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Instagram Is Creating A Marketplace For Influencers …And Other Small Business Tech News

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 —Instagram is working on creator shops and a ‘branded content marketplace’ for influencers. Instagram is in the process of developing a new suite of features and tools to assist influencers in making money off of the social ...
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Independent Retailers Must Keep Up ‘Shop Small’ Message As Their Best Hope For Post-Covid Recovery

The overarching story of retail in 2020, the pandemic year, is that the big just got bigger. The biggest categories – food and beverage stores, general merchandise stores (with the exception of department stores), building materials and supplies dealers and electronic shopping – all got bigger and the biggest retailers in each of those categories w...
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Small Businesses Scrambling To Figure Out New State Vaping Rules And Taxes

A provision tucked into the Covid Relief bill passed by Congress in December 2020 now has vaping businesses and states regulatory departments scrambling to meet new federal requirements. And in many cases, it will increase the cost of doing business. “For the vape industry, this was the worst Christmas present ever,” said Avalara excise tax expe...
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Why Amazon Is Opening A Hair Salon …And Other Small Business Tech News

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 —Amazon is opening a hair salon in London in a bid to test new technology and sell more beauty products.    Amazon announced that it will be opening a hair salon in London. The tech giant is looking to use the salon...
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Inside The Half Billion Dollar Fortune Of A-Rod And J. Lo: How The Breakup Will Affect Their Business Empires

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are major players in sports, Hollywood, music—and investing. What does the A-List break-up mean for fortunes? Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have officially called it quits, splitting up one of the world’s richest power-couples. The pair, who started dating in 2017 and got engaged two years later, wielded a po...