Tag: Businesss

Transgender woman in Memphis claims her business’s truck was set on fire

A picture of Toni Whitfield’s burned truck – Photo: Fox13/WHBQ.

A transgender woman in South Memphis says her work truck was set on fire earlier this week.

Toni Whitfield said she was asleep in her home when she heard her truck’s alarm system go off and smelled smoke.

“Neighbors woke me up and said, ‘Your truck is on fire! Your truck is on fire!’” Whitfield told local FOX affiliate WHBQ in an interview. “I thought it was a game, but no one would kid like that. It actually was on fire. I could see flames. The fire department came, got the water hose and put it out. They said it was arson.”

The truck serves as a vehicle for her lawn care business, Lawn Chicks, which hires transgender women who can’t find work elsewhere because they have been discriminated against by employers. The business has been operational for about five

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Big Business’s Undisclosed Social Crisis Plans

Within a year of the Business Roundtable release of the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation signed by 181 CEOs who committed to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders, the public health and economic crises have been testing these commitments. To mark the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s famous statement that the one and only social responsibility of business is to increase profits, sustainability consultant KKS Advisors released a new study, The Test of Corporate Purpose, which was financed by the Ford Foundation, to gauge companies’ response to the coronavirus pandemic and to the movement against racial injustice. Test of Corporate Purpose’s finding that companies that consistently effectively manage issues relevant to Covid-19 or inequality have continued to outperform during the crisis makes

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Opinion | Big Business’s Undisclosed Climate Crisis Plans

As the climate crisis intensifies, U.S. environmental policy has moved dangerously backward, with nearly 70 environmental rules reversed during this administration, and 30 more reversals in process. This intransigent, head-in-the-sand approach will not alter the reality of climate change, nor the risks and opportunities it presents the economy. The private sector understands this.

Many large businesses and their investors, recognizing the urgency of the threat, are already attempting to protect their assets and investments from climate risks. As some continue to publicly question the science, they are shifting their capital to prepare for a future low-carbon economy. They know that a significant percentage of the U.S. equity market, as much as 93 percent by one estimate, is already exposed to harms from climate change, with this year’s intensified fire and hurricane seasons offering a devastating preview of more to come.

Both investors and the broader public need clear information about

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Utilize These Platforms to Increase Your Business’s Productivity

The transformations happening in the digital landscape seem to be occurring exponentially as the world combats the necessity of remote working and learning. But even prior to the pandemic, my company employed useful apps in the infrastructure of our business model to increase our productivity, and so should you.

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Here are seven time-tested tools that have proven key through their reliability, ease of use, user experience and overall quality. So while tech-anxiety is definitely a factor in today’s world, especially for those who have not grown up with an intuitive knowledge of these tools, I hope these suggestions will offer guidance and direction for entrepreneurs looking to integrate tech into the fabric of their companies. 


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Office productivity

Microsoft Office has come a long way since its early days, and I love how its transformed into Office 365, more or less with the

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15 Expert Strategies For Managing Your New Business’s Financial Risk

New business owners are experts in what their companies sell or provide. However, some entrepreneurs may not know as much about the financial side of running a business—including managing risk. With startups facing a steep road to survival in the first few years, it’s vital for new business owners to learn the ropes of financial risk management, even if they outsource the management of the details.

To help new business owners get a grasp of what they’ll need to know, 15 experts from Forbes Finance Council share actionable strategies below.

1. Ensure you’re operating with the correct structure.

Cross your t’s and dot your i’s. It seems like a cliché, but it is essential to have the proper business structure—LLC versus S Corp versus C Corp—to protect yourself and

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