Markets rally despite banking fears; UK retailers turn optimistic after bleak winter – as it happened | Business

UK banks open higher European stock markets have shaken off last week’s worries, rallying at the start of trading. The UK’s FTSE 100 index has jumped by 79 points, or 1%, to 7485, recovering most of Friday’s losses. Bank shares are among the leading risers, with Barclays rallying 3.5%, Standard Chartered gaining 2% and NatWest … Read more

Troubled Silicon Valley Bank acquired by First Citizens

A sign for FIRST CITIZENS Bank is seen in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina-based First Citizens will buy Silicon Valley Bank, the tech-focused financial institution that collapsed earlier this month. ASSOCIATED PRESS / JONATHAN DREW NEW YORK (AP) – First Citizens will acquire most of Silicon Valley Bank, the tech-focused financial institution that collapsed this … Read more

Rural tourism trends say small towns are still cool

Some potential travel trends on the blog via Longwoods International in a slide show at the IITA (International Inbound Travel Association) Annual Conference in San Diego, California. Photo by Sheila Scarborough. Tourism Currents, tourism social media experts, have written about 5 travel trends to blog about right now, and there’s plenty for rural communities to … Read more

WordPress Themes – News

Michael Peake Is your desktop looking a little shabby lately? If so, or if you just want to show some WordPress love, we’ve got just the way: 30 unique WordPress desktop wallpapers to give your background a new lease of life. The wallpapers Download and install To add wallpaper to your desktop: Click on any … Read more

Scripps News hires Marshall as White House correspondent

Serena Marshall Serena Marshall joined Scripps News as White House Correspondent. Most recently, he was a freelance reporter and anchor for WUSA-TV Ch. 9, the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC Marshall has also freelanced for CBS News and is an adjunct professor at the University of Florida. He was a senior political correspondent for NowThis … Read more

How to develop customer empathy in experience design and innovation. A Conversation with Janelle Estes UserTesting

In this episode of the Human Insight Podcast, futurist and best-selling author Brian Solis comes to the show to discuss the importance of observing and talking to your customers. This conversation with Janelle Estes was recorded live at The Human Insight Summit in New Orleans. Manufacturer’s note: Do you know how your customers feel about … Read more

A plant-based meat maker is adding a chicken alternative

BOULDER, COLO. — Plant-based food company RollinGreens has launched its first chicken alternative. Chic’Ken Chopped Fajita is made from fermented shiitake mushrooms, peas and rice and is produced in a shelf-stable format. Each package of Chicken Alternative contains 56 grams of protein, zero soy, and ingredients like onion powder, chili peppers, red and green peppers, … Read more

Your digital platforms are wasting your customers’ time.

As digital tools multiply and their capabilities multiply, one thing remains constant. what people don’t have more of is time. Our time is arguably one of the most precious resources we have on this planet. For the past eight years, as part of our research for our annual Collaborative Programs that focus on cross-industry grand … Read more

Tips and Tricks » Succeed as your own boss

As a small business owner, you know that generating leads is only the first step in the sales process. Follow-up is key to converting them into paying customers. Lead follow-up is often overlooked, but it’s critical to converting leads into sales. This article will discuss why lead tracking is important, different tracking methods, and tips … Read more