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Pearson to sell South African course materials business to Novus for $64 million

The company’s logo is displayed outside Pearson’s offices in London, Britain August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File photo Aug 12 (Reuters) – Education group Pearson ( PSON.L ) said on Friday it would sell 75% of its South African course publishing business to print manufacturing company Novus Holdings ( NVSJ.J ) for 53 million pounds ($64.30 million). The company said the sale completes the strategic review of its international Cursaro local publishing businesses, the disposal of which will have a £15m-£20m impact on its adjusted operating profit in 2022. The business being sold in South Africa includes its K12, Technical &Read News

What Works: Colorado sees an increase in business closures while new business creations are flat

Denver’s lowest-paid workers are getting a 9% raise on Jan. 1. When it takes effect, the city’s $17.29 minimum wage will be one of the highest in the country — higher than Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago. But a little more about the minimum. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office this week shared the latest quarterly information on how the state’s small businesses are doing. It’s mixed, said Secretary of State Jena Griswold. Job growth remains strong, but the number of companies that do not submit regular reports or default on debt has increased.Read News

Secretary Reminds Managers of Ability to Do Some BMV Business Online

Home → News →The Secretary Reminds Mainers of the Ability to Run a BMV Business Online FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Customer visits up at BMV branches up 22 percent this summer August 12, 2022 AUGUSTA — Bureau of Motor Vehicles data shows weekly customer visits increased by 22 percent during the summer of 2021. For the first week of August, there were 11,371 total customer visits in 2022. In 2021, the same week saw 7,954 customer visits. “Summer is a busy time at the BMV, and 2022 is busier than we’ve ever been,” said Secretary of State Shenna Bellows. “Mainers shouldRead News

Launch of new Morris County Small Business App

Creator Receives $15,000 As Morris County Grant Program Surpasses 600 Approvals A new free Morris County small business app was officially launched today in Parsippany Township by Zoomus Marketing, which was simultaneously awarded a $15,000 grant under the Morris County Small Business Grant Program. “After much research, today I am launching a new app available on Google Play and the Apple Store called MORRIS NOW,” said Frank Cahill, owner of Zoomus. “MORRIS NOW connects local businesses in Morris County with more than 500,000 residents. Residents can download the app from Google Play or the Apple Store completely free of charge.”Read News

New cannabis equity law offers hope for potential business owners

Massachusetts’ new cannabis equity law is drawing praise from advocates who say it will help ease barriers to entry for aspiring cannabis business owners from marginalized communities and promote more equity in the state’s multi-billion dollar industry. The law, signed by Governor Charlie Baker this week, has several key components. It will establish an equity trust fund to be funded with a 15% slice of recreational marijuana tax revenue, limit cities and towns from paying exorbitant fees to marijuana businesses within their borders, and pave the way for social consumption sites by authorizing cities and towns become asking voters ifRead News

Nonfarm labor productivity fell 4.6 percent in the second quarter of 2022: The Economics Daily: U.S.

Nonfarm business labor productivity down 4.6 percent in second quarter 2022 Nonfarm labor productivity fell 4.6 percent in the second quarter of 2022 as output fell 2.1 percent and hours worked rose 2.6 percent. Over the past 10 years, the change in business labor productivity has ranged from -7.4 percent (in the first quarter of 2022) to 10.3 percent (second quarter of 2020). Nonfarm Business Productivity and Costs, Percentage Change from Previous Quarter in Annual Rate, First Quarter 2012 to Second Quarter 2022 Quarter Labor productivity (output per hour) Output    Working hours Hourly compensation Unit Labor Cost Read News

McHugh expands his business empire with a little help: ‘Come See Gram’

CLINTON – Whether you’re a teenager looking for a toy, a young adult looking for cash for a college apartment, a young couple in need of furniture for their first place or just someone looking for treasure among other people’s trash, you need to “Come See Gram. .” Bill McHugh, whose McHugh Junk Removal has become very successful, opened a new store, One Man’s Trash, behind Varise Bros. Florist, 104 Sterling Street. It is open Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 13.00. if the best worker is available. McHugh confirmed on his Facebook page. And the secret of his early success wasRead News

Moving a Business to a New Market: Key Points to Consider | Daily Business Review

Businesses looking for greener pastures stand to increase profits and enjoy sustainable growth – as long as they are careful about where they choose and the checklist they use to ensure the change is a success, according to followed by Deborah Sweeney and David Nilssen, small business consultants. . Sweeney is the CEO of MyCorporation, which specializes in legal filing for businesses and entrepreneurs and provides business start-up packages including corporation and LLC formation, registered agent, DBA, and copyright filing services. You Might Like Trending Stories Sign up for our industry-leading legal letter to increase your thought leadership and buildRead News

An Open Letter to the US Business Community: How We Measure Success

U.S. Chamber of Commerce measure our success by what we provide for you—our members. We believe in the power of the American business community to improve lives, solve problems, and strengthen communities—and for 110 years we’ve been helping you do that. So, as Congress postponed its August recess, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on where things are in Washington—and share how we plan to adapt, innovate, and grow with the businesses we represent. The chamber takes a backseat to no one against the reconciliation bill that recently made its way through Congress. In addition to months ofRead News

Company Updates – August 2022

To submit news about a new business opening, business move or name change, go to: tcjournal.biz/business-listing. NEW City Hall opened at 217 W. Kennewick Ave., downtown Kennewick. The coffee shop and boutique offers coffee and items ranging from new and casual clothing to local jewelry and products made in the Pacific Northwest. Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Monday-Wednesday; 9am – 6pm Thursday-Saturday; noon to 4 pm Sunday. Address: Facebook, Instagram. NEW LOCATION Pacific Ag has opened an office at 30 S. Louisiana St., Suite 200, in Kennewick. The Hermiston, Oregon-based business is a commercial harvest and supply company. Contact:Read News

AfCFTA Country Business Index: Understanding the private sector involvement in AfCFTA

The narrative around a successful African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), its potential to increase intra-African trade by 15 to 25 percent, or $50 billion to $70 billion, is promising, but if companies African nations do not make efficient use of this historic agreement, their ultimate success will be limited. Since the private sector is directly involved in cross-border trade, it is an important actor and beneficiary of the AfCFTA. Therefore, to better understand how African companies are approaching the AfCFTA, and more importantly, how the AfCFTA can best support those companies through trade, the United Nations Economic Commission forRead News

Disney reports strong financial Q3 earnings, mixed message on streaming business

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images. The hype about the importance of streaming video services seems to be fading as the competition heats up with many different options in the market. Warner Bros. Discovery on its earnings call 8/1 confirmed the importance of being a different media company and the Walt DisneyDIS. The company on 8/10 reported their earnings, Bob Chapek, CEO & The director confirmed the full schedule of the things they have. “Our results demonstrated the ability of the Walt Disney Company’s various businesses to power our ecosystem and explore growth opportunities across industries and distribution channels,” said Chapek.Read News

Business of Home Announces Future of Home Programming and Partners

A premier home design event returns to New York, in person, on September 12-13 , /PRNewswire/ — Business of Home, the interior design industry’s leading trade media brand, is proud to announce the Future of Home 2022 programming and speaker lineup. The annual conference for design professionals will be held, in person, from September 12-13 at Chelsea Industrial in New York, N.Y. Future of Home is the definitive event for smart, inquisitive design professionals who want to position their businesses for success in the coming years. In a riveting two-day event, a range of experts – from entrepreneurs and businessRead News

A downtown Peoria business is considering moving to another city. Here’s why

Editor’s note: This article is an excerpt from a previous story examining the first year in business for Peoria entrepreneurs. Amy Tomblin remembers her grandmother, who was a French baker, cooking meals for every family holiday. She said that the grandmother often hosted and cooked for meetings and events. “So, I just incorporated that into my own life and my house was always open to others, and I love to feed people,” Tomblin said. So, in July 2021, Tomblin opened Meet me on Madison. The business was designed to be used as both a cafe and event space. Initially, TomblinRead News

Business school welcomes new professors – Newsroom

Wagner College’s Nicolais School of Business welcomes three new, full-time, tenure-track professors in accounting and management to its faculty, Dean Aarti Ivanic announced recently. “We are thrilled to have Heyun Li, Sajad Ebrahimi and Jing Chen join our faculty this fall,” said Ivanic. “They enrich our school with their expertise in accounting, supply chain and logistics, and marketing, respectively, and infuse our curriculum with their depth of knowledge in the field of analytics. They are committed to student success, and their experiences help our students on an ever-changing Prepare business world. Heyun Li-Ore recently earned her doctorate in accounting fromRead News

MercadoLibre Is Eyeing More Investments in Credit Businesses, CFO Says

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11 Reasons I Didn’t Mean to Start a Business – But Did It Anyway

We want to help you make more informed decisions. Some links on this page – clearly marked – may take you to a partner site and may result in us earning a referral commission. For more information, see How we make money. Have you ever thought that having a business requires you to be a certain type of person? A born leader and doer who has got their act together and a fire in their belly to change the world? I did too. Therefore, my business, Talking Shrimp, could only have happened by accident. Otherwise I would never have daredRead News

The Westland Commission advises on the proposed business of marijuana

Efforts for Westland to become a major target in the cannabis industry took another step this month. A third marijuana business, planned on the north side of Cherry Hill west of Newburgh, recently received recommendations from the city’s planning commission for land use and a special site plan. The business, which will be a mixed-use facility containing retail space for medicinal and recreational cannabis, will be located on the property near Hush Haunted Attraction and The Legendary Axe bar. “We’ve been working on this project for a while, we’re excited to pump millions of dollars into this project and IRead News

Wehrung Appointed Associate Dean of College of Business – BCTV

Kutztown University has named Dr. Jeffrey Wehrung as associate dean of the College of Business. Wehrung comes to KU after 10 years at Black Hills State University and started at KU on August 3. Wehrung has served since 2012 at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. In her most recent role as special assistant to the provost, Wehrung was responsible for coordinating academic programs for the transition to a new location at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Oversaw curriculum development for the Hospitality and Business Center and the Health Administration program. “I’ve traveled the country and no matter whereRead News

Meta Brings Automation to Small Business Marketing

Meta is rolling out new tools to help small advertising businesses take advantage of advances in AI and automation. When creating an ad through a Facebook page, small businesses can now use Meta’s Advantage+ ad technology. Advantage+, Meta’s most advanced AI and automation offering for advertisers, has just been fully launched. Now, it will be used when running each broadcast. In addition, Meta is improving Advantage + with new capabilities for sales, user advertising, and more. This is an overview of all updates for Meta advertisers. Meta Advantage+ For Small Business Ads Small businesses can now use Advantage + creativeRead News

Equity and Debt Financing for Small Businesses

Types of investments There are two common types of investing in existing businesses: [Read more: Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: What’s the Difference?] Tips for investing in a business Investing in a business can be a worthwhile endeavor, but it does require a certain amount of knowledge and foresight. Here are some general investing tips. Search for deals The best sources of investment opportunities are within your established network – friends, family and business contacts. Consider searching for startups, local businesses, and entrepreneurs on social media to expand your network. However, not every company is looking for investors. Some companiesRead News

6 Lesser Known Business Credit Card Benefits

ON THIS PAGE Jump on Free employee cards Open the page navigation Accounting software Small business owners and entrepreneurs can greatly benefit from having a business credit card for a number of reasons. For starters, a business credit card extends a line of credit that business owners can use to improve their cash flow, and some cards even offer 0 percent APR for a limited time. Business credit cards also make it much easier to account for spending, mainly because every purchase made by the business owner and his employees will be fully documented on the account statement each month.Read News

Investindustrial will pay $950 million for TreeHouse Prep Business

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How do I work less while keeping my business alive?

I struggled for a long time to be taken seriously as a designer. Through years of relentless professionalism, I have grown my business into a force that my community has come to recognize and respect. Now, though, I want to make it a little easier. I heard stories about designers who don’t work on Fridays or who make their own schedules, and that sounds like a nice change. I’m willing to put in the work to make sure my team can pick up the slack if I’m less frequent—but if I step back, will my clients question my commitment? HowRead News

Peoria bakery Ardor is expanding its hours and always plans to expand the business

Ardor Breads and Provisions opened in May 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to grip the nation. Despite this, Ryan Smith, manager at Ardor, said the bakery had seen a “steady rise” in business since its inception. Smith attributes Ardor’s continued growth to multiple factors. He said the company was able to adapt and offer new services as time went on. Additionally, Smith said Ardor has received strong support from those in the community. “We have a really devout, really really good, core group of patrons who visit us, you know, several times a week,” Smith said. “There are peopleRead News

Business mood in South Africa at four-month high on boost to tourism

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Underserved business lender comes to Texas with $5 million in funding

Nearly 500,000 new business applications were filed in Texas last year — the third-highest total in the US. A California-based credit agency has taken notice and is opening an office in Dallas to help new and existing small business owners who are underserved, such as B. Women and minority owned businesses to provide capital. Brea, Calif.-based Lendistry announced Tuesday that Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank has provided it with $5 million to launch three lending products in Texas: contract financing, nonprofit term loans and seed financing. “An historic number of new companies have been formed in the past two years, andRead News

Where delegation fails: Five things only the CEO can do to build new businesses

This may be the most challenging time to be a CEO in more than a generation. Global uncertainty, a contradictory set of technology-driven disruptions, and an ever-increasing set of risks have added to an already daunting set of pressures in running a business. These pressures probably go a long way towards explaining the increasing importance of new business building. More than half of CEOs and business leaders consider building new business as a top three priority, and for 21 percent, it is the number one priority. 1 & #xD; & #xD; 1. Set the bar high: Look to launch unicornsRead News

How to Start a Small Business at Home (2022 Guide)

Editor’s note: We earn a commission from affiliate links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not influence the opinions or ratings of our editors. Starting a business is an exciting undertaking. Without proper planning, however, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the process. Starting a business from your home is similar to starting any other business, with the only exception that you will not need to rent office space for your business. In this article, we walk you through the process by presenting the steps to start a home business. Find Legal Answers For Your Small Business Nolo offersRead News

Deputy Secretary of Defense Announces New Defense Business Board Members

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks is hosting the fourth quarter of the Fiscal Year 2022 Defense Committee today and tomorrow at the Pentagon. The Defense Business Committee advises the Minister of Defense on the management and leadership of the Ministry of Defence. The Board provides the Secretary and Deputy Secretary with external private sector perspectives and lessons learned about business management, culture, principles, and practices not otherwise available to the Secretary within DOD. DBB meetings typically have open, public, and closed sessions, with many senior-level DoD guest speakers and opportunities for department heads to discuss recommendations and studiesRead News