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#Near "Brian Plain",
#Grants to help boost Marlborough #downtownbusiness… via @CommunityAdNews

Schooley Mitchell: Brian Plain & Joe Gifford
225 Cedar Hill St
Suite 200 D117 Marlborough, MA 01752
MARLBOROUGH – Two grants recently approved by the City Council will help enliven downtown this year.

The Regional Economic Development Organization’s Grant Program gave the Marlborough Economic Development Corp. $35,466.20 for downtown #improvements and to increase foot traffic.
#Thefundswill be used to install temporary containers/pods for retailers from spring through fall.

“Construction plans will begin this spring to renovate the back of #CityHall & #WeedStreet, as well as #MainStreet to create a more #invitingatmospherethatwillincrease foot traffic
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How do I generate FREE leads for my business?

#sales #salestips
2. •A little research to start. I identified a common challenge faced by #smallbusinesses – lead management. Most businesses struggle with optimum usage of #sales CRMs. They either don’t have a system to manage leads or fail to utilize the functions of a #CRM
3. I created a free Excel based lead management sheet. The LMS is easy to use and has in-built reports to track #sales KPIs and trends

Here is the link to the Excel #CRM -…
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This is the truth...A🧵
Everyday *THEY* game the system. Everyday we are forced to play their game with no ROI. It's rigged against #smallbusinesses & #startups outside SV/1% $. Building a biz is nearly impossible if you're not a wht guy.
Yet they avoid paying more taxes? 1/17
Social impact is not immune. On a website of an out of touch "social impact investor" (saw this today!) who only funds businesses 3 years + with annual revenue $750k +. Suggestion from their FAQ for startups is appalling for a fund claiming to help the neediest of businesses. 2/ A screen shot of black type...
"We require a minimum of three years in operation for financing, and thus do not fund start-ups. For capital to get your social enterprise off the ground, we recommend reaching out to friends and family, or an angel investor network in your area." Why didn't we think of that?! 3/
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#China has decided to take global commodity bulls by their horns ⁠— to protect the profit margins of its #SmallBusinesses…

By @iyer_sriram Image
@iyer_sriram The government in #Beijing has ordered its state firms to stop buying commodities like iron ore, copper, aluminium, zinc and others from foreign countries, according to a Bloomberg report, which cited sources it didn’t name.

#China #SmallBusinesses
@iyer_sriram This has led to a sharp dent in sentiment in global commodity markets. Even in India, the metal stocks, which were in the middle of a historic rally, took a dive soon after the news broke.

#China #SmallBusinesses Image
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#SmallBusinessPulseSurvey: 14.2% of U.S. #SmallBusinesses experienced increase in operating revenues/sales/receipts last week, marking the fifth consecutive week of reported increases, based on #SBPS responses from 3/29 – 4/4. #CensusEconData #COVID
21.9% of U.S. #SmallBusinesses have experienced little or no effect from the #Coronavirus #pandemic based on responses collected 3/29 – 4/4 from the #SBPS, making it the largest estimate ever reported for this statistic. #CensusEconData #COVID
9.5% of U.S. #SmallBusinesses experienced an increase in the number of hours worked by paid employees in the last week based on responses collected 3/29– 4/4 from the #SBPS. For responses collected 3/22 - 3/28, this statistic was 9.0%. #CensusEconData #COVID
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A little thread about how actual #independentbookshops are now providing customers with a viable alternative to Am*z*n! #SmallBusinesses who pay their taxes can supply customers with 500k+ #books to choose from while still supporting bricks and mortar shops 🙏 RT please 1/10 started in the US of A early last year. Many #bookshops in the USA found it a lifeline to help survive #lockdown. The UK launch was brought forward when #lockdown2 was on the cards in the UK to try to help #indiebookshops in the UK in the same way. 2/10
Customers can order books online from a selection of hundreds of thousands of #books for #homedelivery and nominate a chosen #bookshop to get a cut of the profits (instead of Am*z*n!) 🙌3/10
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Aims of the #GreatReset #American #Bankers #Oligarchy ... "We will promote social justice policies to reduce inequalities including through support to tax redistributive & domestic resource optimization approaches social safety nets & or insurance schemes"
Newly Unsealed Docs in 2018 showed top #FDIC Officials Running Operation #ChokePoint* under 2013 #ObamaAdministration to form public/private oligarchy

* to freeze politically disfavored #businesses deemed not PC / high risk out of the financial system…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/31/2020…
Sensemaking Reconsidered: Towards a broader understanding through phenomenology - Jörgen Sandberg, Haridimos Tsoukas, 2020…

#understanding #sensemaking
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So about the fitness challenge. It will happen on 2nd -8th Jan. You have to do one 60 minute activity all these seven days. You can do any activity of your choice
1) Walk 5 kms
2) Run 8 kms
3) Cycle 15 kms.
These must be completed in a maximum of 60 minutes everyday & in one go. You can do walking one day , running the other or cycling whatever but must finish the distance in 60 minutes to be counted as activity.
How to Participate:
Start a thread on your timeline ‘I take up the #gettingfitterwithsandeep challenge.” And share the progress on that same thread everyday. Make sure you upload the activity screenshot along with the tweet everyday and tag me.
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Watching the decimation of small businesses by authoritarian edicts, there comes a point when all business owners need to unite & push back by opening their doors in a safe & responsible way. 1/3
Owners of #SmallBusinesses have complied & they have taken every precaution to ensure safety.

Civil disobedience = the refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest. 2/3
How much longer are we going to stand by and watch elected officials, drunk on power, destroy lives & livelihoods? Particularly as the officials defy their own decrees. This is when governments become a tool of injustice. 3/3
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So I'd like to ask the Twitter Universe for some advice.


I can help #SmallBusinesses with advice, but lack bandwidth now for consistent posting to raise profile. I also struggle with #LinkedIn, which is more #salesfocused than collaborative.

I understand the need for #SalesFocus, but often find it a little one dimensional, given there are other #growthpaths like #partnerships, #educationprogrammes and others.

With #RegenAgri, the need for education is often better understood, since it can be a complex area.

But often people in this sector are not great at story telling, and need support with that.

Providing a simple solution to this seems crazily difficult.
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🔴 Senate #Republicans have KILLED 400 bills passed by the House, most w/ GOP votes. #Dems need to win 4 seats (3 if #Harris is VP). 6 races are tossups: CO-Gardner, GA-Perdue, IA-Ernst, ME-Collins, MT-Daines, NC-Tillis.

thread: Bills Killed by Senate GOP…
🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans:

Climate Action Act
Raise Minimum Wage
Violence vs Women Act
Corporate Transparent Act
Enhanced Background Checks
Gold Star Family Relief Act
Save the Internet Act
Equality Act
🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans #2

Paycheck Fairness Act
Protect Preexisting Conditions Act
Lower Prescription Drugs Act
Ban Offshore Drilling Act
Invest in Maine Street Act
Lower Prescription Drugs Act #2
#STEM education
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A tremendous amount of ink has been spilled discussing the supposed quandary of the #equity market’s robust recovery since March, while at the same time #economic improvement has been more uneven and uncertain.
At the heart of this misunderstanding is an apples-to-oranges comparison: the fact is that the #stock #market and the #economy, while connected, are two meaningfully distinct entities.
As a case in point, the correlation between domestic corporate #profits and #GDP #growth collapsed in the 1990s and has hovered near zero for the past three decades. Image
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My latest #NewcastleCentral casework report is up - w added detailed to reflect the impact of #Covid19 In April the top three individual issues raised by constituents #COVID19 #Housing #Immigration…
#OpenMP #OpenData
Of all the #Covid19 Individual Issues raised by constituents in April 2020 the top three were #Employment, #SmallBusinesses #Benefits #NewcastleCentral #OpenMP…
The top three policy Issues raised by constituents in April 2020 were #COVID19 @NewcastleCC #Government #OpenData…
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The #HeroesAct, the #coronavirus bill we are voting on today, contains several important priorities I fought for. While the bill could go further, I’m pleased with much of what we secured. 1/12
The bill boosts funds for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (#SNAP) by 15%. In my district, I’ve seen lines at local food banks. Families need this assistance. 2/12
It provides a second round of more substantial economic stimulus payments consisting of $1,200 per family member, and up to $6,000 per household to ease the financial burden that many are experiencing due to #COVID19. 3/12
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Small Business Crisis Amidst the #COVID19 Pandemic:

Dear small business owners & advocates,

It is time to collect your stories about @WasteManagement to document the contract brutality that #smallbusinesses face: @wmcares.

#WasteOfManagement #TakeOutTheTrashPandemic
#WastedManagement #WasteOfManagement

WM abuses #smallbusinesses in the best of times yet exploits their worst moments: retirement; business exit; need to switch to a more competitive service.

@Q_i_a_n_a @AlwaysaGoodday1 @sweatequity @ewhitmore @AOC @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden
Call for a national & California review of @WasteManagement contract disputes with #smallbusinesses to explore a #classaction lawsuit.

It is time to #TakeOutTheTrashPandemic.

I am hearing horror stories during this unprecedented health & economic crisis from micro-businesses.
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Governors across the nation have eased harsh restrictions related to the #CCPVirus or are planning to start soon.

Here’s the current #Lockdown situation with each state and #WashingtonDC. (Thread👇)…
Alabama | Reopening started April 30 as @GovernorKayIvey loosened her #StayAtHome.

“As of this week, we no longer believe our hospitals will see an overwhelming amount of ICU patients who need ventilators, as we once believed, and that is sure good news.”
Alaska | @GovDunleavy allowed some sectors of the #Economy to begin reopening on April 24.

“Alaskans must be able to visit their doctors, pay rent, and buy food for their families.”
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.@FishersIN Mayor @ScottFadness says @FishersFireDept will begin offering #Covid19testing late next week to any resident who wants one. He'll also ask city council tomorrow to make Fishers the 3rd Indiana city with its own health department (along with Gary and East Chicago).
Fadness says city will also create rapid response teams to address popup #coronavirus outbreaks, and offer public health advice to businesses on how to reopen safely.
Fishers will set up $500K loan fund for #SmallBusinesses to help them reopen.
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1/7: Despite challenges that come from being a massive new program less than 3 weeks old #PPP has:
-1.6 million #PPPloans averaging $206000
-74% for less than $150000
-Has helped save approximately 30 MILLION jobs

On thread below just a few examples:…
#PPP helping hundreds of Texoma small businesses…
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There are 30.7M small businesses in the U.S. which account for 99.9% of all U.S. businesses (SBA, 2019)

SBA defines a #SmallBusiness as a firm having fewer than 500 employees.
This means that many highly valued startups in the U.S fit within this definition of small businesses. Image
The definition of a #SmallBusiness varies across the world.

For comparison, in the European Union any business that has fewer than 50 employees is considered a small business.

In Australia, companies with fewer than 15 employees are considered small businesses.
#SmallBusiness stats show that most businesses in America have fewer than 500 employees.

Those businesses with fewer than 100 employees account for 98.2% and those w/fewer than 20 employees account for 89%of all businesses in the country.

➡️98.2% have FEWER THAN 100 EMPLOYEES Image
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A few weeks after the March lows in #risk asset prices, and highs in #volatility, we appear to be settling into something of a new equilibrium for #markets: FX vol has dropped recently, as has rates vol, but #commodities, EM and equities continue to swing fairly dramatically. Image
It’ll be interesting to see if less punitive cross-currency hedging costs for foreign #investors result in a greater demand for U.S. #assets in the months to come, and if so, where precisely #capital flows.
Further, the potential for greater foreign #investment is merely one #technical tailwind to risk at this stage, with another being the lower potential for position “unwinds” from here (as CTA, risk parity and #risk control funds combined to sell billions in equity already)…
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Every day, every hour, every minute, heroic frontline healthcare workers—and the legion of support staff that enable them—are risking their health&lives while responding to the deadly #COVID19 pandemic. Congress *must* prioritize delivering support to these brave heroes ASAP. 1/5
Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans AND the Trump administration all support adding an additional $250 billion to the @SBAgov’s #PaycheckProtectionProgram. There is *no* debate over helping small businesses… 2/5
…but funding must go to community lenders that will get dollars to the #SmallBusinesses that need it most but have been left behind by the big banks. We want to work across the aisle, but Republicans continue to block efforts to help those on the front lines of this crisis. 3/5
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UPDATE on #PPP in thread below:
1/7: Several large FinTech companies are ready to join as lenders as soon as @USTreasury releases their nonbank lender form. This is very important as it will expand lending capacity dramatically especially for #SmallBusinesses locked out by bank
#PPP UPDATE 2/7: Still waiting for @SBAgov & @USTreasury to release a program guide for #PPPloans which would provide clarity on a number of questions still holding back some lenders. We need this NOW.
#PPP UPDATE 3/7: @federalreserve announced today it will help clear up more space on lender balance sheets to issue #PPPloans by either making #PPP more attractive to secondary market buyers, or by buying #PPP loans from lenders directly. Details this week.
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I voted to pass the bipartisan #CARESAct & create the #PaycheckProtectionProgram (PPP) to provide nearly $350 BILLION in forgivable loans to help #SmallBusinesses pay employees during the #COVID19 pandemic. PPP Info & application form are now online:… (1/5)
Illinois #SmallBusiness & sole proprietorships can begin applying for PPP loans from approved lenders THIS FRIDAY (4/3). Independent contractors & the self-employed can begin on 4/10. Get a head start on filling out the online application form here:… (2/5)
Any #PaycheckProtectionProgram loans spent over the 8 week period after receiving the loan will be forgiven *if* spent on maintaining your staff & payroll; mortgage interest; and rent & utility payments. Loan $ spent on *other* costs must be paid back in 2 years. (3/5)
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