Lone Star College Small Business Development Center series lends helping hand to Cy-Fair businesses

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Before businesses wave the white flag to surrender to the pandemic, the Small Business Development Center at Lone Star College is offering invaluable assistance

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Billerica economic development coordinator resigns from position after feeling “threatened” – News – Billerica Minuteman

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Two years after she stepped into the role of Community Preservation and Economic Development Coordinator, Katie Mahoney said she has made the decision to resign from the position to work for the Billerica Public Schools.

Mahoney, a former Billerica School Committee member who announced she would not run for reelection this past spring said she is leaving the economic development office on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

On Monday, Sept. 14, she will start her new position as the curriculum coordinator clerk at Billerica Memorial High School.

Mahoney said she came to the conclusion she wanted to resign after the Monday, Aug. 17, meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

She said it was during the town manager’s review that Chairman Mike Rosa Vice Chairman John Burrows and Selectmen Dan Burns expressed their disappointment with the economic development department and the push to disband or reorganize its staff in the near future.

“Obviously

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Saudi Energy Ministry to Assist Development of Mega Economic Zone Neom | Investing News

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud speaks via video link during a virtual emergency meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC countries, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 9, 2020. Picture taken April 9, 2020. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERSReuters

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry is to offer assistance so that Neom, a $500 billion high-tech development that includes tourism and sport facilities on the Red Sea, can be completed on schedule, minister Abdul Aziz bin Salman said on Sunday.

The 26,500 square km (10,230 square mile) development, first revealed in 2017 with a planned completion in 2025, will include high-tech projects powered by wind and solar energy.

Neom CEO Nadhmi al-Nasr, speaking at the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement with the ministry, said the city will rely totally on renewable power, including solar, wind

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King County Council restricts coal mines, fossil fuel infrastructure in zoning and development changes

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Evan Bush

The King County Council Friday approved changes to its land use and development regulations that make it more difficult to expand or develop major fossil fuel infrastructure in the county.

The county in 2019 passed a moratorium on developing such infrastructure.  

The new measures make it more difficult to construct pipelines or storage facilities for oil or natural gas. The changes do not apply to gas stations or existing fossil fuel infrastructure. 

Pipelines are regulated by the federal government and King County does not have direct control over them, but it can set strict requirements for zoning and development of some associated infrastructure.  

“We’re setting as high a bar as we legally can,” said Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, adding that he believed the changes will provide the maximum amount of protection against the harmful health impacts of fossil fuel infrastructure.

An amendment sponsored by Upthegrove will

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TIME and Columbia Business School Partner to Launch a Series of Business Classes for Professional Development During Uncertain Economic Times

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“The Business of Change” classes are offered on-demand and at an affordable price point, empowering individuals to expand their skill set and facilitate their own success. Support from Deluxe is helping to make this world-class education series accessible to a broader audience, including its own community of small business owners and entrepreneurs

(June 18, 2020 — New York, NY) — Today, TIME and Columbia Business School announced a first-ever partnership to offer a new series of online, on demand business classes designed to empower anyone to take control of their futures during this moment of economic uncertainty. The Business of Change classes are taught by world-renowned professors from Columbia Business School and are offered at an accessible price, through the support of corporate partner Deluxe. The classes focus on building and expanding critical skills, both in and out of the office.

The partnership unites the cutting-edge curriculum of Columbia Business

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The 3 Personal Development Goals Successful People Pursue Habitually

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If you Google “daily habits of successful people” you’ll find almost every business-focused media outlet represented in the results. But if you’re looking for a guaranteed roadmap to success, don’t get excited just yet. If you read all of those articles, or even a few of them, you’ll soon realize that successful people have a wide range of daily habits.

Some say you have to rise early, some sleep until noon then work from their bed for another hour. Some say to get the toughest thing out of the way first, some start their day in an easy flow of reading over coffee and don’t “eat the frog” until later. Some plan out their day the night before, some start their day by devising a plan. Some hit the jogging trail first thing, some barely take

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Trans4mind Personal Development Resources

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Transform my Life

“When we love, we are the universe and the universe lives in us.”

TRANS4MIND offers a wealth of free personal development resources, with online books, podcasts, articles, courses, quote collections, and more. This information will help you advance on an exciting path of holistic growth and wellbeing.

This is the power and meaning of personal development: to transform your mind… hence our website, Trans4mind. With our Tools for Transformation you can be the change you wish to see in the world!

IntroductionHOW TO USE THESE FREE RESOURCES  ►

Introduction to our Tools for Transformation. We aim to open up the mind to new ideas, new challenges and new solutions – to think differently and be creative. We each have specific needs at this time on our journey, so see which resources ring a bell in your heart.

Our motto: “Minds, like parachutes, function better when open.”

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California Infrastructure Economic Development Bank (IBank)

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The SBFC helps businesses create and retain jobs, and encourages investment in low- to moderate-income communities. The SBFC has several programs to support small business, including a Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee, a Jump Start Loan Program and more.

California Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program — COVID-19

The Small Business Finance Center (SBFC) partners with Financial Development Corporations to provide loan guarantees and direct loans for small businesses that experience capital access barriers.

Who Can Apply

Eligible Applicants

  • Small Businesses located in California with 1-750 employees that have been negatively impacted or experienced disruption by COVID-19
  • Eligible Nonprofits

Guarantee Terms:

  • Guaranteed up to 7 years
  • Guarantees up to 95% of loan
  • Loan interest rates negotiated between lender and borrower
  • Qualifications based on lender criteria

 Loan proceeds to be used for continuance of business including, but not limited to:

  • The funds are meant to help small businesses through this challenging time. Loan
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Personal Development Online Courses | Coursera

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Personal development is the process of reflecting on your skills and qualities, considering how they relate to your goals in life, and identifying ways to build the strengths you need to succeed. Engaging in the lifelong process of personal growth can pay dividends in your inner life, your family life, your relationships, and in your professional development.

Think about childhood development as an analogy. As an infant grows from a toddler to a preschooler into childhood and then adolescence, they acquire crucial skills like walking, talking, fine motor skills, reading, and countless others. While we may be finished with the dramatic physical growth of childhood, we must continue to learn the more sophisticated skills we need for success in the adult world: patience and discipline, financial and career planning, listening at the office and at home, finding a sense of inner calm in the midst of a hectic day, and

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Powerful 2D, 3D, VR, & AR software for cross-platform development of games and mobile apps.

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Powerful 2D, 3D, VR, & AR software for cross-platform development of games and mobile apps.





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During the COVID-19 situation,

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