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Covid-19

What’s Next?

During these uncertain times a healthy diet, long walks, watching old movies, and keeping in touch with friends, will put you on the right path to maintaining your personal health. But you cannot overlook the fact that the health of your…

Use Your Soft Skills to Communicate Effectively

Although in some parts of the United States, businesses are starting to open again, COVID-19 is still a threat, and life hasn’t returned to pre-pandemic normalcy. The measures necessary to prevent the spread of the virus create physical…

Post-COVID Fashion Trends

Now that you are ready to get rid of your sweatpants, what are you going to wear and how are you going to shop? Personal Stylist, YouTube Influencer and QVC Fashion Presenter, Tracy Gold, predicts the five top post-COVID trends. We have…

Be Selfish

As some of you know, for the past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness, also known as subjective well-being.  It turns out, there are two types of happiness: Hedonic and eudaimonic. Hedonic happiness is what we tend to…

Obstacles Remain in Travel Ban Exceptions

When we last saw Tom, the clothing manufacturer who wanted to bring in two German engineers to help fit out his factory to make Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”), we confronted the hard realities of the travel bans. The ban, which…

Sports Are Coming Back!

Slowly but surely there is live action returning to the tube. Unfortunately, games are being played, at least for the foreseeable future, without fans in the stands. On the bright side, fairly soon we will have NHL and NBA action and NFL…

M&A During COVID-19: A Brief Analysis

Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) is a powerful tool that companies use to execute on their strategic imperatives.  Even in the best of economic times, the successful acquisition of a business, the integration of its operations, and…

A New Paradigm Post-COVID-19, Part II

As we discussed in Part I, we are experiencing a paradigm shift for brands and businesses that are finding that digital transformation is affecting all aspects of life No one wants to go to the doctor, for instance, but at some point, we…

A New Digital Paradigm Post-COVID-19, Part I

“Hope is the dream of a waking man.” -- Aristotle We are experiencing a paradigm shift on the game board for brands and businesses where digital transformation has been established as the fundamental basis for future survival and growth.…

Customers, Not Money!

Today, the real worth of a business is not money, but customers. Smart companies will use a recession to outmaneuver their competition, get new customers, gain market share, acquire the best talent, and even buy other companies at steep…

A Change Is Gonna Come

A sea change is happening at our national cash registers. Customers are moving past their practice of rewarding a company for doing good. Now they are demanding real change that they personally experience. It is the authenticity of their…

Charting a New Course

With one wave of the pandemic storm over and economies opening up again, those companies that secured their finances and took the necessary steps quickly enough to survive or even thrive now need to turn their attention to getting back to…

How Bankruptcy Can Save Your Business from Eviction

The current COVID-19 pandemic has led to unfortunate and recurring scenarios like the following: Ralph owns a small furniture store in a shopping center in suburban America.  The shopping center is owned by a large conglomerate, with…

Master of the Obvious? Why, Yes!

MOO stands for Master Of The Obvious. My husband John is an accomplished engineer with several patents to his name. From the first days of our relationship, we’ve enjoyed cooking together and exploring flavorful dishes from…

Ingenious Hacks for a Sharper Mind

Nine things I do daily or weekly to keep myself sharp and engaged. My time in quarantine is starting to feel like Groundhog Day, each day repeating itself in an endless loop. Same environment. Same people. Same food. Same view…

What’s The Latest on The CARES Act?

Fourteen timely CARES Act considerations for small business owners. As previously said here, the second time has been indeed a charm as many more businesses have seen their PPP applications get approved this week and others have…

The Death of Sports or Just a New Normal

TALKING SPORTS WITH DAVE TORROMEO As Don McLean notes in his epic ballad, “I can’t remember if I cried,” but I am sure I was just as numb the day the sports world “died.” We had just finished our radio show “The Clubhouse” (heard…

Legal Services of Greater Miami

Legal Services of Greater Miami Featured Business: Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI) Executive Monica Vigues-Pitan, Executive Director Business Address: 4343 West Flagler Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida 33134…

Giving Tuesday

A Global Generosity Movement GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We're launching #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity to take…

Reflections from Quarantine in Cuba

Have you considered what your last thought before bed and your first thought when you awake is these days?  The imperious sensation of needing more time has disappeared. Our days revolve around merely existing, thinking, feeling, and a bit…

Be Ingenious!

So, “What makes you ingenious?” I’ve been fascinated by the word “ingenious” for some time now, because it describes a quality that applies to every single person, while at the same time allowing for the fact that we are all…

Banking on You!

When thinking about exciting relationships in your life, unless you’re Scrooge McDuck I’m betting that the name of your banker is not at the top of your list.  Ah, what a difference a global pandemic and enforced working from home can make.…

Confused About Health Coverage? Join the Club.

Confused About Health Coverage? Join the Club. Let’s face it, when it comes to health insurance, even the smartest, most educated entrepreneurs struggle to keep up with the constant changes. As if things weren’t hard enough we are…

Making Lemonade From Lemons

Things are weird right now.  Really weird! Uncertainty is not just a personal feeling at the moment, it is shared by people across the globe.  In these difficult times, It would be easy to give in to negative thoughts, fear of…

The Coronavirus Shock Wave

America’s first reaction to the Coronavirus was a weird combination of toilet paper panic buying and spring break beach parties. Today we stand on a Coronavirus Shock Wave precipice. Cities like New York and New Orleans are…

Get Help From the SBA to Keep Your Business Afloat

Get Help From the SBA to Keep Your Business Afloat The current COVID-19 pandemic is also an economic crisis, with long-lasting impacts felt across all industries. Therefore, businesses must be proactive now, in order to combat and mitigate…

Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic

Business owners and IT executives need to perform a quick business impact analysis (BIA) to identify the company's critical business processes.   Most businesses are unprepared for a pandemic like Covid-19 that could incapacitate 30…