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First and foremost, coronavirus is a health crisis. If you or someone in your family gets sick, fairly much everything else will take a back seat until you are through this part.

Health crisis or not, the other problems have piled up for many people:

  • Most everyone is struggling financially. Losing your job, your business, your retirement savings, your house, your dreams that depend on money…all disasters in their own right.
  • Maintaining social distancing and the worry that comes with this crisis will be challenging for most, but it will be debilitating for some, all the way to life-threatening as anxiety and depression grab hold.
  • Even if you can work from home, can you physically do that? Do you have the right technology? Childcare? Eldercare? Environment? 

For those who know my family, you know we’ve been

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For the first time in his career, Julian Edelman is entering a season without Tom Brady.

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As the receiver prepares for his 11th NFL season, everyone knows the story of Edelman and Brady. When he was a young player, Edelman was so enamored with the veteran quarterback, he moved out to California with the hope of training with Brady in the offseason. It took Edelman five years, but he became one of Brady’s go-to targets and best friends.

It’ll be hard to create a Brady-like connection with whoever starts at quarterback this season for the Patriots, but Edelman is moving forward with an open mind.

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“Obviously, it was a little different scenario. You’ve got to move on

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Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE: UBER) and Lyft Inc (NASDAQ: LYFT) both stand to experience headwinds from a negative California ruling that they must classify drivers as employees.

But among the two ride-hailing companies, Uber is better positioned to weather the storm, according to two analysts.


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Lyft Is A Single Product Company: Lyft stands to emerge the bigger loser between the two as it is a single product company, MKM Partners analyst Rohit Kulkarni said on CNBC. Also, 16% of all of Lyft’s rides are based in California versus Uber at 11.5%.

Lyft’s stock has lost around 30% since the start of 2020 while Uber’s stock is up nearly 4%. At these levels, the regulatory risk of similar legal decisions in other states is “almost priced in.”

The downside risk to both stocks are limited as the regulatory issues will ultimately be resolved, Kulkarni said.

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  • Suburban markets across the US are heating up in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • In some places, every home that hits the market receives multiple offers.
  • Angela Retelny, a top broker in Westchester, New York, broke down five things prospective homebuyers need to do to score a home right now. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Suburban markets across the US are heating up as homebuyers hunt for larger spaces.

While the housing market as a whole has made an impressive comeback since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, inventory is still lagging behind demand, which has created a competitive climate, particularly for homebuyers in suburban markets. 

Angela Retelny, a broker based in Westchester County, New York, with more than two decades of experience and $350 million in total sales volume, told Business Insider that it’s an unprecedented time in her region, with homes flying off the market

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  • Dunkin’ is launching its fall menu — including its Pumpkin Spice Latte — on August 19, earlier than ever before. 
  • Starbucks’ internal documents indicate the chain is planning to launch its Pumpkin Spice Latte on August 25, significantly earlier than past years. 
  • Dunkin’s head of marketing said that the chain is bringing back the Pumpkin Spice Latte early because it is one thing customers can count on with “so much uncertainty” in 2020. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Pumpkin Spice season is starting earlier than ever in 2020. 

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and Chobani yogurt hit grocery shelves in early August. Sam Adams launched its fall beers — Jack-O Pumpkin Ale, OctoberFest and the Sweater Weather Variety Pack — on August 10. Dunkin’ announced on Wednesday that it is debuting its fall menu on August 19, earlier than ever before. 

Starbucks is also giving into autumnal creep. The brand’s

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Whether you just started your coaching business or have been running one for years, your business has two goals: revenue and impact. Building a successful coaching business requires that you have great client acquisition skills, and one way to make this happen is through content marketing.

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Strategic content can build your brand reputation, create a community around your values and promote your services. But one thing most online entrepreneurs forget is that content is a conversion tool, not just a series of knowledge-based paragraphs. Content marketing, when done exceptionally well, can convert cold prospects who are actively looking for solutions to problems they’re experiencing, into premium clients.


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With that said, here are the five types of content to create to grow a high-end coaching business.

1. Create content that shifts your audience’s beliefs.

The number one mistake I see coaches make is starting

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  • Whether it’s a side hustle or a full-time gig, a successful online business requires a carefully crafted strategy, strong relationships, and time, among other things. 
  • These guides show you exactly what it takes to launch a profitable business on some of the top online platforms, including Amazon, Etsy, Depop, Poshmark, and eBay.
  • Top sellers, entrepreneurs, and other experts regularly chat with Business Insider to provide insights and advice from their own experiences selling on these apps. You can read them all by subscribing to Business Insider.

Check out the guides below if you’re thinking about launching your business on an online platform like, say, Amazon, where more than 15,000 American businesses surpassed $1 million in sales in 2019, according to Keri Cusick, head of small business empowerment. 


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Donna Hager seeks opportunity wherever she can–for her firm, of course, but also for her people. Founded in 2015, Hager’s architecture and engineering firm, called Macan Deve, is certified as a Section 3 Business Concern. That means when she works for the New York City Housing Authority, she agrees to hire people who live in the housing projects to help her execute those contracts. Then she and her firm do their best to mentor them, so they can advance within the construction industry. 

I’ve been an engineer my whole career. I worked for Aecom, the world’s largest construction company. I had really great mentors, I had a corner office, I was a VP. 

Then in 2010, I noticed an increase in opportunities for minority- and women-owned business enterprises. The MWBE program had been around for a long time in New York, and it required state agencies to allocate a percentage

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In May 2015, Vix Reitano was working at public relations firm PMK•BNC in New York City when she took on her first clients as a freelance marketer creating digital content and doing social media strategy.  

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Her initial goal was small: “When I first started my side hustle, I just wanted to go to more SoulCycle classes and buy more shoes.” Within weeks, however, Reitano “had matched [her] six-figure salary” at her full-time job and ultimately quit to pursue her side hustle full time.


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Now, five years later, Reitano has built her side gig into the creative digital agency 6boro (Social + Studios). The business has continued to bring in six figures every year and has taken on projects for organizations ranging from the United Nations to CKO Kickboxing.

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