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Small Business Assistance Program – Commerce Corporation #business #research


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Small Business Assistance Program

The goal of this program is to assist viable small businesses that encounter difficulty obtaining adequate credit or adequate terms for such credit from traditional lending organizations. Providing greater access to capital will enable the formation and expansion of small businesses across the state and provide job opportunities to state residents. Among the small businesses that this program aims to assist are minority and women-owned business enterprises and enterprises in Rhode Island’s most impoverished communities.

The Commerce Corporation has partnered with the organizations below to make available small businesses loans above $25,000 and micro-loans from $2,000 to $25,000. Although the program will launch in June, the below partners are now accepting applications.

Partners for loans at or above $25,000:

  • SEED
  • Community Investment Corporation
  • CDC New England
  • Business Development Company of Rhode Island

Partners for micro-loans between $2,000 and $25,000:

  • CWE
  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse
  • Community Investment Corporation

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August 30, 2016 10:02PM By Catherine Hewitt Sun staff writer WESTERLY — Instead of a traditional ribbon-cutting, online retailer Ivory Ella celebrated its grand opening with a T-shirt cutting ceremony Tuesday at its new headquarters at 89 Tom Harvey Road.

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Deal would bring total settlements to more than $42 million to date in ongoing 38 Studios litigation Commerce Corporation remains engaged in litigation against other defendants, including First Southwest Company and Curt Schilling The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced today it has.

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Raimondo, State Officials Welcome Ivory Ella to Westerly with Shirt-Cutting Ceremony

Press Release Online Retailer Moves Entire Company from Connecticut to Rhode Island, Bringing 40 Jobs and Plans to Expand Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined state and local officials at a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the opening of Ivory Ella’s new headquarters in Westerly. The socially-minded online retailer has relocated to Rhode Island from Connecticut with assistance from the governor’s economic development toolbox. News of the retailer’s arrival.


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Small Business Resources – Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce #small #businesses


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Small Business Resources

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce provides numerous business support services and acts as a conduit for business and business service providers. See below for information regarding our business partners and the local, state and national based small business support organizations.

Visit our other economic development, divisions and initiatives for more information about how the Chamber can help you.

Below is a list of helpful links for small businesses to use as a resource.

flagstaffprospector.com: Provides demographic information on the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County. Includes information on consumer expenditures, types of existing businesses, and workforce information. Search engine for commercial property for lease or sale by size and type.

AZ Department of Commerce

azcommerce.com/programs-and-services/small-business-services/: Provides small business services including online resource guides and checklist, information on business licensing, statewide resources, certification programs, commerce incentive programs and education programs.

AZ Department of Revenue

aztaxes.gov. Arizona business license links, business tax description codes, and Arizona Department of Revenue links.

Arizona Small Business Association

asba.com. Offers workshops and seminars for every stage of business growth, from infancy to second-stage and beyond. For a fee membership, business owners and entrepreneurs get to access education, technology and B2B marketing opportunities and free, applications that are not available to non-members.

Arizona Small Business Development Center Network

azsbdc.net. AZSBDC is an innovative partnership between the state’s ten community college districts and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The network is the largest and most accessible source of assistance to Arizona businesses with fewer than 200 employees. Helps businesses address challenges to help them reach their full potential. 13 centers throughout the state.

Coconino Small Business Development Center

coconinosbdc.com. Has assisted more than 100,000 small businesses in the last 15 years. Offers confidential business counseling, training seminars and customized training.


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Best eCommerce Shopping Cart Software in 2017 #e #commerce #shopping #carts


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Best eCommerce Shopping Cart Software in 2017

This page includes my recommendations for the best shopping cart software as well as a few shopping cart related articles. Be sure to also check out our guide on how to migrate an eCommerce site if you re thinking about switching carts. It was last updated on December 22, 2016.

Hosted Shopping Carts

Hosting shopping carts are hosted by the company who created them. You pay a monthly fee and in return the company deals with all of the hosting, security, updates, etc so you can get on with the business of running your store.

The two downsides to these types of eCommerce shopping carts are the monthly cost and the reduced flexibility. But in today s world, hosted carts have become sophisticated enough where both of these are fairly negligible. Apps and custom scripts allow you to do a lot of customization and the monthly price often is lower than what you d pay long-term to a developer to maintain your own shopping cart software on your own server.

Heading into 2017, the most popular hosted cart by a long shot is Shopify. And I d argue for good reasons! In my opinion they have the best team, product and ecosystem of apps out there.

Disclosure: I ve worked with Shopify in the past and the link above is an affiliate link, meaning I ll get a commission if you sign up with them. But I also practice what I preach and genuinely believe they re the best. I recently spent $50,000 to migrate my own store to them.

Here s a list of other hosted eCommerce shopping carts and some brief thoughts on some:

  • Shopify My personal favorite in the shopping cart space
  • SparkPay Formerly known as Americommerce before it was purchased by CapitalOne and rebranded. Has a strong feature set by a fairly limited eco-system of apps and integrations.
  • BigCommerce Well known but have had some problems with support recently and have dramatically increased their pricing. We ve seen a lot of people in the private community flee them for Shopify.
  • Volusion Fading in popularity and a bit antiquated, but good for catalogs with lots of SKUs.
  • LemonStand Highly customizable hosted cart built with developers designers in mind.
  • 3DCart
  • Pinnacle Cart

Self-Hosted Open Source Carts

A self-hosted shopping cart is software you need to host and maintain on your own servers. It s 100% customizable because you have access to the source code which is a big advantage. But it s also much more more work to maintain and keep secure because no one else is updating, patching or maintaining it.

Hosted eCommerce shopping carts have become so good (and so affordable) that I d recommend them to just about anyone under $1 million in sales who is seriously trying to build their business. But they definitely have their place for highly technical entrepreneurs, store owners with very customized needs or larger businesses.

Magento is probably the most well known open-source self-hosted cart and the most commonly used one by private community members. It s also the most complex and difficult to manage. I ve talked with dozens and dozens of store owners who have been migrating away from it in the last 12 months as hosted options like Shopify have become more appealing in comparison.

WooCommerce is the 2nd most popular self-hosted cart in our Community It is actually a WordPress plug-in that turns the wildly popular CRM into an eCommerce shopping cart. It s definitely much easier to administer than Magento but not quite as feature rich.

If I was starting a store on a self-hosted platform today it d be OpenCart. It has a reputation as having a nice feature set while remaining lightweight and easy to administer and customize. You would need to have (or be willing to hire) some technical capabilities but I think it s a very appealing option.

Here s a full list of popular self-hosted carts:

  • Magento Extremely customizable and feature rich, but wildly complex.
  • WooCommerce Build on WordPress and easy to install and get up-and-running.
  • Open Cart A very clean interface, light design and good feature set.
  • PrestaShop
  • Ultra Cart
  • Ubercart
  • VirtueMart
  • Zencart osCommerce Built from the same architecture, these two carts are long outdated and are being replaced by much better options. I used Zencart to build my first eCommerce store. While it was a great option at the time, I wouldn t recommend ittoday.

Nearly all of the shopping cart software mentioned above is written in PHP. If you re a programmer in a different language, here are some non-PHP based options:


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Texas A – M – Commerce (GMAT can be waived – it s AACSB-accredited)

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Teachers play an important role in fostering the intellectual and social development of children during their formative years. The education that students acquire is key to determining the future of those students. Whether in elementary or high schools or in private or public schools, teachers provide the tools and the environment for their students to develop into responsible adults.
Teachers act as facilitators or coaches, using classroom presentations or individual instruction to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects such as science, mathematics, and English. They plan, evaluate, and assign lessons; prepare, administer, and grade tests; listen to oral presentations; and maintain classroom discipline. Teachers observe and evaluate a student’s performance and potential. They are increasingly asked to use new assessment methods

�Public school teachers must be licensed, which typically requires a bachelor’s degree and the completion of an approved teacher education program; private school teachers do not have to be licensed but may still need a bachelor’s degree.
�Job prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as mathematics, science, and bilingual education, and in less desirable urban or rural school districts.
�Teachers must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence, and motivate students, as well as understand students’ educational and emotional needs.

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Lewis offers the following online degrees: Bachelor�s Degree in Fire Service Administration; Certificates in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education; Master�s Degree in Organizational Leadership (Higher Education, Management, Not-For-Profit, Public Administration, and Training), Information Security (Managerial and Technical); and MSN in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education.

The school is regionally accredited, the most widely recognized accreditation.

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Colorado State University – Global Campus

Colorado State University – Global Campus

Colorado State University offers accredited Bachelor completion and Master programs in a variety of fields, including business management, organizational leadership, a Masters in Teaching and Learning, and a BS in Social Sciences (degree completion)

The school is regionally accredited, the most widely recognized accreditation.

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Hi! Has anyone on here heard anything about the MS in Accounting a TAMU-Commerce? I am interested in the program. Thanks!

Argosy offers online Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate in Business Administration, psychology, and HR-related degrees, with many specialty degrees, including organizational psychology, exercise psychology, HR, public administration, higher education administration, and many more.

Argosy also offers the same degrees and more from 19 locations across the U.S. and is a leader in the distance/online education field.

Argosy has one of the largest graduate student communities in the nation, and is regionally accredited, the most widely recognized accreditation.

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Hi! Has anyone on here heard anything about the MS in Accounting a TAMU-Commerce? I am interested in the program. Thanks!

There is already an active thread about this.


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How to Make a Website on #how #to #create #an #e #commerce #website


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Our control panel works well for visually impaired and blind users, since it is more text based than other web builders. Blind and visually impaired users often use screen readers that read the text out loud. Here is a link to one of our customers who provides classified news for the blind and visually impaired:

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The information on this site includes a very good overview of HTML programming for beginners and a convenient reference for experienced programmers!

Here is a great HTML and CSS reference website that comes in very handy:


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E-Commerce Templates

These are the most popular ecommerce shops available, thousands of online companies use the platforms found here. Whether you require a small, easy to install and manage CMS shop, or a have 10,000 products these systems will provide a low cost long term solution.

A stand-alone CMS.

Thousands of shops use osCommerce. It is one of the original open source ecommerce packages. Has a wide variety of features suitable for a most online selling efforts using the standard download and default install. Support for many languages, payment modules, shipping modules and a large offering of professional shop templates available here.

The storefront templates below include the proper osCommerce version for easier installation.

A stand-alone CMS.

OpenCart is designed feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly and with a visually appealing interface. A very tight and perfected system.

The storefront templates below include the proper OpenCart version for easier installation.

VirtueMart is an Open Source E-Commerce package used together with Joomla. Joomla! and VirtueMart themes are written in PHP and can be used in typical PHP/MySQL environments. A truly full featured shopping cart.

Used with WordPress CMS.

Desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All Jigoshop themes are fully device responsive, so you can make sure that your products will look great no matter what size screen your customers use.

WooCommerce for WordPress

Used with WordPress CMS.

Largest user base using WordPress. Powered by the versatile WooFramework, you get a beautiful site with incredible flexibility. The perfect building block for designers and developers.


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Vantiv Wins Best Processor at 2017 CNP Awards, eCommerce Analytics and Reporting Solution Cited

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Vantiv Wins Best Processor at 2017 CNP Awards, eCommerce Analytics and Reporting Solution Cited

CINCINNATI. June 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and technology for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today that it has won the 2017 Card-Not-Present (CNP) Award in the Best Processor category as both a Judges Choice Award and Customer Choice Award recipient for the second year in a row—the first time a company has swept both those designations in a single category in successive years in the history of these awards. The Best Processor Award honors the company that most effectively responds to the special needs and requirements of merchants that operate online businesses.

“Winning the Best Processor Award—for the second year in a row, no less, and this time with our Vantiv iQ for eCommerce analytics and reporting solution—clearly demonstrates that our customers see the impact our value-added online payments products make in their businesses,” said Greg Worch. Head of Enterprise Sales at Vantiv. “This is a tremendous honor that pays tribute to the deep expertise and hard work that our dedicated team of payments professionals brings to our customers every day.”

Vantiv iQ for eCommerce provides unparalleled value to users by offering visibility into payments data, allowing users to measure the overall performance of their transactions. The unique iQ for eCommerce experience gives users extensive insights and analytics into their business not available anywhere else. Three distinct views—financial, operations, and chargeback management—help streamline costs, improve operational efficiency, and enhance revenue. On-demand reporting supports extensive drill-down, pivot, and expansion capabilities that help merchants analyze all facets of their payment transactions.

“As eCommerce and mobile payments continue to grow, retailers have a growing array of companies—new and old—bringing new technologies to bear to meet the challenges of accepting card-not-present transactions,” said D.J. Murphy. editor-in-chief and co-founder of CardNotPresent.com and the CNP Expo. “That range of potential partners is reflected in this year’s CNP Awards. The CNP Awards have become the standard by which companies, programs, and services around the world are being recognized for excellence.”

Vantiv is one of just two companies at this year’s CNP Awards that were recognized by judges and customers as tops in the same category. The CNP Awards named two winners—Judges Choice and Customer Choice—in each of 12 categories. All Judges Choice winners were selected by a panel of independent experts chosen for their deep experience and professional reputations in payments and the card-not-present industry. The Customer Choice Awards were given in each category based on inputs from customers through an online voting process.

Vantiv continues to find new ways to provide valued services to clients, like with its latest acquisition, Paymetric, adding B2B payments solutions to its catalog of services. To learn more about Vantiv’s extensive portfolio of eCommerce payments solutions, visit vantiv.com/online-payments .

ABOUT VANTIV
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV ) is a leading payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure, and more successful. Vantiv is the largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company’s growth strategy includes expanding further into high-growth channels and verticals, including integrated payments, eCommerce, and merchant bank. Visit us at www.vantiv.com. or follow us on Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. Google+ and YouTube .

© 2017 Vantiv, LLC. All rights reserved. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names referenced herein are the property of their respective owners. Vantiv and other Vantiv products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Vantiv, LLC in the U.S. and other countries.

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Small Business Resources – Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce #business #cards #printing


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Small Business Resources

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce provides numerous business support services and acts as a conduit for business and business service providers. See below for information regarding our business partners and the local, state and national based small business support organizations.

Visit our other economic development, divisions and initiatives for more information about how the Chamber can help you.

Below is a list of helpful links for small businesses to use as a resource.

flagstaffprospector.com: Provides demographic information on the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County. Includes information on consumer expenditures, types of existing businesses, and workforce information. Search engine for commercial property for lease or sale by size and type.

AZ Department of Commerce

azcommerce.com/programs-and-services/small-business-services/: Provides small business services including online resource guides and checklist, information on business licensing, statewide resources, certification programs, commerce incentive programs and education programs.

AZ Department of Revenue

aztaxes.gov. Arizona business license links, business tax description codes, and Arizona Department of Revenue links.

Arizona Small Business Association

asba.com. Offers workshops and seminars for every stage of business growth, from infancy to second-stage and beyond. For a fee membership, business owners and entrepreneurs get to access education, technology and B2B marketing opportunities and free, applications that are not available to non-members.

Arizona Small Business Development Center Network

azsbdc.net. AZSBDC is an innovative partnership between the state’s ten community college districts and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The network is the largest and most accessible source of assistance to Arizona businesses with fewer than 200 employees. Helps businesses address challenges to help them reach their full potential. 13 centers throughout the state.

Coconino Small Business Development Center

coconinosbdc.com. Has assisted more than 100,000 small businesses in the last 15 years. Offers confidential business counseling, training seminars and customized training.


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Small Business Resources – Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce #start #your #own #business #ideas


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Small Business Resources

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce provides numerous business support services and acts as a conduit for business and business service providers. See below for information regarding our business partners and the local, state and national based small business support organizations.

Visit our other economic development, divisions and initiatives for more information about how the Chamber can help you.

Below is a list of helpful links for small businesses to use as a resource.

flagstaffprospector.com: Provides demographic information on the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County. Includes information on consumer expenditures, types of existing businesses, and workforce information. Search engine for commercial property for lease or sale by size and type.

AZ Department of Commerce

azcommerce.com/programs-and-services/small-business-services/: Provides small business services including online resource guides and checklist, information on business licensing, statewide resources, certification programs, commerce incentive programs and education programs.

AZ Department of Revenue

aztaxes.gov. Arizona business license links, business tax description codes, and Arizona Department of Revenue links.

Arizona Small Business Association

asba.com. Offers workshops and seminars for every stage of business growth, from infancy to second-stage and beyond. For a fee membership, business owners and entrepreneurs get to access education, technology and B2B marketing opportunities and free, applications that are not available to non-members.

Arizona Small Business Development Center Network

azsbdc.net. AZSBDC is an innovative partnership between the state’s ten community college districts and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The network is the largest and most accessible source of assistance to Arizona businesses with fewer than 200 employees. Helps businesses address challenges to help them reach their full potential. 13 centers throughout the state.

Coconino Small Business Development Center

coconinosbdc.com. Has assisted more than 100,000 small businesses in the last 15 years. Offers confidential business counseling, training seminars and customized training.


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Small Business Resources – Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce #import #export #business


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Small Business Resources

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce provides numerous business support services and acts as a conduit for business and business service providers. See below for information regarding our business partners and the local, state and national based small business support organizations.

Visit our other economic development, divisions and initiatives for more information about how the Chamber can help you.

Below is a list of helpful links for small businesses to use as a resource.

flagstaffprospector.com: Provides demographic information on the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County. Includes information on consumer expenditures, types of existing businesses, and workforce information. Search engine for commercial property for lease or sale by size and type.

AZ Department of Commerce

azcommerce.com/programs-and-services/small-business-services/: Provides small business services including online resource guides and checklist, information on business licensing, statewide resources, certification programs, commerce incentive programs and education programs.

AZ Department of Revenue

aztaxes.gov. Arizona business license links, business tax description codes, and Arizona Department of Revenue links.

Arizona Small Business Association

asba.com. Offers workshops and seminars for every stage of business growth, from infancy to second-stage and beyond. For a fee membership, business owners and entrepreneurs get to access education, technology and B2B marketing opportunities and free, applications that are not available to non-members.

Arizona Small Business Development Center Network

azsbdc.net. AZSBDC is an innovative partnership between the state’s ten community college districts and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The network is the largest and most accessible source of assistance to Arizona businesses with fewer than 200 employees. Helps businesses address challenges to help them reach their full potential. 13 centers throughout the state.

Coconino Small Business Development Center

coconinosbdc.com. Has assisted more than 100,000 small businesses in the last 15 years. Offers confidential business counseling, training seminars and customized training.


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