This organization is helping minority-owned businesses thrive statewide with new development center in Birmingham

We can’t wait to see what the Alabama MBDA Business Center does for the minority-owned business community. (Olivia Moses / Bham Now)

While Bham Now is a big fan of the small business community, we also love the initiatives behind it that are making the magic happen. Walker’s Legacy is proud to not only support, but to encourage minority-owned businesses as they expand in the Magic City.

MBDAs across the nation exist to provide resources to minority-owned businesses, but recently, Alabama has secured its own chapter right here in the 4th Avenue Historic District. Get the scoop about this new business center and its open house details here.

The “why” behind this program

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This building is home to so many great businesses. (Olivia Moses / Bham Now)

It is easier than ever before for Alabama business owners to secure funding, discover local support and build connections in the business community

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$36 Billion FinTech Blockchain Markets by Application, Provider, Organization Size, and Business Domain – Global Forecast to 2028 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–()–The “FinTech Blockchain Market by Application, Provider, Organization Size, and Business Domain – Global Forecast to 2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Global FinTech Blockchain Market is expected to reach $36.04 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 59.9% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2028.

The growth of this market is mainly attributed to the increasing need for faster, cheaper cross-border payment systems, higher compatibility with the financial services industry ecosystem, and growing demand for complete security mechanisms are the key factors driving the growth of the FinTech blockchain market.

Based on application, the cross-border payment, clearing, and settlement segment is expected to be the largest segment in terms of market share during the forecast period. The large share of this segment is mainly attributed to the growing risk of fraud in the payment pathway, rising demand for superior payment experience, clarity

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Women’s Business Center of Utah comes to Moab: Nonprofit organization offers resources, free consultations | Get Out & Go

Miray Diner worked as a server when she first came to Moab 10 years ago with a desire to eventually become an entrepreneur. Kelly Walker decided to start her own business as a health coach after she retired from nursing. Both women found assistance in reaching those dreams via the Women’s Business Center of Utah in Moab.

Founded in Salt Lake City in 1997, the WBC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Association. The nonprofit organization opened a southern branch in Cedar City in 2019, and then in May, thanks to federal CARES Act funding, was able to hire business advisor Sarah Barstow to assist people in the Moab area.

Barstow, 46, points people toward free resources and offers one-on-one free consultations to help women set up and run a successful business. The WBC teaches marketing skills, how taxes work, and keeping track of finances. There are

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How charges against the Trump Organization could cramp Donald Trump’s high-flying lifestyle

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Former US President Donald Trump arrives for a rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds on June 26, 2021 in Wellington, Ohio. Scott Olson/Getty Images

  • Donald Trump wasn’t charged in Thursday’s indictments against his company and its CFO.

  • But the charges will still give him financial headaches, legal experts say.

  • Trump’s personal finances are closely entwined with the company’s, which now may hemorrhage deals.

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Former President Donald Trump was not personally charged in Thursday’s 15-count indictment against the Trump Organization and its CFO, but he is not out of the woods yet.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation is ongoing, and prosecutors still appear to be interested in Trump’s personal role in possible tax fraud schemes. Cary Dunne, a prosecutor in the case, blasted Trump in court Thursday for downplaying the charges and said the alleged crimes were not “the act

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