As I wrote in 2017 when Buttonsmith was a $2 million business, the company isn’t just a maker of an assortment of geegaws. Rather, it’s a software and logistics company that acquires specialized manufacturing equipment and spreads products across its devices, fed by its understanding of customer demand and expertise in leveraging Amazon’s custom-ordering system. In normal times, customers can order items that use photos they upload or text they provide, and Buttonsmith can pop them out in under a few hours and have them in someone’s hands a couple of days later. … [Read more...] about A 17-year-old’s business made millions on Amazon. Now it’s pivoting to masks
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It is important to remember that a good number of companies (again MSMEs) were in the stressed category (under special mention accounts for delayed payments) in the books of banks even before COVID-19 hit the economy. Some of them may not have progressed to the IBC stage yet. Banks already have about Rs 29 lakh crore loan outstanding to MSMEs as at end March. Most banks have around 9-10 percent bad loans from this segment (a rough estimate). … [Read more...] about What does the IBC data tell us about the state of Indian economy?
“Plandemic” went online May 4 when its maker, Mikki Willis, a little-known film producer, posted it to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and a separate website set up to share the video. For three days, it gathered steam in Facebook pages dedicated to conspiracy theories and the anti-vaccine movement, most of which linked to the video hosted on YouTube. Then it tipped into the mainstream and exploded. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | How the ‘Plandemic’ movie and its falsehoods spread widely online
Chad Draizin, the owner of Fifty Licks, the ice cream shop where I found myself that rainy night in Portland, also makes it a habit to ask for more information. After one recent reviewer said staff weren’t attentive, he said, “I needed to figure out which shop and what time to determine who was working and talk to them.” Draizin responded on the review site and asked the customer to contact him with more detail. “I’m sorry you had that experience. If you’re willing to spend a little more time I’d like to know more,” he wrote. In this case, Draizin said, “I had to let someone go because it wasn’t the first time I had that complaint about them.” He followed up with the customer to say he’d looked into the complaint, addressed it with staff, and thanked her for the opportunity to do better, saying he hoped she’d return another time. … [Read more...] about How To Respond To Negative Reviews On Facebook, Yelp, And Google
According to the complaint: “[Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman] took advantage of the artificially inflated price of Yelp stock resulting from the false statements by selling a significant amount of his personally held shares in the days and weeks following the February 9, 2017 disclosure of Yelp’s financial results.” The suit further alleges that Stoppelman sold $25 million worth of Yelp shares over the course of two months, representing 20% of his holdings. … [Read more...] about Yelp Lawsuit Claims CEO Jeremy Stoppelman Made Millions On Artificially Inflated Stock