The Saint Viator Alumni Association is hosting a free Loyal Hearts Business Forum event for Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary graduates, and current and past parents, in which Saint Viator alumni will share ideas and techniques they’ve used to shift their work and adapt to the current pandemic environment. The event, “Pivoting in a Pandemic World,” will take place via Zoom on October 22 at 6 p.m. CT.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to close, temporarily or permanently, and others have been forced to find creative new ways to operate,” said Jim Platania, Jr., the Saint Viator Alumni Association board chairman. “We hope this event will help business owners and professionals learn from alumni who have found ways to pivot their business during these trying times.”
Speakers include Steve Zaleski (’04), real estate broker at Compass and restaurateur; Jerry Cataldo (’77), president and CEO of Hostmark
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.
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“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.
In a period of ninety days, the world and business of commerce have been shocked by its foundations. Executives from all industries are faced with uncertainties that could not have been anticipated at the start of 2020. Causing senior leaders to scrap plans, accelerate plans, or seek alternative plans to help them chart a new course in troubled waters.
This period has allowed for trends to begin to emerge. Trends that will impact decision-making and buying for at least the next five years. And, affect how businesses and people work as well as participate in commerce.
What can we expect in the future of business in a post COVID-19 world?
Working From Home Is Here To Stay
Many non-consumer facing organizations are finding that large-scale “work from home” can work. Discovering new scales of economies and little impact on productivity. In fact, organizations are finding increases in productivity. What remains
Under the new measures, areas in England are classified at medium, high or very high risk, and placed under restrictions of varying severity.
Areas in the lowest tier will follow existing national restrictions, including a 10 p.m. curfew on pubs and restaurants and a ban on more than six people gathering. In areas at high risk, members of different households are barred from meeting indoors.
The “very high” risk tier will face restrictions including closing pubs — apart from those that serve meals — and, if local authorities want, other venues such as gyms and casinos.
Liverpool was the only area put into the top category Monday, but Johnson said authorities were still talking with other local leaders across the north of England.
Pubs, gyms, leisure centers, betting shops and casinos in Liverpool will close beginning Wednesday.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said local authorities supported tougher restrictions as long as
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Mark Zuckerberg sporting a Harvard hoodie in his dorm room. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak with their first computer prototype, housed in a wooden box. Bill Gates grinning next to a computer terminal at Seattle’s exclusive Lakeside School.
But it turns out the story arc of these youngster founders — all 20-somethings who would go on to earn icon status as they built their now-marquee brands of Facebook, Apple and Microsoft — have been far more the exception than the
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Nadal won his first French Open tennis title in 2005. In the past 15 years, few things in the world of sport have been as sure. When it comes to men’s tennis, Europeans are the Masters of the Court.
There is a similar pattern of European domination in the Masters of Management (MiM). This pre-experience business degree has seen tremendous growth in the last decade, as college
Back in March I was living in Gloucestershire in the U.K. and I was in the final stages of divorce. Whilst it was as amicable as can be in such circumstances, I was facing bankruptcy. I had no savings and during my separation and divorce I took my foot off the gas with my business. As I am a one-woman band it meant bills piled up to the around $50,000 (£40,000). I had no means to pay the debt back.
At that time I felt as if I had two versions of my life running simultaneously, on one side after years of separation a chapter was closing with my divorce. I had been struggling with my business during the separation and I decided to take a firm stand. I fought fiercely to save the online
The world changed overnight and advisers rose to the challenge, adapting to a virtual reality with impressive speed and flexibility. Now, more than four months into the pandemic, it’s time for them to get serious about growth. Despite their herculean efforts to keep current clients satisfied, many advisers are ignoring the bigger opportunity: Winning new clients.
OLD TECHNIQUES FALL FLAT IN A VIRTUAL WORLD
The advisory game has changed, and old growth tactics won’t produce the same results anymore. At a time when advisers’ tried-and-true in-person networking events are off-limits, what does it take to attract the attention of new clients?
Growing an advisory business in this virtual world will come down to four key factors:
Adopt a growth mindset. Advisers tell their clients every day not to act emotionally with their money or make investment decisions out of fear. Yet financial planners are not immune to the same