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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

Debra Montgomery joins Union Bank Private Mortgage Division as Pacific Northwest Region Manager

Debra Montgomery joins Union Bank Private Mortgage Division as Pacific Northwest Region Manager

Debra Montgomery Joins Union Bank as Managing Director SEATTLE, July 10, 2018 – Union Bank today announced that Debra Montgomery has joined the bank as Managing Director, Pacific Northwest Region Manager for the Private Mortgage Division of Union Bank Home Loans. Montgomery will manage the team of Private Mortgage consultants who specialize in offering home… Continue Reading

When Stymied By Corporate World, Women Soar As Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurship on The Rise! When corporate America’s legendary glass ceiling blocks their road to success, some women decide to take a different route. Their solution: Become their own boss.  Women in Business rule the world.  “In so many cases when women start out in the corporate world, they find their talents and insights are… Continue Reading

Eastside Business is Now on SiteGround Webhosting

Eastside Business and EastsideBusiness.com is now being hosted by SiteGround web hosting. We were with Hostgator for many years, but they really let us down. With SiteGround we can better serve all the clients of Virtually Famous Marketing and readers of Local Business Scoop, Bellevue Business Journal. Eastside Business Journal and Eastside Business. Thank you… 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

WhyteSpyder Opens Production Studio for Mass Content

More Help is on the Way from WhyteSpyder Fayetteville, Arkansas – based WhyteSpyder announced today the launch of a new content production studio which will expand and accelerate creation of photography, video and written content for products online. The studio satisfies accelerating demands from retailers and manufacturers for high volume content production that is efficient, scalable… 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

Helsinki Airport Goes Solar Energy

Finavia, the operator of Helsinki Airport, has decided to speed up its ambitious climate programme. The aim of the programme is to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions caused by the operations of all of the company’s 21 airports to zero by 2020. Through its airport network, Finavia is a key party to the commitment of European… Continue Reading

Sounders Sell-Out? Pendleton Midnight Named the Official Whisky of Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders Sell-Out to Oregon Liquor Company I guess Paul Allen and the Sounders need the money?  Or they just want to make sure their young fans know how healthy it is to drink liquor?  Hood River Distillers, Inc., the largest and oldest importer, distiller, producer and bottler of distilled spirits in the Northwest, announced… Continue Reading