Showing posts from December, 2018

University of Iowa student starts business to make custom prosthetic limb covers - Iowa City Press Citizen

Business Monday: Entrepreneur uses Aspen, other locales as inspiration for apparel - Aspen Times

John Annetti has turned his love for photography and passion for relaxation and the outdoors into a full-time job and business. The globe-trotting Annetti, 30, is the founder and president of Johnny Vacay, a line of upper-end leisure apparel aimed at those who favor the outdoor life over the corporate grind. Annetti uses his own photographs to design the "Always on Vacation" apparel of Johnny Vacay, and he has seen his company steadily grow through wholesale accounts with his sights trained on boosting online business. "The ideal customer, I feel, there are two of them," said Annetti, who enjoys winter and summer sports, from snowboarding to fly-fishing. "There's one that appreciates what I do because they do it themselves. They've done epic road trips across the country to go skiing for the season, and they don't want the typical 9-to-5 lifestyle. "It's also the complete opposite — the guy that is commuting to New York every day and ha

7 Insights on Building a Business of Business Software in India - Entrepreneur

The hottest business stories of 2018 - BBC News

4 Ways to Work on Your Business Credit in 2019 - Nav

You have big goals for your company in 2019. Growth, higher profits, and a better online presence might be at the top of your list. However, if building your business credit isn’t part of your plan, you may be overlooking an important milestone. Your business’ credit can play a significant role in the long-term success of your company. If you’ve ignored this fact for a while, you’re not alone. Business owners are notoriously busy. Building positive business credit is one of those tasks that tend to get put off for later. Yet for the sake of your business, and even for the sake of protecting your personal credit, it’s time to stop procrastinating. Here are four smart tips to help you work on your business credit in 2019. 4 Ways to Work on Your Business Credit 1. Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s Before you begin checking your commercial credit reports or trying to establish credit in your company’s name, it’s a good idea to make sure that your business is set up correctly. In additio

Procter & Gamble and Unilever change product packaging for e-commerce - Business Insider

Influx in passive money boosts largest asset managers - Business Insider

Breaking down Instagram's horizontal feed snafu - Business Insider

Ant Financial might acquire WorldFirst - Business Insider

2018 Digital Health predictions we got right - Business Insider

Netflix quietly made a change to its iPhone app that should spook Apple - Business Insider

Here's all the major tech we're expecting at CES 2019, the biggest tech convention of the year - Business Insider

Plenty of smart, important people will be attending CES 2019, but only a select handful will appear as speakers or panelists. Dr. I.P. Park , president and CTO of LG Electronics, will be talking about artificial intelligence during the CES pre-show keynote on Monday. On Tuesday, IBM's chairman, president, and CEO Ginny Rometty will talk about the relationship of AI, trust, and transparency. Also on Tuesday, Verizon's CEO Hans Vestberg will offer a preview of 5G, and explain its potential for transforming infrastructure, education, and more. On Wednesday, Dr. Lisa Su , president and CEO of chip maker AMD, will talk about the challenges of building components for gaming and virtual reality. Also on Wednesday, US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will talk about the advent of self-driving vehicles and drones, and their impact on the public. Other notable speakers and panelists making appearances include Aurora cofounder Chris Urmson , Mobileye president and CEO Amn

A look back at the most read Bay Area business news of 2018 - San Francisco Business Times

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A look back at the most read Bay Area business news of 2018    San Francisco Business Times From blockbuster new leases to major retail store shutterings, it's been a boisterous year for Bay Area business.

Five things you need to know today in Boston business news, and one courageous politician - Boston Business Journal

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Five things you need to know today in Boston business news, and one courageous politician    Boston Business Journal Good morning, Boston. Here are the five things you need to know as you start your busy day.

Local business owner fills vacant Montgomery City Council seat - Community Impact Newspaper

Tom Cronin, owner of the Cozy Grape Wine Bar and Bistro in downtown Montgomery, filled the vacant Montgomery City Council seat in mid-December. Courtesy Tom Cronin On Dec. 11, Montgomery City Council voted to appoint local business owner Tom Cronin to fill the vacant City Council seat, which was left empty after former City Council Member Dave McCorquodale resigned Oct. 9 to be the new assistant city administrator. Cronin is the owner of the Cozy Grape Wine Bar & Bistro in downtown Montgomery. He has lived in Montgomery for almost seven years, and he has considered running for a City Council seat for roughly a year. Cronin chose to apply for the vacant seat because he said he wants to be a voice for local business owners as well as other Montgomery residents. “The town is growing, and I wanted to be active and help efficiently and effectively manage the growth of the town,” he said. City Administrator Jack Yates said the city accepted applications from mid-November to

Business Owner Moved by Shen Yun’s Message on Communism - The Epoch Times

HOUSTON—Realtor business owner Sandra Marconi was deeply moved by Shen Yun Performing Arts’s depiction of communist repression occurring in today’s China. “It’s sad that China’s that way. Very heartbreaking,” she said. Sandra, owner of realtor business, The Marconi Team, attended the performance with her husband, Dominic, at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas, on Dec. 30. The New York-based company is in the midst of its 2019 world tour, which involves six equal-sized groups travelling to over 100 cities across dozens of countries. Shen Yun Performing Arts’s goal is to present 5,000 years of Chinese civilization on stage through music and dance. It depicts stories from China’s vast history through classical Chinese dance, in conjunction with music from a live orchestra featuring both Chinese and Western instruments, and an animated 3-D backdrop to transport the audience to a faraway time and place. The stories told and recorded throughout Chinese history portray

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Do You Know the Skills Needed to Grow a Successful Online Business? - Small Business Trends

Starting an online business isn’t easy, but for entrepreneurs who are willing to put in the work, they can yield tremendous rewards. There are several key points of which you must be aware if you want to sell products or services online. 3 Lesser-Known Entrepreneur Skills Everyone knows about the sales and marketing aspects of growing a company, but there are other factors that you must consider. As you read through this article, you will learn about some of the other lesser-known components that are essential to growing a successful business. Understanding Economics Economics is one of the subjects that entrepreneurs dabble in the least. But it is an important factor when you are running a business that sells products to customers overseas. Understanding domestic and global markets will help you predict trends and respond more effectively to changes in the economy. Gaining knowledge about economics will help you identify hidden costs and understand the psychology of the co

10 Ways to Update Your Small Business for 2019 - Small Business Trends

You don’t need to wait for a new year to update your business’s processes. But when the calendar changes, it serves as a good reminder to evaluate some of the tech and platforms you use so you can modernize your business and become even more effective. Here, members of the online small business community share some of the trends and changes that you should be aware of as you bring your business into 2019. Keep an Eye on PPC Changes The world of PPC advertising is always evolving to better target relevant consumers. So if you want your ads to have the biggest possible impact in the new year, you need to stay up on all the latest trends. This Search Engine Land post by Ginny Marvin features some of the changes you should know. Approach Analytics Differently in 2019 If you haven’t updated the way that you approach your business’s analytics in several years, 2019 could be the perfect time to re-think some things. Today’s businesses have access to more data than ever before. Here,

A computer virus hit a slew of major US newspapers in California and disrupted deliveries - Business Insider

A computer virus hit newspaper printing plant in Los Angeles, preventing it from printing and delivering Saturday editions of the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune and other papers to some subscribers. The Los Angeles Times, which runs the facility, says the computer virus infected systems that are associated with the printing process. The Times, citing one source with knowledge of the situation, reported that the issues stemmed from a cyberattack that apparently came from a "foreign entity." "We believe the intention of the attack was to disable infrastructure, more specifically servers, as opposed to looking to steal information," the source was quoted as saying. Spokeswoman Hillary Manning says the paper has been working to fix the issues but added that Sunday deliveries may be affected as well. A note posted to The Times' website apologized to its subscribers. "We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we

An American who may have been exposed to Ebola in Congo is being monitored back in the US - Business Insider

An American medical worker who may have been exposed to Ebola while working in the Democratic Republic of Congo was flown back to the United States on Saturday and brought immediately to the Nebraska Medical Center for monitoring. The person, whose identity wasn't revealed because they requested privacy, will be monitored for up to two weeks in a "secure area" the public can't access, the Nebraska Medical Center said in a press release . The person was privately transported to the medical center Saturday afternoon, Politico reported . "This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious," Ted Cieslak, an infectious diseases specialist with Nebraska Medicine and an associate professor of epidemiology in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, said in a statement. "Should any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Medicine/UNMC team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them." R

Biggest retail change in 2018 - Business Insider

Buying online increasingly does not automatically mean a package will be shipped to you. Retailers like Walmart , Target , and Whole Foods are increasingly ramping up their buy-online, pickup-in-store programs. From fresh items like grocery staples to electronics, stores are giving customers options when it comes to how they want to get their purchase. In fact, over 30 nationwide retailers now offer the option on their website. Target has revamped its offering this year, renaming it Drive-Up and expanding it to more markets. And customers are taking notice. For the holiday season, Adobe Analytics estimates that as of December 20th, buy-online, pickup-in-store purchases were up over 47% over the same period last year. The added convenience of getting the item within hours and not having to trek through the store to find it were likely factors in that bump. But it's not just holiday gift giving where buy-online, pickup-in-store makes sense. Grocery pickup is increasingly becomi

How expectations around good jobs have changed over time - Business Insider

There's no one, universal definition of a " good job " today. But the picture I pieced together from interviewing and surveying people at various stages of their lives and careers looks a lot different than it would have a few decades earlier. For one thing, expectations around job security have changed drastically. I spoke with Rebecca Fraser-Thill, the director of faculty engagement in the Bates Center for Purposeful Work at Bates College and a career coach with the Pivot program (I was one of her coaching clients in 2017), and she said previous generations of workers wanted security and stability from their employers. Today's workers don't necessarily expect that — instead, they want a sense of personal fulfillment, whether that comes from one job, two jobs, or a job and a side hustle. That is to say, today's employees don't anticipate that their employers will want to keep them on payroll forever. (See: LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman's writing

Sneakernomics: All change in the trainer business - BBC News

Creating a Sustainable Business Model -

Image credit: FLUKY FLUKY / Shutterstock Creating a sustainable business model can be difficult. Let's dive deep into the concept of sustainability in business development. A growing movement against plastic products and irresponsible consumption is just one of the signs that sustainability is becoming more and more important to buyers. But what does that mean for your business, and how can you create – or shift to – a sustainable business model? The dictionary definition for "sustainable" is "able to be maintained at a certain rate or level."  Wikipedia is a bit more helpful: "Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." But we need to dig a little deeper to understand how the concept of sustainability is relevant to business development. What makes a sustainable business model? 1. It's commercially profitable. No business can

Business Travel Could Do With A Wellness Injection - Forbes

Business travel is on the rise and so too is the strain on our health and well-being. Photo by As 2018 draws to a close, many businesses are wrapping up plans for the new year. And while workplace wellness is a lot higher on the agenda than it has been in the past, there is one aspect of it that may not be getting the attention it deserves. What was once considered an opportunity only executives and directors got to take, business travel has become much more common across all levels and businesses are spending more money than ever on it. While traveling for work can be appealing for many employees, it can take its toll on health and well-being. Photo by Bruce Mars from While travel itself can be a drawcard, it can also take a toll on health and well-being. The stress , sleep interruption, unhealthy eating and drinking, and lack of exercise that are common side effects of being on the road. Over the long-term, these issues can add up to ch

A Portland hotel fired 2 employees after they called the police on a black guest - INSIDER

An Oregon hotel announced Saturday it fired two employees who called the police on a black guest, after spotting him in the lobby and demanding to know his room number. Jermaine Massey said that even though he showed the guard his hotel key, the guard told him to leave and a manager called the police and accused Massey of loitering. The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel tweeted on Saturday it had "zero tolerance for racism," and apologized to Massey. A hotel in Portland, Oregon, announced Saturday it fired two employees over mistreating a black guest, whom they asked to leave last week before calling the police. Jermaine Massey, 34, said he was talking to his mother on his phone in lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel last Saturday when a security guard approached him to ask if he was a guest, and what his room number was. Massey said that even though he showed the guard his hotel key, the guard told him to leave and a manager called the police and accused Massey of loite

Economists, business owners worry about impact of potential border closure - ABC News

President Donald Trump's threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border would have disastrous consequences for U.S. trade and commerce, potentially costing billions of dollars, economic experts and local border-area leaders said Friday. Mexico is the United States’ third largest goods trading partner , according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and ranked as the second largest U.S. goods export market in 2017. While Mexico would see a proportionally greater impact, a border closure could also increase inflation and unemployment rates in the U.S., according to Moody’s Analytics Director Alfredo Coutino. "The economic impact would depend on the duration of the border closure but could very well amount to billions of dollars," Coutino wrote in a Moody’s analysis. On Friday, Trump tweeted: “We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall." Trump also suggested Friday

Area Business News for Dec. 30, 2018 - News - Utica Observer Dispatch

ONEIDA MVHS celebrates opening of Oneida medical office Mohawk Valley Health System hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 30 to celebrate the opening of a new medical office at 131 Main St., Suite 103. Dialysis and lab services also will be provided. Oneida Medical Office providers Andrea Finocchiaro, DO, and Kristy Russ, MS, NP-C, are accepting new patients of all ages. To make an appointment, call 315-366-3700. ROME AmeriCU assists members affected by government shutdown In light of the current partial government shutdown, AmeriCU is reaffirming its dedication and commitment to member service by reducing the financial burden of the furlough on its members. AmeriCU is offering interest-free furlough loans, fee refunds and penalty-free certificate withdrawals. Any AmeriCU members affected by the shutdown should visit their local Financial Center or call AmeriCU’s Member Service Center at 800-388-2000 for details. MORRISVILLE Second Chance Thrift Shoppe to close Second Chan

Business news is mostly good in 2018 | Business - messenger-inquirer

A lot has happened in Owensboro’s business community this year. Here, in no particular order, are some of the biggest stories: Gateway Commons , which will eventually include a major shopping center and apartment complex, opened its first five stores — Hobby Lobby, Kirkland’s, Tuesday Morning, Shoe Show and Gabe’s. More stores are under construction now with openings planned for spring. The Shoppes at 3800 Frederica, a new development on the old Texas Gas property at Frederica Street and Tamarack Road, announced plans for a car wash and pizza parlor, both of which are scheduled to open in 2019. And construction of apartment buildings on the west side of the property is also expected to start in 2019. Site Selection magazine , an international business publication, awarded its Great River Cup to the Owensboro metropolitan area for having the most per-capita corporate investments in the Ohio Valley for the past 18 months. The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Muse

Hemp, Inc. CEO Featured on Fox Business News - Associated Press

SPRING HOPE, NC, Dec. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK:HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere (in Spring Hope, North Carolina), announced today that Hemp, Inc. CEO, Bruce Perlowin, wrote an article for Fox Business about the legalization of hemp that was published the day President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill. The article, “ Hemp CEO: Thanks to Farm Bill, the Hemp Revolution will Now be ’Made in America ,” was published Dec. 20th and explains Hemp, Inc.’s role in the hemp revolution sweeping the United States. The bill redefines hemp as an agricultural commodity and removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and the jurisdiction of the Drug Enforcement Administration, allowing for a massive expansion of economic opportunities across all sectors of the hemp industry. Perlowin details his proje