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Thriving Through the Pandemic – Black and Women-Owned Financial Services Firm, Master Plan Investment Group Celebrates One Year in Business

Thriving Through the Pandemic – Black and Women-Owned Financial Services Firm, Master Plan Investment Group Celebrates One Year in Business

Thriving Through the Pandemic – Black and Women-Owned Financial Services Firm, Master Plan Investment Group Celebrates One Year in Business

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PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020

PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Master Plan Investment Group announces a major milestone, their one-year anniversary! The financial services firm, launched last year to help families, businesses and organizations manage investment portfolios, develop and implement plans to achieve financial goals, such as retirement, protect assets in the event of long-term care needs, and manage corporate 401(k) retirement plans with an emphasis on employee financial education and wellness.



Hard work, client service and dedication are my mottos. As a black and woman-owned business and specifically, in the financial services industry, we were determined to thrive and serve our clients in

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40 Years in Business, the Owner of L.A.’s Honey’s Kettle Restaurant Has Mastered Surviving and Thriving

Vincent Williams has been in the fried chicken business for almost 40 years. In his tenure as a business owner, he’s been through it all: his Culver City restaurant Honey’s Kettle has survived lack of funding, a devastating fire, the Great Recession, and most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, he’s been a witness to decades of social change and racial tension in his native Los Angeles. Below, he reflects on what’s he’s seen, heard, and lived through. — as told to Lindsay Blakely

I was born in 1955 and moved to a perfectly integrated neighborhood in Pasadena in 1960. When the riots in L.A. happened in 1965, we were as frightened as anyone else–there was a scary level of lawlessness and fire and police in the streets. 

When I was 15, Pasadena decided to integrate its schools, which went against the grain in a lot of other

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Cheese company thriving in pandemic by using ‘Slow Food’ philosophy

  • Noah’s Cheese, a cheese company from South Africa, was losing two-thirds of its business at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Now, the company is thriving by adhering to the “Slow Food” movement, which emphasizes locally sourced ingredients and short supply chains.
  • The company also pivoted to making knotted mozzarella cheese, which are quicker to make than the hard cheeses it had focused on before. 
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Patience and dexterity are the keys to turning cheese curds into string cheese. 

That’s what the couple behind South African cheesery Noah’s Cheese have learned as the coronavirus pandemic was derailing their busiest season of the year, forcing them to pivot to a new model.

Now, they make knotted mozzarella using only local ingredients from nearby farms. And they’re struggling to keep up with demand.

“We can ship to anywhere in the country. I think that’s

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Thriving During A Pandemic Is No Fairy Tale For This Business

BASKING RIDGE, NJ—On the surface, Fairy Tale Kids seemed to be a business that would have a rough time during a pandemic. The candy and novelty shop also did brisk business in classes, parties, and camps for kids, not exactly a thriving market when people are staying home for months.

“We typically survived on birthday parties,” said Jessica Mauceri, Fairy Tale Kids’ owner, “then that changed.”

But Mauceri wasn’t about to fold up her shop, located at Olcott Square in Bernardsville, and walk away.

“You have to think outside the box ,” she said. “As soon as the shutdown happened, I started delivering art kits. It kept me going until I could reopen.”

When others saw a roadblock, Mauceri saw an opportunity. Recognizing that remote school would require longer-term solutions, she began organizing educational resources such as pods, remote learning drop offs, and after school programs for her shop, all

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How this Aussie mum-of-three runs two thriving online businesses while working part-time

After the initial learning curve, Shevy found flexibility and ease in running an online store. She had her third child and didn’t skip a beat.

“That was the beauty of it – I could work on my own hours, as much or as little as I liked. If I knew we had bills coming up, I’d work harder because I found that during this period, the harder I worked, the more money I’d earn,” she explains. 

With her first side hustle firmly in stride, Shevy launched a second store on eBay, this time focusing on furniture, decor and homewares. Using her learnings from years on the platform, she decided to set this second project up as a standalone website, Inside Outside Furnishing & Lifestyle.

As Shevy spent more time developing this new business, her clothing endeavour took a back seat until she decided to drop that side hustle altogether, an

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Not Just Surviving – How This 30-Year-Old Turned A Pandemic Into A Thriving Online Business

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 31, 2020 / Jenay Rose was fired from almost every job she ever had, except for the last one, which she quit days before her 27th birthday. Her friends and family thought she was making a mistake, walking away from a steady and safe corporate job that she had been recently promoted at. Despite working for one of the biggest brands in the world, Jenay was still unfulfilled, and she knew she had to make a change.

“I finally decided to stop pleasing everyone else (my parents, bosses, society) and decided to make myself #1. I quit my good, safe, corporate job to follow a passion for yoga,” Jenay says.

After six months of trying to “figure it out”, her savings were almost gone, and it was a real struggle to live on hourly rates from teaching yoga in LA. Unbeknownst to Jenay,

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