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First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Consumers knew better deals were coming on Black Friday and held back on spending until the end of November, according to First Data's latest SpendTrend report.

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The privately held Sandy Springs-based electronic payments company reported year-over-year dollar volume growth was up 7.3 percent in November, down from October's 9.4 percent jump.

Dollar volume growth was 8.1 percent, while transaction growth was 6.1 percent in November.

Dekalb County introduces its new initiative to create jobs for the county

Dekalb County introduces its new initiative to create jobs for the county

 

To address the critical needs of citizens, DeKalb County has embarked on an ambitious plan that leverages public spending to provide opportunities for residents to secure gainful employment and grow small businesses.  ONE DeKalb Works is a public service, jobs initiative that will utilize the completion of $1.35 billion of water and sewer infrastructure improvements to cultivate a skilled workforce and promote local business contracting with government in order to get DeKalb County citizens back to work.

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management, DeKalb County Department of Purchasing and Contracting, and DeKalb Workforce Development are implementing this local stimulus program in collaboration with national partner, the National Urban League, and local partners including Goodwill Industries and Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

Preparing for Taxageddon: Interstate Tax Strategies is Helping Atlanta Disarm Tax Time Bombs

Preparing for Taxageddon: Interstate Tax Strategies is Helping Atlanta Disarm Tax Time Bombs

 

With the United States’ growing unemployment rate and rising deficit, state governments have become very aggressive at finding additional tax revenue. They are actively looking for companies that they can audit and assess for back taxes. According to Internet Retailer, e-commerce rose 14.8% in 2010, creating a golden opportunity to help states, including Georgia, supplement their income. More and more local businesses are hearing the word “nexus” brought into play, leaving a thin line in sales tax obligations. Regardless of the industry, companies with customers in multiple states should carefully evaluate the tax filing requirements and the tax rules where their customers are located. 

Interstate Tax Strategies P.C. is working to correct sales tax problems for multistate businesses—before the auditor arrives!

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Spruce up your child's meal with Customized Unbreakable Melamine Plates - Perfect for Gift Giving! Get a plate for every season and every occasion by CLICKING HERE TO PAY $15 and get $30 worth of personalized plates and placemats from Spiffy Kids.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AT MIDNIGHT

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$39 to Convert 6 Home Videos to DVDs with PhotoBin ($99) Holiday memories!

$39 to Convert 6 Home Videos to DVDs with PhotoBin ($99) Holiday memories!

We say skip the long lines for Black Friday deals at the mall and megastores! Enjoy left over turkey and pie in the comforts of your own home and CLICK HERE TO SAVE 61% OFF an affordable Video 6-pack Conversion Pack from PhotoBin ($99 value)-- a special and sentimental holiday present for friends and family that will be cherished for a lifetime. 

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28th AT MIDNIGHT

Atlanta Gift Company, The Mint Tulip, Delivers Affordable Christmas and Holiday Gift Baskets

Atlanta Gift Company, The Mint Tulip, Delivers Affordable  Christmas and Holiday Gift Baskets

Whether we are ready or not, Christmas and the Holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start making your gift list and checking it twice. Family and friend shopping is something we are all familiar with, but companies too are preparing their lists and deciding who to send a gift to this holiday season. 

Great gift for families! $12 = "I Like Book" for kids SHIPPED ($24.95 Value)

Great gift for families! $12 = "I Like Book" for kids SHIPPED ($24.95 Value)

A fun and easy way to make your kid feel special this holiday season. Build your child up one LIKE at a time with this wonderful book! CLICK HERE TO PAY $12, you get a copy of "I Like" Book SHIPPED from TheILikeBook.com (a $24.95 total value).

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24th AT MIDNIGHT

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