Trump Campaign Would Have To Pay $8 Million For A Wisconsin Recount

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All 72 counties in Wisconsin have finished their canvassing process and President Trump is behind by more than 20,000 votes. In order to get a recount the campaign will have to pay almost $8 million

Making things worse is the campaign has until 5 p.m. Wednesday to decide if it wants the state to conduct a recount. If the campaign pays the bill up front, the recount will begin Thursday and will be completed by December 1, according to the state Elections Commission.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Trump has been fundraising in order to pay for the recount and his legal challenges in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien told The Hill a recount will happen, but the campaign has not submitted a request for one.

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Capital options for sole proprietors

It’s not surprising that most startups rely on their own resources (personal savings, family and friends) to fund their businesses. And even after the startup stage, the capital options don’t get much better, especially for sole proprietors. Sole proprietorships can’t sell stock in their businesses, which limits investor prospects. Applying for a bank loan is a possibility but without substantial collateral, the chances of approval are low.

As money continues to be tight, more and more small business owners are on the hunt for capital. Here are capital options for sole proprietors.

Small business disaster relief

If your business was lucky enough to secure some of the disaster relief funding from the CARES Act, congratulations!

According to the U.S. Treasury, nearly five million small businesses received loans from the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The $20 billion authorized by Congress for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) advances have … Read the rest

President-elect Joe Biden Grabs Systemic Racism Experts For Economic Posts

President-elect Joe Biden is putting together his cabinet and when it comes to the top economic posts, Biden has the racial wealth gap on his mind, according to a report from Bloomberg.

The Biden campaign has hired several experts on systemic racism to fill top economic positions in order to shape Biden’s policies on housing, health, small-business lending, and other issues. Among the hires are Mehrsa Baradaran, who argues in her book, The Color of Money, that closing the racial wealth gap requires acknowledging past wrongs and providing compensation for damages.

In the book Baradaran wrote, “A reparations program could take many forms from simple cash payments or baby bonds to more complex schemes such as subsidized college tuition, basic income, housing vouchers, or subsidized mortgage credit.”

Before joining Biden’s campaign, Baradaran assisted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA.) and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg … Read the rest

Getting started with Microsoft’s Digital Marketing Center for small business

Over the past few months, Microsoft Advertising has been piloting an exciting new platform, Microsoft’s Digital Marketing Center, a Microsoft Garage project. This platform is a way to help small and medium-sized business owners manage their digital marketing across Microsoft Advertising and leading advertising and social media platforms like Google Ads, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The pilot program — which has been running with a limited number of customers — is now being extended to more users in the United States. Those managing the online presence of a U.S. business can now apply to join up. Be aware, though, the Digital Marketing Center is only available in the United States currently.

Let’s jump into a brief overview of the latest features below.

Key benefits of Microsoft’s Digital Marketing Center

The Digital Marketing Center is a central platform to manage your online presence and marketing activities efficiently across paid search … Read the rest

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins Becomes The First Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute

Retired Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins has been named interim superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute, (VMI) becoming the first Black man to lead the school.

Wins was given the position of superintendent following an affirmative vote by the VMI Board of Visitors Executive Committee. The major general graduated from VMI in 1985 and is a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Army.

According to VMI, Wins was a standout basketball player, finishing his basketball career as one of the top five scorers in school history. Wins also helped VMI reach the Southern Conference finals during his freshman year.

During his military career, Wins held numerous titles and staff assignments, including in the Headquarters Department of the Army and the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. During the career, Wins has received the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal, and the … Read the rest

Why you need a Google My Business profile and what to include

Google My Business (GMB), a service offered by Google, is a platform where companies can share relevant information about their business and customers can leave reviews and add photos. The initial benefit of GMB is improved legitimacy and increased exposure while customers benefit by learning more about you. However, there are many more benefits to creating a Google My Business profile.

Learn more about how to leverage Google My Business, including the types of information you should add, and why it’s important for you to prioritize.

Understanding the value of a Google My Business profile

Google My Business has become increasingly useful as customers turn to the search engine for local information. In fact, 90% of consumers used the internet to find a local business between 2018 and 2019 with 33% looking every day, according to a recent Bright Local survey.

As our world turns increasingly digital, this … Read the rest

Byron Allen Discusses His Upbringing, Being A Media Mogul And His Future With Black Enterprise

Media Mogul Byron Allen sat down for a virtual chat with Black Enterprise President and CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. for the opening remarks of day two of the 2020 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit. The two men discussed Allen’s childhood, his career, how he became a media giant, and his plans for the future.

Allen owns Entertainment Studio’s Networks, a collection of ten 24-hour networks, including The Weather Channel. He also owns the Black news platform The Grio while his Allen Media Group owns big four stations in California, Oregon, Indiana and Minnesota and other states.

Allen, who was born just over two weeks after his mother’s 17th birthday in Detroit, Michigan, said he got his work ethic from watching his dad work for The Ford Motor company and his grandfather work for Great Lakes Steel for over 30 years.

“I just had a very good childhood,” Allen … Read the rest

Fall 2020: What’s New in Websites + Marketing

So much has happened between kids going back to school and the leaves turning brilliant colors getting ready for the winter. The most exciting thing was our customer event on September 29. If you missed it or if you’d just like another chance to watch the sessions, check out our GoDaddy 2020 Event Recap.

The Websites + Marketing and Online Store teams are “falling” all over themselves to roll out new features, and more are on their way.

Chat with customers using the Conversations app (iOS)

If you’re on the go, it can be hard to stay on top of all the messages you receive from different channels. If you miss a message or take too long to respond, it can cost you a sale.

If you have an Apple mobile phone, download the GoDaddy Conversations app. View and reply to website messages, texts, or Facebook Messenger from one … Read the rest

Triplets Who Graduated Summa Cum Laude With 4.0 GPAs Honored By Their High School

A set of triplets from Ola High School in McDonough, Georgia have graduated summa cum laude, each with a perfect 4.0 GPA! The school and their parents are so proud of the three outstanding students.
Kendall, Kolby, and Sydney Belcher were also dual enrolled in college while in high school so they started college with about a year of credits already.

“I’m very happy and proud of them,” their mother Cathey Belcher told the Henry Herald.

The triplets started learning as early as 3-years old when their parents taught them to read and write.

“They took off from there,” Cathey said. “They knew they were expected to do their best and never settle for a B or C grade when they could get an A.”

The three are attending college, reaching different careers. Sydney is attending Georgia State University to become a nurse and one day work in the hematology/oncology … Read the rest

How to create a holiday gift guide

While most people think of Christmas, Hanukkah or other winter holidays for gift guides, creating a holiday gift guide for your blog or ecommerce business is a great idea for several occasions throughout the year. The great thing about all of these holidays? They are typically a time of spending money on the perfect gifts for loved ones.

As a blogger or ecommerce business owner, you can cash in on the fun by helping your website readers find those gifts and make a nice profit as your reward for aiding them in their quest to find that perfect present. With that in mind, I’m sharing all you need to know about building a useful gift guide below. There’s a lot to unpack, so let’s dive in!

Steps to create a holiday gift guide

There’s more to developing a holiday gift guide than throwing together a list of ideas and linking … Read the rest