Coronavirus: Colne business owners make VIRTUAL high street online

Business owners transform Lancashire town of Colne into VIRTUAL high street with website allowing residents to shop at local stores online during lockdown

  • Around 80 firms involved in venture designed to help boost pre-Christmas trade
  • Shoppers choose stores online, then click and collect or access free delivery
  • Entrepreneurs feared firms would have to shut down due to Covid restrictions 

Business owners have transformed their entire town into a virtual high street, with a website allowing residents to shop at local stores online during lockdown.

Around 80 firms in Colne, Lancashire, are involved in the venture designed to help them trade in the run-up to Christmas – their busiest period of the year.

Retailers have signed up to the specially-created website that includes all the high street shops.

Shoppers access Come to Colne,

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Apple Quietly Made a Big Change to AppleCare and It’s Very Good News For iPhone 12 Owners

If you’re an iPhone user, Apple just gave you some very good news. Well, that is if you signed up for AppleCare+. By the way, I don’t buy extended warranties on anything, but I buy AppleCare. I don’t have time in this column to get into all of the reasons why, but this one should be more than enough.

See, if you pay for AppleCare+, you get accidental damage coverage on your device. That means that if you drop your iPhone as you’re getting out of the car, and the screen shatters, instead of paying the full cost of a replacement (which can get very expensive), you pay $29.00.

In September, just before the launch of the iPhone 12, Apple quietly made a change. Normally that would be bad news. Normally, when companies change the terms and conditions of a warranty, it almost never comes out in the favor of

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Today, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), in partnership with The Giustra Foundation, announced the creation of a bursary fund, easing access to game-changing mentorship and education for women entrepreneurs across the country who need it most.

The new fund, which will launch with $150,000 over three years through a major donation from The Giustra Foundation, will provide much-needed tuition bursaries for women entrepreneurs to take FWE’s programs. With the goal of ensuring that impactful programming reaches those women entrepreneurs who need it most, the bursary will support women who – due to financial difficulties or belonging to a marginalized group – would otherwise not be able to access FWE’s programs.

These programs include a 4-week Money Moves Program that educates women on the funding landscape; a Mentor Program that connects women with business experts for 12 months of 1:1 mentorship; its foundational E-Series Program that provides deep learning

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3 Ways Technology Has Changed the World For Home Based Business Owners

I love that I have been born in this day and age and I don’t know how I could have lived at any other time in history. New technological advances have made my life much easier as a home based business owner. I am excited by the possibilities available with technology today and excited by the thoughts of the technology that will be available very soon.

The purpose of this article is to share with you, as a fellow home based business owner, some thoughts on how current technological advances are improving the way we can run our businesses. If you are living in the past it is time to change your way of thinking and utilise technology to your own advantage.

Here are three things to think about as a work from home entrepreneur:

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