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 8: In Need of Some Good News for a Change?
We are here to help you start your weekend with a series of good news articles from the past week highlighting positive news globally, around the United States, and in the Georgia area. We hope these articles help brighten your day.
Around the Globe:
- Coronavirus test that gives “results within 24 hours of infection.” The US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has reportedly developed a test that can detect the coronavirus’ presence as early as 24 hours after infection, before people show symptoms and several days before a carrier is considered capable of spreading it to other people. That is also around four days before current tests can detect the virus. The head of Darpa’s biological technologies office, Dr Brad Ringeisen, said that if approved by regulators the test would be a “gamechanger.”
- More than 1 million people around the world have recovered from the coronavirus.
- Australian capital is free of all known coronavirus cases, as infections continue to dwindle.
- Italy, the first European country into lockdown, starts to emerge.
In the US:
- College students connect farms with needy food banks amid coronavirus pandemic.
- Ohio CEO opens up on splitting $1.6M stock market gain among employees during coronavirus outbreak.
- Vermont records zero new coronavirus cases for first time in nearly 7 weeks.
- Dunkin’ Donuts gave free donuts and coffee to healthcare workers on Tuesday, May 5th, National Nurses Day.
- Robins Air Force Base conduced F-15 flyovers in multiple Middle Georgia cities on Tuesday to honor healthcare workers.
- Governor Brian Kemp announced that the largest shipment of personal protective equipment to date has been distributed on May 5.
- Piedmont Healthcare is signing up COVID-19 patients for two new clinical trials.
- University of Georgia president Jere Morehead gave a very promising interview recently when he mentioned the school is planning on only having a football season but also doing so with fans in the stands.
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The travel industry has begun to see growing demand as we move closer to summer. However, not all travel will be the same, as much of the demand is directly related to the COVID-19 vaccine and reduced CDC restrictions. Instead, industry trends have emerged based on individual comfort levels as they apply to different modes of travel.
Below we will explore some of the factors that have contributed to an increase in travel and how different industries are responding to it.
Following a year of economic instability, it appears that many of us are turning our attention to something that’s been around for decades, but has recently piqued national interest – inflation. In fact, a recent study found that people are Googling the word “inflation” at a rapid rate, with a peak not seen since 2010…
As mothers, sisters and daughters, women are often counted on to be caregivers for family members in need. Whether it’s something as small as a cold or as debilitating as a terminal illness, women are typically the ones to care for and help out when a loved one is sick. But what happens when the caregiver is in need of her own care? Too many women are stuck facing this dilemma head on, instead of preparing for it while there’s still plenty of options, resources and time ahead. Below are a few reasons why it’s so important for women to plan for their own long-term care strategies now.