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It came to Terry Wallace as an epiphany. On a Sunday about two years ago at his Palmer Township home, Wallace’s daughter Michaella posed a question before his weekly commute to New York City, where he kept an apartment for a job at WeWork.

Local art is on display at Venture X with these Bethlehem stars that were designed by Moravian College's art department students during a tour Oct. 7, 2020, in Bethlehem. In the 13,000-square-foot facility, there are 40 office spaces.

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Local art is on display at Venture X with these Bethlehem stars that were designed by Moravian College’s art department students during a tour Oct. 7, 2020, in Bethlehem. In the 13,000-square-foot facility, there are 40 office spaces.

a living room filled with furniture and a large window: An open space in the common area at Venture X in Bethlehem.

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An open space in the common area at Venture X in Bethlehem.

“Are you going home tonight?” she asked.

Wallace, thinking he was home, realized it was time for a change, after two decades of commuting to New York. So he left WeWork and decided to start his own business — near home, in

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WHITESBORO, Texas – October 14, 2020 – ( )

Holiday Auto Group owner Matt Johnson has vowed to give back to the communities which support his businesses. Recently, he decided to ask the local communities to nominate someone they knew that had experienced an exceptionally hard year in a contest he called “You Deserve A Holiday” car giveaway. After reading stacks of local stories submitted by nominations, both heartbreaking and heartwarming, choosing the winner was not an easy task.

While the requests for nominations indicated there will be one lucky winner chosen, Holiday had so many deserving nominations they decided to give away two.

“I felt like there are so many people who have had even worse situations this year and they don’t get any attention because everybody is going through hard times. A new car won’t change what they are going through, but it’s one small thing we

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Kevin O’Leary

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Investor Kevin O’Leary knows firsthand the challenges entrepreneurs on Main Street are facing during the coronavirus pandemic. Many are struggling to survive to economic shutdowns and the rapid shift to the digital economy.

“Twenty percent of the small private companies in my portfolio are going to fail,” he said on CNBC’s Halftime Report. “They’re going to zero. They are restaurants. They are in sports and entertainment … I don’t want to support them anymore, and I don’t think the government should either.” 

He is referring to the Paycheck Protection Program authorized under the CARES Act launched this year to help small business owners meet payroll and keep their businesses afloat during the health crisis. The application process ended on Aug. 8. To date, PPP has provided 5.2 million loans worth $525 billion to American small businesses supporting more than 51 million jobs. Currently, talks

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Are you sacrificing everything to achieve your dreams? Today’s work culture emphasizes the extreme self-sacrifice and burnout that people supposedly “need” to succeed. Elon Musk famously stated that he once worked 120 hours a week as a show of leadership. Mark Cuban of “Shark Tank” fame once said that he didn’t vacation for the first seven years of his business and would routinely stay up until 2 a.m. researching technology. Yahoo’s Marissa Meyer used to work 130-hour weeks at Google and slept under her desk.

Which makes you wonder… is there another way to build a successful, profitable business and work your way to the top without sacrificing your body, mind, and soul?

The answer is yes, and there are examples out there to prove it. 

Take Ingrid Arna: she’s an internet entrepreneur and marketing expert who made a million dollars after 18 months in business. She didn’t rely on

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By Anirban Sen and Matt Scuffham

(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Wednesday posted its best quarterly performance in a decade by some measures, as trading has moved back into the limelight and its lack of a big consumer business has switched from a curse to a blessing.

The Wall Street bank posted a quarterly return on equity of 17.5%, its highest since 2010. Investors closely track that figure because it shows how well a bank uses shareholder money to produce profits.

Goldman also boasted record earnings per share, beating analyst expectations by a wide margin. Its performance was driven in large part by a 29% jump in trading revenue, as clients responded to news about the coronavirus pandemic by shifting their portfolios.

While rivals including JPMorgan Chase & Co have also benefited from the markets boom this year, they are far more exposed to vulnerable consumers and businesses

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The Saint Viator Alumni Association is hosting a free Loyal Hearts Business Forum event for Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary graduates, and current and past parents, in which Saint Viator alumni will share ideas and techniques they’ve used to shift their work and adapt to the current pandemic environment. The event, “Pivoting in a Pandemic World,” will take place via Zoom on October 22 at 6 p.m. CT.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to close, temporarily or permanently, and others have been forced to find creative new ways to operate,” said Jim Platania, Jr., the Saint Viator Alumni Association board chairman. “We hope this event will help business owners and professionals learn from alumni who have found ways to pivot their business during these trying times.”



Speakers include Steve Zaleski (’04), real estate broker at Compass and restaurateur; Jerry Cataldo (’77), president and CEO of Hostmark

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MONTREAL, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To better understand the impact of network brownouts in the age of COVID-19, Accedian, a leader in performance analytics and end user experience solutions, today released the findings of its new research measuring the effects of network brownouts on business productivity and end-user experience. In a survey of more than 1,000 senior IT decision makers in the US, the report found that one-in-five organizations experience network brownouts on a daily basis since the pandemic hit, and 40% experience them at least several times a week. This results in significant productivity impacts and IT time required to regain acceptable standards on network performance. For the one in five organizations that experience network brownouts daily, IT teams spend up to a staggering 12.5 hours a week troubleshooting issues that could have been avoided.

“COVID-19 or not, it would be wise for businesses across industries to

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  • Dr. Scott Dust is an assistant professor of management at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, who writes extensively on business leadership.
  • Months into the pandemic, the advice to overcommunicate or schedule frequent check-ins is old news for employers leading remote teams — and more meaningful, long-term strategies are needed to help workers feel supported and motivated.
  • Leaders shouldn’t pressure employees to share their personal challenges unless they want to, and should record virtual meetings to make them available when it’s convenient for different workers to watch them. 
  • In new or uncertain environments, employees tend to mimic the behaviors of their leader, he writes.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A few years ago, just 2.5% of US employees worked from home. When the pandemic forced the closures of workplaces from coast to coast, this number peaked in June at 42%. Although this percentage

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DALLAS, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ:PLAY), (“Dave & Buster’s” or “the Company”), an owner and operator of entertainment and dining venues, today provided an update on the status of store re-openings and its continued encouraging business recovery trends. Key highlights include:

  • As of October 4, 2020, we have safely opened one new store and reopened 98 of the Company’s 136 stores consistent with local health restrictions;
  • Comparable store sales have steadily improved during the third quarter. After declining 87% during the second quarter, comparable store sales declined 75% in August and 62% in September.
  • In August, 84 stores were open at the end of the month, of which 68 stores were comparable stores. The 68 comparable stores performed at an index of 46% compared to their 2019 levels, In September, 99 stores were open at the end of the month, of which 81
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Rhonda Abrams, Special to USA TODAY
Published 10:00 a.m. ET Oct. 14, 2020


Learning to be flexible and to pivot quickly has helped O’Brien achieve great success as a reporter and entrepreneur.


In the three decades I’ve been advocating for small businesses, there’s never been a more challenging time for them and for the self-employed. And we’re far from out of the woods as this pandemic is not yet under control, and the economy is likely to take a long time to recover.

We’ve seen how President Donald Trump and his administration have responded to this crisis, but what would an administration headed by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris look like for small business and the self-employed?

“Day one, the focus is getting the coronavirus under control,” said Rhett Buttle, Biden for President National Business Advisor. “One in six small businesses are probably not coming back,

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