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Carrie Lagerstedt of Curate Home;Teacher Carrie Lagerstedt has used her professional background and experience with ADHD to launch a new business she set up during the pandemic.What does your business do? I'm a professional home organizer and I work with busy families. Enabling neurodiverse people to organize their homes and create realistic, functional organizational systems. I work with people to transform messy, cluttered spaces into calm, functional and structured living spaces.I often help people enter a new phase in their lives – having a baby, moving, downsizing, etc. – and find that while they can manage the day-to-day chores, clutter…

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Gender equality is a right. Realizing this right represents our greatest chance of addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time, from economic crises and lack of health care to climate change, violence against women and intensifying conflict.Women are not only more susceptible to these issues, but they also have the ideas and leadership to solve them. Sexism still holds back many women, and it holds back our world. Adopted by world leaders in 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out the roadmap for sustainable, inclusive progress. Achieving gender…

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Post Office campaigner Alan Bates knighted for his twenty-year campaign for justice for postmasters FTSE executives also honoured for services to business and growing the UK economy Leading innovators and change makers are the theme of this year’s awards Alan Bates, who led a 20-year campaign for justice for sub-postmasters affected by the Horizon IT scandal, has been made a Knight Bachelor (KT) as the King’s Birthday Honours are announced today. Top business leaders, entrepreneurs and pioneers have also been recognised for their exceptional achievements and contributions to the UK economy.  This includes current and former leaders of FTSE 100…

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In an era where technology is permeating every aspect of business operations, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into business leadership and strategy execution is revolutionizing enterprise productivity. Saurabh Suman Choudhuri, Global Digital Transformation Leader at SAP, is a leading voice in ethical AI leadership in the business world. His contributions in digital transformation, ethical AI research, and community empowerment highlight the profound impact of responsible AI on enterprise productivity and societal progress.The role of AI in business leadership and strategy executionAI is transforming business leadership and strategy execution. In today's fast-changing, competitive marketplace, leaders need AI-driven solutions to stay…

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A new survey by Invoice Home sheds light on the mental health challenges facing small business owners, freelancers, and entrepreneurs in the U.S. According to the “State of Small Business Mental Health” survey, two in five small business owners have experienced depression due to financial hardship in the past year. The survey highlights the severe impact the U.S. economy is having on the mental and physical health of these people.Invoice Home conducted the survey in partnership with Censuswide and the data shows that Gen Z and Millennial respondents are particularly affected, reporting higher levels of depression, substance abuse and physical…

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The National Federation of Independent Business has released new survey results showing that “uncertainty” among small businesses is at its highest since the 2020 pandemic forced “non-essential” businesses to close. “The small business sector generates more than 40 percent of GDP and employment and is a critical part of our economy,” said Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist at the National Federation of Independent Business. “But small business owners have expressed historically low optimism for 29 consecutive months, and their views on future business conditions are at their worst level in the last 50 years. With inflation not providing much relief on…

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Town hall attendees will listen to fireside chats. Photo courtesy of City of Fayetteville.On Thursday, June 14, more than 300 Fayetteville small business owners gathered at the Tony Rand Student Center in the heart of Fayetteville Technical Community College’s campus to learn about resources and connections that will help them succeed. Hosted by the City of Fayetteville and the North Carolina Small Business Administration (SBA), the event featured business owners being greeted by City of Fayetteville Economic Development Manager Derrick McArthur and North Carolina Small Business Administration District Director Mike Arriola. Mike Arriola from the SBA will present economic data…

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Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) announced an improved Visa SavingsEdge program with new integrated features aimed at encouraging smarter spending and increasing savings for eligible Visa Business credit, debit and reloadable prepaid cardholders across the U.S. and Canada. The program, first launched in 2008, continues to offer eligible cardholders discounts on eligible purchases at participating merchant networks. For over 10 years, Visa SavingsEdge has provided discounts, tools and resources to support the growth prospects of small business cardholders. It provides savings opportunities through its Instant Coupon and Cash Back Offer features. Instant Coupons offer discounts using a code at the point of…

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Lina Mills recalls how she came to this country from Colombia at the age of 16, having never worked in her life.After arriving, she found work in a restaurant. “I had to fend for myself,” Mills told CalMatters recently. “I basically ran away from home.”She knew some English and studied further, eventually rising to catering manager, and now, 36 years later, she runs two businesses in San Francisco.She employed 12 people at Creative Ideas Catering and Creative Ideas Café, but “had to send everyone home” during the COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent economic downturn. Since then, she's been able to rehire…

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Chicago Bears President and CEO Kevin Warren will serve on the board of a statewide economic development organization that will work closely with Governor J.B. Pritzker's administration to help attract businesses to Illinois.Warren's appointment to the Intersect Illinois board comes as she steps up outreach to the state's business community after the Bears' proposal to ask the public for funding to build a new domed stadium on a reimagined lakefront failed to move forward during the Legislature's spring session.Warren will join the board of directors alongside GCM Grosvenor CEO and Chairman Michael Sachs and Spantech President and CEO Smita Shah.…

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