Developing creative business ideas for post-pandemic Winston-Salem

Andreas Milano

Wake Forest University and NEW INC are hosting a special workshop where participants can level-up their skills while also coming together to imagine post-pandemic creative business ideas for the Winston-Salem community. 

The IdeasCityWS hands-on, virtual workshop, “Developing Ideation Skills for Life After COVID,” will be held on Thursday, April 8 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and will be led by Dan Cohen, executive director of Wake Forest’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

Cohen developed the IDEATE method to help fledgling entrepreneurs develop higher-quality, more innovative ideas that improve the odds their startup will succeed. When subjected to randomized

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Construction, Industry Economic Report at ‘All-time High’

Andreas Milano
  • Economic indicators for industries like construction show “all-time high.”
  • Construction was the fifth-highest growing sector in the report. 
  • “Residential new home construction demand continues to outpace supply.”
  • Construction companies reported the highest price increases for materials and services in March of all 18 services industries.

“All-time high” was the buzz phrase in a monthly economic report meeting for industries like construction, rental, warehousing and others. Anthony Nieves, chair of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM®) Services Business Survey Committee, delivered the March services sector report on April 5. The PMI®, or the Purchasing Managers’ Index, is

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Sunil Dewali, COO, Andromeda Loans

Andreas Milano

1. Why did you decide to enter the lending business?

Fortunately, accidentally! Back in the 1990s, I was looking for a job and what better place to start than the world of financial services? I am a self-made person and started my career as a sales person and continue to remain proudly hand-on involved in the day-to-day operations of the business.

2. How has Covid affected your business?

The decision to impose a lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 did bring economic activities across all sectors to a halt. The finance sector also felt an impact during the period.

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Switch accounts for a better yield? | Business News

Andreas Milano

If you hold a bigger balance, switching becomes more compelling.

Interest rates on savings accounts often fluctuate, making the hunt for the highest yield on your savings stash a cat-and-mouse game.

If your account’s yield falls, is it worth switching to a different account offering a better rate? After all, the new account’s yield could drop at any time, too.

Doing some math can help you make the call. Say you have $10,000 in a savings account with a rate that recently dropped to 0.4%. Over the next year, you’ll earn about $40 in interest if the rate remains

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Three ways blockchain is improving insurance

Andreas Milano

Blockchain adoption might have been slow to infiltrate the insurance industry, but now insurers are starting to realise some of the benefits from the distributed ledger technology. Blockchain has the potential to transform multiple processes involved in insurance, from streamlining claims and improving timing to enabling better transparency in contracts and securing data.

1 Streamlining third-party transactions

Across the industry, insurers, reinsurers and brokers are working to streamline internal processes and transactions. However, this doesn’t generate returns at scale because challenging and diverse external conditions prevent current processes from being automated more widely.

Blockchain has the potential to enable the

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Bitcoin, ETH, & DeFi: What Happened to Crypto Markets this Week?

Andreas Milano

After a sharp pullback at the end of last week, Bitcoin seems to be on the road to recovery.

The pullback began on Thursday, March 28th. The day prior, Bitcoin peaked just over $57K; by the end of the day on Thursday, the price of Bitcoin had fallen to nearly $51K. A number of analysts pointed out that the correction was particularly surprising because of the record amount of options expiry that were due on Friday, March 29th.

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The price correction caused many analysts to

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