Day: July 15, 2022

Business Tips

6 Smart Strategies One Entrepreneur Uses to Win Amazon Prime

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Order placed. Every small business selling products on Amazon likes to read those two words. If you are like me, and your business reaps substantial profits from the commerce giant, then you know that participating in Prime Day is a no-brainer. The 48-hour shopping extravaganza is one of the internet’s highest traffic days of the year. Purchases reach the billions and result in unprecedented profits for brands. Last year, we experienced a 69% increase in sales over the previous year.



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Related: You’re Probably Falling for All of Amazon Prime Day’s Psychological Sales Tactics. A Marketing Professor Reveals Them — and How You Can Actually Get the Best Deal.

But if you aren’t prepared, Prime Day can be a colossal miss. It’s crucial to plan and get your online presence in tip-top shape. Here are some of the tips we’ve adopted

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Bussines Service

TimelyMD Joins Association of Community College Trustees

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has invited TimelyMD, the leading virtual health and well-being solution in higher education, to join its corporate council.

As a corporate council member, TimelyMD will contribute its expertise in providing students with equitable, on-demand medical care, mental health counseling and basic needs services to the 6,500 trustees, presidents and other leaders who make decisions for the nation’s community and technical colleges.

TimelyMD is trusted to care for over a million students – including one in every 10 community college students – at more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. As community college leaders seek solutions that improve student well-being, engagement and retention, they turn to TimelyMD more than anyone else for its award-winning TimelyCare platform with licensed providers available 24/7 in all 50 states.

“TimelyMD is honored to support the ACCT’s mission of promoting high quality and affordable

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Finance

Why The Wall Street Journal is centering personal finance on

The Wall Street Journal is finally entering the commerce space after spending a year figuring out what that business will look like for Dow Jones. 

Launched last month, Buy Side from WSJ is a standalone site whose newsroom operates separately from the Journal, but has the same focus of helping people make financial decisions — a shared mission for Dow Jones’ other properties including MarketWatch and Barron’s, according to the company’s chief revenue officer Josh Stinchcomb. 

The timing of Buy Side’s launch — which is likely taking place right before a recession — could be a unique challenge for most commerce publishers, with audiences starting to pinch their pennies and brands reconsidering their affiliate marketing budgets. But Leslie Yazel, head of content for Buy Side, believes that these circumstances could benefit her team’s editorial strategy, thanks to the personal finance focus featured in each article. 

On the latest episode of

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Business News

Rising ingredient costs push CPGs to modify formulas

WESTMINSTER, COLO. — Nearly 90% of manufacturers surveyed by TraceGains said higher ingredient prices have shaped the way they’re doing business today. For many, that means modifying or creating new formulas altogether.

For its “2022 State of Supply Chain Disruption” report, TraceGains surveyed more than 300 food and beverage manufacturers about the impact of macroeconomic conditions like ingredient availability and the pandemic on innovation, product development and the trickle-down effect on consumer prices and availability. The networked ingredient sourcing platform also gathered input from new product development professionals at companies with revenues upwards of $500 million.

The report found mixed results in terms of the impact on innovation. Respondents were evenly split between CPGs continuing to innovate and those making R&D cutbacks.

“As consumers, we feel the pain of supply chain issues each time we walk out of a grocery store,” said Gary Nowacki, chief executive officer of TraceGains. “This

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Business Plans

How Quantum Computing Is Improving Supply Chain Management

Quantum computing use cases in supply chain operations can handle complex and impossible variables in a high degree decision model with precision.

This ability to harmonize data from various sources is advantageous to optimize resource management and logistics in the supply chain.

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The power of quantum computing applications for solving complex challenges will convert various industries, finances, pharmacies, oil and gas to manufacturing. The benefits of quantum computing use cases are limitless; they are faster and safer. Though largely untested, the potential of quantum computing has already captured the imagination of industries from financial services to logistics. Through optimizing energy and logistics planning, Quantum Computing (QC) can increase sustainability within the supply chain while saving time and money. Although the technology is continually improved to maximize the value, technology companies already offer access to QC functions.

What is Quantum Computing?

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Source: CB Insights

Quantum computing harnesses the power

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Business

Shareholder Proposal Developments During the 2022 Proxy

July 11, 2022

This client alert provides an overview of shareholder proposals submitted to public companies during the 2022 proxy season, including statistics and notable decisions from the staff (the “Staff”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on no-action requests.

I. Summary of Top Shareholder Proposal Takeaways from the 2022 Proxy Season

In November 2021, the Staff issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14L (Nov. 3, 2021) (“SLB 14L”). In SLB 14L, the Staff rescinded Staff guidance and reversed no-action decisions published during the tenure of former Division Director Bill Hinman, upending the Staff’s recent approach to the application of the economic relevance exclusion in Rule 14a-8(i)(5) and the ordinary business and micromanagement exclusions in Rule 14a-8(i)(7). Moreover, SLB 14L indicated that the Staff would take a more expansive view to whether proposals raised significant policy issues that transcended ordinary business and would be more lenient in interpreting proof

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