7 steps to recession-proof your small business

Laveta Brigham

Blame COVID-19: the US officially entered a recession in February. I suspect that’s not news to you and your small business, as small businesses have been on the front line of this downturn, struggling to survive. In fact, since the shut-down, it’s estimated that over 100,000 small businesses have closed […]

12 Ways to Stop Wasting Money on Your Car

Laveta Brigham

FG Trade/istockphoto Beyond Changing the Oil Cars are one of the largest purchases consumers make, alongside homes and college educations. But unlike real estate or a bachelor’s degree, a car isn’t an investment. A vehicle is an expense — and one that doesn’t end with the purchase. It takes more […]

Online aftersales consult offered by AC Motors

Laveta Brigham

AC Motors, the automotive and motorcycle arm of AC Industrials, has recently launched their latest program to ensure aftersales needs of their customers are well-attended. Dubbed as Master Mechanics, the AC Motors’ online consultation platform is to cater to the aftersales needs for all the six brands that they are handling, […]

LVMH expects pandemic to dampen sales for some time yet

Laveta Brigham

PARIS (Reuters) – The fallout from the coronavirus crisis will weigh on LVMH’s <LVMH.PA> earnings for some time yet, though there were some signs of recovery this month, executives at the world’s biggest luxury goods group said on Tuesday. Second quarter earnings at the owner of Louis Vuitton and other […]

Ban on Wirecard’s UK payments business lifted

Laveta Brigham

The UK’s financial watchdog has lifted restrictions on German payments company Wirecard, allowing it to resume payment activities. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) imposed restrictions on the company’s UK arm after its collapse last week. Thousands of people could not access their money or make payments through apps as a […]

10 Home and Away spoilers for next week

Laveta Brigham

From Digital Spy Home and Away spoilers follow for UK-pace episodes on Channel 5. Next week’s Home and Away episodes see John Palmer suffer a sudden health scare, while Mackenzie Booth has a new love triangle and Jasmine Delaney’s strange behaviour around baby Grace begins to escalate. Here’s a full […]

celebrating art in the time of coronavirus

Laveta Brigham

In 1918, when the world was plagued by the Spanish flu, artists tried to make sense of the world around them. Edvard Munch made lonely self-portraits, while Egon Schiele drew his mentor Gustav Klimt on his deathbed. Photographers captured empty streets and ghostly cityscapes, like Morton Schamberg’s rooftop views from […]

YouTube shuts down far-right channels over hate speech

Laveta Brigham

San Francisco (AFP) – YouTube on Monday shut down six far-right channels for violating rules against “supremacist” content, booting videos by David Duke, Stefan Molyneux and Richard Spencer. The video sharing platform pulled the plug on the channels as online social media platforms face increasing pressure to crack down on […]

How Can Influencers Stay Relevant Amid Global Concerns?

Laveta Brigham

Click here to read the full article. As recent as this past February, influencers’ social media pages were full of imagery of global fashion weeks, giving eager followers behind-the-scenes looks and glimpses into exclusive after parties. Today, these same social media pages look quite different, reflecting instead on a longer […]

How much does your boss need to know about you?

Laveta Brigham

As more people start to return to their workplaces, many employers are introducing new ways to check up on their staff, from thermal scanners to wristbands. For workers at any of Ford’s sites worldwide, there are two new steps to the morning routine. First, answer three health questions, on your […]