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Ramez Baassiri 4 Ways Businesses Can Survive Disruptions

Ramez Baassiri 4 Ways Businesses Can Survive Disruptions

Interrupted Entrepreneurship by Ramez Baassiri

Interrupted Entrepreneurship by Ramez BaassiriAccording to Ramez Baassiri Business plans – like all plans – can go awry when events beyond the control of the business owner disrupt the everyday routine.

Such disruptions could be because of a dip in the economy, a natural disaster that creates havoc, a shift in the public’s buying habits, or new technology that can do what you do better.

“Interruptions within a business are as much a part of life as breathing and blinking,” says Raméz Baassiri,  author of Interrupted Entrepreneurship: Embracing Change in the Family Business. “They are viewed by some as hiccups, challenges, or even crises.”

Baassiri, a board member of AHB Group, a multinational and multigenerational family business, says such moments can prove deadly to a family business, which about 80 percent of all businesses in the United States are. But those disruptions also can be the catalyst for even greater success, depending on how they are handled.

He says a few things family businesses can do when life upends the daily routine include: Continue Reading

There’s Still Time: Farmers and Ranchers Should Respond to Agriculture Census

All US Farmers and Ranchers Encouraged to Participate in Agriculture Census Agriculture Census. There’s still time. To ensure an accurate representation of the agriculture industry in this country, the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has extended their 2017 Census of Agriculture response deadline through spring, and the Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural (RC)… Continue Reading

Hiring Older Employees is Smart Decision: Top 3 Reasons

Andrew Simon Shows Employers How They Are Missing The Boat on Hiring In the 2015 movie The Intern, Robert DeNiro starred as a 70-year-old widower who returns to the workforce as an under-appreciated and seemingly out-of-step intern working for a young boss played by Anne Hathaway. Initially, Hathaway’s character can’t quite relate to this baby… Continue Reading

America’s Car Museum Shifts into Fifth Year

It’s five years and counting for America’s Car Museum (ACM), as the sprawling four-story, 165,000-sq.-ft. facility located in the heart of Tacoma, Washington’s Museum District prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary at the Wheels & Heels Annual Gala, taking place June 3. Since opening its doors on June 2, 2012, ACM has become a world-class… Continue Reading

Pokémon Go Draining Phone Battery? Novi Portable Charging Station to the Rescue

New Novi mobile device charging system allows businesses to benefit from the Pokémon craze MG, developers of innovative charging solutions for modern mobile devices, have announced its new Novi Portable Charging Station as the perfect tool for businesses wanting to attract and monetize Pokémon Go players all over the world. Featuring a wireless charging dock that… Continue Reading

Sprint Unveils Second TV Ad Starring Paul Marcarelli, the Actor Who Used to Ask If You Could Hear Me Now for Verizon

Sprint spot with Paul Marcarelli former Verizon pitchman airs tonight, promotes improved network reliability and value compared to other wireless carriers Paul Marcarelli Ads proclaim: Don’t let a 1% difference in network reliability cost you twice as much; leave your expensive carrier and save 50% on most Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile rate plans  Sprint today… Continue Reading

Planetary Resources and the Government of Luxembourg Partner to Advance the Space Resource Industry

Planetary Resources establishing European headquarters in Luxembourg Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the banking institution Société Nationale de Crédit et d’Investissement (SNCI).  This partnership with Luxembourg’s SpaceResources.lu initiative will advance technologies and lines… Continue Reading

Global Shop Solutions Opens Office in United Kingdom

Global Shop Solutions Opens UK Office Global Shop Solutions, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company located in The Woodlands, Texas, has announced the opening of its new office in Brighton, United Kingdom. The new office will focus exclusively on providing sales, technical and customer support for customers across the United Kingdom and Ireland. “We… Continue Reading

6 Personal Branding Lessons Every Working Professional Can Learn from Trump and Clinton

6 Personal Branding Lessons Every Working Professional Can Learn from Trump and Clinton

Branding Lessons from Donald Trump, Criminal Clinton and Karen Leland Despite having the two highest unfavorable ratings of any major presidential candidates in history, Donald Trump and Billary Clinton have outlasted their competitors with branding lessons.  One of them is going to become the leader of the free world. (sure hope it is not that… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Simplify Your Day & Get More Done

Simplify and Get More Done Johan Gunnars’ new app helps you simplify your life. By Johan Gunnars, CEO & Co-Founder of Simpliday More than ever, people of all walks of life are looking to simplify their lives and get more done.  Nowadays, most kids—and maybe some adults—probably don’t recognize the old tradition of tying a… Continue Reading