Finding new types of customers is the key to rapid and reliable growth. Once you’ve nailed product/market fit for your initial vision, spend some time critically thinking about who else might benefit from your products and look for partners to help you reach those customers. And most importantly, show your passion—not just the vision of what you’re going to do, but the drive behind why you do it—and you’ll be successful in the long term. … [Read more...] about The most important startup rule: Play the long game
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The drop in mental health was as widespread as it was swift, with 66% saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health. Within this time, mental health moved from being an issue for some to an issue for the majority. Concerns varied, but in general, Americans are currently most worried about the financial impact of the pandemic (49%), losing a loved one (40%), getting sick (37%), the uncertainty around how the virus will impact family and relationships (25%), and work strain/overwork due to the pandemic (23%). … [Read more...] about Employers need to address their workers’ mental health. Here are 3 ways to start
The city also vows to reinforce social safety nets for laborers, from those in traditional roles to temporary and gig workers. The task force will institute pilot programs for portable benefits, which protect 1099 workers rather than the companies they contract for. “Chicago is the birthplace of the labor movement,” Mayekar says, “and I do think that we can be the birthplace of these new protections for the evolving workforce.” Effective change such as this needs support from legislators, who can levy the city’s funding; that’s why 17 aldermen, or city council members, are present on the committee. … [Read more...] about Chicago’s COVID-19 recovery plan aims to go beyond the crisis to correct historical inequities
When looking at diversity practices, location is often left out of the equation, yet it can be a huge factor in reaching diverse talent and building a diverse workforce. As adults, many of us choose where we live based on the job we get. We don’t get the luxury of comparing diverse pie charts or choosing locations that add value to our lives. Many of the most desirable companies are in expensive, unaffordable markets and within areas with minimal diversity. … [Read more...] about Can remote work really improve workplace diversity?
Tapan Patel, Senior Analyst (Commodities) at HDFC Securities said, crude oil prices traded under pressure on demand growth concerns and supply pressure due to surge in weekly inventories. The fear of restoring lockdown measures due to record virus cases has pressured oil prices with worries over fuel demand growth. The lack of clarity over an extension of output cut deal from OPEC plus nations has also kept investors in dilemma over future trends. … [Read more...] about Crude oil futures decline 2.28%, WTI trades below $39 a barrel