U.S. small- and medium-sized manufacturing was already on the cusp of major change before the global pandemic due to advances in technology, from artificial intelligence to robotics, were evolving. Since the pandemic took hold, change of all kinds is happening rapidly and in surprising ways.
In sectors that depend on high net worth individuals (HNWI’s) as customers, including luxury products, high-end automotive, and many financial services, the irreplaceable nature of each customer is particularly cut and dried.
Inspired by Stonecrest, and the Black cityhood movement, the two friends decided that instead of buying land that had already been developed in a town that had already been incorporated, they would purchase 98.71 acres of unincorporated soil nearby.
I recently sat down with Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on employees and business owners with disabilities, ways that lawmakers can support them, and resources available at this time.
Small business owners have accrued a rare pandemic present arising from the increased velocity of the New Regular economy: Trust is now more valuable and more powerful than ever. And small businesses are the best at delivering trust, this may become their only advantage over Corporate America.