Day: September 10, 2020

4 Essential Rhythms for a Happy Business

We all know bad singing when we hear it. Without proper melody and pitch, the song simply doesn’t work.

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A distinct beat, hypnotic timing and a synchronized pattern — that’s what works.  A well-executed rhythm serves as the base and backdrop, the foundation of good music. It pulls us in and leaves us wanting more.


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There’s a similar rhythm to successful, happy businesses. But it’s one too many of us are trying to sing without.

As entrepreneurs, we sometimes push beyond our capabilities. In the drive to achieve certain goals, we make commitments that tend to overwhelm our available resources. We go too fast, say yes too often and pull too many over-nighters. Then, before we know it, we’ve dulled our creativity, compromised our health and possibly even damaged our finances.

How do we get back in harmony? We reset our rhythm.


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Residents fear city investment will gentrify Beatties Ford Road


Roger Parham, the managing member of Steel Skin, LLC addresses attendees of a press conference discussing the projects and opportunities along the Beatties Ford Road corridor in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

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When city leaders publicly launched their new “opportunity corridor” initiative to revitalize six key areas across Charlotte, they did so on Beatties Ford Road, highlighting a historic hub of the Black community that’s also lacked investment for decades.

Officials shared an ambitious vision Wednesday for business redevelopment, improved transportation and safer communities, which they say can be achieved with help from a $24.5 million city investment in those corridors.

Even as city leaders said they will fight for the community’s success without the gentrification and displacement that often comes with new development, some in the community say they’re still skeptical.

City council member Malcolm Graham, who represents the area, lauded the effort and

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QAD Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.072 Per Class A Share and $0.06 Per Class B Share

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturers, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.072 per share of Class A common stock and $0.06 per share of Class B common stock payable on September 30, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 23, 2020.

Continuing quarterly dividends are subject to the approval of QAD’s Board of Directors whose decision will consider factors such as the continued profitability and liquidity requirements of the company.

About QAD – Enabling the Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise

QAD Inc. is a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. Global manufacturers face ever-increasing disruption caused by technology-driven innovation and changing consumer preferences. To survive and thrive, manufacturers must be able to innovate and change business models at unprecedented

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Business Process Management Industry Gets a Boost During COVID-19

As global brands seek innovative customer experience solutions during the pandemic, HGS announces plans to add more than 2,000 U.S.-based jobs through Q3

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) (listed in BSE & NSE), a global leader in business process management (BPM) and customer experience solutions, today reported strong growth in 2020 as companies continue to look for business partners to help enhance customer experience (CX), satisfaction and loyalty amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, HGS has signed 32 new customer engagements in 2020. To manage this growth, HGS has committed to hiring more than 2,000 additional employees through September 2020 in the U.S.

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“HGS provides CX services on behalf of a wide range of companies, including some of the most well-known brands in the world, with tech-enabled business process management services, cutting edge digital and traditional customer experience solutions,

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5 Customer-Centric Business Strategies to Boost Your Growth

The world keeps changing, and viable business strategies that worked well in the past, including being the premium brand or low price producer, simply don’t get the customer loyalty they once did.

Today, customers are looking for real relationships, a memorable shopping experience, and satisfaction of a higher purpose. They follow leaders who live and promote these strategies.

For example, Tesla and Elon Musk have capitalized on the environmental benefits of electric vehicles, coupled with a more memorable shopping experience by eliminating dealers. Other companies, including Ritz-Carlton, now incent their employees to build real relationships with guests, by authorizing them  to spend up to $2,000 per guest to solve an individual concern. 

Of course, these new customer-facing strategies shouldn’t preclude you from focusing behind the scenes on reducing costs and broadening your product line to supersede competitors.

Amazon and Jeff Bezos have managed to do this well, with customers only

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When Should You Hire a Financial Planner?

Financial planning can be the secret to a building a happy life, yet it’s too often treated as just that — a secret. Only 21 states require some kind of personal finance curriculum for high school students and just 25 mandate that students take an economics course. Understanding your money isn’t rocket science, but it’s important to learn the basics.

At the same time, more and more Americans are grappling with stagnant wages, high unemployment and rising cost of living. It’s no wonder so many aren’t saving enough for the basics, like retirement and emergencies, let alone making a clear plan for their future.

“Personal finance is something that should be taught at all levels and all grades,” says Washington, D.C.-based financial planner Alicia R. Hudnett Reiss. “But traditionally people think of a financial planner only when they are going into retirement or are in retirement.”

But the benefits of

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Operational Intelligence Market is a real-time dynamic business analytics solution which delivers better visibility and insights for the businesses

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Sep 10, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Operational Intelligence is a real-time dynamic business analytics solution which delivers better visibility and insights for the businesses. OI helps in analyzing and improving the business data by understanding the information highlighting the pitfalls and finding simple ways for responding and tracking the effects.
OI provides flexible, integrated, and real-time decision-making support to the top management in the organization. Operational intelligence promotes automation in decision-making process, which enhances decision-making, market responses and reduces severe delays in the process.

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Growth in the adoption of the Business Intelligence solutions, focus on cost reduction and improving process efficiency are some of the drivers contributing towards the growth of the operational intelligence market. One of

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Visa and PayPal Expand Partnership, Powering Faster Access to Funds Around the Globe

As COVID-19 drives digital payments shift, consumers and small businesses can move money quickly through PayPal and Visa Direct capabilities

Whether sending money to a family member in another country or obtaining same-day access to earnings, fast and secure digital payments have become an essential part of how the world pays and gets paid in the wake of COVID-19. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) today shared details about an extension of their global partnership, which will expand real-time access to funds for consumers and small businesses that are sending or receiving money via PayPal, Venmo or Xoom. This collaboration expands PayPal’s Instant Transfer service, which leverages Visa Direct for real-time1 payment capabilities, to global markets and enables fast domestic and cross-border digital payments.

The global partnership will also enable PayPal to extend global white label Visa Direct payout services through PayPal and its Braintree, Hyperwallet and iZettle

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Sullivan’s Island business owners are protesting paid parking proposal

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Sullivan’s Island businesses are banding together to protest island-wide paid parking, a measure currently being discussed by the island’s town council. Business owners are fearful the outcome could be too much to overcome while working to recover from COVID-19.

Sullivan’s Island was closed to virtually anyone who didn’t live on the island for months because of COVID-19 restrictions, something owners say took a serious toll on the island’s business district. Now with paid parking being discussed, business owners are doing everything they can to push back on the proposal.

“This would really hurt, this would be a double whammy,” says Bill Dunleavy who owns Dunleavy’s Pub. “Now we’re going to throw paid parking on top of people, we want the people to come out to Sullivan’s Island.

Businesses are working to recover after months of shutdowns due to COVID-19, Dunleavy says paid parking would be

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Mastercard announces CBDC testing platform

Payments giant Mastercard is taking a leap of faith into the digital currencies sector, according to an announcement on Wednesday.

The decision to “begin testing” of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) platform comes after a setback in the development of a CBDC by 13 major central banks.

Mastercard EVP Raj Dhamodharan told Fortune that the company is already a number of central banks and that it is inviting more tech companies to test out the platform.

The movement to create a centralised digital currency on a national level is clearly gathering momentum following Facebook’s proposed Libra project, which is a digital currency that will use the blockchain for transactions.

Considering the impact of Mastercard’s announcement on CBDCs, Blockdaemon CEO Konstantin Richter said: “The development of Mastercard’s testing platform presents a significant opportunity for newcomers to the crypto space, by lowering the barrier to entry for users interested in getting

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