People & Stories

HE WAS A SELF-EMPLOYED AUDIO ENGINEER–NOW HE’S ON FOOD STAMPS

The US government has offered up some relief to the smallest of small businesses -- self-employed freelancers, contractors and sole proprietors. But for many, that aid hasn't come quickly -- if at all. The federal aid package passed by Congress in March enables these microbusinesses to apply for special unemployment benefits and Economic Injury [...]

2020-07-29T15:12:34+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Articles, People & Stories|

13 BUSINESS OWNERS SHARE THEIR POST LOCKDOWN PLANS–THE NEW NORM?

With lockdown restrictions being gradually lifted in phases, many businesses are getting ready to place their post lockdown plans into action. With the new norm being discussed, every industry must change the way they operate, from social distancing in offices to changing the tactile features of a showroom. Being a business owner during Covid-19, big [...]

2020-07-29T15:14:04+00:00June 24th, 2020|Articles, People & Stories|

THANK YOU, SMALL BUSINESS

It is hard to believe that six weeks ago we were all living life as we previously knew it and making plans for the life we thought was ahead. It has been an exhausting six weeks. It has been a frustrating and angering six weeks.  It has been a scary and anxiety-inducing six weeks. It has been a life- and business-altering [...]

2020-07-29T15:15:13+00:00June 9th, 2020|Articles, People & Stories|

4 HABITS THAT HELPED ME SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY & STILL BUILD A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

It’s the American dream: running a successful business by day, then spending free time with a close-knit, loving family by night. Many entrepreneurs work hard each day with that end-goal in mind — but it’s not always easy. Martha Stewart, who made a name for herself as a homemaking guru, even [...]

2020-08-03T18:44:15+00:00March 8th, 2018|Articles, People & Stories, Uncategorized|

THIS STARTUP WANTS TO STOP FLOODS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN

HARVEY, IRMA, AND THEN MARIA. THE ATLANTIC PRODUCED A SERIES OF HURRICANES THAT BROUGHT MAJOR DEVASTATION AND FLOODING. "We felt like it had the potential to have a really tremendous positive impact on resilience and pollution associated with storms," said Jeff Possick, managing director at MissionPoint Partners. Possick, whose firm is Opti's largest investor, said [...]

2020-08-06T16:13:01+00:00February 8th, 2018|Articles, People & Stories|