Uber has begun preliminary talks on the potential acquisition of UK-based food-delivery startup Deliveroo, sources say. The startup's last valuation exceeded $2 billion.
Denny's will serve free food from a 53-foot-long mobile kitchen to storm victims, rescue workers and volunteers working to clean up the Carolinas in the aftermath of Florence. Meanwhile, Subway restaurant teams in the area "pulled together to provide meals for people staying at Red Cross shelters," said Subway spokesman Kevin Kane.
Teams value CEOs who make brave shifts in strategy and focus on developing team members, writes Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Employees also want clear statements about your principles and values, as well as seeing how you live those even when pressured to act otherwise, she writes.
VHS and board games joined forces in the mid-1980s as a sort of precursor to interactive video games, writes Ernie Smith. "It's clear in retrospect but probably was less clear back then that the VCR board game was a half-solution, an attempt by people excited about technology to move things forward," he writes.
Quickserve chains grappling with hiring amid low unemployment, high turnover and fewer teens in the job market could find a rich field of prospective new employees among baby boomers on the cusp of retirement, Matt MacInnis writes. About 97% of people ages 55 to 72 are still active in the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Successful franchisees stress the need to take care of their people, manage capital needs and leverage the resources that come with the franchise model. "Be sure to network with other franchisees, because you learn a lot from each other," said Steve Sutton, owner of six Batteries Plus Bulbs locations.
Blockchain provides a method of tracking transactions alongside unprecedented levels of data security, writes Alicia Collins. Blockchain can also help companies speed payment verifications and simplify supply chain processes, Collins writes.
Insightly is offering customer relationship management users more customization options than ever after its latest update, writes Andrew Ross. The options can help businesses scale Insightly's CRM platform and provide much more flexibility to users, according to founder and CEO Anthony Smith.
Artificial intelligence can help businesses properly schedule marketing campaigns and product offers for the upcoming holiday season, writes Suhale Kapoor. "AI helps to analyze and assess campaign performance and deliver glean insights to improve the future sales and marketing plans," Kapoor writes.
President Donald Trump's corporate tax cuts and efforts to reduce business regulations have helped the US economy, said Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone. Meanwhile, Langone said he is not concerned with the current conflict with China, which he said is more of a "skirmish" than a trade war.
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