100 High Performance Small Cap Stocks

By Hank Tucker, Antoine Gara and Eliza Haverstock

Ask just about any investor from Silicon Valley to Wall Street and they will tell you: We’re living in the age of the mega-corporation. Trillion-dollar mega cap quasi-monopolies like Google, Apple and Amazon are pushing into everything from autonomous driving and entertainment to financial services and healthcare. And judging from their stock prices, the bigger these companies get, the more Wall Street applauds.

But being small, specialized and great—a hedgehog among foxes—is still a recipe for success, especially in a recovering economy.

Take Collectors Universe, a $700 million market capitalization company that grades collectibles like baseball cards, rare coins, stamps and autographs. It is the authenticator of millions of memorabilia items, like Mike Trout’s rookie card, Ted Williams’ autograph and 19th-century Morgan silver dollars. In the collectibles market, the Santa Ana, California-based

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Small businesses who pivoted to e-commerce saw record sales during Black Friday weekend

Almost one-quarter of small businesses closed their doors during the pandemic — but for the few who survived, and pivoted to online sales, Black Friday weekend provided a much-needed boost.

Over the course of the holiday season so far, small retailers have seen an average 110 percent increase in online sales, according to Adobe Analytics.

“That was pretty heartening to see,” said Vivek Pandya, a senior digital insights manager with Adobe Analytics. “There has been a lot of demand and a lot of opportunity for retailers of all sizes to support shopping demand online.”

Small businesses have long made ends meet by offering unique in-store experiences. The pandemic changed that.

“Brick and mortar was our strength, and the website [used to be] just a marketing tool,” said Brian Miller, president of Geppetto’s, a San Diego, California-based toy store. “But when Covid-19 happened, we enhanced the website and improved it and

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How Newswire Combines PR Software and Expert Service to Help Small Businesses Turn Owned and Earned Media Into True Value

NEW YORK – November 30, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Having launched the Earned Media Advantage Guided Tour, a program that combines Newswire’s best-in-class software with the expertise of Earned Media Advantage Strategists (EMAS), Newswire’s team has been able to help a variety of small businesses enhance their brand awareness, web traffic, earned media placements, and sales opportunities. By leveraging the power of Newswire’s targeted press release distribution, businesses can bring stories with real news value to industry media while simultaneously boosting their SEO ranking.   

“Over the past eight months, executives in nearly every major field have had to adapt to rapid digital adoption, an evolving online economy, new health-conscious operational procedures, remote workplaces, and more,” said Charlie Terenzio, Newswire’s VP Earned Media Advantage Business. 

“The Earned Media Advantage Guided Tour has been evolving to help executives manage their media and marketing communications campaigns while simultaneously providing them with

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Black Friday 2020 Deals From Small and Direct-To-Consumer Brands

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We’ve rounded up small and DTC Black Friday deals so you can give the gift of something new this year.

We’ve rounded up small and DTC Black Friday deals so you can give the gift of something new this year.

What do you get the person who has everything? If you find yourself disappointed with your local department store selection or scrolling through big retailer sites trying to find something — anything! — unique to give as a gift this holiday season, it might be worth turning your attention to small businesses and direct-to-consumer brands for your holiday checklist.

Supporting a small or DTC business is usually a surefire way to gift someone some they wouldn’t think to get for themselves. While some DTC brands have become household names at this point (or at least regulars on your Instagram feed) — like Glossier and

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Good things come in small packages

The Xbox Series S is one of the two new consoles released by computing giant Microsoft this year. It is the successor to the Xbox One S.

In this Xbox Series S review, we’ll be covering all you need to know. We’ll also be comparing the Series S to its predecessor to find out if it’s worth upgrading.

As of September 2020, Microsoft has sold 48 million Xbox One game consoles according to Statista. The previous generation Xbox was a great success despite its rocky launch. Seven years after it, it’s time for a new generation of games console. With less power than the new Xbox flagship — the Xbox Series X — and its big rival the Sony PS5, is the digital-only Xbox Series S worth purchasing? Find out in Android Authority’s Microsoft Xbox Series S review.

About this Xbox Series S review: I spent eight days with

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Two Entrepreneurs Are Levelling The Playing Field For Small Business

Technology continues to play an enormous role in the speed of business. Transforming industry and its players is a function of adoption. Adoption, in turn, is highly dependent on resource and capital. Small businesses have been and continue to be the casualties in a dynamic market that tends to favour the larger players with money and influence. Steve Lau and Rameez Ansari, co-CEOs of AutoLeap fully intend to change the game for small business.

In both Canada and the United States, small business (by definition, 500 employees or under) make up 99.9 % of the business population. In Canada, similar stats show a small business penetration of 99.7%. According to the US Chamber of Commerce, approximately 33% of business will fail after 2 years. The survival rate after 5 years: US: 50% and Canada: 42.9%.

In 2015 Ansari and Lau acquired FieldEdge,

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Small Covid Test Maker Is Going Viral

(Award-winning tech columnist Jon Markman publishes of Strategic Advantage, a popular daily newsletter about the digital transformation of business, entertainment and society — and how to invest in it. Click here for a free two-week trial.)

COVID-19 is surging throughout the country, creating an opportunity for agile diagnostic businesses. This is how one newcomer is building an empire.

Elon Musk made news last week when the Tesla ((TSLA) -Get Report) founder claimed to test both positive and negative for the novel coronavirus, twice. Forty five weeks into the global pandemic and the United States still has a testing problem.

Fulgent Genetics ((FLGT) -Get Report), a smaller company with a $908 million market cap that most investors don’t know, has a solution.

The problem, apart from the raging infection rates globally, is that not all tests are created equally.

Some, like the four given to Musk,

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MSU, Mississippi Small Business Development Center partner to provide cybersecurity resources, support

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Mississippi State and the Mississippi Small Business Development Center are partnering to provide free cybersecurity training and resources to the state’s small business owners. (Photo by Getty Images)

Contact: James Carskadon

STARKVILLE, Miss.—With more small businesses moving parts of their sales and operations online, a new initiative from Mississippi State and the Mississippi Small Business Development Center is providing cybersecurity resources and support to the state’s business owners.

The MSU Small Business Development Center Cybersecurity project brings together the resources of the university’s Small Business Development Center and MSU’s Center for Cyber Innovation to give business owners the information they need to make cost-effective cybersecurity decisions.

“MSU has a long history of supporting Mississippi small businesses and a reputation as a national leader in cybersecurity,” said MSU College of Business Dean Sharon Oswald. “I am incredibly proud that we can merge these two areas and create an invaluable resource for

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Sosei Heptares’ COVID-19 Program Identifies Potent Broad Spectrum Anti-Viral Small Molecules for Further Development

TOKYO and CAMBRIDGE, England, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sosei Group Corporation (“the Company”) (TSE: 4565) announces a progress update for its R&D program focused on the design and development of novel drugs targeting the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and to treat COVID-19.

The program was initiated in April 2020. To date, the Company has applied its world-leading structure-based drug design (SBDD) capabilities and cutting-edge technologies to precision-design new inhibitors of the SARS-CoV-2 Mpro protease, which plays a crucial role in viral replication1-4

The Company is also aiming to leverage the highly conserved structure of the SARS-CoV-2 Mpro protease as a basis for the design of novel oral small molecules against predicted future variants of SARS-CoV-2 and other related human viruses.  

Sosei Heptares has successfully designed three distinct series of compounds with attractive anti-viral drug-like properties and advanced the most promising molecules. These compounds have demonstrated

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Apple halved app store commission fee for small developers

  • Apple’s new app program will halve commissions for developers that make $1.3 million or less in gross revenue.
  • But the capitulation is likely a PR move and won’t save the company from antitrust scrutiny.
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Apple will roll out its App Store Small Business Program on January 1, 2021, featuring a key update: Developers that make up to $1.3 million in gross revenues will only have to pay 15% commissions on in-app purchases, half of the current 30%. 

Tim Cook

Apple will roll out its App Store Small Business Program on January 1, 2021.

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All new apps will qualify, and existing ones will be assessed based on their 2020 outcomes. Developers will be able to apply for review yearly,

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