could be a vital ingredient in the fight against climate change

As with many other coastal areas around the globe, the British have lived by the ocean for generations. In Wales, Welsh laverbread — made from cooking a type of seaweed called laver — is a culinary delicacy so revered that it enjoys Protected Designation of Origin status. Seaweed is used in many other ways than […]

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How Netflix high-school grad built up a $100,000 business

Justin Ellen found himself at a difficult crossroad when he was 17 — should he pursue his passion for baking full-time, or go to college to further his education? In that moment, Netflix’s most popular show about baking had a young contestant who was creating custom cakes as a side hustle while also managing school. […]

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For Biden’s ratings to go up, it’s obvious what needs to go down

U.S. President Joe Biden gives remarks about economic growth, job creation, and deficit reduction at the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Washington, U.S.A, May 4, 2022.  Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Today, fewer small-business owners approve of Joe Biden’s presidency than they did a year ago. The latest survey shows that small-business owners are more […]

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Human trafficking survivor builds a small business with only $400.

This venture began with just a few hundred bucks. Nakia Vestal was a teenage victim of human trafficking. She started work in beauty salons. Vestal began to enjoy her experience and decided she wanted to own her business. Vestal was founded in 2017 with $400 DollMaker LashesA beauty salon in Houston that provides eyelash extensions […]

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Major retailers boost Black female entrepreneurship as employment gap lingers

Ulta Beauty now carries twice as many Black-owned brands. Ulta Beauty As Black women entrepreneurship bridges the employment gap, major beauty stores are encouraging minority-owned small businesses. According to The Census Bureau, 17% were starting new businesses or managing existing ones as of the end of 2013. Harvard Business Review. It is higher than the […]

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These are the top reasons why your tax return may be flagged by IRS

If you happen to’re among the many thousands and thousands of Individuals scrambling to satisfy the tax deadline, it’s important to keep away from errors which will flag your return and even set off an IRS audit. The company has processed greater than 78.8 million returns as of March 25, the IRS reported Friday, together […]

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With Russian sanctions, small companies may be in for a big surprise

The U.S. president Joe Biden addresses developments in Ukraine and Russia from the East Room in the White House on February 22, 2022. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, over 400 multinational corporations have left Russia. It’s not only reputational risk at stake, but a complex web of sanctions imposed […]

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Big food automation is making its way to Main Street’s menu

Tally 3.0, an autonomous mobile robot scans stock in grocery stores. Simbe Robotics Robotics and automation are often associated with multimillion-dollar budgets in multi-billion-dollar businesses. But as the cost of technology has come down, it’s become more affordable to smaller companies — even small businesses.    THEY Burger Spot!, an Atlanta-based burger and wings restaurant […]

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The congressional spending bill battle had a message for Main Street

Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters Main Street’s small-business owners are majority in favor of more federal financial aid. However, the outcome of last week’s battle at Congress over the spending bill to the federal government has shown that this may not be the case. This should not be surprising. Fiscal hawks were unwilling to allocate more […]