Lawyer-turned-bagel consultant Beth George helps entrepreneurs around the world start their own bagel business

FAIR LAWN, New Jersey — Beth George, a lawyer-turned-bagel consultant, is taking her unique and exclusive bagel recipe around the world.

Through her consulting business, BYOB Bagels, George is helping entrepreneurs start their own bagel business and guiding them through a recipe she’s been perfecting for over 15 years.

“Bagels are infinite! You just have to know what you’re doing. You can’t just mix anything because there is a science behind it,” said George.

Over the years, she has developed precise techniques, formulas, and teaching methods which have allowed her to consult clients anywhere in the world.

Related: Mannino’s Cannoli Express: A family recipe hits the streets of New Jersey

“Because of COVID a lot of the consulting is done online now. The farthest we’ve traveled is the Horn of Africa, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Paris, Australia, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands,” said George.

Despite being a lawyer by trade,

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Pfizer will start testing its coronavirus vaccine on children as young as 12, a crucial step to bringing the shot to more people



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  • Pfizer is expanding its massive coronavirus vaccine clinical trial, opening the study to include children as young as 12.
  • The company is poised to become the first major drugmaker to start testing a COVID-19 shot in kids in a large-scale study.
  • The New York pharma giant said it got permission to boost the study’s overall size to as many as 48,400 volunteers.
  • Pfizer broadened the study last month to include 16- and 17-year-olds as well as people with HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C. 
  • While early clinical results were promising, it remains to be seen if Pfizer’s vaccine — or any other experimental shot — can prevent COVID-19.
  • Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said he expects data from this study before the end of October. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Pfizer is setting plans to make its coronavirus vaccine

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The Best Ways For Small And Medium-Sized Retailers To Start Selling Online

Allison Barr Allen is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Fast, based in San Francisco.

As Covid-19 drove people into lockdown this year, it also drove them online in nearly every aspect of their lives. Entire companies relocated to Zoom. Doctors treated patients through computer screens, and e-commerce giants saw their profits soar. Meanwhile, small businesses, particularly those that depend on a physical presence to sell their products or services, have been hit hard. Just as online shopping went from a convenience to a necessity for consumers, digital channels have become a requirement for retailers of all types and sizes to survive. And even when the pandemic is over, there is ample evidence that customers will continue to shop online in ever-greater numbers.

While most retailers today have some kind of online presence, the world of e-commerce technology can be vast and confusing. It seems like it

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Helping Others Help Themselves: 4 Expert Tips on How to Start a Successful Coaching Business


Coaching can take many forms—life, executive, career, skills—but all share the same mission: to help people unlock answers. As human beings, we are often the biggest block to ourselves and our progress, unable to realize our potential without someone else shining a light on it. The result is that coaching businesses have been booming.

In the professional sphere, one survey found that almost one in six entrepreneurs were using business coaches for self-improvement. The life coaching market in the U.S. alone is worth $1 billion. While there is high demand for coaching, newcomers hoping to get traction in the industry are heavily dependent on establishing a reputation and starting new conversations around wellbeing, critical thinking, and positive action. Unlocking that

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Zoom Will Need to Start Phoning It In

In the space of just a few months,

Zoom Video Communications

has become a household name—even a verb. But is that all the company is?

That question hangs over what has been the tech industry’s most remarkable success story in recent years. Born of a desire to improve on clunky workplace collaboration tools like WebEx, Zoom found its business upended by the pandemic in the best possible way. For millions confined to their homes, Zoom was suddenly the only way to have face-to-face conversations with people not sharing the same dwelling.

That has resulted in astounding business growth. Zoom was generating a little over $600 million in annual revenue before the pandemic struck. For the trailing 12-month period ended in July, that had more than doubled to $1.3 billion. For Zoom’s fiscal year ending in January, Wall Street projects revenue of nearly $2.4 billion.

But the stock’s sky-high multiple of

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Cresset Diversified QOZ Fund Announces Loan Closing and Construction Start for Investment in Denver

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cresset Partners and Diversified Real Estate Capital announced today the loan closing and construction start for the Cresset Diversified QOZ Fund (“Fund I”) investment in the Residences at RiNo multifamily development in Denver, Colorado.

This investment marks the fourth joint venture between Cresset Diversified and Hines, representing over $750 million in opportunity zone developments around the country. Led by Cresset Diversified’s experienced team of real estate, private equity, tax, and legal professionals, Fund I invests in institutional-quality, core real estate development projects and focuses specifically on well-positioned urban neighborhoods in high-growth markets like Denver.

Residences at RiNo is a build-to-core multifamily real estate project located in North Wynkoop, a premier master-planned district and is the only available multifamily development site within the master plan which is located in a qualified opportunity zone, just north of Downtown Denver. The property will be an 11-story, mid-rise residential building with

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5 Sector ETFs Gaining in Double Digits to Start October

Wall Street registered back-to-back weekly gains with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index seeing their best week since July, and the Dow Jones enjoying biggest weekly rise since August.

The optimism came primarily on the back of prospects for another round of fiscal stimulus from Congress. Per Fox Business News, there were “really good” odds of reaching a deal with Democrats in Congress on a new round of coronavirus stimulus for the battered U.S. economy. A report from the Wall Street Journal stated that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is drafting a proposal worth $1.8 trillion, closer to the $2.2 trillion package proposed by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (read: 5 ETFs Rising as ‘Reflation Trade’ Picks Up on Stimulus Hope).

Additionally, growing expectations of a Democratic victory in next month’s presidential election is driving the stocks higher. Market speculators believe that if the Democrats take the White House and

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4 Expert Tips on How to Start a Successful Coaching Business

Coaching can take many forms—life, executive, career, skills—but all share the same mission: to help people unlock answers. As human beings, we are often the biggest block to ourselves and our progress, unable to realize our potential without someone else shining a light on it. The result is that coaching businesses have been booming.



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In the professional sphere, one survey found that almost one in six entrepreneurs were using business coaches for self-improvement. The life coaching market in the U.S. alone is worth $1 billion. While there is high demand for coaching, newcomers hoping to get traction in the industry are heavily dependent on establishing a reputation and starting new conversations around wellbeing, critical thinking, and positive action. Unlocking that uniqueness is a bold endeavor in a highly-saturated business.

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Nonetheless, the coaching landscape is constantly in motion, and there is always potential for

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Why Right Now Is the Best Time Ever to Start a Business

“I am really concerned about starting a new company right now. I think the world is too unstable and it’s just too risky,” a very close friend of mine was relaying to me the other day. “I have a job. I don’t want to voluntarily quit, have my company fail and then struggle to find something on the other side.”



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“You need to look at things differently,” I responded. “You need to look at the extraordinary opportunities and the lower barriers to entry for starting a company right now. You can have access to people and talent that you would not have had previously.” 

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“Yes, I know, but I am still worried,” my friend immediately responded. “I guess I want to have my cake and eat it.” 

As technology futurist Kevin Kelly would say, right now is the best time to start a

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Start planning your year-end giving now

In 2019, U.S. giving to charity totaled nearly $450 billion. Historically, nearly one-third of that amount takes place in December, with 12% of all giving occurring in the last three days of the year.

December and last-minute giving is often rushed, not well-planned, nor strategic. To maximize the impact of your giving, whether personal or in your business, start planning your approach to year-end donations now.  There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your donations have a lasting and significant impact.

Bruce DeBoskey.
Bruce DeBoskey
  1. Engage your family members in conversations about what issues and causes are most important to them. Especially in this year of a pandemic, climate change impact, voting rights challenges, racial justice efforts, income and health disparities, and economic uncertainty (for nonprofits, too), meaningful conversations between and among generations about how a family wants to make the greatest impact are essential.
  2. Giving through your
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