Visio: From a simple IT tool to the universal business diagram app it was always meant to be

Visio: From a simple IT tool to the universal business diagram app it was always meant to be

Image: Tada Images / Adobe Stock When Microsoft first acquired Visio back in 2000, it was a general-purpose diagramming tool for drawing flow charts, floor plans, org charts, mind maps and network diagrams by dragging shapes onto a canvas and creating connections between them. Bundling it with Visual Studio and including add ons that could … Read more

New minority business coordinator Ray Hall hopes to broaden opportunities in Columbia News

New minority business coordinator Ray Hall hopes to broaden opportunities in Columbia  News

Ray Hall is more than two weeks into his new role as the minority business coordinator for the city’s economic development department, and he’s already looking for ways to elevate minority businesses in Columbia. “A lot of businesses lack financial education,” Hall said. “I want to put minorities in the right rooms and circles to … Read more

Monroe silk screening business to assist autistic young adults with skills

Monroe silk screening business to assist autistic young adults with skills

A local school and longtime business are combining to spearhead a workforce program to assist those developmental disorders. QuesTECH Learning, a private school on Monroe for kids in need of special learning assistance in grades 2-12, has partnered with DayStar Creative Group for a silk-screening business to employ students and young adults on the autism … Read more

$ 198M going to Maryland small businesses through the State Small Business Credit Initiative

$ 198M going to Maryland small businesses through the State Small Business Credit Initiative

MARYLAND- Maryland will distribute up to $ 198 million in federal small business relief through the State Small Business Credit Initiative. The state is one out of five businesses approved to receive this relief funding. The funds will be used to operate 8 loan and equity investment programs through several Maryland agencies including the Maryland … Read more

Downtown area sees continued growth in housing, but business owners’ economic optimism is waning • Long Beach Business Journal

Downtown area sees continued growth in housing, but business owners’ economic optimism is waning • Long Beach Business Journal

Downtown Long Beach continues to expand as it bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic. The area saw a solid improvement to its housing stock and added a variety of new businesses — particularly restaurants, personal services, and general retail — but lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to an uncertain outlook from Downtown … Read more

Nevada small businesses feel inflation pain, one owner shuts down rather than raise prices

Nevada small businesses feel inflation pain, one owner shuts down rather than raise prices

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) -As small businesses continue to feel the pain of inflation, one beloved restaurant in Henderson is choosing to shut down rather than raise the prices for customers. According to the Nevada Small Business Association, restaurants across Nevada have started to close amid this latest economic storm of rising costs and worker … Read more

VSU Honors Juan Vargas with Outstanding Student in Business Award

VSU Honors Juan Vargas with Outstanding Student in Business Award

May 19, 202222-83 Jessica PopeCommunications and Media Relations Coordinator Kasmira Smith, Student Intern Juan Vargas, an international student from Bogota, Colombia, is the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Student in Business Award at Valdosta State University. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business during VSU’s 233rd Commencement on … Read more

Sierra Commons launches May fundraising campaign to support local business people

Sierra Commons launches May fundraising campaign to support local business people

May is Small Business Month, which can provide people an incentive to start new businesses. For a decade, a business boot camp series called the Business Ignitor Course has helped create hundreds of jobs in Nevada County through core classes, accountability meet-ups, and mentoring. The course, designed by the nonprofit group Sierra Commons, is a … Read more