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Four ways to make a circuit-breaker economy work

That is going to be a struggle. Companies, and small ones in particular, that just about managed to get through the spring with the help of a bounce back loan and with staff on furlough, may well decide it is not worth carrying on through the winter.

It might well make more sense to close down, stop racking up more debt, and see where you are when the epidemic is finally over. It would be hard to blame any business owner who made that decision. Even so, it might still be possible to survive a circuit-breaker economy. Like how? Here are four places to start.

Sync closures with quieter periods

First, get the timing right. For most companies, it would be better to lockdown for a month now if it meant restrictions could be lifted towards the end of November. After all, there is a big event towards the end

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How do online casino dealer games work? : Augusta Free Press

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At first glance, a live casino game with online casino dealers does not differ much from the typical online casino games that you are used to playing. Regarding the player, they manage most of the functions through the user interface that includes the chips or credits with which to bet the graphic design of the table games and the buttons to place bets and perform other actions of the game in question.

However, there is one area of ​​the screen that differentiates authentic online casino dealer games from regular online casino games. In that section of the screen, the player will be able

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How Digital Beauty Brands Make Wholesale Work | The Business of Beauty, BoF Professional

NEW YORK, United States — Launching wholesale retail during a pandemic may seem counterintuitive: beauty business has boomed online as a result of lockdowns and cautious shoppers looking to avoid visiting stores.

But in beauty, stores still matter.

Pre-Covid, brick and mortar accounted for 85 percent of beauty sales, according to McKinsey. And while online beauty sales surged during the spring lockdowns, customers quickly returned to stores once they reopened. Ulta Beauty said same-store sales were down 10 percent in July after most of its stores had reopened, a smaller decline than many fashion brands have seen this year. Retailers like Walmart and Target, which sell groceries, medicine and other “essential” products, are also doing brisk business in beauty. Target’s beauty business grew more than 20 percent last quarter, the retailer told BoF.

The partnership has got to be a win-win for everyone.

For many direct-to-consumer brands, the ultimate goal

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UD sophomores create website that pairs students looking for work with Newarkers who need help with odd jobs | News

Need help with housework, an extra pair of hands during a move or some one-off development for your small business? University of Delaware sophomores Sean Gupta and Shahroze Ali have the answer — an online platform they created called Backyard Gig.

Gupta, a computer science major, explained that the idea for Backyard Gig came to him last fall. During his first semester at UD, he took an entrepreneurship class in which the professor encouraged students to keep a notebook handy and write down social problems they observed around them.

“Students needed a way to make money that fits in seamlessly with their school schedules,” Gupta said. “Residents – they’re always looking for someone to do work for them.”

He tossed the idea around in his head for a while before bringing on Ali, an earth sciences major and friend from high school, in January. The pair entered a number of

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Is your ‘work from home’ office cyber secure?

One Maine cyberdefense company suggests doing these things to protect yourself and coworkers

PORTLAND, Maine — After months of working from home, have you asked yourself if your connection to your office is secure?

Having a WiFi password is a start, but it’s not enough.

October is National Cyber Security Month and for the past 17 years, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been raising awareness for Americans to stay safe online.

Defendify, a Portland-based cyber defense company, is doing the same, even offering a toolkit for free for the business community.

Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos outlined what to look out for and how to stay two steps ahead of cybercriminals. 

Simopoulos says there are different attack methods used today. Cybercriminals do their research on what you post on social media sites and can even find out who your boss is to send a phishing email targeting you or

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UD students create website that pairs students looking for work with Newarkers who need help with odd jobs | News

Need help with housework, an extra pair of hands during a move or some one-off development for your small business? University of Delaware sophomores Sean Gupta and Shahroze Ali have the answer — an online platform they created called Backyard Gig.

Gupta, a computer science major, explained that the idea for Backyard Gig came to him last fall. During his first semester at UD, he took an entrepreneurship class in which the professor encouraged students to keep a notebook handy and write down social problems they observed around them.

“Students needed a way to make money that fits in seamlessly with their school schedules,” Gupta said. “Residents – they’re always looking for someone to do work for them.”

He tossed the idea around in his head for a while before bringing on Ali, an earth sciences major and friend from high school, in January. The pair entered a number of

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How Remote Work Presents New Data-Driven Business Opportunities in Latin America

As Latin American businesses increasingly come online, here’s a look at some of the biggest opportunities to keep an eye on.


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Over the past few years, consumers in Latin America have shifted to buying online due to a rise in internet access and smartphone usage. By 2025, 79 percent of all mobile connections in Latin America are expected to be via smartphones. From 2016-2018, the region was the fastest growing in the world for Uber, Netflix, and Airbnb, according to a white paper by DHL and the Panama Ministry of Commerce. The global health crisis is now accelerating this digital transformation on an unprecedented scale. Over the past few months, more consumers have shifted their shopping and payment behaviors towards online channels, and companies are investing heavily in digital infrastructure to support the demand. 

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How To Make Online Learning Work For Your Company This Year

CEO of Livius and co-author of “Hacking the SAT: Tips and Tricks to Help You Prepare, Plan Ahead, and Increase Your Score.”

In the days immediately following the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic on U.S. shores, schools shut down as administrators and parents raced to gear up for digital classrooms. Unfortunately, many of those educators and concerned parents found the nationwide online learning experiment to be a struggle. 

That consensus seems to be growing now that schools across the country have begun the new academic year. Social media is full of posts from parents, teachers and students describing a fraught, frustrating school day that often ends in tears all around. The same is true for employees and leaders attempting to navigate remote working, training and professional development.

Yet there’s a learning opportunity hidden in the chaos, and your company can benefit from it. Given the continued battle against the

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Learn the basics of making Medicare work for you | Sponsored Content



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When it comes to Medicare, Bill Parson likes to say, “Don’t take advice from your friends at the coffee shop or your brother-in-law at Thanksgiving.” 

What is right for them may be terribly wrong for you.

As a Medicare specialist and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® with Everence Financial®, Parson has almost three decades of experience helping clients navigate their health-care decisions. Everence strives to make Medicare an easy step by helping people explore their options and make the best decision for their unique situation.

Among the many factors to consider:

Your current situation: If you plan to continue working past 65 and can remain on your employer’s health plan, it may make sense to postpone Medicare, Parson says. However, nothing is ever that simple. It is important to compare the coverage and costs of the employer plan and Medicare, as well as to consider how any health savings account (HSA)

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How will a virtual Milken conference work amid coronavirus?

Few places exude glamour quite like Beverly Hills, which is one reason the Milken Institute Global Conference has become one of the world’s leading business mixers.

The annual spring event draws thousands of chief executives, wealthy investors, fund managers and others to a jammed Beverly Hilton where attendees catch up with acquaintances, pass out business cards and trade investment tips — while enjoying all the sun, fine dining and luxury shopping the city has to offer.

Not this year.

After twice postponing the conference due to the coronavirus outbreak L.A. billionaire Michael Milken’s soiree is set to start Monday. But instead of getting comfortable in one of the hotel’s many ballrooms, attendees will be seated at their work desks, kitchen tables and home offices.

While many prominent conferences have simply written off the year and canceled their annual gatherings, including the massive E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Los Angeles

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