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Sheriff’s Office upgrades VIPER system, purchases body cameras

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office will officially implement two new safety upgrades Monday including the use of body cameras and new VIPER radios.

Training began earlier this the month for body camera operations. The cameras will record footage that will be “downloaded each time a deputy arrives at the sheriff’s office,” according to a prepared statement released Friday by the Sheriff’s Office. Footage can be used as evidence in court and for training purposes.

Officers continued to train this week, but will officially put the 75 Motorola/WatchGuard body cameras to use Monday, according to Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

The Sheriff’s Office purchased the body cameras for a little more than $220,000 through N.C. Controlled Substance Tax penalties, according the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Patrol Division Major Tammy Deese has established policies related to camera usage.

The cost covers “all hardware for the officer, the patrol

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How to Use Wave Accounting for Small Businesses

Wave offers free accounting software for small businesses looking to manage their financial services on the go. Its features are extensive, including income and expense tracking, invoicing, and automatic payments.

This article will explore how to navigate and use the Wave accounting software to manage accounting information for your business effectively.

Getting Started

Wave accounting allows you to create a free account to help you start, move, and manage your finances all in one platform. Here’s how you can create your free Wave account:

  1. Go to the Wave Accounting website.

    Waves landing page

  2. Click Create your free account or the Sign-up for free button at the top of the landing page.
  3. Enter your email and password. Then click Get started. Alternatively, you can also click Sign up with Google to sign up with your Google account.

After signing up, you need to set up your business profile. Here is how to do

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Ann Arbor SPARK to host online event to teach small business owners skills like marketing, accounting

ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor SPARK is set to launch a new event series aimed at helping small business owners bolster skillsets like finance, sales, marketing and accounting.

The first roundtable, which will be on funding a small business, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The online event will feature Alex Dishman of Michigan Women Forward, Sean Gray from the Small Business Administration, Rita Hillman from the Small Business Development Corp and LaShonda Golden from Fifth Third Bank.

The roundtables will take place weekly and is free to attend. Interested business owners do not need to attend every week.

Jenn Cornell Queen, a spokesperson for Ann Arbor SPARK, said the economic development organization’s goal during the pandemic was to “help as many businesses in our region as possible.”

“Throughout that experience and regular dialogue with business owners in our community, we heard the need

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54 Small Business Concepts For Anybody Who Needs To Run Their Own Business

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