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Gaming company Razer thrives throughout the pandemic by focusing on digital innovations and shifting its supply chain to fulfill the demand for masks

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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As businesses and economies around the world reeled from the impact of COVID-19, Razer, the gaming company - which has interests in gaming hardware, software, and services, as well as virtual gaming credits and fintech - saw slow behavioral shifts that worked out in their favor, said Razer's Chief Strategy Officer Lee Limeng.
"The last six months very interesting. With people unable to leave their homes, we noticed interesting trends," Lee, who has been with the company since 2018, shared from his home office in Singapore. "People were really furnishing their...
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Can You Raise Prices During COVID-19?

Can You Raise Prices During COVID-19?

3 days ago   |   By Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how businesses operate in many ways. To meet some of these changing needs, small business owners have responded by pouring money into safety shields, masks and social distancing messaging. Yet even with these added expenses, only a handful of business owners are passing the costs on to customers in the form of higher prices. Many are afraid they could lose even more business if they do so.
However, there is a small minority bucking that trend, tacking on coronavirus fees - and leaving other business owners wondering if they should join in.
"There are a lot...
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Which Business Sectors Are Thriving During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

3 days ago   |   By Business

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt many facets of the modern business world. Small and medium businesses have been affected, with over 100,000 businesses closing down their operations permanently. And while many businesses across the country have either reopened or planning to reopen at some point, experts are predicting a second wave of infections over the next few months, which basically means that the effects of the pandemic could be with us for years to come.
Still, businesses across different sectors haven't been impacted equally. While some have seen their fortunes dwindle or...
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How family businesses are being uniquely affected by the COVID-19 crisis, according to a Kellogg professor of finance

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Like many small businesses, family-owned businesses have struggled during the pandemic.
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Family businesses are often left out of the conversation when it comes to economic recovery and growth, says José Liberti, a clinical professor of finance at the Kellogg School of Management.
Despite the fact that they contribute significantly to the US GDP, Liberti explains that it's difficult to compile reliable data on family businesses, especially as there isn't a set rule for what a family business is.
Family businesses do have some advantages, however, that could help them...
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Summary List Placement In late August, as stocks were carving out fresh all-time highs, many investors were cheering the market's resiliency. After all, it's not every day that... Read more ...

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