City of Miami Launches eStart, New App to Simplify Business Licensing

Published on January 26, 2021

Two people smiling while looking at computer, ready to start a business online

The City of Miami today announces the launch of its new eStart mobile-friendly web app, which allows users to apply for business licenses from the convenience of their smart phone or computer. The new tool is designed to help entrepreneurs more easily open new businesses in the City of Miami, and it comes online as Miami’s push to become a major hub for technology businesses gains momentum.

“Last year, I challenged our administration to make it possible to open up a business in Miami from a phone, and with the launch of eStart today, we have delivered on that pledge,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “Miami has always been a city – and an economy – underpinned by entrepreneurs and small businesses and eStart will ensure that future businesses of all sizes can open their doors even more easily.”

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County acquires business center, launches program

Pulaski County has a new program focusing on providing assistance and support to small businesses and local entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business.

The rollout of the small business development program coincides with the county acquiring New River Valley Business Center, a mixed-use business incubator developed on Viscoe Road in Fairlawn in 1983. The county recently received ownership of the facility from New River Valley Development Corporation.

County Administrator Jonathan Sweet said the new program is operating out of the former incubator, which will be renamed “Pulaski County Innovation Center.”

“Small business development has been a priority of the EDA (Economic Development Authority) ever since we transitioned from an Industrial Development Authority in April of 2018, and broadened our focus to include small business and entrepreneurial support services, tourism and marketing, workforce development, community engagement, retail and commercial development, economic diversification and residential development,” said Jon Wyatt, EDA

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LQD Business Finance Launches Development of Bitcoin Business Lending Platform

CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — LQD Business Finance, a leading tech-enabled alternative lender, launches the development of the world’s first Bitcoin business lending platform. This cutting-edge platform will make LQD Business Finance the first company to use Bitcoin as currency for commercial loans.

Chicago-based commercial lender launches the development of first-ever loan service with Bitcoin as currency

While Bitcoin can be used as collateral to obtain a loan currently, the company’s platform will be the first to use Bitcoin as a lending currency. LQD Business Finance’s platform will achieve this goal in two key ways.

First, LQD Business Finance will build upon the Provenance blockchain to make the process of documenting and packaging loans more efficient. “Bringing increased efficiency and accuracy to commercial lending at the core of LQD’s DNA. Adding a blockchain to our existing tech-stack enables us to better achieve that goal,” says LQD CEO George Souri.  

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Vedanta launches Aluminium Cylinder Head Alloy at ACMA 2021-ANI

New Delhi, [India], February 10 (ANI/NewsVoir): Vedanta Limited, India’s foremost producer of metals and oil & gas, announced the formal launch of its newest product, the aluminium Cylinder Head Alloy, a critical raw material for manufacturing cylinder heads and other automotive components. This is the company’s latest value-added offering in its aluminium product line, which caters to various raw material requirements of the automotive industry.
The Cylinder Head Alloy leverages material design to help automakers increase the efficiency of internal combustion engines for improved performance on emission control, in line with BS-VI and CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency/Economy) norms. Currently, this alloy is entirely being imported into India from other countries.
Vedanta unveiled the product for the domestic industry at the 2nd Automotive Raw Material Localization Conclave & Exhibition today, hosted by Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA). Vedanta has invested in creating this cylinder head alloy capacity of

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