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What to know: Texas Women-Owned Small Business Pitch Competition [Video]

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Ladies, if you own a business, you're going to want to take a look at this opportunity.

DALLAS — 2020 was a tough year for many businesses, especially those on the smaller side. Working women especially were hit hardest by the worst effects of the COVID-19 recession, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

So now the state of Texas is offering female entrepreneurs a cash prize via a pitch competition to help them and their small businesses recover post-pandemic. 

The Governor’s Commission for Women is hosting the competition, which will give female business owners cash for any post-pandemic relief or infusion they need into their business.

The commission offers resources to encourage, support and supplement women-owned businesses and initiatives. 

To qualify for the competition, business owners must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Business is at least 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women.
  2. Business made $1,000,000 or less in revenue in 2020.
  3. Business employed 15 or less …

Business Owners

7702 IUL and Whole Life Policy Comparisons [Video]

Visit the Banking Truths Home Page: your own custom call with the Banking Truths Team: snuck in some 7702 changes into the latest spending bill to allowing insurance companies to adapt to the new drastically lower rates. This has been the first major change to Whole Life guaranteed growth since the 1980s and it's not getting better. Thankfully it will take a couple/few months for the companies to design a new product and get it approved. Watch as we show some comparisons between the old and new product designs.0:45 - Indexed Universal Life Policy Examples6:45 - Whole Life Policy Examples================================================Schedule a call to lock in Whole Life's old guarantees here: all about it the changes here:

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Join Us for Techfest Louisville 2021: Aug. 26-27 TALKLOU [Video]

Visit today!TALK presents its biennial event called Techfest Louisville this year on Aug. 26-27. Tickets are on sale now for $99 which covers an all-access pass for all sessions and the mini-tradeshow, including meals and cocktails. We've got a great lineup of speakers, sponsors, and a new venue, Noble Funk Brew Co. at 922 S. Second St. This year we will start with networking and lunch beginning at noon each day. On Day One we will have a special cocktail hour for even more networking! We'll conclude Techfest this year with A Look At Ransomware & What to Do Panel, and have a final toast to all our colleagues in the area tech community. TechFest Louisville is known for bringing speakers from international to local regions together to give us a more robust view of tech trends today, so that business and tech professionals can build a better future in our communities! We generally have held this event every other year in the last decade, and we will be looking at continuing this wonderful opportunity to connect on a more regular basis as we move forward! This year we will have concurrent sessions for twice the learning and an opportunity to choose where to head next!We generally have 200+ people attend our two-day event from surrounding regions in a 150-mile proximity to Louisville, KY from the business-to-business sector. From startup leaders, to tech teachers, to CIOs, government leaders in innovation, IT managers, manufacturing and robotics experts, as well as graphic designers, IT services and support personnel, and those in specialty careers, like healthcare techwe welcome you all to attend!Key tracksfor our concurrent session approach will include:5G & BroadbandEdge ComputingHealthcare ITWorkforce TransformationCybersecurityWe will haveconcurrent sessionsfrom noon on with lunches each day occurring outside as well as a Day 1 cocktail hour. And, lets not forget about our tradeshow12 to 20 vendors (click hereto sponsor a booth) will be available to you to learn more about the action steps in technology that your company, small business or organization can consider. Theres never a dull moment on the tradeshow floors with demos, and new tech available for your viewing, and special opportunities to do that networking we have all missed during the pandemic.Attn: Special Teacher Workshops FREEAugust 26, 2021 4-5 pm -TechGirlzfor Middle School TeachersLocation: Room 110 at the Kosair Charities College of Health and Natural Sciences Building, 901 S 3rd St, Louisville KY 40203 on the Spalding University campusTo register for Professional Development,click here.August 26-27, 2021 4-7 pm includes dinner -Teach Cyberfor High School Teachers with Melissa Dark, CEO of Teach Cyber.Location: Room 120 at the Kosair Charities College of Health and Natural Sciences Building, 901 S 3rd St, Louisville KY 40203 on the Spalding University campusTo register for Professional Development,click here.Follow us on Twitter @techfestlou and @talklou as well as onour Facebook page for TALKand ourFacebook page for TechFest Louisvilleand ourLinked In page for TALKand ourLinked In page for TechFest Louisville.Have Questions? Email or Executive Director Dawn Yankeelov of TALK who is also president of Aspectx, a PR and communications firm, at dawny@talklou.comregarding sponsorship orticket sales. All speakers will be identified and selected by theTALK board.We look forward to doing this planning with you! If you have interest in joining the Techfest Committee, please send email todawny@talklou.comand we will get you involved. The commitment runs from now through August 26-27!Key Techfest Sponsors through July 1, 2021: