May 6, 2021


Elks create new insurance agency brand to ProtectALL | Local News

When Ohioans hear the Elk family name, they typically think of the personal injury firm headquartered in Cleveland. But siblings Lexy and Ryan Elk, children of Art Elk, who is managing partner of Elk & Elk, are determined to make their name in the insurance industry.

In 2018, they were introduced to several Nationwide insurance agents that needed a succession plan after the Columbus-based insurance company decided to transition to being a fully independent agency carrier, with 99% of Nationwide’s former agents transitioning to its independent agency channel. This transition was completed July 1, 2020.

Inspired by the potential of

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How PACE Helped Amedisys Create a Personal Care Innovation Hub in Massachusetts

As one of the largest aging-in-place companies in the nation, Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) has a footprint that stretches across nearly 40 states. It has turned one of those states into its chief innovation hub, partly thanks to its small but creative personal care services division.

At the end of 2020, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys had 14 in-house personal care locations in three states, with the strongest presence in Massachusetts. While the up-and-coming segment accounted for less than 4% of the company’s $2.07 billion in annual consolidated revenue last year, its true value goes far beyond dollars and cents, according

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Try these brain tricks to help create money-saving habits

Seventy percent of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings and 45 percent have no savings at all. Do you fall in these categories?

Is it better to pay off your debts now or save for a rainy day later?

Money experts say it’s better to establish a long-term savings plan to save money for emergencies. Having no savings means you may be forced to collect new debt if financial emergencies pop up.

So, what can you do to save money? Adding speed bumps to spending can get your brain motivated to save.

Instead of saving your payment info on

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commercial property overvaluation could create new shocks

Oxford Street empty of shoppers as the national coronavirus lockdown three continues.

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LONDON — The International Monetary Fund has raised concerns over commercial property and the risk it could pose to financial stability, as the sector faces a series of challenges on the back of the coronavirus crisis.

These include the fact that many non-essential retailers were forced to shut their doors as economies across the world locked down in response to the pandemic. In addition, many employees began to mostly work from home, and online shopping surged. It has raised questions

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How to Create a Winning Post-Pandemic Business Model

In order for your company to succeed in the post-pandemic era, you must do two things well: Select your strategy carefully to target a defensible market segment and tailor your business model to capture and dominate your target market.

The problem is, most companies aren’t ready to compete on these new terms. The pandemic sharply accelerated market fragmentation. This allowed the digital giants, fueled by their market micro-segmentation, to grow quickly, but most companies have not changed their business model to meet these new conditions. Many managers who rose through the ranks in the previous era simply assumed that their

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How to create a personal manifesto for career success

Have you been trying and failing to adapt your bio or resume to the evolving circumstances—and by evolving circumstances I mean the earth-shattering professional uncertainty that has gripped us all over the past year?

If you are reading this, you probably have. And you are not alone, although this might be the only time this knowledge will bring you no comfort. When trying to get your career back on track or shifting it in the direction you always dreamed of in the middle of a pandemic, the thought of thousands of others attempting to do the exact same thing might

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