Small business

Latino Business Action Network Announces Partnership with Facebook

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 8:00am

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) today announced a new partnership with Facebook, specifically the Boost with Facebook and Facebook Elevate program to accelerate the digital transformation of Latino-owned businesses.

Key Points: 
  • PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) today announced a new partnership with Facebook, specifically the Boost with Facebook and Facebook Elevate program to accelerate the digital transformation of Latino-owned businesses.
  • Through LBAN's extensive network and understanding of Latino-owned businesses combined with resources from Facebook, this partnership will offer critical education and resources to Latinx entrepreneurs to compete in a digital world.
  • We're excited to share the unique perspective of Latinx business owners through our work with LBAN."
  • In 2011, Facebook launched the Boost with Facebook initiative to help educate small business owners about the tools that can help them find success on our platform.

Catania Media Consultants LLC Named to TAMPA Magazines' 2021 Best of the City List

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00am

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Catania Media Consultants LLC was named a Best Advertising Agency on TAMPA Magazines' 2021 Best of the City list.

Key Points: 
  • TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Catania Media Consultants LLC was named a Best Advertising Agency on TAMPA Magazines' 2021 Best of the City list.
  • For the first time, the list was published in TAMPA Magazine, South Tampa Magazine, Tampa Downtown Magazine and Tampa Digest Magazine.
  • The full 2021 Best of Tampa list is now available in the October 2021 issue of TAMPA Magazine, South Tampa Magazine, Tampa Downtown Magazine and Tampa Digest Magazine.
  • TAMPA Magazines is the parent company of TAMPA Magazine, Tampa Downtown Magazine, Tampa Digest Magazine and South Tampa Magazine.

Trueline makes list of Maine’s Best Places to Work—again

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 10:24pm

Portland, Maine, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the sixth year in a row, Portland-based marketing agency, Trueline, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine .

Key Points: 
  • Portland, Maine, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the sixth year in a row, Portland-based marketing agency, Trueline, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine .
  • Maintaining our spot as one of Maines best places to work after deciding to permanently shift to a 100% remote model is a big achievement that we are all proud of, Carr said.
  • In July, Trueline announced it was closing its downtown Portland office and moving to a 100% remote work environment.
  • For more information on the Best Places to Work in Maine program, visit BestPlacestoWorkME.com .

Markaaz, a world's first in FinTech, is joined by investor Sandy Watkins

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 10:57pm

Sandy Watkins is a Texas-born savant in the financial services and lending industry.

Key Points: 
  • Sandy Watkins is a Texas-born savant in the financial services and lending industry.
  • Today, Open Lending, which provides automated lending services to financial institutions, is publicly trading on the NASDAQ.
  • Markaaz, headquartered in Austin, is the brainchild of its founders and a team who has previously built a series of 'world first' businesses.
  • Markaaz will soon launch its all-in-one dashboard, allowing small businesses to access all the digital resources, tools, and services they need to succeed.

NOV Appoints Robert Welborn to the Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 9:30pm

NOV Inc. (NYSE: NOV) announced today that Robert Welborn has been appointed to the Companys Board of Directors, effective October 20, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • NOV Inc. (NYSE: NOV) announced today that Robert Welborn has been appointed to the Companys Board of Directors, effective October 20, 2021.
  • Mr. Welborn holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, San Diego.
  • With the appointment of Mr. Welborn, NOVs board of directors is now composed of ten directors, nine of which are independent members.
  • For more than 150 years, NOV has pioneered innovations that enable its customers to safely produce abundant energy while minimizing environmental impact.

Union Bankshares Announces Earnings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and Declares Quarterly Dividend

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:30pm

MORRISVILLE, Vt., Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ - UNB) today announced results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend.

Key Points: 
  • MORRISVILLE, Vt., Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ - UNB) today announced results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend.
  • Net interest income improved to $9.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $8.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020, an increase of $961 thousand, or 11.7%.
  • Interest income increased $1.8 million, or 6.6%, to $29.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $27.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.
  • Interest expense was $2.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $4.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Women Small Business Owners Face Unique Challenges to Succeed

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:04pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --During this year's National Women's Small Business Month, SCORE , mentors to America's small businesses, is spotlighting resources to support women entrepreneurs.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --During this year's National Women's Small Business Month, SCORE , mentors to America's small businesses, is spotlighting resources to support women entrepreneurs.
  • Women entrepreneurs, particularly of color, face unique barriers when trying to attain small business success, according to SCORE's survey data from The Megaphone of Mainstreet: The Impact of COVID-19 .
  • To provide support and resources to help women small business owners thrive, SCORE created a centralized hub called SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs that includes:
    "We believe that anyone can thrive as a small business owner with the right resources and support," said SCORE CEO Bridget Weston.
  • SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs helps female entrepreneurs navigate the unique challenges they face when it comes to starting and growing their business."

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:54pm

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and Data Protection International (DPI) is encouraging local businesses to stand together against cybercrime.

Key Points: 
  • JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and Data Protection International (DPI) is encouraging local businesses to stand together against cybercrime.
  • #BeCyberSmart" puts an emphasis on personal accountability while stressing the importance of proactively enhancing cybersecurity at home and at work.
  • "Sixty percent of small businesses go out of business within six months of a cyber-attack," said Michael Johnson, Founder and Managing Partner of DPI.
  • It is currently the most prevalent cyber-threat in the world and growing faster than any cyber threat in the history of computing.

Aveshka win on Cornerstone Task Order under CIO-SP3

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:11pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aveshka is proud to announce its recent win of Cornerstone, a Task Order under the Chief Information Officer Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business Contract with the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC).

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aveshka is proud to announce its recent win of Cornerstone, a Task Order under the Chief Information Officer Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business Contract with the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC).
  • Aveshka will perform the work under this vehicle in support of its Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) with Automation Technologies Inc. (ATI).
  • Aveshka will enhance Cornerstone, the background investigation system used by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
  • "Under this five-year task order, Aveshka will work to maintain and enhance 'Cornerstone', the Background Investigation (BI) information management system used by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

MX Introduces MXdata For Business

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:03pm

LEHI, Utah, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --MX, the financial data platform and leader in modern connectivity, today announced MXdata for Business.

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  • LEHI, Utah, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --MX, the financial data platform and leader in modern connectivity, today announced MXdata for Business.
  • Built on MX's industry-leading financial data platform, MXdata for Business enhances business transaction data with cleansed descriptions, business-specific categories, classifiers, merchant logos, location data, and more.
  • In launching MXdata for Business, MX worked closely with Lendio, an industry leader in small business lending, who is using MXdata for Business to allow bookkeeping customers to visualize their spending habits in real-time.
  • "We're proud to have partnered with MX in the training and development of MXdata for Business," said Brock Blake, CEO, Lendio.