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Meta Portal Now Acts as a Second Monitor

Meta have announced they are introducing support for the Duet Display app, which can turn the video calling devices Meta Portal Plus (Gen 2) and Meta Portal Go into a second monitor for a computer screen. Meta Portal Now Acts as a Second Monitor The parent company of Facebook and Instagram is also launching the Meta Portal Companion app on Mac, which...

What is a Grant Writer?

As the name suggests, a grant writer is responsible for writing proposals that land grants. Grant writing also includes researching the grants. These professionals seek funds by crafting high-level letters of intent. And they need to look for funding opportunities from multiple public and private sources. What Does a Grant Writer Do? A grant writer...

Best Work Goggles in 2022

Safety goggles and glasses protect your eyes from a range of harmful and destructive exposure. With the right protective eyewear, you can block chemicals, liquids, dirt, dust, or debris from entering your eyes. Having safety eyewear is essential whether you are in a construction or landscaping site or manufacturing facility, automotive repair shop,...

How to Use the Canva Flyer Maker

Ensuring customers are aware of their products and services is a key priority for business owners. To reach customers, businesses use a wide range of tools including social media and emails. A traditional tool that also helps businesses get the word out is a flyer. What is the Canva Flyer Maker? For a business seeking an integrated tool to design...

3 Facing Charges for PPP Loan Fraud

Three Individuals are facing federal charges for allegedly fraudulently obtaining more than $2.4 million in small business loans as part of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Charges for PPP Loan Fraud According to court documents the three individuals Khadijah Chapman, 58, of...

Gas Prices Go Down Again This Week – How Long Will It Continue?

The national average gas prices across the US continue its dip on Monday, August 15, 2022 reaching $3.956. It is now below $4 per gallon, the first time since March 5, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The price of gas is in its 63-day streak of dropping prices at the pump following an all-time high of $5.016 in June. Gas Prices...

30 Unique Business Ideas

A good business is one that fills a need for consumers. Often, this requires finding a gap in the market that no one else is currently filling. If you’re looking for unique business ideas that offer something different than what people are currently used to, read on for a guide. What Makes a Unique Business Idea? Unique is a subjective term, so a...

How to Get Ready for The Next Recession

A hot topic among small business owners is that a new recession is coming or the country is already in a recession. With inflation being so high, but unemployment so low, some economists want to change the definition of a recession (two consecutive quarterly drops in GDP). The recent decrease in the monthly unemployment rate only confuses the situation...

Traveling for Work? 12 Smart Strategies to Keep Your Expenses in Check

Business travel is an excellent opportunity to make new connections and close deals. However, between transportation, meals, accommodations and other per diem expenses, it’s easy for a traveling professional to rack up a hefty bill. To help busy travelers find ways to keep costs down during a business trip, a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)...

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Up Slightly at Some Banks

Loan approval rates continue to slowly rise, according to the Biz2Credit Lending Report for July. As they did during June, Small Banks and Alternative Lenders saw the strongest growth with each showing a .2% increase. Institutional lenders and Big Banks each saw a .1% increase in loan approval rates. Of all lenders, loan rates only decreased with Credit...

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