Gig companies want Massachusetts voters to exempt workers from employee status.

A coalition of gig economy companies that includes Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart said on Wednesday that it had filed a ballot proposal in Massachusetts that could create a new class of workers in the commonwealth. If the coalition is successful, Massachusetts voters will decide next year whether gig workers should be considered independent contractors. […]

Children In 18 States Will Have More Education Options Thanks To 2021 Reforms

With 12 states having passed income tax cuts and five states enacting corporate rate reduction, it’s been a big year for state income tax relief. Likewise, it’s also been a banner year in state legislatures when it comes to the advancement of reforms that expand school choice. 2021, as Governing Magazine describes it, “has arguably […]

Bill Gates Says Epstein Relationship Was ‘a Huge Mistake’

“You know, there were lots of others in that same situation, but I made a mistake,” Mr. Gates told Anderson Cooper of CNN. In an interview on CNN on Wednesday evening, Bill Gates acknowledged that his relationship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was “a huge mistake,” and he told the host, Anderson Cooper, that […]

New York City’s Vaccine Passport Plan Renews Online Privacy Debate

The mainstreaming of digital vaccine passes could lead to more surveillance, privacy researchers cautioned. When New York City announced on Tuesday that it would soon require people to show proof of at least one coronavirus vaccine shot to enter businesses, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the system was “simple — just show it and you’re […]

5 Common Legal Issues That Startup Businesses Face

Featured image by Geralt An entrepreneur’s most challenging legal obligations occur at the very beginning of a company’s formation. This article highlights the key issues to address when you start a business in the UK. While the law might appear to be a constraint on the upfront, it’s actually a tool aimed to protect business […]

Build a Business Plan but Do It the Right Way

Featured image by AbsolutVision on Unsplash A startup’s initial business plan dictates how things will unfold, at least for the first few months. Moreover, these are the months that decide whether the business will fail or succeed. So construct your business plan carefully, as it will be the foundation of your business. RELATED ARTICLE: THE IMPORTANCE OF MARKET […]

Deloitte launches programme to educate all 330,000 employees on the climate crisis

All 330,000 employees at global consultancy giant Deloitte are to be enrolled in a climate learning programme designed to strengthen their understanding of both the huge risks presented by the climate crisis and the opportunities that could arise from the push to decarbonise the world’s economy. The programme has been developed in collaboration with the […]

Dropbox drops details of 2030 net zero strategy

Data sharing giant Dropbox has provided more detail on its plan to hit carbon neutrality across its operations by 2030, revealing that its data centre storage server power is now covered by 100 per cent  renewable electricity. In an update released yesterday, the cloud based data storage giant said it was making progress towards its […]

Big Clean Swith: IKEA to offer customers £35 of free green energy

IKEA’s customers are to be offered £35 of free green energy if they switch to a green energy supplier through the company’s website, after the retail giant moved to expand its partnership with green energy platform Big Clean Switch. Big Clean Switch runs a comparison website helping consumers select green energy suppliers. In addition to […]

CNN’s Cuomo Conundrum: A Star Anchor Chris With Andrew in Trouble

Chris Cuomo, the top-rated host, left some colleagues confused after he did not acknowledge the calls for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation during his Tuesday show. Earlier this year, CNN executives floated an idea to their star anchor Chris Cuomo. If he wanted to formally advise his brother, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, on […]

3 Approaches to PPC Automation for Small Businesses

Featured by Stephen Phillips – on Unsplash It is crucial for small-business owners and managers to know about PPC automation solutions. Moreover, they need some understanding about the combinations of features and functionalities that will result in optimal performance with the least possible expense. RELATED ARTICLE: SMART WAYS TO STRATEGICALLY SPEND YOUR EXTRA MARKETING BUDGET Automation finds […]

P.P.P. loan forgiveness portal opens, but big banks opt out.

In an effort to speed forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans, the government on Wednesday opened an online portal through which small businesses that borrowed up to $150,000 can apply to have their loans eliminated. The Small Business Administration, which administers the program, hopes the new system will streamline the process both for borrowers and […]

Uber Records Rare Profit Thanks to Stake in Didi

Uber is recovering from the pandemic and the driver shortages that followed, the company said on Wednesday. The company’s revenue in the second quarter grew 105 percent from the same period last year, to $3.9 billion, slightly higher than analysts expected. Uber also recorded a rare profit of $1.1 billion, thanks to the initial public […]

Is there a 'quick, easy, cheap' way to net zero?

If you want to decarbonise your business, the quickest, easiest and cheapest way for your business to become more environmentally friendly could be to make sure that the electricity that you buy is renewable – that is, that your power comes from sources that do not deplete the Earth’s resources. Indeed, according to Eon, the […]

House Democrats Push For Vaccine-Or-Test Mandate For Members And Staff

Topline A group of House Democrats is urging the Capitol’s attending physician to follow President Joe Biden’s lead and mandate coronavirus vaccines or semi-weekly tests for lawmakers and their aides as the Delta variant continues to fuel a resurgence of the pandemic. Key Facts 19 House Democrats led by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) told the […]

Eight Ways Companies Can Turn A Negative Customer Experience Into A Positive One

Turning a poor customer experience around continues to be one of the main struggles customer service professionals face daily. When the service experience goes poorly, a company can risk losing that customer forever. The key to success is having go-to strategies for remedying the situation and regaining that customer’s trust and loyalty. To demonstrate how […]

GM Adding Battery, Fuel Trucks To Electric Lineup, Upgrades Guidance

General Motors Co. revealed Tuesday that two new commercial trucks will be part of the 30 electric vehicles it plans to introduce globally by 2025. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its second-quarter financial results. General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc) getty During a […]

Funko’s CEO Talks FunKon And Achieving Growth During A Pandemic

As FunKon, a three-day event at Funko’s flagship 40,000-square foot Hollywood store kicks off, the company could not be in ruder health.  “We had our best two domestic quarters in the company’s history in the fourth quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2021,” Funko’s CEO, Brian Mariotti, explained to me. “During a pandemic, we’re […]

Twitter Is Stuck With Itself, Too

The most stubborn social network admits defeat, retires Fleets. It was just another Wednesday morning on the timeline, but something was off. Everyone was posting. They seemed a little stressed, but that’s normal. The Greenwich Mean fights were dispersing. Eastern Standard discourses were shuffling into formation. Main character auditions were underway. All of the little […]

Nearly 1 In 4 Don’t Want To Wear Masks Indoors Despite Delta Variant, Poll Finds

Topline New guidance from U.S. health officials urging even fully vaccinated Americans to mask up indoors in areas where coronavirus transmission is high still won’t persuade nearly 25% of American adults to regularly wear a mask, new polling suggests, and unvaccinated Americans are particularly unlikely to wear a face covering despite the delta variant’s rapid […]

Wall Street Cheers The Good News From The New York Times

Shares of the New York Times Co. skyrocketed in early trading after the publisher reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and gave a bullish outlook on its future results. Net income at the New York-based company rose to $53.4 million, or 32 cents per share compared with $23.7 million, or 14 cents, a year earlier.  Revenue surged […]

How to Choose the Right Project Management Software

Featured image by Kaspars Grinvalds Project management software helps your business stay organized and coordinates communication. Moreover, it gives you detailed records so you can analyze past performance. It’s one of the most important tools for an organization to have in the modern era. Your choice of platform could affect the productivity, cost efficiency, and dependability […]

New York Times 2021 Q2 Earnings: 8 Million Subscribers

The company expects to end the year with about 8.5 million. In its quarterly results, it reported holding nearly $1 billion in cash. The New York Times Company said in a statement on Wednesday announcing its quarterly earnings results that it had eight million subscriptions and expects to add as many this year as it […]

Fed Official Says Interest Rate Increases Could Be Warranted in 2023

Richard H. Clarida, the Federal Reserve’s vice chair, said in speech on Wednesday that if the economy meets his expectations, he thinks it will be healed enough by the end of next year for the Fed to start raising rates in 2023 — a meaningful statement coming from one of the highest-ranking members of the […]

The Post-Pandemic Job Interview: How Employers Must Step Up

Dwayne J. Clark is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Aegis Living, a best-selling author and longevity expert.  With employee shortages plaguing many industries, I believe the U.S. workforce is in crisis. Four million employees quit their jobs in April 2021 alone, the highest quit level in two decades. A survey conducted by Morning Consult on […]

A Guide To Selecting SASE Security Vendors

Robert Sturt is Managing Director of Netify, an SD-WAN & SASE security marketplace where you can compare and shortlist vendors. In recent months, our IT conversations have changed from primarily discussing SD-WAN (software-defined networking in a wide area network) to more of a focus on SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) security. While the SASE framework was designed […]

How Advances In Technology And Science Could Impact The Dating And Matchmaking Industry

Co-Founder at Ambiance Matchmaking, an exclusive matchmaking service for conscious leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs. The art and science of matchmaking is a billion-dollar industry. Yet, many pitfalls exist within the current online dating domain such as safety, security and ineffective matching methods. These issues aren’t as prevalent with professional matchmakers, as many conduct in-depth screening, background […]

From UK to Asia, coal plant closure plans advance

This week has seen a further blow to the global coal market in both industrialised and emerging economies, as the UK’s coal power phase out entered its end game and some of the world’s top banks revealed plans to accelerate the closure of coal power plants in Asia. Energy giant Uniper today confirmed it is […]

Human Interest Raises $200 Million On Its Path To IPO In 2023

Jeff Schneble knows that most people don’t hear the term 401(k) and get excited — but he does. For the CEO of Human Interest, it’s about the opportunity to give more people access to a retirement savings and investing plan. His startup builds retirement plans catered to small and medium-sized businesses left behind by outsized […]

How QR Codes Can Be The Perfect Match For Small Businesses

Jay Bean, CEO of FreshLime, is a tech entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience empowering SMBs to grow through emerging technologies. A quick response (QR) code is a type of barcode that any smartphone user can easily scan, using their camera, to be directed to a website, article or anywhere else the QR code creator […]