business.com “Best Picks” Program Names Top Products and Services for Small Businesses

Independent editorial reviews highlight solutions that help SMBs navigate a wide array of challenges including those driven by COVID

business.com Best Picks Program

Best Pick selections highlight the solutions that help small business owners continue to adjust and grow in the face of COVID-19.
Best Pick selections highlight the solutions that help small business owners continue to adjust and grow in the face of COVID-19.
Best Pick selections highlight the solutions that help small business owners continue to adjust and grow in the face of COVID-19.

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today business.com, a trusted source of information for small to medium-sized business looking to start, run or grow their operations, announced the formal launch of its “Best Picks” program. Driven by business.com’s extensive product reviews section, the program evaluates the industry’s best tools and services specifically designed to help small businesses grow. Reviewed and selected by a team of independent researchers, today’s newly released Best Pick selections highlight the solutions that help small business owners continue to

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Mastercard to reach 5 million girls by 2025 with STEM program

Girls4Tech workshops hosted across Kenya and Nigeria, have enabled young girls to build skills for STEM careers.

Mastercard has announced its STEM program, Girls4Tech has reached its initial milestone goal of educating one million girls. The program has a new goal to reach five million girls by 2025.

The program, which launched in 2014, offers activities and curriculum built on global science and math standards. It incorporates the firm’s expertise in technology and innovation to enable children to discover a range of STEM careers, such as fraud detective, data scientist and software engineer.

The Girls4Tech workshops hosted across Kenya and Nigeria, have enabled numerous young girls to build the skills they need for STEM careers.

Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are two of the hottest technology fields today, with job opportunities continuing to grow across both.

However, worldwide, women make up less than 15 per cent of the professionals in

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Ternio Joins Visa’s Fast Track Program As New Enablement Partner

ATLANTA, GA – October 13th, 2020. The global fintech platform Ternio, announced today that it has joined Visa’s Fast Track program as a cryptocurrency focused enablement partner. By becoming part of Visa’s Fast Track program, Ternio will be able to make it quicker and easier for fintechs to leverage Visa’s global payments network and introduce new crypto-friendly payment experiences. Ternio’s existing Blockcard platform provides users a seamless way to interact with cryptocurrencies using linked debit cards and bank accounts which can act as an easy on and off-ramp from fiat to cryptocurrencies.

“We are excited to partner with Ternio as a cryptocurrency focused enablement partner that can help fintechs of all sizes access the reach, scale and security of the Visa network,” said Terry Angelos, Visa’s Global Head of Fintech. “Ternio’s focus and expertise in the crypto ecosystem will help Fast Track companies focused on digital currencies to

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Verizon Business joins the CyberWire’s industry partnership program

“The CyberWire team has always been impressed by the depth and breadth of the security expertise on the Verizon team, and we’re excited to be partnering with them,” said Peter Kilpe, the CyberWire’s CEO and Executive Editor. “Verizon Business brings an invaluable perspective to our programs, along with unique insights and analysis that are critical to security professionals and business leaders alike.”

“Increasing awareness on key cybersecurity issues remains a priority and we are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and insights with the listeners from around the world via the CyberWire’s program,” said John Loveland, Global Head of Cyber Security Strategy, Verizon Business.

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We keep the world informed, educated, and aware of the critical cybersecurity matters through high-quality, accessible, and trustworthy programming. We deal in facts, not gossip or industry hype, and are depended upon to deliver news and analysis professionals need, when they

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Ternio Joins Visa’s Fast Track Program as New Enablement Partner

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The global fintech platform Ternio, announced today that it has joined Visa’s Fast Track program as a cryptocurrency focused enablement partner. By becoming part of Visa’s Fast Track program, Ternio will be able to make it quicker and easier for fintechs to leverage Visa’s global payments network and introduce new crypto-friendly payment experiences. Ternio’s existing Blockcard platform provides users a seamless way to interact with cryptocurrencies using linked debit cards and bank accounts which can act as an easy on and off-ramp from fiat to cryptocurrencies.

“We are excited to partner with Ternio as a cryptocurrency-focused enablement partner that can help fintechs of all sizes access the reach, scale and security of the Visa network,” said Terry Angelos, Visa’s Global Head of Fintech. “Ternio’s focus and expertise in the crypto ecosystem will help Fast Track companies focused on digital currencies to

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Best in the U.S.: MSU’s online MBA program ranked No. 1 in nation by Best Value Schools

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State is home to the nation’s top online Master of Business Administration program for 2020, according to recently released rankings by Best Value Schools.

Best Value Schools' Best Online MBA Program 2020 badge“The Online MBA program continues to offer a flexible, challenging and supportive educational experience to prepare our online students for success. We are proud to provide students, regardless of location, the opportunity to earn a prestigious degree from Mississippi State University,” said Sharon Oswald, College of Business dean and professor of management.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, MSU’s 30-hour online MBA program offers affordable, flexible courses in accounting, management, marketing and finance.

MBA student writes on a whiteboard in MSU's MBA Lounge.
Mississippi State’s online MBA program delivers the quality of on-campus instruction in a virtual format. Students in this distance program have access to affordable, flexible courses emphasizing accounting, management, marketing and finance. (Photo by Megan Bean)

The program’s curriculum was revised in 2019 and

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Trump Administration Announces Overhaul of H-1B Visa Program

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration announced an overhaul of the H-1B visa program for high-skilled foreign workers that will require employers to pay H-1B workers significantly higher wages, narrow the types of degrees that could qualify an applicant and shorten the length of visas for certain contract workers.

The changes, introduced by the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security on Tuesday, will likely make it tougher to qualify for one of the coveted visas.

Ken Cuccinelli, the No. 2 official at DHS, said on a news conference call Tuesday that he expects about one-third of H-1B visa applications would be rejected under the new set of rules.

Mr. Cuccinelli and Patrick Pizzella, the deputy secretary of labor, said the changes were necessary to protect American workers, whom the administration believes are being undercut by foreign workers on H-1B visas who are paid lower wages to perform similar jobs.

“America’s immigration laws should

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UK government extends its job support program

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street after attending a Cabinet meeting on 14 February, 2020.

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LONDON — The U.K. government has expanded its jobs support program as the country gears up for tighter coronavirus restrictions set to be announced next week.

Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said Friday that firms whose premises have to shut over the winter period as part of local or national restrictions will receive grants to pay the wages of staff who cannot work.

The British government will pay two thirds of employees’ salaries to protect their jobs over winter. Cash grants to businesses in England which are required to close will increase to up to £3,000 ($3,893) per month.

The new program will come into effect on Nov. 1 and will last for six months. The BBC reported that the expansion could cost hundreds of millions of pounds per month.

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MSB Management Master’s Program Sees Threefold Increase in Applications in Second Admissions Cycle

The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business’ Master of Science in Management program recorded a 296% increase in applications for its latest class.

The graduate program is a 10-month, accelerated business degree program designed to help students who hold non-business bachelor’s degrees to enter the business world. The program’s second cohort will feature a total of 68 students, up from the 31 students in the inaugural 2019 group.

Georgetown McDonough School of Business Facebook | The MSB’s Master of Science in Management program saw a threefold increase in applications for its latest class.

The new class of 2021 will feature students from 17 colleges and universities across the United States. Of the new students in the program, 45% hold Bachelor’s degrees in the humanities, social sciences or liberal arts, 35% in business and finance, 13% in STEM-related fields and 7% in economics, according to the program’s own statistics.

Because cohort

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Florida locations selected for Duke Energy’s 2020 Site Readiness Program to attract jobs and spur economic development

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Three Florida properties have been selected to participate in Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program. In Florida, the program has led to $165 million in investment and 615 jobs over the last seven years. 

The new sites are Tropicana Field Site in Pinellas County, 472 Properties in Volusia County, and Frostproof Business Park Site in Polk County. The Site Readiness Program will prepare these new sites for targeted commercial and industrial development to attract future capital investment. Since 2013, Duke Energy has selected 34 high-quality industrial sites in Florida to participate in the program.

Duke Energy works with site owners, local economic development professionals, and county and city officials to identify each participating property’s current status and develop a strategy for providing water, sewer, natural gas and electricity needed for development.

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