Creative Coast: Local entrepreneurs to pitch ideas at upcoming competition – Business – Savannah Morning News

Noble Horvath

Last week, we celebrated our local female entrepreneurs. Today, I’d like to celebrate our newest entrepreneurs.

Got an idea for a business that is keeping you up at night? Want to live the glamorous life of an entrepreneur? That’s a joke by the way …

The Creative Coast is a proud sponsor and partner of the SCORE “BizPitch SavannahTM” Entrepreneurial Competition, an annual event that allows local aspiring entrepreneurs and owners of newly launched small businesses in the area to pitch their startup ideas for a chance to win more than $10,000 in cash and free professional services to help them launch and grow their new businesses.

All types of new businesses are encouraged to apply.

To participate, interested parties must apply before midnight Friday and submit a non-refundable $25 application fee. Applications will be reviewed by a committee and an announcement will be made Oct. 14 regarding the top

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Disney will lay off 28,000 workers as the pandemic continues to ravage its theme park business

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a group of people wearing costumes and standing in front of a building: Disney will lay off 28,000 workers from its theme park division as its California parks remain closed. Other locations, including in Florida, have reopened with limited capacity. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

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Disney will lay off 28,000 workers from its theme park division as its California parks remain closed. Other locations, including in Florida, have reopened with limited capacity. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Disney will lay off 28,000 workers across its US business, the company said on Tuesday.


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The layoffs come as the company’s Anaheim, California parks — California Adventure and Disneyland — remain shuttered. Disney’s other resorts in Florida, Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo have reopened with limited capacity.

“As heartbreaking as it is to take this action, this is the only feasible option we have in light of the prolonged impact of COVID-19 on our business,” Disney’s head of parks, Josh D’Amaro wrote in a letter to employees reported by the Washington Post.

About two-thirds of the laid off workers were part-time employees, CNBC

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Inspired Travel owner Kate Harris breaks down as Covid looks set to close her business

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Travel agent breaks down as she reveals Covid crisis is killing company she’s run for 20 years – saying she’s made only £120 this month but still has to pay an employee £500 under ‘cr***y’ furlough scheme

  • Kate Harris has run her own business, Inspired Travel, for 20 years but says the Covid crisis has seen her applying for jobs to stack shelves as bookings dry up 
  • Told Travel Weekly webcast she’s made just £120 this month but still has to find £500 to pay her furloughed employee 
  • Was close to tears as she revealed she’d rather catch Covid that lose her shop
  • Slammed ‘cr**py’ furlough scheme and said she’s already £10,000 in debt 

A travel agent is seen breaking down in tears as she discusses her fight to save her previously

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Exclusive: Hotel leaders warn of ‘undervaluing properties’ across Middle East – Business

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Hoteliers must avoid heavily slashing rates to draw in guests during the pandemic, or risk undervaluing their own hotel, according to Rotana’s president & CEO Guy Hutchinson.

Hutchinson, who oversees 68 properties, was taking part in the Leaders’ Panel of The GM Debate powered by Hotelier Middle East.

He warned that poor rate management is one of the industry’s greatest threats, saying: “One of the biggest challenges right now is making sure we don’t start undervaluing our destinations. We won’t win anything by doing that, and rate management of our destinations right now is absolutely critical.”

JA Hotels & Resorts CEO Anthony Ross added: “We’ve seen some pretty interesting rates in the market, it’s a very competitive time but that means that a lot of people who haven’t stayed in Dubai hotels before suddenly have the opportunity to do so.”

The panel also discussed the shift of guest profile and

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Rotary Limit Switch Market Report 2020 : Rising Impressive Business Opportunities Analysis with Top Countries Data Forecast By 2026

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Sep 30, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Rotary Limit Switch Market” is valued at 28 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 31 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 1.2% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Rotary Limit Switch Market by Types (Gear Type, Encoded Type), Applications (Wind Turbines, Hoisting Apparatus) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 96 Pages and in-depth TOC on Rotary Limit Switch Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

Final Report will add the analysis

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Disney lays off 28,000 as coronavirus slams its theme-park business

Noble Horvath

The company did not reveal what percentage of its workforce that entailed, but it’s believed the U.S. theme parks employ about 200,000 people, which would make the layoffs a workforce reduction of 14 percent.

Disney parks in California remain closed while Florida parks, which reopened in July, have been underperforming.

The company had furloughed 100,000 employees worldwide at the height of the lockdowns in the spring. Many were brought back when Walt Disney World reopened this summer.

Theme parks have taken the brunt of the toll as the virus has limited or scuttled public gatherings. In the most recent April-June quarter, Disney’s theme-park division reported less than a billion dollars in revenue, after taking in nearly $7 billion in the same period in 2019. The division posted a loss of $2 billion over the period.

Business has not significantly picked up since. On an earnings call in August, Bob Chapek,

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Major conferences are shipping swag to your door as Covid-19 shuts down business events industry

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The media summit swag bag is likely a money-loser after factoring in shipping costs, Rosenbaum said, but there is hope it could drive more late interest and sales for the event. Recipients have been posting pictures of the swag bag on social media, he said, getting the event in front of more people.


Zoom and a host of other videoconferencing platforms have made it relatively easy to shift event programming online. But the events are competing for attention with Netflix, children, dinner and other distractions. Without the perks of letting people pass business cards and chat over pastries, virtual events are left asking a smaller audience to pay chopped-down ticket prices. Online conferences pull in about 13% of the revenues expected for in-person equivalents, according to a September report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, a trade group. The same report projected that large business events are unlikely to

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Already Weak, Air Travel Demand Is Fading. And Business Travel Demand Will Be Soft Whenever It Returns

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The global decline in air travel will be worse than previously forecast and a new report on corporations’ plans for travel through 2021 shows that the recovery of business travel demand will continue to be sluggish even after one or more Covid-19 vaccines become available, hopefully, in the first half of 2021.

The International Air Transport Association, the airline industry’s global trade group, said Tuesday that global passenger traffic this year will be down a whopping 66% from 2019. Previously IATA had forecast a decline of 63%.

While the revised view is only 3 percentage points worse than IATA’s previous forecast, the enormous numbers of passenger miles

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Airline, hotel industry reps both say their rebound depends on the return of business travel

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U.S. airlines received $25 billion of payroll stimulus help from the government back in April. Now that relief is set to expire this week, the near future for the industry is little improved, and now its workers are desperate for another $25 billion in government help.

Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines all have plans to lay off or furlough tens of thousands of airline employees this week if Congress doesn’t agree on another relief package.

Air travel has yet to return to even half of the pre-pandemic daily levels, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in July pushed back its target to 2024 for when air travel will return to pre-pandemic levels.

Much has been made about whether Americans are ready to travel again and feel safe doing so, but industry representatives say the issue isn’t passenger comfort level or pleasure travel: it’s the dearth of

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Japan Opening Travel From Singapore For Essential Business Purposes – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Japan Opening Travel From Singapore For Essential Business Purposes

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In a joint press statement with the Indonesian
government, starting September 18 the Japanese government will
begin accepting requests for travel for essential business purposes
and official travel to and from Singapore. Permitted travelers will
be required to submit proof of a negative PCR test result both
prior to departure and upon arrival, as well as adherence to a
controlled itinerary for the first 14 days while in the receiving
country. Such travelers will not be subject to the 14-day self
quarantine measure that is currently required for permitted
travelers between the two countries. While this entry procedure
will launch September 18, actual travel to and from Singapore will
begin one or

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