Some remote workers are doubling up on jobs

The Washington PostWorking multiple jobs is nothing new. With minimum wage lagging far behind the cost of living in the United States, many workers make ends meet through a patchwork of full- and part-time jobs — some working freelance gigs that add up to more than 40 hours a week without the benefits of full-time employee status. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in August nearly 7.5 million workers, or 4.7 percent of the...

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NH business failures rose in September

New Hampshire Business ReviewNew Hampshire bankruptcy filings jumped substantially in September compared to last year — the first year-over-year increase since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020.The 62 bankruptcies recorded in September matches the number filed in August, but it was 30 percent higher than the 48 filed in September 2021. September’s 62 filings is one shy of the highest monthly total (there were 63 in March) so...

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Information on the go
Oct13

Information on the go

Director of Marketing and Philanthropy at Advance Transit Public transportation is crucial to everyday life in both urban and rural communities. It offers a sustainable form of travel that provides access to jobs, schools, health care, shopping and other much-needed services. In this region of New England, buses are often used for daily public transit, and there are many moving parts that keep transit agencies running – both literally...

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Poshmark deal points to more acquisitions in resale market
Oct13

Poshmark deal points to more acquisitions in resale market

BloombergThe world’s biggest brands have had enough.After watching online marketplaces rack up billions in revenue from secondhand sales of their goods, brands ranging from Lululemon Athletica to Jimmy Choo are aiming for their own piece of a resale market that Coresight Research projects to hit $30 billion in the U.S. next year.“We have seen just really an explosion in resale,” said Erin Schmidt, senior analyst at Coresight. “Every...

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What goes into road signs in Vermont?
Oct13

What goes into road signs in Vermont?

Valley News Correspondent In 1969, Vermont became the first state in the nation to pass a sign law. Motorists traveling through the state — whether they live in Vermont or are visiting — will certainly notice that large, obtrusive signs announcing businesses, state attractions, or pretty much anything else are nowhere to be found along state roads like they are in many other states. Sign placement, wording and more are carefully...

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Ghosting is not just for Halloween and lousy dates anymore
Oct13

Ghosting is not just for Halloween and lousy dates anymore

Upper Valley Business Alliance director Recently, I was planning an event with a speaker. I had reached out to a professional about being the speaker via email and the person agreed to speak on the topic. However, when I emailed them a couple weeks later to confirm details and ask some questions … nothing. I received no reply. After a couple days, I tried again and still did not receive a reply. Then I emailed another person at the...

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Communication’s carbon footprint
Oct13

Communication’s carbon footprint

Vital Communities Communications Manager Everything a business does or produces — its goods and services — has a carbon footprint. And so do the words and images that describe those goods and services, including the business’ marketing and communications. Granted, the footprint of telling people about your medical services, baking products or manufacturing equipment is nowhere near as great as the footprint of providing those services...

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The endurance of printed posters
Oct13

The endurance of printed posters

Valley News Staff Writer/Enterprise Editor To say that social media has changed the nature of events promotion would be an understatement. People often turn to Facebook, Instagram and other forms of digital communication to learn about what’s happening in their communities.But that doesn’t mean that other more traditional forms still don’t have an impact, according to three Upper Valley arts organizations. Posters, for example, still...

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Brands that wear well
Oct13

Brands that wear well

Some fashion apparel never goes out of style. The versatile, simple T-shirt has been around for decades and is as popular today as it ever was, especially since printing processes have become more advanced. It seems there is no limit to T-shirt messaging: Advertise a business, outfit employees, celebrate a family reunion, honor a loved one at a charity walk, cherish memories from summer camp, express outrage, humor, sarcasm or just...

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