Social media has benefitted during the pandemic, as an increase in user engagement has been felt across different platforms. Twitter (TWTR) has made the most of the COVID tailwinds, too, with an uptick in mDAUs (monetizable daily active users). The market has reacted in kind, and shares are up by 46% since the turn of the year.

Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley believes more share appreciation is on the way. In fact, his growing confidence in the Twitter story has just resulted in upgrading the stock from Hold to Buy, while boosting the price target from $36 to $56. This figure represents possible upside of 19% from current levels. (To watch Walmsley’s track record, click here)

While the pandemic’s impact has resulted in people spending more time on social media, Twitter has also paid the price for the economy’s contraction. The reductions in budgets across the ad

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The founder of Lagunitas Brewing Co. of Petaluma told a group of Sonoma State University business students that if anyone opts to start a craft brewery they should steer clear of the ubiquitous India pale ale.

The beer marketplace is saturated with the extra hoppy brew, and so to build a new successful brewing operation around it would be “Neanderthal thinking,” Tony Magee said Tuesday. “Low-hanging fruit isn’t a business model, it’s just preying on market share that already exists.”

During the online gathering, Magee talked about the business lessons he learned while running the beer enterprise as part of his first act in his official role in the entrepreneur-in-residence program at Sonoma State.

He launched Lagunitas Brewing in 1995, and then he was at the forefront of the IPA, and his success spawned various hoppy offshoots such as Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ wheat ale and the potent Waldo’s Special Ale

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For Kenyatta ‘Kymme’ Williams-Davis and her husband Raymond Davis, the survival of their Brooklyn business was an afterthought as COVID-19 ravaged their family, friends, and customers at the height of the pandemic. 

Their cozy little coffee shop, the Bushwick Grind on Whipple Street, was shuttered for months when the virus swept through the city. But soon, they realized that closing was the least of their problems: Kenyatta, her family, and friends all came down with the contagion.

That began an odyssey of dealing with both myriad health issues and the economic fall-out of the pandemic that remain an ongoing challenge. But Williams-Davis says it taught her valuable lessons that she has applied to her life and business going forward – she has strength through her family a spirituality to make things work.

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Coffee Plz Co is a Coffee Brewing Company Based out of Florida that has a fine very rare type of Coffee Blends. One of the Coffee Beans is from El Purutal Columbia but not a normal part of Columbia. El Purutal is an ancient area of Columbia that is near the year 9,000 BC where it has been said that the aborigines were harvesting their own coffee beans and brewing as well as eating the beans in that time.

Ancient Coffee is a big seller in the United State but it is a very rare find to find a brewery or a bean wholesaler. Coffee Plz Co is one in a billion of a find for you to order the bean and to drink the bean itself. “We also at Coffee Plz Co don’t have a lot of publicity and have kept the bean in the family for years but

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been n0thing short of a financial disaster for most mom-and-pop establishments in the city — with many forced to close for months at a time, or face severe restrictions on their customers to avoid contamination.

But for partners John LaPolla and Douglas Amport, business has been as brisk as a frosty fresh pint of home-brew beer as Brooklyn’s Bitter and Esters never had to close.

While they had to restrict customers from coming inside their establishment on Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights — the only home-brewing shop in New York City — they already had a powerful web-based operation and a strong local following that had customers from all over lining up to brew their own beers at home.

John LaPolla of Bitter & Esters on Washington Avenue
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From Sars to Covid-19: grounded but undaunted

For the first 12 years after starting her company, Ms Reene Ho-Phang did not take leave.

As the co-founder of BrandStory, a strategic travel marketing consultancy, she had eight offices around the region to manage and clients as far away as Azerbaijan and Iceland to service.

The only times she managed to get away were when her clients’ offices closed for Christmas and Chinese New Year.

In late January this year, she and her husband Peter Phang, 50, who runs the company with her, flew back to Singapore from their base in Shanghai for Year of the Rat celebrations with their extended family.

On the seventh day of Chinese New Year – a significant occasion known as Everyone’s Birthday – her father suddenly died at age 78. A retired civil servant, he had looked after finance for BrandStory’s headquarters here.

“It was…” Ms

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SINGAPORE – For the first 12 years after starting her company, Ms Reene Ho-Phang did not take leave.

As the co-founder of BrandStory, a strategic travel marketing consultancy, she had eight offices around the region to manage and clients as far away as Azerbaijan and Iceland to service.

The only times she managed to get away were when her clients’ offices closed for Christmas and Chinese New Year.

In late January this year, she and her husband, Mr Peter Phang, 50, who runs the company with her, flew back to Singapore from their base in Shanghai for Year of the Rat celebrations with their extended family.

On the seventh day of Chinese New Year – a significant occasion known as Everyone’s Birthday – her father suddenly died at age 78. A retired civil servant, he had looked after finance for BrandStory’s headquarters here.

“It was…” Ms Ho-Phang trails off and

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