Major conferences are shipping swag to your door as Covid-19 shuts down business events industry

Laveta Brigham

The media summit swag bag is likely a money-loser after factoring in shipping costs, Rosenbaum said, but there is hope it could drive more late interest and sales for the event. Recipients have been posting pictures of the swag bag on social media, he said, getting the event in front of more people.

 

Zoom and a host of other videoconferencing platforms have made it relatively easy to shift event programming online. But the events are competing for attention with Netflix, children, dinner and other distractions. Without the perks of letting people pass business cards and chat over pastries, virtual events are left asking a smaller audience to pay chopped-down ticket prices. Online conferences pull in about 13% of the revenues expected for in-person equivalents, according to a September report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, a trade group. The same report projected that large business events are unlikely to

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Apex Legends tips and tricks

Laveta Brigham

Apex Legends has experienced a surge in interest over the past few months. Millions of players are flocking to EA’s battle royale game, and it’s easy to see why. As a quality free-to-play game, Apex Legends sells itself, but beyond that, it offers a few interesting twists on the battle royale format. Looting and shooting is still at the core of Apex Legends, but you’ll need more than that to make it to the winner’s circle. Here are the best tips and tricks for getting started in Apex Legends. 

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Caustic, Lifeline, and Mirage | Choosing a legend | Apex Legends beginners guide
Caustic, Lifeline, and Mirage | Choosing a legend | Apex Legends beginners guide

Apex Legends has 14 playable characters to choose from. Each legend has a passive, tactical, and ultimate ability. Besides those perks, all legends play the same. They move at the same speed and can pick up and use the same gear. Just know

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A New Medical Van Wants To Connect People In Public Housing With Healthcare Providers : NPR

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United Medical Center’s mobile medical van parked outside the Greenleaf public housing complex in Southwest D.C.

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Carl Goggins feels like he can’t be careful enough when it comes to the coronavirus. Apart from the danger the virus poses to him as a 67-year-old, he worries what would happen if he fell ill.

“I live by myself,” said Goggins. “Ain’t nobody gonna come to the door.”

So when a mobile medical van offering coronavirus testing arrived in the parking lot of Greenleaf Gardens, the public housing complex where Goggins lives in Southeast D.C., he jumped at the opportunity to get a test, even though he’s had several this summer and he didn’t currently have any COVID-19 symptoms.

The van is part of a new project led by the D.C. Housing Authority in collaboration with area hospitals. It’s meant to make coronavirus testing more

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How much does Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague earn?

Laveta Brigham

Love Island 2019 contestants Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury might not have walked away with the £50,000 prize money at the end of their series, but the couple haven’t done too badly when it comes to post-villa earnings. And when we say ~too badly~, we mean the pair have been absolutely raking it in.

What is Molly-Mae’s net worth?

Before we even get to Instagram earnings, let’s not forget the huge deals Molly-Mae’s done with big brands like Pretty Little Thing. After leaving Love Island, the 21-year-old influencer landed a sponsorship deal with the online fashion retailer, which was reportedly worth £500,000. Then there was her deal with Beauty Works Hair Extensions which she secured straight after leaving the villa, and in late 2019 she also launched her very own line of tanning products. This September, she hit more than one million YouTube subscribers, which means she’ll now also

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Why Personal Branding Is More Important Than Ever

Laveta Brigham

We all have our own personal brand from the way we present ourselves on social media to our LinkedIn profiles. This is the way we attract people onto our profiles ad how we open ourselves to different opportunities. But now it seems like personal branding is more important than ever and you can guess what has caused this. Yes, the worldwide pandemic. With more people at home there has been an increase in people polishing their personal brand and the way they presented themselves on the internet. However, this isn’t something new and has always been an important thing to consider. This article will give you an insight into why and how personal branding is more important than ever and why (if you already haven’t) should be maintaining your personal brand.

Unfortunately, many people have experienced being made redundant from their jobs when

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MSMEs call out GST norms hindering move to online selling

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MSMEs call out GST norms hindering move to online selling

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • MSMEs have demanded GST compliance parity between offline and online sellers, claiming the new indirect tax regime is taxing for the firms switching over to online platforms
  • Post COVID, due to lockdowns and disruptions, smaller players and artisans are trying to sell their goods online
  • MSMEs’ demand assumes significance given that festive season is round the corner and customers are fast shifting to online in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic
  • The industry has pitched for a range of changes for online sellers from registration to composition scheme to tax collected at source (TCS)

Terming the GST compliance burden as taxing for micro, small and medium enterprises making shift to online selling platform, industry players have urged the government to ease the rules.

They have claimed that regulations prescribed in the GST Act for businesses

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Google unveils latest Pixel phone, rolls out new TV service

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Goldman Sachs Predicts Over 40% Rally for These 3 Stocks

A new wave of optimism is splashing onto the Street. Investment firm Goldman Sachs just gave its three-month stock forecast a boost, lifting it from Neutral to Overweight, with it also projecting “high single-digital returns” for global stocks over the next year.What’s behind this updated approach? Goldman Sachs strategist Christian Mueller-Glissmann cites the impressive rebound in global earnings growth and reduced equity costs as the drivers of the estimate revision. On top of this, a “broader procyclical shift” in stocks and other assets could take place during the remainder of this year.“We have shifted more cyclical on sectors and themes tactically but still prefer growth vs. value on a strategic horizon… In the near-term, elevated uncertainty on U.S. elections and a better global growth outlook might benefit non-U.S. equities more, but in the medium term a large weight in

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When to Ditch Your Car

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Goldman Sachs Predicts Over 40% Rally for These 3 Stocks

A new wave of optimism is splashing onto the Street. Investment firm Goldman Sachs just gave its three-month stock forecast a boost, lifting it from Neutral to Overweight, with it also projecting “high single-digital returns” for global stocks over the next year.What’s behind this updated approach? Goldman Sachs strategist Christian Mueller-Glissmann cites the impressive rebound in global earnings growth and reduced equity costs as the drivers of the estimate revision. On top of this, a “broader procyclical shift” in stocks and other assets could take place during the remainder of this year.“We have shifted more cyclical on sectors and themes tactically but still prefer growth vs. value on a strategic horizon… In the near-term, elevated uncertainty on U.S. elections and a better global growth outlook might benefit non-U.S. equities more, but in the medium term a large weight in

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How to make the most of online school with young children

Laveta Brigham

Another day in Zoom school, another meltdown and another reminder of what parents already know: Online school is especially challenging for younger students. There’s a reason children from kindergarten through third grade spent much of their pre-pandemic school days moving around and learning through play, not sitting still and staring at at a screen.

Many school districts are prioritizing younger elementary school students for reopenings, as studies show that younger children may be less vulnerable to the coronavirus.

But what if you’re in a school district that’s not reopening anytime soon? What if your child is immunocompromised? Or what if you are reluctant to return to in-person learning in the middle of a pandemic when there are so many “what ifs”?

Then you have to make the most of distance learning.

Many tips for how to best manage distance learning — including creating a designated space for school, maintaining

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Clever Ways To Save Thousands by Cutting Out the Middleman

Laveta Brigham

Brokers, salespeople, retailers, distributors and drop shippers — all of these words describe the sometimes necessary evil that is the middleman. For years, the middleman has played the important role of connecting the producer of goods to a consumer. Most of the time middlemen can and will mark something up as high as they want to make a profit, as long as what they are selling is in high demand. The traditional way of selling has since been disrupted by the rise of e-commerce, leading the way to more direct-to-consumer purchasing. 

Purchasing directly from a producer or wholesaler comes with numerous advantages such as a tailored shopping experience, direct customer service and reduced prices, just to name a few. Be aware of these tips and tricks if you’re looking to save more on your expenses.

Last updated: Sept. 30, 2020

Don’t Get Schemed by Drop Shippers

Drop shippers are online

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