Preparing Your Business For An Uncertain Future

Salvador Ordorica is the CEO of The Spanish Group LLC, a first-class international translation service, that translates over 90 languages.

The world is still reeling from a pandemic that has shocked and upturned the global economy. While some businesses have done well in this current climate, entire industries, such as live events, have been hit hard. Amid this chaos, small-business owners struggle to navigate and overcome the pandemic’s ever-changing hurdles and challenges, as well as the resulting restrictions.

Many owners were wholly unprepared for the requirements of operating during Covid-19. Being forced to dramatically change the way they do business broke the backs of countless enterprises. While some could afford to shift to delivery or outdoor services, many more couldn’t, or it was simply a logistical impossibility.    

If the pandemic has taught small-business owners anything, it is that we never know what challenges or crises might await our

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Polish video game maker CD Projekt focuses on fixing Cyberpunk 2077 -PB

WARSAW, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Polish video game maker CD Projekt is focusing on improving Cyberpunk 2077 and restoring the trust of players and partners disappointed with its flagship game, Puls Biznesu daily reported the group’s CEO as saying.

Shares in the company, one of Polish biggest, slumped at the end of last year amid complaints of glitches in the role-play game featuring Hollywood star Keanu Reeves. CD Projekt is now valued at 29 billion zlotys ($7.78 billion) compared to around 40 billion zlotys before the game’s December debut.

Sony pulled Cyberpunk 2077 from its PlayStation Store after just a week. Since then the firm has been working on improvements.

“The long-term goal for us is regaining the trust of players and our business partners,” Adam Kicinski told Puls Biznesu in an interview published on Monday, adding that the group was aiming for the game to be back in Sony’s

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EV Company With Almost No Revenue Posts 3,000% Gain in 8 Months

(Bloomberg) — There is nothing about the finances of Blink Charging Co. that would suggest it’s one of the hottest stocks in America.It’s never posted an annual profit in its 11-year history; it warned last year it could go bankrupt; it’s losing market share, pulls in anemic revenue and has churned through management in recent years.And yet a hot stock it is. Investors have bid Blink’s share price up 3,000% over the past eight months. Only seven stocks — out of about 2,700 that are worth at least $1 billion — have risen more over that time. The reason: Blink is a green-energy company, an owner and operator of charging stations that power up electric vehicles. And if investors are certain of one thing in the mania that is sweeping through financial markets, it is that green

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Lobster biz braces for Chinese New Year impacted by pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine — America’s lobster exporters recovered from the Trump-era trade war with China to have a good 2020. But the industry is approaching one of the most critical times of the year with trepidation because of the coronavirus.

Chinese New Year is typically one of the busiest parts of the calendar for America’s lobster shippers, who send millions of dollars worth of the crustaceans to China every year. This year the holiday is Feb. 12, and industry members said the Year of the Ox won’t necessarily be the Year of the Lobster.

That’s because shipping is complicated this winter by the threat of the virus. Mike Marceau, vice president of The Lobster Company in Arundel, Maine, said he isn’t expecting many exports.

Business would normally be booming right now, and it has ground to a halt, Marceau said. It’s disappointing because the last spring and summer were fairly strong,

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