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UK and Ireland SMEs ‘bullish about 2021 business landscape’ despite challenges

As SME leaders plan for the year ahead, more than half (54 per cent) of small and mid-size enterprise (SME) members in the UK and Ireland are optimistic that the economic conditions will improve in the next 12 months, according to new research. The study, from Vistage’s latest CEO Confidence Index has found that the top reasons given for this outlook is that almost three in four (71 per cent) small businesses expect sales revenues...

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Visa Ends Plaid Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/13/21

Visa Inc. has dropped its year-old, $5.3-billion bid for the data network Plaid Inc. in the wake of an antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The DoJ feared Visa could use Plaid’s links to financial institutions to stifle competition in the debit market, a contention Visa denied.The big drugstore chain Walgreen Co. said that “in the coming months” it will introduce credit cards issued by Synchrony...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: E-Commerce Success Tips (Episode 160)

As we know, the COVID crisis has dramatically increased the movement of businesses from a primary brick-and-mortar focus to the online world. There’s no doubt that e-commerce is where the action is today. Jason Junge, founder and CEO of PointerTop, a leading provider of online marketing and website sales conversion tools, shares how to best optimize your customer’s user experience by making it convenient and efficient. Tune in to...