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New-business development in the time of coronavirus means making some big changes.
That’s especially true for those who have depended on in-person meetings and pressing the flesh—and even truer for advisors serving complex high-net-worth accounts, who usually require multiple sessions before signing on.
Angel investors are high-net-worth individuals who provide funding to startups, usually in exchange for shares in the company.
Passive investing is a long-term wealth-building strategy all investors should know — here's how it works
Passive investing is a long-term strategy in which investors buy and hold a diversified mix of assets in an effort to match, not beat, the market.
Back in the 1980’s when she was working as a chemistry teacher in Florida, Linda Rubin chaperoned a group of students on a trip to Europe. It was during their visit to Italy, that Rubin fell in love—with gelato. So it was only natural that, two years ago, after 20-something years in the nonprofit sector, Rubin decided to start her own gelato business from her current hometown of Keene, NH.
Wearing a mask in public may be the new normal, but it can sure lead to a variety of awkward moments — for instance, how to get across, say, that that mask needs to go over your nose, too?
And while science shows that masks are one very important tool in the fight against COVID-19, let's just say the social norms involved are still … evolving. To help sort through some typical rough spots, we tapped etiquette experts for advice.
While the October 1929 stock market crash triggered the Great Depression, multiple factors turned it into a decade-long economic catastrophe. Its legacy: social programs, regulatory agencies, and government efforts to influence the economy and money supply.
If you’re a woman and you’re Black, good luck getting access to funding. A 2016 Federal Reserve System survey found that Black women are more likely than non-minority entrepreneurs not only to face challenges finding financing, but also to fail to get some or all of the money they wanted. With that in mind, several groups just joined forces to help Black women entrepreneurs in Mississippi get access to capital and small-business guidance.
Seventeen major economies, including the United States, Europe, and China, have committed trillions in stimulus funds to revive their hard-hit economies. Yet those stimulus responses vary widely regarding “green” concerns—that is, the extent to which they include measures that address environmental issues.
For most people, exercising during the pandemic has meant exercising at home. What it also has meant, according to fitness trainers and physical therapists: things like strained muscles from warriorlike weightlifting in the basement; sprained ankles from extra-long hikes; and something called “jumper’s knee,” the result of sudden and enthusiastic participation in high-impact exercise video classes.
This Incubator Has Nurtured Some Of The World’s Most Important Startups. Now, It’s Raising $50M More.
Echoing Green, one the longest running and most successful social entrepreneurship programs in the U.S., could be about to vault into even more prominence with a new $50 million fund aimed at boosting hundreds more social entrepreneurs.
For most small businesses, navigating through the current crisis has been a nail-biter. But in some cases, being shuttered or just facing slow demand has also had one welcome upside: the time to focus on important projects companies were too busy to attend to pre-COVID.