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JUN
11

Joomla 3.9.8 Release

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Joomla 3.9.8 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one bug introduced into 3.9.7 which affects web sites using the French Help Server.

What's in 3.9.8?

Joomla 3.9.8 is fixing one bug introduced into Joomla 3.9.7, due to the removal of the French Help Server.

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JUN
11

Joomla 3.9.7 Release

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Joomla 3.9.7 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses three security vulnerabilities and contains over 40 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.7?

Joomla 3.9.7 includes three security vulnerability fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:

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MAY
22

Closed for Memorial Day, May 27th

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In recognition of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th.   Our site monitors will be running and emergency support will be available.  Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 28th at 9 am. Full list of holiday hours
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MAY
17

JED Server Security Incident Report

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Following a server level compromise of the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED), we would like to provide our community a postmortem summary of the events leading to this issue, the response from the Joomla project team members, and a plan of action moving forward to prevent a similar type of issue in the future. In summary, this was a preventable compromise, and after analy...
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MAY
07

Joomla 3.9.6 Release

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 Joomla 3.9.6 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one security vulnerability and contains over 25 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.6?

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APR
09

Joomla 3.9.5 Release

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Joomla 3.9.5 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses three security vulnerabilities and contains over 20 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.5?

Joomla 3.9.5 includes three security vulnerabilities fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:

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MAR
25

Because Open Source Matters … and Domains too!

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It’s an exciting day for The Joomla Project and BRANDIT!
As the consolidation and packaging of web services move forward, we are happy to announce the official launch of our domains platform (powered by BRANDIT), domains.joomla.org.

Every website starts with a domain name, and by offering domains directly from Joomla.org, our users gain a new way to help build their online presence whilst helping the project financially.  

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MAR
12

Joomla 3.9.4 Release

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Joomla 3.9.4 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 4 security vulnerabilities and contains 28 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.4?

Joomla 3.9.4 includes 4 security vulnerabilities fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:

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MAR
06

A Statement on the Recent Report by Check Point

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A report by Check Point Research has been brought to our attention relating to a security vulnerability that was patched back in December 2015. This report has also been picked up by Threat Post.

Both reports contain a great deal of inaccuracies and intimate that the vulnerability detailed is a current one. 
This statement serves to clarify the facts surrounding this issue. Furthermore we would like to assure our user base that, much as these posts attempt to state that this is a current issue, the truth of the matter is far from that.

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MAR
02

Auctria Update: Mobile Bidding for Apple and Android

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 For events we use Auctria for guest and auction management.  Typically, our clients have a combination of online preview, online and silent auctions to help raise funds for their causes.  While we love to see the fun-natured ribbing as guests chide each other to increase bids, there is also the ability to use mobile bidding.   To understand how mo...
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MAR
02

JUGCN March 13 MyJoomla

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For the March 13th JUGCN meeting the topic is MyJoomla, a well-known go-to service for site recovery when thought to be hacked. They also provide other services that are fantastic for monitoring and overall site health that helps prevent the need for site recovery. MyJoomla is multiyear award winning software. It is a great place for learning and then applying best practic...
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FEB
13

Joomla attended the CMS Security Summit at Google in Chicago

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January 30th 2019 - It’s freezing cold in Chicago today and according to the news, it’s even colder than on the Mount Everest - so a perfect day to stay inside a warm building, sitting in front of your machine and having a (sorry, bad Everest joke) summit!

The Joomla Security Strike Team (JSST) was invited to send a delegation to the CMS Security Summit, organised by Google and taking place in Chicago. JSST leads David Jardin and Tobias Zulauf took that opportunity and travelled to Illinois to meet security team leads from other CMS, web hosts and of course a bunch of Googlers representing various projects and initiatives from the company.

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FEB
12

Joomla 3.9.3 Release

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Joomla 3.9.3 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 6 security vulnerabilities and contains 30 bug fixes and improvements.

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FEB
12

Why You Can’t Build a Successful PPC Program in Just a Few Hours by @GrpTwentySeven

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Some PPC guides suggest you could get a successful PPC program up and running in just a few hours. But the reality isn't so simple.

The post Why You Can’t Build a Successful PPC Program in Just a Few Hours by @GrpTwentySeven appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Original author: Pauline Jakober
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FEB
11

Keeping your Joomla website up-to-date

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As of release 3.5 Joomla is collecting stats data, thanks to the stats plugin (only works if it’s enabled), and it found too many websites are not using the currently supported release of 3.9.2. This data is based on the Joomla, PHP, and database version. These are some pretty alarming statistics, and should not be ignored! We have provided some links at the bottom of this article for your reference, review, and to even get the latest release of Joomla.

 
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FEB
10

A Thought on Fixing Marketers Feeling Unfulfilled

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 Too often Marketers work long, hard hours to meet client needs and find themselves struggling for fulfillment and happiness.   "Happy marketers are much more valuable," MarketingProfs head of content Ann Handley said. "They do a better job when they are inspired, when they feel supported, connected and challenged." CMSwire's article shares with all of us a remin...
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JAN
31

Confused About Joomla Cache? Here's a Beginner's Guide

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Everyone wants their site to be FAST.  Caching helps.  So you log into your Joomla site's administrator panel.  You go to your Global Configuration and then.... you don't know what to do next.  There are more options than just 'Yes - cache'.  Check out this: The Beginners Guide to Joomla Cache Options This JoomlaShack blog post, walks through what ...
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JAN
15

Joomla 3.9.2 Release

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Joomla 3.9.2 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 4 security vulnerabilities and contains over 50 bug fixes and improvements.

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JAN
01

Have a great 2019

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 Happy New Year!  I've heard it said that a new year is a time for renewal.  As we reflect on 2018, we appreciate all of our clients, colleagues and vendors.  We are excited for the new year and all that we can accomplish together.   Our office is closed today but we're back tomorrow with ideas to help you reach your goals.
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DEC
27

Joomla! A Year in Review - 2018

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As we countdown to 2019, we’ll be raising a glass (or two) to all our incredible volunteers who have made the leaps and bounds of 2018 possible.

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DEC
22

Happy Holidays

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We are closing at 3 pm on December 24th and will be closed all day December 25th.  Happy Holidays from all of us here at Danico!
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DEC
06

Your Holiday Marketing Campaign Checklist (SEJ)

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Looking for ideas for your holiday marketing strategy? This checklist from Search Engine Journal has some great ideas.  One thing often overlooked is the first item on the list - 'Holidize' Your Website.  I admit that we don't think about it for our website, only for our social media do we think about it.  The article by Sergey Grybniak also includes email campaign ideas.  Check out the full article  Your Holiday Marketing Campaign Checklist: 6 Essentials on Search Engine Journal and let us know which ideas resonates with you.

Original author: Sergey Grybniak
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NOV
27

Joomla 3.9.1 Release

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Joomla 3.9.1 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla including over 40 bug fixes and improvements. 

 
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NOV
25

JUGCN 2018 Early Year in Review

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​ Originally posted joomlachicagonorth.com where SD is the group leader. ​ The end of 2018 is almost here. Looking back at JUGCN, we've covered some great topics and held our first JoomlaCamp Chicago. We are looking forward to even better 2019, with more great topics and JoomlaDay Chicago. JUGCN Joomla User Group Chicago North has been around for many years, perhaps with d...
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NOV
08

Tracking YouTube Video Performance In Google Tag Manager

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A look at Google's time-saving YouTube trigger for Google Tag Manager.

Tag managers arrived on the technology scene years ago, making analytic tag adjustment easier for marketers. Over the years, they have saved marketers time by making it possible to integrate sources for reporting.

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OCT
17

Talking about a Modern Joomla

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There is an elephant in the room, the modernization of Joomla. The mobile world is transforming the web technology. There is an accumulated sum of innovations waiting to be interpreted. It has taken years to reach the present tipping point, but it is finally arriving as new features included in the evergreen browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera). Beyond the fine detail, the general web landscape is changing, and that is what we need to address to modernize Joomla.
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OCT
15

Joomla on the move in the USA

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The Joomla Capital team kicked off its winter USA conference schedule with two back to back conference/expo appearances in both Orlando, Florida and Hoston, Texas. The Captial team started attending US conferences just three years ago at Hostingcon 2016 and have been using these events to showcase the platform and gain sponsorship for the project.
 
 
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OCT
15

The First JoomlaCamp Chicago

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The first JoomlaCamp Chicago was held on September 22, at DePaul University's Loop Campus. With a wide range of questions and answers covered, participants left feeling excited to put their expanded Joomla! knowledge to use on their own sites.  
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OCT
05

Our Office is Closed for Columbus Day

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You've heard about Columbus discovering American, but do you know how the Columbus Day holiday came to be?  It was proclaimed in 1937 by Franklin D. Roosevelt and for many is a celebration of Italian-American Heritage.  Learn a more about the history of Columbus Day and the alternative holidays proposed in the 1970s.   Our office will be closed on Monday, Oc...
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SEP
28

Facebook Security Update

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​Today, Facebook posted about a breach discovered on September 25th and was said to have affected almost 50 million accounts.   You can read the entire statement here.  They have addressed the issue and reset access keys for affected parties.  We recommend the following precautions. 1. Logout of All Devices You can do this by going to the Facebook Secur...
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SEP
05

New Google Search Console Interface

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If you are using Google's Search Engine Console (and you should be), Google announced the release of the new interface out of beta . The interface looks similar to the changes in Google Ads (formally AdWords). The new Search Console brings with it some new features, they are: Sixte en months of search traffic data, versus three months in the old product Detailed informatio...
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SEP
02

Our Office is Closed for Labor Day

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We hope that you have a great long weekend, this Labor Day holiday.  The office will re-open on Tuesday, September 4th. 
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AUG
28

Joomla 3.8.12 Release

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Joomla 3.8.12 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 3 security vulnerabilities and contains over 20 bug fixes and improvements.

Original author: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (The Joomla! Project)
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AUG
17

Happy 13th Birthday to Joomla!

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Today marks the 13th birthday of Joomla!  I personally have been using it for 10 years.  Wow!  Just saying that (or writing it) just seems unreal, like I just started yesterday.  I found Joomla on accident looking for a simple to use, but flexible, system for a non-profit that I was donating my time to.  They want to create a stronger web presence ...
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AUG
16

10 Reasons to choose Joomla

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You’re looking for a CMS to create your website? Numerous are available, and choosing one for many people is not easy. You need to know which one fits to your project, what are the features, what level of experience you need to have to use them, and so on. So here are 10 reasons why you should choose Joomla!
 
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AUG
12

It's time to move from InfoPath and SharePoint Designer to PowerApps and Flow

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For many years, I've worked with InfoPath and SharePoint Designer to build systems and processes for clients that use SharePoint, a web-based collaboration tool that is integrated into Microsoft Office, for their customer relationship management system and project management repository.  In the last couple of years, it has been transitioning to SharePoint Online ...
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AUG
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Sedona by Manzano Jewelers Grand Opening

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Tonight in downtown Arlington Heights is Flamingo Friday! An event ideal for getting together and strolling through the local shops. It's a great chance to get to know the owners and see all that they offer. In addition to getting reacquainted with businesses that have been here awhile, it's also a great time to be introduced to new ones such as Sedona by Manzano Jewelers....
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AUG
03

Golf FORE Youth

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For the past several years we've had the privilege of providing our services to Palatine-based non-profit organization, The Bridge Youth & Family Services , for their annual golf fundraiser.  This event helps The Bridge raise funds to provide services to children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay, to keep them happy, h...
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JUN
19

Update on Joomla 4

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Following the release of Joomla 4.0 Alpha 3, the Joomla 4 Working Group has published below a status update on the anticipated release of Joomla 4.

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JUN
13

On your marks, ready, set … Launch!

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The Joomla Project and CloudAccess.net are equally excited to announce the launch of launch.joomla.org, the brand new platform to launch a free Joomla website and test upcoming releases to support the project by helping make our CMS the best it can be.

 
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JUN
12

Google AdWords Has New Features to Help Drive Sales and Measure Results by @MattGSouthern

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Google announced new AdWords features today at SMX which are all designed around two things: increasing sales and measuring results.

There’s new innovations for local advertisers, brick and mortar retailers, as well a new feature that all advertisers will be able to take advantage of.

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JUN
11

JUGCN June Meeting Calendar Battle

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​This Wednesday, June 13th we will be presenting at Joomla User Group Chicago North or JUGCN.  The topic is CALENDAR BATTLE.  This session was inspired by the questions we receive from clients regarding the different calendar extensions for Joomla!  We looked quite a few and thought others might benefit from our work.  There are some favorites like RSEv...
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JUN
11

Google My Business Agency Dashboard launches - Search Engine Land

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Google has announced that the Google My Business Agency Dashboard is launching today. We had heard that this feature was coming a month ago, and now it is live.  

Read more on Search Engine Land

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MAY
25

Memorial Day Holiday Closure

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​In honor of the Memorial Day Holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, May 28th.
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MAY
22

Joomla 3.8.8 Release

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Joomla 3.8.8 is now available. This is a security release which addresses 9 security vulnerabilities, contains over 50 bug fixes, and includes various security related improvements.

 

 
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MAY
19

Secure all the things - Joomla Security Team Sprint, Cologne, May 2018

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Joomla Security Team Sprint, Cologne, May 2018 I guess we all agree that it’s one of Joomla’s key priorities to offer a software that is as secure as possible, as this plays a crucial role in the user’s experience running Joomla - a hacked user, is a very unhappy user.
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MAY
15

New GDPR Tools Available From MailChimp: Updated Forms, Improved Subscriber Management, and More

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MailChimp's new Data Protection Officer introduces new MailChimp tools to help prepare for the GDPR.

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MAY
08

Joomla 3.9 and Joomla 3.10

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As you most probably know, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force on 25 May, 2018.
Joomla, listening to its users, intends to integrate a Privacy Tool Suite in the Joomla CMS to facilitate the compliance of your sites and to make developers’ life easier to get their extensions compliant.

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MAY
04

Custom Fields - Episode 2 : how to manage your Custom Fields

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Do you have a project idea where Custom Fields would be useful ? Excellent, in this second article (Episode) in a series on Joomla Custom Fields, we show you how to manage and display your own Custom Fields.     
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APR
30

National Small Business Week Apr 29 - May 5, 2018

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During National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5, 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) shines a spotlight on our nation's 30 million small businesses. Through community events across the country, we honor entrepreneurs whose achievements over the past year stand out. National Small Business Week includes in-person events, an educational virtual conference o...
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