Mancuso Business Development Group celebrating women-owned small businesses in October | Top Story

BATAVIA – Mancuso Business Development Group of Batavia will host for a third consecutive year an event featuring women business owners sharing their stories as part of a celebration for National Women Owned Small Business Month.

The October celebration comes as the number of women-owned businesses accounts for almost half of the small businesses within the United States.

The recognition pays tribute to entrepreneurs’ while events scheduled throughout the month offer guidance to new business owners as they embark on new endeavors.

In addition to recognizing creative and influential women within the community, Mancuso BDG is offering three months free rent for leased space at 56 Harvester Ave., Batavia, for women-owned small businesses who sign a 15-month lease. The offer is valid through Oct. 31.

The Harvester Center BIC offers plenty of space and can be designed to accommodate a preferred business model.

“Whatever they need for their business, we

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Economists and businesses react as U.K. Chancellor Sunak unveils emergency jobs program

The U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an emergency jobs program on Thursday as part of a wider ‘winter economy plan’ to stave off mass unemployment.

The program, replacing the job furlough one, will see the government support “viable jobs” by topping up the wages of workers on reduced hours in a bid to encourage businesses to retain staff.

It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions, including 10 p.m. pub and restaurant curfews, which could last for six months amid rising daily infections.

“The resurgence of the virus, and the measures we need to take in response, pose a threat to our fragile economic recovery,” Sunak told lawmakers in Parliament.

“The government will directly support the wages of people in work, giving businesses who face depressed demand the option of keeping employees in a job on shorter hours, rather than making them redundant,” he added. The chancellor

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Two-thirds of businesses say skills training is crucial to post- COVID business recovery

The UK workforce gained a potential 94.2 million training hours earlier this year as entire sectors came to a standstill. As the total number of hours worked plummeted across the country, research collated by Hays Thrive shows a strong link between businesses who took advantage of these training hours and those who expect to recover quickly post-COVID.

This is based on recent ONS data which revealed the total number of hours worked in the UK in June dipped by 8.9% compared to the year before.

Link between business recovery and skills training  

The pandemic has severely impacted 71% of organisations in the UK, but there is a strong link between businesses bounce back and training. According to The Open University, 68% of companies confident in their post-COVID recovery have invested in training during lockdown, while 53% of those who are not confident did not.  

Two-thirds

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Reflecting the ultimate risk and reward, healthcare stocks are capable of delivering big returns at what feels like the drop of a hat, but investors need to be prepared for big risk, too.Unlike companies in other sectors, the survival of many healthcare players, especially when they are in the early stages, hinges on only clinical trials of their therapies or products in development and regulatory rulings, with updates on either front acting as catalysts that can send shares in either direction.So, any piece of good news can propel shares to sky-high levels. Disappointing outcomes, however, can send investors running for the hills.Given the inherently volatile nature of the space, due diligence is necessary before making investment decisions. That’s where the Wall Street pros can lend a hand, as they know the ins and outs of the industry.Bearing this in mind,

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Survey: Skill gaps are top pandemic challenge for 1 in 5 small businesses

Dive Brief:

  • One in five small business leaders and one in three midsize business leaders surveyed in June by small-business software review service GetApp cited a lack of employee skills as their biggest challenge in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Business shifts caused by the pandemic changed required skill sets for 84% of the businesses in the survey, GetApp said in a statement. This has apparently led to increased emphasis on training: 61% of respondents said they would increase their training budgets in response to the pandemic.
  • The biggest skill need, cited by more than one-third of respondents, is network management. Thirty percent said web and app development was their top skill need, while 29% said it was social media marketing. The company surveyed 577 leaders of North America-based businesses with between two and 500 employees.

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Recent research shows U.S. small businesses have begun a gradual, if not

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