Affordable Concepts Names Travis Broughton Director of Business Development

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Travis Broughton, Affordable Concepts director of business development.

LAS VEGAS – Affordable Concepts, Inc. (ACI), which has been building in Southern Nevada for more than 35 years, has hired Travis Broughton as director of business development.

Broughton has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, owning his own medical management company, which provided marketing and sales training to medical clinics.

As a business development leader, Broughton says that “positive relationships are always key to a successful project outcome.” He points out working with clients to understand deliverables, goals and assembling appropriate teams equals success for everyone.

“Having Travis on board is a win for ACI,” said Robert Potter, president of Affordable Concepts, Inc. “He’s ideally suited to help potential clients as they plan and pursue their construction job goals.”

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SBA adds Flagler to list of counties eligible for business, home disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday added Flagler County to the list of counties eligible for business and home disaster loans in the aftermath of Ian.

“This is great news for our businesses,” said Tourism Development Director Amy Lukasik. “There are a lot of businesses that really need this lifeline.”

Available loans fall under three categories: Business Physical Disaster Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Home Disaster Loans.

“Though these loans are coming from the Small Business Administration, there is relief for homeowners and renters as well,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “These loans are available to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.”

Available disaster business loans:

  • Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, nonprofit organizations such

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A Background On Influencer Marketing And Four Strategies To Consider

Ana Codallo, CTO / KOL and Influencers Officer at Key Opinion Leaders.

Although “influencer marketing” might sound self-explanatory, there are many ways to go about it, some of which might pose significant risks or advantages to your company or brand.

Influencer marketing is not new; this form of online marketing based on spreading a message by engaging one or multiple influencers with a considerable footprint on different social media channels dates back to 1940. At that time, and following a presidential election, Paul Lazarsfeld and Elihu Katz put forward the theory of opinion leadership and the two-step flow of communication.

The idea is simple; instead of trying to persuade a large number of people within the population, it might be more efficient to influence a smaller number of people if those individuals can convince others, having a multiplicative effect.

Following this logic, one can see that the choice

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27 Best Small Business Ideas To Make Money in 2022

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You’ve probably heard the term Great Resignation. It describes the millions of Americans who, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, decided to leave their jobs in the traditional workforce and rethink how, when and where they work.

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But that doesn’t mean people are shunning the workforce. Instead, many Americans turned to creating their own businesses, putting an emphasis on setting their own schedules and leaving more time for family and leisure. In 2020, as the pandemic got its start, 4.4 million business applications were filed. In 2021, the total reached 5.4 million, NPR reported.

If you’re a member of the Great Resignation — or thinking about joining the ranks — plenty of ideas exist for small businesses that can turn either your

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Most PPP loans have been forgiven, despite signs of possible fraud : NPR

A closed barbershop in Cleveland in May 2020. Small businesses were in limbo as the coronavirus outbreak raged and the first round of the government’s multibillion-dollar Paycheck Protection Program drew to a close.

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A closed barbershop in Cleveland in May 2020. Small businesses were in limbo as the coronavirus outbreak raged and the first round of the government’s multibillion-dollar Paycheck Protection Program drew to a close.

Tony Dejak/AP

As COVID-19 shutdowns threatened businesses back in 2020, the U.S. government began issuing nearly $800 billion in potentially forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans. The program was designed to help small businesses keep workers employed during the uncertain early days of the pandemic.

More than two years later, the overwhelming majority of these loans have transformed into government grants, as 91% have been either fully or partially forgiven, according to an NPR analysis of data

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