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Nuveen Closed-End Funds Reject ARPS Demand Letters | Business Wire

Nuveen Closed-End Funds Reject ARPS Demand Letters | Business Wire

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions and high-net-worth investors, today announced that, after an extensive independent review, the Board of each of the closed-end funds identified below has rejected the demands contained in demand letters received by each fund related to the refinancing and/or redemption of its Auction Rate Preferred Shares (ARPS). As previously announced on April 26, 2010, 26 Nuveen leveraged closed-end funds each received a demand letter from a law firm on behalf of purported holders of the funds’ […]

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Small Businesses Streamline Recruiting with New Google Hire

When Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) launched Hire almost a year ago, the company wanted to simplify the hiring process. And now it has improved the platform by making it smarter and faster to recruit your next hire. The new Hire has integrated Google AI to deliver one-click functionalities to hire help for time-consuming tasks and repetitive chores. The company says this will give hiring teams more time to interact and connect with potential candidates instead of wasting time with logistics. When Hire was launched, it gave small businesses already […]

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Student Loan Crisis: Are Small Businesses Impacted?

Massive student loan debt is having a crippling effect on the U.S. economy. According to the United States Federal Reserve, 44.2 million students owe $1.52 trillion . This amount is growing by $29 billion a quarter. Student loan debt now surpasses all other forms of debt except mortgages. College debt exceeds what is owed for vehicle loans and on credit cards. There is no consensus on how this debt burden impacts small businesses; however, it must affect buying decisions. It also lowers credit scores and reduces the […]

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Spotlight: Storelli Provides Protective Products for Soccer Players

Sports related injuries can lead to potentially serious damage. But one company, , is dedicated to finding ways to protect against those injuries effectively. The company has developed a solution that’s been clinically tested to protect against head injuries in soccer. You can read more about the company and its products below in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does Provides head guards and other protective products for soccer players. Founder Claudio Storelli told Small Business Trends, “Storelli manufactures protective soccer gear for a variety […]

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Small Business Loan Approval Rates Hit Record High, Biz2Credit Reports

The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for is reporting record highs of loan approval from banks and institutional lenders. Biz2Credit Lending Index May 2018 The record highs reflect a strong US economy and job growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the is currently at 3.8%. And wage growth is also experiencing the highest rate in two years according to the latest Paychex/IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. For small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to expand or start their fits venture, this is a good time. […]

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10 Topics to Discuss with a Lawyer Before Starting a Business

There are several legal ramifications of starting a business. It can lead to issues related to liability, copyright, employee rights and everything in between. So one of the first steps you should take as you work to get your business off the ground is speak with an experienced business attorney. Ben De Leon is the President of , where he has served as general counsel to some of the fastest growing companies in Texas. As an experienced business lawyer, he recently spoke with Small Business Trends about […]

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eRelevance Releases New Services to Gauge ROI in Advertising and Business Communications

If you’re a small business owner who feels overwhelmed by technology but lured by its promise, there’s a new idea being floated specifically for you. eRelevance has announced a new suite of tech services flipping the old model of offering small businesses software they can buy and run themselves on its head. Small Business Trends spoke with eRelevance co-founder and CEO Bob Fabbio about the new approach and the services the company offers. Most Small Businesses Seem to Struggle “We’ve discovered that most small businesses that are […]

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Monday.com Offers Another Team Management Software Option for Small Businesses

Monday.com is a project management tool designed to help teams work better together by building a culture of transparency, managing workloads, tracking projects and communicating with ease. Formerly dapulse, Monday.com was founded in 2012 and launched as an independent startup in 2014. such as Microsoft Project, Smartsheet and Huddle, have long been helping small businesses complete tasks in less time and work more effectively and efficiently. But what makes any different? What are the key features of this tool designed to simplify the way teams work together […]

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Expert Advice: How to Use Social Media Video Ads Effectively

According to the IAB Digital Video Center of Excellence, brands and agencies saw how valuable digital marketing was in 2017 for targeting and connecting to niche audiences. And this was especially the case with . Research from this year says when a business sets aside a video advertising budget for “its most important product”, 23% is specifically earmarked for social media video ads. This finding comes from Advertiser Perceptions’ of 353 brand marketers and media buyers. The survey was conducted in March and presented in April by IAB. […]

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10 Tips to Improve Your Business AND Work Life Balance

Increasing your sales through lead generation and content marketing doesn’t have to require a huge commitment of time or money. Instead, there are some effective strategies and tips you can use to get more done in less time, allowing you to also enjoy your family and life. If you’re interested in selling more without spending your whole life working on your business, here are some essential insights from members of the online small business community. Generate New Leads Without Spending a Fortune Increasing your sales quickly can […]

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