Running a business means experiencing a lot of ups and downs, whether it’s a small, medium, or massive enterprise. As a business owner, you know that this is simply the nature of the industry.

But if you notice that you’re on an extended downward slump with a churn rate that’s steadily increasing, it may be time to reassess. Why are customers leaving? What are your strengths and weaknesses? And more importantly, how can your business turn things around? The sooner you answer these questions, the sooner you can get your business and profits back on track.

Here are seven possible reasons why you’re losing business to competitors—and how you can win them back. (Hint: the all-in-one customer relationship management or CRM, sales, and marketing platform Keap can help.)

Poor Customer Service

Friendly, informative, and high-quality customer service is crucial in the success of a business, especially among small businesses. In

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional COVID-19 relief, delaying action until after the election despite ominous warnings from his own Federal Reserve chairman about the deteriorating conditions in the economy.

Trump tweeted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “not negotiating in good faith” and said he’s asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to direct all his focus before the election into confirming his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.

“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business,” Trump tweeted.

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October 5, 2020

NEWINGTON—Businesses are invited to take a safe look inside the dark web as Daystar hosts a one-hour webinar on Digital Risk: Protecting Your Business From the Dark Web on Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. Daystar CEO Keith Bamford will host the discussion that will include expert insight from Kaseya’s Will Bishop.

The dark web is an unregulated part of the Internet that can only be accessed by special browsers. Although not everything on the dark web is illegal, it is well-known as a hotbed for digital criminal activity. A vast online marketplace where hackers and other cyber criminals can anonymously trade stolen credentials, sensitive customer or financial data, malware infections and more pose a serious risk to an organization’s data security.

“Businesses across New England are challenged with increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. With most attacks going undetected for approximately seven months, many businesses don’t even realize their employees’

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The global grain augers market is expected to grow by USD 103.70 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market slow down compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. However, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5%.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Grain Augers Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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David Rea, president of Salem Investment Counselors in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Salem Investment Counselors

Stock prices are “OK” — neither cheap nor pricy — given prevailing interest rates and other factors like federal stimulus money that’s been pumped into the U.S. economy since the spring, according to David Rea, the president of Salem Investment Counselors.

The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based financial-advice firm ranked No. 1 on CNBC’s second annual Financial Advisor 100 list. The firm, which manages $1.75 billion in client assets, also placed first in 2019, when CNBC debuted its list of top advisors.

 “We think probably, like last year, the market’s OK,” Rea said Tuesday on CNBC’s Power Lunch program.

“When adjusted for interest rates where they are, it seems fine,” Rea said. “We’re looking at an economic reopening, I think. We’re looking at some good science on the horizon [via] probable vaccines, probably treatments [for Covid-19].”

Federal lawmakers

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It was not long ago that solar power was considered way too expensive for mainstream use. The earliest commercial solar tariffs were around ₹18 a kWhr. And then, relentless efforts brought the prices down. Today, any tariff of around ₹3 is considered remunerative.

All this happened in a decade.

Now, there is another industry that seems to be at the head of a similar trajectory. It is meant to solve the same problem, as solar — beat climate change.

Parameters such as technological challenges, costs and ecosystem seem to be just where solar was around 2008-2009. And, like solar, this industry has potential for creation of a great economic value addition.

The whole game revolving around conversion of Carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuels and chemicals is still being played out in the labs, but has all the makings of an emerging industry.

In a sense, this industry is more exciting

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Harrisburg United, an open coalition of Harrisburg region civic, labor, religious and community organizations, is saddened and alarmed to note the recent surge of hate behaviors in our area: the desecration of a synagogue with Nazi symbols; the defacement of Black Lives Matter murals in the city proper by an organized hate group; and coincident vandalism at the Harrisburg LGBTQ Center.

The vitality, resilience and growth of our region depends on the continued respect among its residents of all races, religions and sexual orientation. Our organizations stand firmly in support of the victims of hate behaviors and their threatened communities.

We urge residents of the Harrisburg region to respond personally to hate behaviors:

  • Report hate activity, sexual and ethnic intimidation to your church, community organization, local and state authorities so that perpetrators can be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Offer support to the targets of hate behavior
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  • This fall, furniture giant Ikea is opening its first store that will only sell refurbished furniture or products made from recycled or renewable materials, according to a recent press release.
  • The new store will be located in the ReTuna shopping mall in Sweden.
  • Ikea also recently announced it’s committing an additional $707 million (600 million euros) to become carbon positive by 2030.
  • Carbon positive means a company removes more greenhouse gases than it produces.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

This fall, Ikea is opening its first store that will only sell refurbished furniture and sustainably produced products. The second-hand store will open in the city or Eskilstuna, Sweden, specifically in the ReTuna shopping mall, the world’s first “recycles mall,” where everything sold there is refurbished or recycled. 

“The climate crisis cannot be solved in theory, it has to be solved in practice,” Jonas Carlehed, sustainability manager of Ikea

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Money still talks to voters. A new Gallup analysis released Monday reveals that the economy emerges as the No. 1 issue for voters as Election Day approaches, now just four weeks off.

“As the nation remains in a pandemic-induced recession, U.S. registered voters say the economy is the most important issue of 16 that may potentially affect their choice for president. Nearly nine in 10 registered voters consider the presidential candidates’ positions on the economy ‘extremely’ (44%) or ‘very’ (45%) important to their vote,” writes Gallup analyst Megan Brenan.

Among Republicans, 93% cited economy as their main interest, along with 85% of Democrats.

As it has been in past months, this is helpful factor for President Trump. Multiple pollsters have consistently confirmed over time that voters gave Mr. Trump higher ratings than Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden in economic matters. In some cases, Mr. Trump led his

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Investment Thesis

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and with about $3 billion in assets, Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. (ACBI) is a commercially focused bank with specialties in specialty corporate lending, private banking, and commercial real estate finance solutions. The company has the 13th largest deposit market share in the greater Atlanta MSA, just behind Cadence Bancorp (CADE), Renasant (RNST), and Bank OZK (OZK).

I am a little more constructive on the bank since the first quarter update. The exposure to economically sensitive loans has narrowed to 9% of total loans (from ~30%). To me, this means that potential realized losses could be lower than previously expected and roughly in line with other regional bank peers. The core net interest margin (NIM) remains under pressure but expense control should help profitability over the near term.

When weighing out the puts and takes, I am still neutral on the stock. This partially is

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