Author: Akeela Zahair
Founded in 1996, Edkey Inc is a non-profit organisation which manages 28 schools and programmes across Arizona including 17 Sequoia Charter Schools. It works together with families to provide high quality educational services for their K-12 children by creating a positive, nurturing environment where every child is known by all members of staff. The highly deserving winner of Acquisition International’s ‘Best Public Charter School Support Organisation 2022 – Arizona’ award, we take a closer look.
As the stresses of an impending recession grow, business owners are strategizing how to survive this economic uncertainty by re-evaluating current and future expenses. For example, software subscriptions that once felt necessary may seem like a “nice to have” now.
Since Facebook took the world by storm in the 2010s, businesses have had to adapt their marketing strategies to align themselves with the social media craze. Those that have failed to do this have missed a prime opportunity to reach new customers and are at risk of falling into obscurity.
Elements of running a successful business can feel invisible; you can look at profits, losses, and sales, but it’s not always straightforward to ascertain why the figures are what they are. What’s causing the drops or surges and where you should concentrate future efforts can feel like guesswork.
Technology is constantly changing the way we work, and automation is something business owners will be keeping an eye on in the future. This is definitely the case with artificial intelligence, with the global market for AI predicted to reach $267 billion by 2027.
The merciless transition from global pandemic to cost of living crisis has left businesses reeling. The destabilisation of the economic climate has resulted in firms scrambling for penny-pinching solutions to keep themselves afloat.
Cloud computing is becoming more popular as it assists companies in processing large volumes of data, allowing them to adapt quickly and cater to the business’s and its employees’ ever-changing needs. It also facilitates global deployment, paving the way for more innovative working methods like having a remote work setup or a global workforce.
Younger generations are continuing to encroach on the luxury market, and for brands it is important they get their share. Set to make up 50% of the whole market by 2025, Gen Zs and Millennials are fast becoming key stakeholders in the industry. For luxury brands embedded with longstanding history and tradition, connecting with younger generations presents a new set of challenges.
2021 was a record year for mergers & acquisitions (M&A) activity. In the US alone, M&A accounted for $581 billion. Yet according to the Harvard Business Review, studies repeatedly show that between 70 – 90% of mergers and acquisitions fail. A lack of support and care for the people in one or both companies is often at the heart of it.
TASK Forklifts designs, engineers and manufactures a range of pedestrian walkie stackers for the materials handling industry. Acquisition International magazine has recognised the company for its award in Most Outstanding Forklifts Manufacturer 2022 – Australia, so we explore what the company has to offer customers.
Since 1983, Bell Legal Group has been practicing the art of law and using science to find the truth. It is dedicated to helping people get through some of the most complex, difficult life tragedies, and it has become the go-to law firm. We take a look at how Bell Legal helps clients, in light of Acquisition International naming it Leading Medical Malpractice and Product Litigation Attorney of the Year, South Carolina.
Being such a prestigious investor in the world of start-up business, SalesInvest’s name contains two of the biggest driving forces behind this company. Sales – because it believes that sales are the biggest driving factor behind investment, success, and longevity for any budding venture – and investment because that is exactly what it seeks to do: invest in the latest and greatest powerhouses of innovation.
Acquisition International’s Influential Businesswoman Awards 2022 celebrates the brightest and best that organisations around the world have to offer. Few fit the bill more successfully than Christine Janssen. She has built a business that is perfectly suited to the challenges of the 21st Century, pushing forward into bold new territory. We caught up with Christine to uncover some of the secrets that have driven her to such inimitable success.
Fernanda Marques, Director of Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados, is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of São Paulo, FAU USP. Her work follows the same conceptual line that characterised her years of training – the integrated exercise of various disciplines. With the office located in Vila Olímpia, São Paulo, Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados’ primary services and expertise remain within architecture, interiors, and product design.
Vendors are often at the heart of an organization’s operations and activities. They accelerate the growth of your company, help achieve profit goals and generate sizable revenue.
The office space motivates team members to deliver their best during the workday if the design inspires them. If the office seems dull and dreary, the workers might be too. Realizing the office needs a change is the first step to a beautiful redesign.
Looking for ways to maximize your revenue if you work in commercial real estate is constant. You can do a lot to boost your income, but it’s also possible to make mistakes that hurt your bottom line.
Compliance risk, also known in some regions as “integrity risk”, is a business’s potential to be exposed to monetary fines, legal penalties, material losses, etc. All this is caused by a failure to comply with the parameters set by the industry’s best practices and laws and regulations.
Good management skills are something that is crucial in order to live a hassle-free and organized life, and no one can deny this fact. Management is extremely important in every aspect of your life, and if you don’t manage properly your tasks, you could end up being in problems every day.
E-commerce has made it easier for many aspiring entrepreneurs to put their dreams into action. If you can not afford to buy a brick-and-mortar store to start a clothing brand, you can use an online platform.
In terms of funding and government support, the elderly population often fly under the radar. However, the John Knox Village of Florida is on a mission to change this for good – indeed, it hopes to provide retirees with a happy and healthy life post-retirement.
Although online shopping has increased by 300%, 56% of shoppers still visit a physical store before making a purchase, and 30% of direct-to-consumer brands say opening a store is a current priority.
Building a successful startup goes beyond developing a product or service—you must be sure you are diving into a profitable market, and your product can cater to consumers’ needs.
In today’s increasingly competitive business world, data is the new gold. The wide availability of data that businesses generate contains game-changing insights. These may bring relevant information about your customer’s buying behavior, preferences, and the time frame they buy specific products.
Volatility is a common part of the trading landscape for experienced investors, but it’s still something many struggle with when it comes to securing and managing their portfolio. The transition from 2021 and 2022 has been a complex one for new investors and veterans alike.
When you have outside counsel it means you are taking services for which you pay only when you use them. When you engage outside counsel, your goal is likely to be how to manage legal expense control. If you have in-house counsel, you will pay whether you use their services or not.
Mortgage life insurance is a plan that pays off your debt if you die before the mortgage is paid off. It is often known as mortgage protection insurance as well. This insurance policy is usually great for your family as it secures the home and your family doesn’t lose it. However, is it the best option available? Let’s find out.
Supply chains are struggling to recover from the damaging effects of the pandemic. Couple this with the fact that a mere 6% of brands feel they have full visibility of the supply chain, and it’s easy to see why the pandemic had such a detrimental impact on supply chains.
According to a recent study by Gartner, 81% of companies compete mostly on the basis of CX, making strong CX a key competitive differentiator for Banks. Gartner’s research also reveals that the higher a customer’s experience is in terms of quality, the more likely they are to remain loyal to a particular brand or institution – meaning CX has the power to improve customer retention.
The arts are a powerful way to send a message – music, literature, theatre, fine-art, and more, are consumed by people daily. Puffin Foundation West is a non-profit funding organisation that supports cultural and artistic projects, such as prison choirs, dance performances, and the provision of instruments to school children.
The world is embracing a host of new technologies and the banking industry is no exception. First Investment Bank, Fibank, offers an innovative and customer-oriented solution that has become one of the leading institutions in the country in card business and international payments.
Especially for first-time app developers, a soft launch can be immensely valuable. It enables you to trial your app without going all-out straight away, thereby allowing you to test the waters first.
The application of technology and automation in business is not something new. However, with significant advancements in machine learning and other advanced technologies like AI, automation is helping businesses streamline processes like never before.
On the internet, augmented reality (AR) is already making waves. AR filters are all over Instagram, from Rihanna’s glittering diamond headpiece to Kylie Jenner’s strong lipstick colours.
As firms search overseas for growth opportunities, it is no surprise that foreign investment in the U.S. increased by around $7.5 million in just 2021. As a foreigner working or conducting business dealings in the U.S., you must familiarize yourself with the W-8BEN form for tax filing of your U.S.-based income.
Technology is increasingly replacing many old techniques of operation and project management. Print and design are two examples of industries undergoing transitions and developments.