Using Social Media For Online Support: Crowns Media

The past year has shown us the importance of mental health and the difficulty of maintaining it under the best of circumstances, to say nothing of the challenge presented by whatever 2020 is. Fortunately, there are those out there who have made it their mission to provide that help through online platforms that offer resources and assistance to those struggling with mental health issues. I am always pleased when entrepreneurs reach out to me with their stories. Recently, I had the chance to speak with Orel Shitrit of Crowns Media, who is based in Israel and six months ago started to provide these types of solutions to those who need them.  Check out the tips for founders below – succinct and valuable regardless of your industry or location.

Mary Juetten: What problem are you solving?

Orel Shitrit: I focus on helping teenagers and

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EasyJet and Tesco have both benefitted from government support. That’s where the similarity ends

EasyJet is burning through cash faster than Tesco is making it (PA)
EasyJet is burning through cash faster than Tesco is making it (PA)

Comparing EasyJet with Tesco looks a bit like assessing the relative merits of a Labrador puppy and a reticulated python.

The former two are both businesses that have shareholders and try to make money for them while the latter are both animals that people keep as pets (yep, some really do cuddle up with 20ft monster constrictor snakes). And that’s about as far as the points they have in common go.

Clearly, however, we live in strange and interesting times, and not in a good way. That means today this pair of very different businesses have something in common that isn’t usually there: because of the coronavirus pandemic they have both enjoyed significant levels of government support that isn’t usually available to private businesses.

Tesco has benefitted to the tune of £585m from the business rate holiday, which

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Kid Tech Support Saves Parents $5,000+ Annually

Are you a parent or guardian who is constantly turning to your teenage kids for advice on how to handle social media, email, video editing, security issues, and even full-on graphic design (someone’s got to make the flyer for the bake sale!)? If so, be glad you don’t have to pay for that. Or on average, you’d be shelling out $5,294.54 per year.

In a bit of research undertaken by UK-based specialist IT consultancy Prolifics Testing, it asked 2,664 teens (also in the UK) between 13 and 18 years old how many hours they’ve spent helping parents with various tech tasks in the 12 months between September 2019 and August 2020. Prolifics took the average number of hours and multiplied it by the freelancer rates listed in the job database at UpWork. The result, above, shows how much the kids could have earned if they were paid the same as

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