Small business

Bank of America Announces 10 Completed Equity Investments in Minority Depository Institutions and Community Development Financial Institution Banks

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:30am

On June 2, Bank of America made a $1 billion, four-year commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity , of which $50 million is dedicated to support minority depository institutions (MDIs) and community development financial institution (CDFI) banks.

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  • On June 2, Bank of America made a $1 billion, four-year commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity , of which $50 million is dedicated to support minority depository institutions (MDIs) and community development financial institution (CDFI) banks.
  • As part of that commitment, today the company is announcing it has now completed 10 equity investments in these institutions, acquiring approximately 4.9% of common equity in each organization as part of the broader $50 million commitment .
  • By providing equity capital to minority depository institutions, critical projects can be scaled.
  • Todays announced investments, plus those previously completed , bring the total number of investments to 10.

Dave Thomas Foundation Names Ryan One of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:00am

Ryan , a leading global tax services and software provider, has been named one of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation.

Key Points: 
  • Ryan , a leading global tax services and software provider, has been named one of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation.
  • The adoption of a child brings unique financial challenges, and our organization believes in the vision of the Dave Thomas Foundation that every child should have a permanent home and loving family, said Ryan Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan .
  • To view the complete 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list for 2020 and find other adoption resources for employers, visit davethomasfoundation.org .
  • Created by Wendys founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking.

Yooz arrives to Switzerland

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 8:24am

The leading publisher of digital and automated SaaS purchasing and invoicing solutions Yooz is operating actively in Switzerland.

Key Points: 
  • The leading publisher of digital and automated SaaS purchasing and invoicing solutions Yooz is operating actively in Switzerland.
  • The Micropole Group, Spartoo, and AdopteUnMec have already adopted Yooz technology in their accounting departments, relying on the expertise of the Yooz ecosystem including Serial, Uneo, Codalis.
  • Yooz also offers a unique choice of more than 250 connectors to leading ERPs and accounting software programs.
  • Yooz is an innovative growth company and has won multiple awards such as "10 Best Cloud Solution Providers of 2018" by Industry Era, "Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS)" by THINKstrategies, "Top 10 Accounting Solution Providers" by CFO Tech Outlook
    Yooz offers three cloud editions: Yooz Business Edition for companies and Yooz Expert Edition for intermediaries.

RBB Bancorp Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.09 Per Share

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 9:05pm

RBB Bancorp (NASDAQ: RBB ) and its subsidiaries, Royal Business Bank ("the Bank") and RBB Asset Management Company ("RAM"), collectively referred to herein as "the Company", announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share.

Key Points: 
  • RBB Bancorp (NASDAQ: RBB ) and its subsidiaries, Royal Business Bank ("the Bank") and RBB Asset Management Company ("RAM"), collectively referred to herein as "the Company", announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share.
  • The dividend is payable on November 16, 2020 to common shareholders of record as of November 2, 2020.
  • RBB Bancorp is a community-based financial holding company headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • As of June 30, 2020, the company had total assets of $3.1 billion.

Sabio and the City of Los Angeles announce a partnership, RebootLA Tech Incubator, to provide technical and entrepreneurial incubation to returning citizens in the City of LA.

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:01pm

RebootLA Fellows will learn how to source clients, create a digital portfolio and run their own tech consulting company.

Key Points: 
  • RebootLA Fellows will learn how to source clients, create a digital portfolio and run their own tech consulting company.
  • RebootLA bridges the justice-impacted community to a career in tech by providing them highly-demanded technical and entrepreneurial skills."
  • Sabio believes that by providing a justice-impacted community a pathway into tech via technical training and entrepreneurship, barriers will be significantly reduced.
  • Individuals who have a criminal record and reside within the City of LA are invited to register at: Reboot.LA

Lana C. Mangold, Ph.D., CFP is being recognized by Continental Who's Who

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:56pm

Situated in Dallas, TX, Eagle Retirement Group, LLC is a financial firm committed to providing the highest level of service to every client.

Key Points: 
  • Situated in Dallas, TX, Eagle Retirement Group, LLC is a financial firm committed to providing the highest level of service to every client.
  • In her current capacity, Dr. Mangold focuses first on discovering what is important to entrepreneurs, small business owners, busy professionals, real people, and the modern family.
  • The individualized wealth planning process utilizes a team approach and includes drawing from her network of needed professionals.
  • In 1987, she earned a CFP and has continued increasing skill by holding memberships at numerous professional organizations.

Stellar Solutions Board Chair Celeste Ford Named to Enterprising Women Advisory Board

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 5:10pm

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Celeste Ford, Board Chair and Founder of Stellar Solutions, Inc., has been named to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board.

Key Points: 
  • PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Celeste Ford, Board Chair and Founder of Stellar Solutions, Inc., has been named to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board.
  • As a nationally-recognized supporter of women's advancement, Ford embodies the leadership values of Enterprising Women and its network of successful women business owners across North America and the world.
  • Enterprising Women, the nation's only woman-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners, chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women in 185 countries.
  • Enterprising Women welcomes Celeste's wisdom to our organization," said Monica Smiley, CEO and Publisher of Enterprising Women magazine.

Minority Business Development Agency Awards $5.1 million in Grants

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 5:54pm

Washington, DC, Oct. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of Commerces Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) awarded $5.1 million in grants to 11 organizations under three Agency initiativesthe Entrepreneurship Education for Formerly Incarcerated Persons, the MBDA Enterprising Women of Color Business Center, and the Inner-City Innovation Hub programs.

Key Points: 
  • Washington, DC, Oct. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of Commerces Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) awarded $5.1 million in grants to 11 organizations under three Agency initiativesthe Entrepreneurship Education for Formerly Incarcerated Persons, the MBDA Enterprising Women of Color Business Center, and the Inner-City Innovation Hub programs.
  • These initiatives joining the national network of MBDA programs bolster innovative resources for minority entrepreneurs and business owners.
  • The recipients of these grants will support minority enterprises and entrepreneurs from coast to coast, and I congratulate each recipient on their well-deserved award.
  • Metairie, LA: Womens Business Enterprise Council South to establish cutting-edge trainings, access to capital assistance, networking, and procurement opportunities especially for minority women-owned business enterprises.

Mastercard Recognizes Women’s Small Business Month Expanding Partnership with Impact Investment Platform CNote

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

This National Womens Small Business Month, Mastercard is recognizing those that serve as the foundation of our communities and our economy with the expansion of its partnership with female-founded impact investment platform CNote.

Key Points: 
  • This National Womens Small Business Month, Mastercard is recognizing those that serve as the foundation of our communities and our economy with the expansion of its partnership with female-founded impact investment platform CNote.
  • Mastercard will also host its second annual Small Business Summit in partnership with Create & Cultivate on October 24th, open for all to attend online at no cost.
  • These programs as well as additional always-on resources are available at no cost to small business owners on the Mastercard Small Biz Hub .
  • CNote is a women-led impact investment platform that uses technology to unlock diversified and proven community investments that generate economic mobility and financial inclusion.

Jobber’s Home Service Economic Report Shows Steady Revenue Growth

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

Year-to-date, the Home Service category has shown overall positive year-over-year revenue growth, demonstrating resilience to the ongoing pandemic.

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  • Year-to-date, the Home Service category has shown overall positive year-over-year revenue growth, demonstrating resilience to the ongoing pandemic.
  • According to the report, all segments have now experienced four consecutive months of positive year-over-year revenue growth and equal or positive gains in new work scheduled.
  • Jobbers Home Service Economic Reports are compiled using proprietary performance data aggregated from the 100,000+ home service professionals the platform serves.
  • To download the full Home Service Economic Report: Summer 2020 Edition, visit https://getjobber.com/home-service-reports/october-2020/
    Jobber (@GetJobber) is an award-winning business management platform for small home service businesses.