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Small businesses want a piece of Barbie’s world

NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) – It is Barbie’s world, and US small businesses hope their social-media marketing can help them cash in on it.

From Malibu makeovers to striped dog bandanas to hot pink cocktails, many small business owners have latched on to Barbie-inspired products to get more eyes on their websites and social media accounts ahead of Friday’s US release of “Barbie,” the film set to become a cultural sensation.

Mattel’s (MAT.O) iconic doll brand partnered with big companies including Inditex’s Zara, Airbnb and Google to launch licensed merchandise and products.

But as Mattel-licensed Barbie marketing and products

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Venmo Small Business Grant Now Accepting Applications to Support Emerging and Small Businesses

Venmo Small Business Grant Now Accepting Applications to Support Emerging and Small Businesses

Initiative Provides Selected Venmo Business Profile Users with Grants and Mentoring to Help Grow Their Businesses

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced the second Venmo Small Business Grant, a program for small and emerging businesses providing financial grants and mentorship for 20 Venmo business profile customers. The selected businesses will each receive $10,000 in expenses, such as rent, or to help digitize and promote their businesses.

In addition to providing a financial grant, the Venmo Small Business Grant

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Cannings calls for extension on small business loans | News

Local groups are lining up behind MP Richard Cannings as he pushed the federal government to extend the deadline for repayment of business loans issued during the pandemic.

Cannings, who represents South Okanagan-West Kootenay, asked for relief in a letter to the finance minister sent Monday from his post as the NDP’s critic for small business and tourism.

Loans granted under the Canadian Emergency Business Account must be repaid by the end of the year in order to qualify for forgiveness of up to 33% and avoid a 5% interest penalty.

“Small business owners across Canada have done everything right,

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If you haven’t noticed, I do not allow advertising on my site.

I just didn’t agree with some of the products that were advertised. They were keto products, but they were unhealthy and I would never personally eat most of the products. It was hard to say no to blog advertisements; they pay thousands of dollars a month, but I just feel uncomfortable about having the products I didn’t recommend on my website.

Instead, I have created a shopping list where you can find all the healthy ingredients that are difficult to

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Calls for extension of repayment deadline on pandemic small business loans

Approximately $49B went out to about 900,000 businesses through the program. Officials say 21% of the businesses have fully repaid as of May 31, 2023

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OTTAWA — The federal government needs to extend the deadline for small businesses to repay pandemic loans, the New Democrats and a national association representing small businesses said this week.

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Small Business Expands Services for Small Business Owners

ANNADALE, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / July 21, 2023 / , a startup travel company connecting small businesses with RVers, has released a new initiative for their hosts. Because the company has a strong focus on being an advocate for small businesses and seeks to utilize this to differentiate themselves from competitors, RV Overnights has launched an expanded program designed to serve as a mutually beneficial experience for both the RVers (members) and the small businesses (hosts)., Friday, July 21, 2023, Press release picture

“We built our program from the viewpoint of a small business owner,” says co-founder Rob Case. “The member and host experiences both benefits from

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Saskatchewan taxpayers dealing with return of small business tax –

Small businesses in Saskatchewan are looking at their numbers as the province has reintroduced a small business tax this month.

The original small business tax was two per cent, before being cut during the pandemic as a way to help businesses.

Now the province has partially reinstated that tax, raising that to one per cent this year and two per cent next July.

Estevan Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jackie Wall says that it’s tough to predict how businesses will fare with that tax return.

“It’s a difficult question to answer because several industries have bounced back quite well and

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Small business tax hike is ‘the straw that breaks the camel’s back’

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Over 31,000 small businesses in Saskatchewan will see their taxes go up after the province raised them by one per cent on Canada Day.

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