SLASSCOM launches Global Technology and Business Services Council

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The Sri Lanka Association for Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) was one of 12 global industry players that came together to launch The Global Technology & Business Services Council (GTBSC). The Council hopes to represent the industry globally. Chairman SLASSCOM Channa Manoharan participated in a webinar on July 16 to signal the launch.

The GTBSC will work to improve the Global Sourcing Standard which will set industry norms for the sector. The GTBSC shall also work on a standard contract that will be concise and can be used as a template for business to contract with.

The organization will set out an Industry Code of Conduct.

Manoharan said, “the current impact is only temporary. The Business Outlook is positive for us beyond 2021. We see companies seeing the need for increased digital adoption.”

Manoharan highlighted that Sri Lanka was already impacted by the economic fallout due to the Easter

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Small business services, resources available at Chipola College | Local

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Small business services, resources available

Chipola College and the SBDC will continue working together to provide small business services and resources to business owners and constituents throughout adjacent counties in the Florida Panhandle. Pictured from left, are: Dr. Pam Rentz, Vice President of Instructional Affairs, Chipola College; Dr. Lynn Eichler, SBDC; Kelly Massey, Regional Director, SBDC; Adam McCloskey, SBDC; and Dr. David Bouvin, Dean, School of Business & Technology, Chipola College.




Chipola College and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) continue working together to provide small business services and resources to business owners and constituents throughout adjacent counties in the Florida Panhandle.

The SBDC and small business assistance is available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday. Beginning July 10, the Florida SBDC at University of West Florida (UWF) resumed their outreach hours with Chipola College each week through virtual consulting hours specifically for current or prospective business owners in the area.

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IT and Business Services Industry Form Global Alliance

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Twelve lobby groups representing technology and business services organizations around the world have formed an alliance to promote and safeguard the interest of their industry on the global stage.

The alliance, known as the Global Technology and Business Services Council (GT&BSC), will represent the interests of over 10,000 companies and 10 million employees.

The Global Sourcing Association (GSA) is its founding member, and among its other allies include Latin America Service Exporters’ Association, ALES, and India’s outsourcing industry body, Nasscom.

Interestingly, the alliance is made up of both service buyers and providers, some of whom are multinationals and indigenous tech firms.

Among the Council’s goals include building a better talent pool and providing a global network for sharing best practices.

The Council argues technology services providers have played a key role in diminishing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy.

Thanks largely to the digital tools, many businesses

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Newtek Business Services Corp. Declares Third Quarter 2020 Dividend of $0.58 per Share

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BOCA RATON, Fla., July 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Newtek Business Services Corp., (NASDAQ: NEWT), an internally managed business development company (“BDC”), today announced that its Board of Directors declared a third quarter 2020 cash dividend of $0.581 per share, which is payable on September 30, 2020 to shareholders of record as of September 21, 2020. With the payment of the second quarter 2020 and third quarter 2020 dividends, the Company will have paid a total of $1.58 per share for the first three quarters of 2020, which would represent a 9.7% increase over the dividends paid in the first three quarters of 2019 of $1.44 per share.

Note regarding Dividend Payments: The Company’s Board of Directors expects to maintain a dividend policy with the objective of making quarterly distributions in an

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Is DocuSign (DOCU) Stock Outpacing Its Business Services Peers This Year?

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Investors interested in Business Services stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Is DocuSign (DOCU) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Business Services peers, we might be able to answer that question.

DocuSign is one of 194 individual stocks in the Business Services sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #4 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different groups, measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the sector to gauge the strength of each group.

The Zacks Rank is a proven model that highlights a variety of stocks with the right characteristics to outperform the market over the next one to three months. The system emphasizes earnings estimate revisions and favors companies with improving earnings outlooks. DOCU is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of

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MONETA Money Bank a.s. Stock Price (MONET)

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Sheffield United news LIVE: Blades ‘borrow money from bank against Bramall Lane & assets’ | Chris Wilder’s big selection dilemma ahead of Wolves | Sander Berge on Premier League intensity

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Last updated: Monday, 06 July, 2020, 16:45

  • Chris Wilder spoke to the media this afternoon
  • The Blades boss says he has a big selection dilemma to make
  • Sander Berge believes he is coping better with intensity of Premier League
  • The Blades drew 1-1 at Burnley yesterday
  • Jack O’Connell came off the bench after recovering from a knee injury and is now in contention for a start against Wolves on Wednesday
  • Blades have borrowed money from Emirates Bank, secured against Bramall Lane and the club’s other properties 

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How to avoid wasting money on bank overdraft fees

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A night out to the movies. A new shirt. Groceries. These are all things for which many people would gladly fork over $35. But overdraft fees? Not so much. And yet, that’s the average fee the country’s largest banks charge customers who overdraw their accounts, according to a NerdWallet study.

These fees occur when banks approve transactions that exceed an account’s balance. They are often assessed per transaction, so customers could face multiple fees in a day.

The study also found that the average credit union overdraft fee is nearly $10 less than that of large banks. Other institutions, including some online banks, don’t offer overdraft programs, and so debit card transactions that would overdraw an account are declined. That means the customer wouldn’t be charged an overdraft fee at all.

In our analysis, we

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Bank aims to raise profile in west Omaha with 5-story office building at Heartwood Preserve | Money

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“We felt a large commitment like this is going to make more customers and future employees realize that Union Bank & Trust is committed to Omaha,” Weinandt said.

Among the building’s amenities is a nearly 5,000-square-foot third-floor terrace that will be a common area. The fifth floor will have a smaller terrace for UBT. Weinandt expects about 40 bank employees to be based at the new site.

With a history dating to 1917, UBT was founded as Farmer’s State Bank, and its officials describe it today as the third-largest privately owned bank in Nebraska. It’s owned by Nebraska’s Dunlap family.

A growth spurt in the past decade took the bank from $2.5 billion to $5.4 billion in assets, and $8.5 billion to $27.5 billion in trust assets, Weinandt said. UBT has about 950 employees and 38 full-service and loan offices in Nebraska and Kansas.

The brand may be familiar to

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Man who flipped out at a Costco for being asked to wear a mask is fired from his insurance job

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A Florida man who went on an abusive tirade at a Costco after an elderly woman asked him to wear his mask has been fired from his insurance job. 

Daniel Maples, whose outburst in the Fort Myers store on June 27 was caught on a viral video posted online Monday, was a leading sales agent at Ted Todd Insurance. 

The insurance agency tweeted on Tuesday that Maples’ behavior was not in line with ‘company values’ and that he had been ‘terminated’. 

‘Threatening behavior and intimidation go against our core mission to be trusted advisors in our community,’ wrote the agency’s CEO Charley Todd in a follow up tweet that promised the company would follow up with a review of its internal culture. 

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A man, whose abusive tirade at an elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask in a Fort Myers, Florida, Costco on June

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