Kate Morris Named President and General Manager at KPNX, Channel 12 

TEGNA Inc.

TEGNA Inc.  announced today that Kate Morris has been named president and general manager at KPNX, the NBC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, effective September 28. “We are proud to see these leaders take on new responsibilities,” said Lynn Beall, executive vice president and COO for media operations, TEGNA. “Kate’s exceptional leadership, passion for storytelling, focus on … [More]

Booming Arizona Town Migrates Workforce Technology to the Cloud, Launches Workforce Management Solution

Kronos Incorporated

Kronos Incorporated today announced that Gilbert, Arizona – a high-performing service organization and one of the fastest-growing communities in the U.S. – is migrating to the cloud-native Workforce Dimensions suite from Kronos. The AI-powered, mobile-first workforce management solution aligns with broader digital transformation efforts in progress throughout Gilbert and … [More]

New SBA Web Tool Helps with Market Research for Businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration

Small business owners and start-ups across the country can now take advantage of a new business tool to help them compete and grow. The free tool, called SizeUp, helps businesses identify new customers and compare their performance against other businesses in their industry with data collected from hundreds of private and public sources. "Market research and analysis is … [More]

500 U.S. Companies File for Bankruptcy and More Expected, says GlobalData

GlobalData

Amid the financial and economic crisis triggered by COVID-19, around 500 businesses have filed for bankruptcy since March 2020 and the trend is only set to persist in the coming months, says GlobalData, a leading data analytics company. Bindi Patel, Economic Research Analyst at GlobalData, says: “An increasing number of US companies are filing for bankruptcy. Various … [More]

Digital Platform for Optometrists Allows Patients to Safely Interact with Doctors

Opti-Xpres

In an effort to make eyecare safer and easier for both optometrists and their patients, a digital platform called Opti-Xpres has launched nationwide to help with patient onboarding, outreach, EHR synchronization, and provide a contactless glasses frame try-on feature that currently provides the highest accuracy on the market. The application allows doctors to customize an app … [More]

Local Security Consulting Firm Enhances Expertise with Acquisition

Avertium Cybersecurity Experts

Avertium, an industry-leading managed security and strategic consulting partner to mid-to-large enterprises, today announced the acquisition of 1440 Security, a nationally recognized managed security service provider with a Colorado-based 24/7 security operations center. This acquisition enhances Avertium’s extended detection and response (XDR) approach, and advanced threat … [More]

Major Healthcare Services Co. Launches New Brand for Innovative and Flexible Health Service Solutions

Cigna

Cigna Corporation announces the launch of Evernorth, a new brand for its growing, high-performing health services portfolio. Evernorth will accelerate delivery of innovative and flexible solutions to meet the diverse needs of health plans, employers, and government organizations. Tim Wentworth will serve as Chief Executive Officer of Evernorth, to bring together Cigna's vast … [More]

Scottsdale Nutritional Supplement Co. Responds to COVID Needs, Launches Locally-Produced Hand Sanitizer

Jigsaw Health

Safe and effective hand sanitizer is essential for staying healthy during the coronavirus global pandemic. Unfortunately, not only is hand sanitizer in high demand and difficult to find, but now many options are being deemed unsafe – or even toxic - by the Food and Drug Administration. That’s why Scottsdale-based Jigsaw Health developed its NEW Jigsaw Health Clean … [More]

Gaining Strategic Clarity when Your Crystal Ball Is Cloudy

by Jill J. Johnson, MBA

Today’s business climate continues to be exceptionally complex and volatile. Even as we move into this “new normal” environment, we no longer have the luxury of being able to take for granted that shifting trends will be visible or that customer needs will be stable. Now is the time to clarify what is required to ensure your future success. Take advantage of any emerging … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: ¿Está pensando en vender su negocio? 4 pasos para preparar su pequeña empresa para un inversor

por Edgar R. Olivo

Vender su negocio para jubilarse durante la pandemia es una consideración real a la que deben enfrentarse los propietarios de pequeñas empresas, ya que les preocupa que sea más difícil en los próximos años. La buena noticia es que muchos inversores siempre están buscando oportunidades, especialmente en tiempos difíciles. Según un informe de BizBuySell, muchas empresas … [More]

Are You Thinking of Selling Your Business? 4 Steps to Get Your Small Business Ready for an Investor

by Edgar R. Olivo

Cashing out or retiring during the pandemic is a real consideration that small-business owners have to face as they worry it will be more difficult in the years to come. The good news is that many investors are always looking for opportunities, especially during difficult times. According to a report by BizBuySell, many essential businesses have seen their revenues and … [More]

Communication Tips for Working from Distributed Locations

OTRS Group

Increasing work in the home office offers a variety of opportunities, but also risks. According to a survey among 500 office workers, the vast majority (83 percent) believe that the corona crisis has opened up a new business trend towards more digitalization and home office usage. A clear majority (61 percent) is also in favor of a law establishing a right to work from a home … [More]

Dos and Don’ts That Can Save Millions when Selling a Business

by Terry Monroe

My own experience working with many buyers and sellers — as well as learning from his own mistakes as a buyer and seller — have helped me recognize some major points that business owners should consider if they are serious about putting money into their pocket rather than having it taken out. If at all possible, always sell your business when it is doing well. By doing good, … [More]

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