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How 2 immigrant founders are trying to help marginalized communities build credit scores. 'America needs to look in the mirror and see what it has done.'

Tech startup Esusu is trying to help marginalized communities in the US build their credit score through rent payments.  The company was founded by two first-generation immigrants to the United States who struggled to get access to credit.  Esusu, founded in 2018, set up a Rent Relief Fund via crowdfunding to support renters during Covid-19.  "America needs to look in the mirror and see what it has done," Abbey Wemimo, Esusu cofounder told Business Insider in an interview.  Visit Business Insi...
Tags: France, India, Nigeria, US, America, Trends, United States, Yale, West Africa, Samir Goel, PNAS, Goel, COVID, Esusu, Abbey Wemimo Esusu, Abbey Wemimo


How to Have Better Customer Conversations During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has caused so much disruption and uncertainty for everyone in all aspects of work and life. When talking to customers, it can be hard to know how to strike the right balance between acknowledging the crisis and focusing on business. And especially if customers’ businesses have been affected by the crisis or if buyers are more reluctant to buy, it’s important to know how to approach those customer conversations in a compassionate way. Sometimes it’s okay to blend business and ...
Tags: Sales, America, Sales Calls, COVID-19, COVID, Gregg Schwartz, Earth Listen


Victress Capital, a fund founded by women to back women founders, just closed its second fund

Women start 40 percent of the businesses in the U.S., but they receive just 3% of venture funding. It doesn’t take a math whiz to recognize that such an extreme funding gap could spell opportunity, but it might help if you are math minded, a longtime investor, and happen to be woman and so conceivably understand certain products and pitches better than some men. That was certainly the thinking of both Lori Cashman and Suzanne Norris, who came together in 2016 to form Victress Capital outside of ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Minneapolis, Boston, America, Chicago, Harvard, Venture Capital, Kate Spade, Duke, Crunchbase, Norris, Rae, HBS, Randi Zuckerberg, Cashman


How to turn newborn babies into future millionaires!

Just posted on The Compound YouTube channel: Josh is joined by Noah Kerner, CEO of Acorns, one of the most popular investing apps in America. More than seven million customers use the Acorns app to turn small change into big savings, and Noah’s goal is get the next generation of investors started even earlier – in infancy! The math of compounding is simple yet startling – and given the technology now av...The post How to turn newborn babies into future millionaires! appeared first on The Reforme...
Tags: Personal Finance, Finance, America, Noah, Josh, Noah Kerner


Diversify Revenue With Online Courses to Corona-proof Your Business

It’s become trite to open an article with the words “in these uncertain times,” or “in this unprecedented crisis,” and yet, this is the reality we are all facing. Small business is suffering, with a 50% increase in bankruptcies compared to this time last year, and the number of unemployed Americans has topped 40 million. It’s pretty clear that we are heading into a deep recession, if not a depression. More than ever, it’s vital for businesses to be agile and find new revenue streams. Diversifica...
Tags: Business, US, America, Sales & Marketing, Nielsen, Mckinsey, Right Now, Michael Brenner, Lowe, LMS, Corona, Moodle, Marketing Insider Group, Orange Theory, COVID, Birbahadur Singh Kathayat


Inside the lavish lives of the billionaire family behind Boohoo, the fast-fashion giant called out in an investigation into workers being paid just $4 an hour at suppliers' factories

Boohoo is the UK's fast-growing fast-fashion retailer that was set up in 2006 by Mahmud Kamani and his business partner Carol Kane and is now valued at more than $4.3 billion.  The company has come under intense scrutiny this month after a Sunday Times investigation found that a factory supplying its clothes was paying workers as little £3.50 ($4.37) an hour and flouting COVID-19 social distancing rules. The company said it is investigating the report and described the conditions as "totally ...
Tags: UK, New York, Instagram, America, Trends, Manchester, The Times, The Guardian, Whistler, Sunday Times, Primark, Reuters, Boohoo, Adam, Aisha, Samir


America's Cup case: Team NZ fights NZME in the High Court to contain 'scandalous allegations'

Team New Zealand is fighting to prevent the Herald from publishing details of a report by forensic accountants, which the yachting syndicate's lawyer claims contains "scandalous allegations".A legal battle this afternoon in the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, America, New Zealand, Herald, NZME


MBIE enters America's Cup case

The government and Auckland Council have hired a Queen's Counsel to represent them in the stoush between Emirates Team New Zealand and NZ Herald publisher NZME.Michael Heron QC appeared briefly this morning at the High Court at... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, America, Mbie, Auckland Council, NZ Herald, Emirates Team New Zealand, NZME Michael Heron QC


America's Cup case: MBIE enters legal fight between Team NZ, ACE and NZ Herald, Newstalk ZB

The government and Auckland Council have hired a Queen's Counsel to represent them in the stoush between Emirates Team New Zealand and NZ Herald publisher NZME.Michael Heron QC appeared briefly this morning at the High Court at... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, America, Mbie, Auckland Council, NZ Herald, Emirates Team New Zealand, NZ Herald Newstalk ZB, NZME Michael Heron QC


Small Business Adds Close to 1 Million Jobs from May to June, ADP Reports

The latest jobs figures show small business in America bouncing back from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the June 2020 ADP Small Business Report, small businesses added 937,000 jobs to the American economy from May to June. This is certainly good news for small business across the country. And it’s a stark contrast to this same report just 2 months ago. Back in April, this same report showed small businesses cutting more than 6 million jobs. ADP Small Business Report, June 2020 – 937,000 ...
Tags: Sales, America, ADP, ADP Research Institute, Small Business News, Ahu Yildirmaz


Not yet independence, freedom or justice for all in America on this July 4th

Often, too often, we use independence and freedom interchangeably. Even dictionaries and thesauruses say the words each mean to some degree the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint (freedom) or the state of being free from the control or power of another (independence). On this July 4, 2020, we are reevaluating what those definitions mean to us, our families, friends and neighbors, to people we don't know personally and to the United States as a who...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, England, New York, Taxes, Justice, Maryland, Massachusetts, Africa, Freedom, America, Independence, United States, Current Affairs, Equality


How to Have Better Customer Conversations During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has caused so much disruption and uncertainty for everyone in all aspects of work and life. When talking to customers, it can be hard to know how to strike the right balance between acknowledging the crisis and focusing on business. And especially if customers’ businesses have been affected by the crisis or if buyers are more reluctant to buy, it’s important to know how to approach those customer conversations in a compassionate way. Sometimes it’s okay to blend business and ...
Tags: Sales, America, Sales Calls, COVID-19, COVID, Gregg Schwartz, Earth Listen


The Broker Who Saved America

You know Hancock and Washington and Franklin and Jefferson. You might even know Greene and Knox, Henry and Hale. And we know you know Hamilton, pretty tough to escape that one these days! But it is very unlikely that you know the name Haym Solomon. This is unfortunate, because he’s the guy who arranged financing to keep the Continental Army alive during its darkest days, finding the money to keep the revolution goin...The post The Broker Who Saved America appeared first on The Reformed Broker. ...
Tags: Washington, Finance, America, Hamilton, Hancock, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Continental Army, Knox Henry, Haym Solomon, Market History


R.P. Eddy wrote about a coming pandemic in 2017. Why didn't we listen?

In their 2017 book, "Warnings," R.P. Eddy and Richard Clarke warned about a coming pandemic. "You never get credit for correctly predicting an outbreak," says science journalist Laurie Garrett in the book. In this interview with Big Think, R.P. Eddy explains why people don't listen to warnings—and how to try to get them to listen.    If only we had a warning.Well, besides this 2007 review from a team at the University of Hong Kong warning about a pandemic coming from a wet market in southern Ch...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Obama, Government, Africa, America, Public Health, Idaho, Edward Snowden, Innovation, Rand Paul, Un, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Garrett, Cassandra


The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Athlete A' to 'Eurovision Song Contest'

"Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" is a hit on Netflix. Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga," the new Netflix comedy starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAda...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Sydney, Broadway, Dreamworks, Guardian, Associated Press, Steve Carell, Rachel Mcadams, Kate, Herald, Rotten Tomatoes, Will Ferrell


ACE/Team NZ allegations: America's Cup key managers turn whistleblowers

Three key executives employed by America's Cup Events Ltd, the company responsible for mounting the world's most fabled yachting regatta, have turned whistleblower and are assisting the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, America, Nz, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, America s Cup Events Ltd


America's Cup key managers turn whistleblowers

Three key executives employed by America's Cup Events Ltd, the company responsible for mounting the world's most fabled yachting regatta, have turned whistleblower and are assisting the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, America, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, America s Cup Events Ltd


Every new movie you can watch on Disney Plus — from the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' to the fantasy film 'Artemis Fowl'

bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ Disney Plus subscribers can stream brand-new feature-length films alongside their favorite Disney movies.  The current lineup of original films includes titles like the Christmas comedy "Noelle," the live-action "Lady and the Tramp," and the fantasy movie "Artemis Fowl."   Other movies set to debut exclusively on Disney Plus include a film version of the Broadway musical "Hamilton." An annual Disney Plus subscription costs $69.99 while a monthly plan is $6.99 a month...
Tags: Disney, America, Trends, New York Times, Anna Kendrick, Justin Theroux, Arizona, Broadway, Santa Claus, Steve Martin, Espn, Togo, Disneynature, Pixar, Hulu, National Geographic


Jeff Bezos' net worth just hit an all-time high. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $171 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person alive, is now richer than he's ever been. Bezos pledged to spend $10 billion to fight climate change in February and promised $100 million to food banks in April. As Amazon's founder and CEO, Bezos was the first person in modern history to accumulate a fortune of over $100 billion — and he currently has a net worth of $171.6  billion, Bloomberg estimates. He spends his fortune on real estate across the US, a $65 million Gulfstream Jet, and his space exploratio...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Elon Musk, Yahoo, La, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, Bill Gates, Beverly Hills


Seeing Red: U.S. Auto Sales, Q2 2020

In what might be the most blindingly obvious statement ever to be made in this august publication, the second quarter of 2020 was an absolute disaster for vehicle sales. Under the withering gaze of a global pandemic, the nation’s car dealers were awash in red ink — and the bitter tears of various dealer principals. […] The post Seeing Red: U.S. Auto Sales, Q2 2020 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, United States, Autos, Car Sales, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, High Finance, Auto Dealerships, Coronavirus


Disney Plus can't compete with Netflix when it comes to original content, but its affordable price and iconic franchises make it a great value for families

  Disney Plus launched in November 2019 and has amassed more than 50 million subscribers. A monthly subscription costs $6.99 a month, while an annual plan costs $69.99 a year. The service does a tremendous job anthologizing classic Disney movies and TV shows from decades ago that haven't been released in years and won't be available anywhere else. However, Disney's streaming service is family-focused, meaning none of the movies on Disney Plus are rated R. As a result, people without kids may ...
Tags: Apple, Beyonce, Disney, America, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Broadway, Ufc, Espn, Deadpool, Hulu, Hdr, Hamilton, Falcon, Amazon Prime Video


NAR’s Volunteering Works Program Announces 2020 Mentoring and Grant Recipients

Chicago, IL – July 2, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® and the Good Neighbor Society have announced the recipients of the 12th annual Volunteering Works grants and mentoring program. The program matches Realtors® who work on newer, small-scale charitable initiatives with mentors and provides funding support to individual volunteer efforts. The five Volunteering Works recipients will receive a $1,000 seed grant and a year of one-on-one mentoring from a member of...
Tags: Real Estate, News, America, Chicago, Radio, House, Johnson, Wells Fargo, Knoxville, San Francisco CA, NAR, Payne, Edmond Oklahoma, Liz Bryant, Ritchie, Lolo


The biggest companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate-speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, Anti-Defamation League, and Sleeping Giants asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements on Facebook in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Since Floyd's death, Facebook has allowed posts in which Trump called protesters "thugs" and suggested violence when he wrote, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided not to take action in removing the c...
Tags: Firefox, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, John Lewis, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Diageo, Unilever, Adidas, Cnn


How top medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific is preparing for the telemedicine wave that its digital health chief estimates could turn 80% of all physician appointments virtual

The rapid adoption of telemedicine amid the coronavirus is forcing Boston Scientific and other healthcare companies to quickly pivot to expand their offerings.  As many as 80% of the nearly 884 million in-person physician visits each year could become virtual, according to Boston Scientific Chief Digital Health Officer David Feygin.  The Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer is seeing a surge in usage of its "Ask Angie" platform, which uses augmented reality and other tech to aid cus...
Tags: Amazon, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Goodyear, Boston Scientific, Amazon Microsoft, Innovation Inc, Feygin, Boston Scientific Chief Digital Health, David Feygin, Now Boston Scientific


How this top medical device manufacturer is preparing for the telemedicine wave that its digital health chief estimates could turn 80% of all physician appointments virtual

The rapid adoption of telemedicine amid the coronavirus is forcing Boston Scientific and other healthcare companies to quickly pivot to expand their offerings.  As many as 80% of the nearly 884 million in-person physician visits each year could become virtual, according to Boston Scientific Chief Digital Health Officer David Feygin.  The Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer is seeing a surge in usage of its "Ask Angie" platform, which uses augmented reality and other tech to aid cus...
Tags: Amazon, Massachusetts, America, Trends, Goodyear, Boston Scientific, Amazon Microsoft, Innovation Inc, Feygin, Boston Scientific Chief Digital Health, David Feygin, Now Boston Scientific


VCs see much to like in Democrats’ $1.5 trillion Moving Forward Act

“The Moving Forward Act reads like a $1.5 trillion validation of our fund’s thesis — that upgrading cities and related infrastructure is key to fighting the existential threat of climate change and improving lives,” said Stonly Baptiste, co-founder and partner at venture capital fund Urban Us. Democrats in Congress are wrestling with the twin problems of mass unemployment and a long-delayed need to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure. Now, with just 124 days until the election, the party ...
Tags: TC, Congress, Washington, Government, Senate, America, Tech, Renewable Energy, Policy, Infrastructure, House, Venture Capital, Cleantech, Baptiste, Market Analysis, Rob Day


Two ex-Amazon Web Services executives behind its serverless and blockchain teams just got $5.1 million to make it easier for customers to manage their data between clouds

On Wednesday, the startup Vendia announced that it raised $5.1 million in seed funding. The startup was founded by two notable ex-Amazon engineers: Tim Wagner, founder of serverless product AWS Lambda and later Coinbase VP of engineering; and Shruthi Rao, who headed blockchain technology at AWS. Each of them brought their respective expertise to Vendia to come up with a solution that uses both serverless and blockchain technology to bring together data from multiple clouds without needing to m...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, America, Trends, Customers, United States, Aws, Coinbase, Amazon Web Services, Wagner, Rao, AWS Microsoft, Google Cloud, AWS Lambda, Serverless


Minneapolis-based VC shop Bread & Butter focuses on its own backyard

While many investors say sheltering in place has broadened their appetite for funding companies located outside major hubs, one firm is doubling down on backing startups in America’s heartland. Launched in 2016 by Brett Bohl, The Syndicate Fund rebranded to Bread & Butter Ventures earlier this month (a reference to one of Minnesota’s many nicknames). Along with the rebrand, longtime Google executive and Revolution partner Mary Grove joined the team as a general partner and Stephanie Rich came ab...
Tags: Health, Google, Food, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Minnesota, Minneapolis, America, Tech, Venture Capital, Revolution, Agtech, Mary Grove, Market Analysis, Bohl


First Look: Leadership Books for July 2020

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Leading with Feeling: Nine Strategies of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership by Cary Cherniss and Cornelia W. Roche This book describes how 25 outstanding leaders used emotional intelligence to deal with critical challenges and opportunities. Featuring commentary from the leaders themselves describing how they handled each situation, it helps managers better unde...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Books, Leadership, Instagram, America, Caterpillar, Don, Shaw, David Dye, Karin Hurt, Bruce Tulgan, Jennifer Egan, Tulgan, Adam Kucharski


How a Bank of America exec is partnering with a non-profit training program to tap into a diverse and underserved talent pool for Wall Street tech jobs

NPower is a non-profit organization that trains military veterans and young adults in underserved communities for careers in technology.  The program is based across eight different regions in the US and Canada and serves 1,400 students annual via a 16-week classroom program and a paid internship.  David Reilly, who leads global banking and markets, enterprise risk and finance technologyand core technology infrastructure at Bank of America, serves as board chair for NPower. Reilly did not atte...
Tags: New York, Wall Street, US, America, Trends, Bank Of America, Canada, Goldman Sachs, FICC, Deloitte, Blackstone, Npower, Dominican Republic, Citi, Reilly, Ferreira



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