Why, robot? AI pushes businesses down a risky path

Artificial intelligence is, by its very definition, inauthentic. Although this technology can perform basic tasks much faster than any human ever could, it can never overtake us in terms of creativity. There are benefits to using chatbots to help customers navigate a large and complex website, for example, or to make the process of booking … Read more

Penn sports betting business posts fourth quarter profit

In this photo illustration the Penn Entertainment logo seen displayed on a smartphone mobile screen. Raphael Henrique | SOPA Images | Light flare | Getty Images Penn Entertainment Thursday became the first US gambling company to post a profit in its sports betting business in the last three months of a year. Usually, it is … Read more

3 of the biggest benefits of persuasive follow-ups

Strategic follow-ups can strengthen business relationships, not harm them. Getty Images When it comes to maintaining successful business relationships, most people focus primarily on the initial contact or the first round of contract negotiations. But those early conversations are only part of the formula. Whether you’re trying to close a deal or just working to … Read more

State Small Business Credit Initiative: Better planning could help Treasury limit further delays

What the GAO found The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) provides funding to eligible jurisdictions (states, territories, District of Columbia, and tribal governments) to support small business lending and investment programs through its capital program. Eligible jurisdictions may also apply for technical assistance funding (such as legal, accounting, and financial advisory services) to support … Read more

Growth for Chesterfield businesses with new appointments and promotions – Destination Chesterfield

Through Josh Marais – February 2, 2023 Several Chesterfield businesses have announced growth, bolstering their teams with new additions and promotions in recent months. Companies in the digital, legal and professional services sectors recruited staff or promoted internally, showing strong local development despite the difficult economic context at the national level. Find out below how … Read more

FE News | The Association of Apprentices (AoA) and ITN Business produce a news-like program exploring the apprentice experience

Launch 8e February 2023 at AoA’s ‘Celebrating the impact of apprenticeships’ event in partnership with Investors in People and UCAS An apprenticeship can provide a vital route to industry and career, helping individuals gain hands-on experience and the financial freedom to earn while learning. Beyond these benefits, what about concretely for those who undertake and … Read more

Trade tipsters keep getting it wrong

This comment originally appeared in General manager. Each new year finds CEOs looking for smart forecasts that can help guide their business. But while well-paid outside expert consultants and predictors of the future can provide new insights, there are caveats to taking their authoritative projective charts too much to heart. Predictions have long been problematic. … Read more

Covid has changed the way we do business

Countless industries have had to pivot due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the funeral industry has been no exception. Among many others, one of the main challenges was maintaining typical/ideal workforces due to work restrictions, individual physical limitations, and acute health issues. Given the safe productivity of a single operator – and the company’s ability … Read more

MicroStrategy’s software business turns profitable as Bitcoin Stash appreciates

MSTR Earnings Outlook SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images MicroStrategy MSTR the bitcoin investment vehicle attached to an enterprise software company, is set to report its first quarterly profit in two years in earnings due this afternoon as its business improves and the value of its crypto treasury increased. Steady progress by its business analytics division, … Read more