Tag: Businesses

    More businesses optimistic about outlook

    Navigation for News Categories Business confidence is showing few signs of buckling in the face of the prolonged Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: RNZ / DOM THOMAS The ANZ bank's early review of sentiment for the showed firms more optimistic about their own outlook at a net 26 percent from 18 percent in September. The headline view…

    Some Businesses Rebuff Texas Governor’s Ban on Mandatory-Vaccine Rules

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    How African businesses and individuals can protect themselves from phishing scams

    “The 12 billion dollar scam” That’s what the FBI nicknamed phishing in 2018; a name that reflected the estimated amount of money lost to the cyberattack globally between 2013 and 2018. In 2018 alone, about $1.2 billion was lost to phishing and in 2020, phishing scammers made over $1.8 billion— more than via any other…

    Aussie businesses are moving away from traditional funding sources

    A study by leading SME non-bank lender ScotPac found that Australian SMEs are turning away from traditional funding sources, with the use of new funding routes nearly doubling since 2020.  This comes at a time when businesses are attempting to overcome COVID-19-related bottlenecks and gain control over areas of their businesses within their influence, including…

    Nearly 12,000 Businesses Got $10 Billion in Shuttered Venue Grant Money

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) just announced close to 12,000 businesses have received $10 billion in supplemental awards through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. As theaters, live venues, and other entertainment and cultural hubs begin to recover from the pandemic, this grant is an invaluable lifeline for these businesses.$10 Billion in Shuttered Venue…

    Businesses in lockdown urge government to consider loans and lease schemes

    Auckland businesses are suffering under continued lockdowns and many will not survive this one without more support, business network leaders say. A deserted central Auckland in the midst of the 2021 Delta outbreak lockdown. Photo: RNZ / Robert Smith They say the government should consider financial support schemes like interest-free loans or some kind of…

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