At the most basic level, business transition planning is a strategy that can be put into play when a business is sold or changes hands. For company owners nearing retirement, a successful transition plan can play an important part in creating and preserving the value of the business after it has changed hands.
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Week 7: In Need of Some Good News for a Change?
Here is some good news from the past week to brighten your day as you get ready for the beautiful weekend ahead.
Around the Globe:
- In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University. Human testing is already underway, and scientists say they’re hopeful a coronavirus vaccine will be widely available by September. Technology the lab had already developed in previous work on inoculations for other viruses, including a close relative of COVID-19, gave it a head start. The vaccine takes the coronavirus’ genetic material and injects it into a common cold virus that has been neutralized so it cannot spread in people. The modified virus will mimic COVID-19, triggering the immune system to fight off the impostor and providing protection against the real thing.
- Gilead says trial of antiviral remdesivir shows ‘positive data’ in coronavirus patients. Dr. Anthony Fauci said “The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut and significant positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery.”
- China’s domestic aviation recovery is good news for the world’s airlines.
In the US:
- Americans in stable financial positions answer the call to donate their $1,200 stimulus checks to a website called Pledge My Check. The first week it was launched over $18,000 was pledged from 37 people across 11 states.
- Family, friends and strangers across the nation are choosing to “adopt a senior” by surprising them with a care package at their front door.
- Why everyone is searching for banana bread during the coronavirus pandemic, and how you can make it (it’s actually really easy!).
- The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds to perform flyover of Atlanta this Saturday.
- Georgia plans to welcome students back to school in August.
- Amazon will be opening a new facility in Georgia, creating 800 full-time jobs.
- Lawrenceville health care company making millions of non-surgical face masks.
- Tide Cleaners offers free laundry services for first responders, medical workers.
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Below we will explore some of the factors that have contributed to an increase in travel and how different industries are responding to it.
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