Tag: Usual

College students are back in Boston, but businesses miss out on usual volume

That translates into a lot of money not being spent around town.

Amir Shiranian, who runs Amelia’s Taqueria, told the Globe in June that he was eager to see business get back to normal once the fall semester began. The taqueria ― with locations near Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Berklee ― typically counts on students for roughly 75 percent of sales.

While sales at Amelia’s have doubled since the spring, when students left Boston, they are still down by about 50 percent from this time last year. Shiranian said he hasn’t noticed any uptick at the restaurant near Berklee.

“We are doing better, but we are far from where our numbers were last year at this time,” he said.

Even at schools offering some in-person classes, students may have fewer reasons to move around if many of their classes are held online and they are following social

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When Business as Usual Isn’t Working, Look to Nonprofits for Inspiration

Executive Summary

The business world can learn a lot from nonprofits, especially in a moment when it’s being asked to be more inclusive, more considerate of social impact, and to make do with fewer resources. There are three interrelated strategies that are relevant to businesses seeking to add societal value in the Covid era: 1) pursue intermediate goals; 2) embrace seemingly contradictory tensions; and 3) do more with less. The Christian Medical College (CMC) Hospital in Vellore, India, is a good model for how to put the ideas into practice. To achieve its longterm goal of better health care outcomes, CMC pursued an intermediate jobs program that dealt with people’s immediate felt need — more stable income — and built trust with the hospital. While CMC’s goal of providing high-quality care to low-income patients seems contradictory, its good reputation allowed it to charge wealthier patients more and subsidize those in

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Four Ways Businesses Can Go Virtual (Beyond The Usual Video Call)

Terry Powell is the Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source®, North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise.

Sometimes it can seem like our lives are all one big Zoom meeting in 2020. But for the business owner looking to connect with a client or customer safely and from a healthy distance, I can tell you from experience that you do have other options than using a web-based video conferencing platform to host a one-on-one meeting.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with connecting one-on-one through Zoom, Skype or whatever your software platform preference is. In fact, I highly recommend that and am involved in meetings like that all the time. But there are other ways we can all interact virtually. It doesn’t have to be one-on-one. There’s really no limit to what you can do virtually.

Virtual Workshops

These tend to be smaller gatherings where people can meet from anywhere

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‘This is the worst thing ever’: Fans, business owners bemoan a Seahawks home game without its usual atmosphere

Eighteen minutes before the Seahawks host the New England Patriots at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, a man in a blue Shaquill Griffin jersey walks along Occidental Avenue on the west side of the stadium.

“I’ve got two tickets for sale!” he shouts, at no one in particular.

Then, with his flowing brown hair flapping in the breeze, he lets out a booming laugh.

Inside Gantry Public House across the street, Farshid Varamini gets the joke.

But he might not find it funny.

After all, Varamini opened Gantry Public House in late February — just weeks before COVID-19 unsuspectingly squashed the Mariners’ and Sounders’ seasons and sapped his revenue stream. He also operates several “The People’s Burger” food trucks and two Pioneer Grill hot dog carts outside the stadium, and says that business is down 80-85% year-over-year.

Still, he perseveres — even during a home opener without fans at CenturyLink Field.

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‘Business as usual’ for Natural Colors as Chr. Hansen launches yellow and blue

The blue, to be marketed as FruitMax Blue 1506 WS, is derived from the ‘one globally accepted source of blue colour’: spirulina.

Perhaps better known by nutraceutical companies, rather than those in the food world, the blue-green algae will help confectioners colour fruit flavours such as bubble gum, blue raspberry, or blueberry, noted the ingredients supplier.

“Some of the best spirulina-based products, until now, needed to be pre-dispersed at production, which can be messy, difficult and inefficient for the producers,” ​said Global Industry Business Manager, Confectionery, Lotte Jeppesen.

“We have seen a built-up demand for precisely this product – it’s an easy and convenient solution for all types of boiled sweets, and it performs well in both sugar-free and sugar-based applications.”

Turmeric yellow, but without the off taste

At the same time, the Danish business has also launched FruitMax Yellow 1000 WSS – a colouring foods turmeric that

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Why We Should Never Go Back To Business As Usual

By Susan Guillory

You keep hearing people talk during these strange Covid-19 times about the “new normal” or wanting to get back to “business as usual.”

I get that we crave any semblance of normalcy and that many of us long to return to the office so we can be around other human beings outside of our family members. But should how we work look the same as it once did?

I don’t think so.

There’s no denying that our world has been turned upside-down, and that includes our way of doing business. Now that most of us have been working from home for several months and we’ve become accustomed to it, I think there’s one thing that has become a strength for us during this time: working remotely has humanized doing business.

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NFL betting will be ‘business as usual,’ online casino software CEO says

Internet gambling software CEO Dermot Smurfit told “Varney & Co.” on Monday that he thinks the NFL season will be “business as usual.”

The GAN CEO made the comment four days after several NFL teams canceled practices as athletes across the country protest what they see as injustice against Black people.

Host Stuart Varney noted that the NFL season is supposed to begin in less than two weeks, which he said is “set to be big business for online gambling cites.”

Smurfit said it is “a reasonable expectation” to believe the NFL “is going to recommence and see through the season to some degree of normalcy” based on “all the information out there.” He added, “We’re aligned with industry consensus” that the NFL is going to restart.

On Thursday, the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, New York Jets,

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Weighing The Week Ahead: Risky Business Or Business As Usual?

We have a big week for economic data with the emphasis on employment. With reports on jobless claims, ADP employment, and the official employment situation report all hitting right before Labor Day, we can be sure it will be a big topic. Throw in the election campaigning and we can expect jobs to be the theme of the week. For many, it will also mean the end of vacation, returning to work after a layoff, or the reopening of a business. There is a key question, however:

Will it be Risky Business or Business as Usual?

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Last Week Recap

In my last installment of WTWA, I highlighted the changes in the housing market and suggested an investment opportunity. The subsequent data have helped to keep this

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