Filter services – Austin Business List http://austinbusinesslist.com/ Fri, 20 May 2022 16:54:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://austinbusinesslist.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T202225.378.png Filter services – Austin Business List http://austinbusinesslist.com/ 32 32 United Launch Alliance honors three vendors with Small Business Excellence Award https://austinbusinesslist.com/united-launch-alliance-honors-three-vendors-with-small-business-excellence-award/ Fri, 20 May 2022 15:30:48 +0000 https://austinbusinesslist.com/united-launch-alliance-honors-three-vendors-with-small-business-excellence-award/ United Launch Alliance honors three vendors with Small Business Excellence Award Press release from: United Launch Alliance Posted: Friday May 20th 2022 United Launch Alliance (ULA) recently awarded three vendors a 2021 Small Business Excellence Award for their support of ULA’s product lines, including the Vulcan Centaur program. Built on over 100 years of heritage, […]]]>

United Launch Alliance honors three vendors with Small Business Excellence Award

Press release from: United Launch Alliance
Posted: Friday May 20th 2022

United Launch Alliance (ULA) recently awarded three vendors a 2021 Small Business Excellence Award for their support of ULA’s product lines, including the Vulcan Centaur program. Built on over 100 years of heritage, ULA’s rockets specialize in complex and precise orbital insertion while meeting customer mission critical needs with 100% mission success.

“Small business contributions are integral to our success,” said Tory Bruno, President and CEO of ULA. “We are proud to recognize these suppliers who have gone above and beyond to support our mission. »

Norman Filter Company (NFC) is a Bridgeview, Illinois based manufacturer that provides a variety of state of the art welded filter elements. NFC played a critical role in the success of launch operations by rearranging production schedules on short notice to replace several critical ground system equipment filters at ULA launch sites on both coasts. Additionally, NFC has worked tirelessly on the design, qualification and production of flight hardware filters for Vulcan while remaining flexible and positive through the many changes and demands in all development programs.

Bellows Manufacturing and Research (BMR), a manufacturer located in San Fernando, California, specializes in the design and manufacture of unique metal bellows assemblies and metal joining solutions. Their invaluable ability to build flight hardware alongside Vulcan qualification test activities was critical to meeting Vulcan manufacturing assembly deadlines. BMR also demonstrated exceptional customer service with open and active communication, including single points of contact within engineering and production management as well as consistent support from management.

HiRel Connectors is a Claremont, CA-based manufacturer that excels in the engineering and manufacturing of highly reliable electrical connection systems. HiRel Connectors prioritized ULA development activities by accelerating connectors for test adapters and enabling timely completion of multiple qualification tests across all programs. They also provided exceptional customer service by providing ULA with a tour of the HiRel Connectors facility where teams were able to collaborate and align schedule needs.

ULA works with more than 2,000 vendor partners from nearly all 50 states, with a vendor spend of $5.9 billion over five years and a total national economic impact of more than $11 billion over five years.

Building on a legacy of 100% success launching over 145 missions to explore, protect and improve our world, ULA is the nation’s most experienced and trusted launch service provider with reliability, confidence in timing and optimization of peak missions. The technologies we launch protect our country and our troops on the battlefield, enable search and rescue, help meteorologists track severe weather, provide advanced business services and expand our understanding of the Earth. We offer value unmatched by any launch services company in the industry, a relentless drive to improve, and a commitment to the extraordinary.

For more information about ULA, visit the ULA website at www.ulalaunch.com, or call the ULA Launch hotline at 1-877-ULA-4321 (852-4321). Join the conversation on www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch.

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Eyesafe DTX recycles blue light to improve display color, brightness and battery life https://austinbusinesslist.com/eyesafe-dtx-recycles-blue-light-to-improve-display-color-brightness-and-battery-life/ Wed, 18 May 2022 11:38:00 +0000 https://austinbusinesslist.com/eyesafe-dtx-recycles-blue-light-to-improve-display-color-brightness-and-battery-life/ Eyesafe DTX is unlike any other solution on the market. Proprietary materials are coated over an existing diffuser component in a display’s backlight unit. These materials absorb the high energy blue light from LEDs and convert the light energy into performance enhancements. Download the recently released white paper for a more detailed explanation of the […]]]>

Eyesafe DTX is unlike any other solution on the market. Proprietary materials are coated over an existing diffuser component in a display’s backlight unit. These materials absorb the high energy blue light from LEDs and convert the light energy into performance enhancements. Download the recently released white paper for a more detailed explanation of the technology, including how it works, its benefits, and how easy it is to implement.

“The introduction of Eyesafe DTX represents a pivotal moment for the global display industry,” said Derek Harris, PhD, Vice President of Research and Development for Eyesafe. “The ability to filter, capture and recycle blue light emissions to improve brightness and color performance – without changing the display stack design or supply chain – is a significant advancement.”

“Eyesafe DTX fits into a display’s existing components, so it’s a very streamlined and inexpensive integration,” Harris added. “And because the technology is so nimble, we can calibrate luminance and color to meet our partners’ individual design specifications, optimizing the characteristics that are most important to each of them.”

“Although this is a technology that will be implemented far upstream in the supply chain, the real beneficiary of this technology will be the end consumer,” noted Dr. William B. Trattler, a globally recognized ophthalmologist who specializes in advanced cataract and refractive surgery procedures and is a member of the Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Board. “The reality is that when it comes to the visual component of our computing experience, no one likes to compromise on brightness and color. Now, with Eyesafe DTX, the global display industry will be armed of powerful new technology to reduce potential blue light hazards without having to sacrifice brightness or color performance.”

Eyesafe will immediately begin marketing Eyesafe DTX. Applications include laptops and desktop monitors, with plans for future expansion into mobile, TV and AR/VR formats. Later this month, the technology will be showcased in a virtual exhibit at Computex 2022, the annual gathering of computing and technology in Taipei, Taiwan. To schedule a virtual demonstration with Eyesafe at Computex, click here.

About Eyesafe

Eyesafe Inc. is a global provider of advanced blue light mitigation technologies, solutions and standards. With pioneering products and services, in collaboration with the healthcare industry, Eyesafe is shaping the future of consumer electronics. The Eyesafe® standards, Eyesafe® technology and associated intellectual property portfolio were developed by a world-class team of ophthalmologists, engineers and scientists with decades of experience in electronics, display, light management, optometry and ophthalmology. The Eyesafe brand is recognized by consumers and embedded in tens of millions of digital devices from Dell, HP, Lenovo, ZAGG and others. Eyesafe was recently ranked #5 in the Computer Hardware category of Inc.’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. Visit eyesafe.com to learn more.

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Hawx Pest Control partners with One Tree Planted https://austinbusinesslist.com/hawx-pest-control-partners-with-one-tree-planted/ Mon, 16 May 2022 15:59:42 +0000 https://austinbusinesslist.com/hawx-pest-control-partners-with-one-tree-planted/ Hawx Pest Control, based in Odgen, Utah, announced a partnership with One Tree Planted to positively impact nature, wildlife and people. Dan Baldwin, BCE, CCFS, CP-FS, is the Vice President of Technical Services for Hawx Pest Control and is also one of pest control professional the magazine’s “Ask the Expert” columnists. For every new Hawx […]]]>

Hawx Pest Control, based in Odgen, Utah, announced a partnership with One Tree Planted to positively impact nature, wildlife and people. Dan Baldwin, BCE, CCFS, CP-FS, is the Vice President of Technical Services for Hawx Pest Control and is also one of pest control professional the magazine’s “Ask the Expert” columnists.

For every new Hawx Pest Control customer, a tree will be planted that will contribute to a greener, healthier planet. One Tree Planted describes itself as “a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has projects around the world to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide social impact jobs, and restore biodiversity” .

“Working with One Tree Planted is a natural extension of our work,” said Matt Mehr, president of Hawx Pest Control. “Healthy yards and homes are core to our business model, and while we work hard every day to keep the people in these homes healthy, it’s great to have yet another way to make a difference. .”

In addition to ensuring that existing trees have prime environments for health, Hawx Pest Control partners with One Tree Planted to prioritize support for significant and reforestation efforts.

“Planting trees is one of the best ways to combat the pervasive and growing damage to the environment,” says Hawx Pest Control’s press release. “Trees are an important part of nature’s efforts to clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat for more than 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Trees also have huge social impacts, providing jobs for over 1.6 billion people, empowering women in underdeveloped countries, and supporting communities devastated by environmental damage.

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Brita partners with municipalities to help reduce lead in tap water https://austinbusinesslist.com/brita-partners-with-municipalities-to-help-reduce-lead-in-tap-water/ Fri, 13 May 2022 11:33:33 +0000 https://austinbusinesslist.com/brita-partners-with-municipalities-to-help-reduce-lead-in-tap-water/ OAKLAND, Calif. – Brita®, the leader in home water filtration products for over 30 years, recently announced an expanded partnership program with municipalities across the United States. Spurred on by the EPA’s updated and stricter lead and copper rule that mandates more testing and inventories of lead service lines, cities with lead in their drinking […]]]>

OAKLAND, Calif. – Brita®, the leader in home water filtration products for over 30 years, recently announced an expanded partnership program with municipalities across the United States. Spurred on by the EPA’s updated and stricter lead and copper rule that mandates more testing and inventories of lead service lines, cities with lead in their drinking water are struggling to provide short-term water filtration solutions to their residents, especially solutions that do not. It’s not just about giving away environmentally destructive single-use plastic water bottles.

“Access to clean water is a basic human right,” said Brita Chief Marketing Officer Lauren Kahn. “We are committed to helping cities across our nation find solutions to provide safer drinking water while we await the long-term infrastructure fixes that many of our communities desperately need.”

Lead consumption poses a significant health risk, especially to children, and the most common source of lead in drinking water is found in faucets, lead pipes and plumbing fixtures.1. The impact is felt primarily in city water supplies that supply older homes, some of which are in deprived neighborhoods, impacting the marginalized and most vulnerable.2. The Biden administration’s multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package has been approved and earmarked funds for permanent upgrades to the country’s most at-risk water systems. Yet, although the legislation has been signed, the replacement process is expected to take at least 15 years.

Sustainable solution for safer water

While we wait for the much-needed lead line replacement in the next 15 years, Brita is committed to working with cities and towns across America to provide more immediate and lasting relief with its Elite pitchers reducing the lead – a cost-effective solution to a growing crisis.

  • The ultimate goals are to ensure clean water is available to all and to eliminate reliance on single-use plastic bottles. The United States uses 2,000 single-use plastic bottles per second, the majority of which end up in oceans and landfills.3
  • As the #1 brand in water filtration, Brita helps people access cleaner, great-tasting water without trashing the planet.4
  • Specifically, Brita is on track to eliminate 13.5 billion single-use plastic water bottles by 2022, towards a 2030 sustainability goal of replacing 20 billion bottles per year and provide one million people in vulnerable communities across the United States with access to safe drinking water.
  • Using lead filter pitchers can also help municipalities reduce plastic waste in their communities and make major strides in their sustainability ambitions.

Brita’s partnership options allow municipal water systems to mobilize quickly, proactively and cost-effectively to help their communities. The partnerships will include access to Brita Elite Pitchers, which are certified to ANSI/NSF Standard 53 to reduce lead and other contaminants from tap water. Other product benefits include:

  • Brita Deals the only point-of-use lead-reducing filter that lasts up to six months or 120 gallons and removes 99% of lead, allowing safe access to water without the inconvenience of having to change the filter often.
  • The EPA recommends that municipal systems proactively provide awareness and filters to residents with lead service lines for six months at the start of replacements according to the Federal Register.5. It means that municipalities must provide filters for six months, which would correspond to one Brita Elite filter against three or six replacement filters from other major brands6.
  • Brita systems have an accurate volume-based filter indicator, so residents know when to change the filter, allowing for peace of mind around the quality of their water.
  • The infrastructure bill funding will cover the purchase of temporary pitcher filters or point-of-use (POU) devices certified by an American National Standards Institute, while funding for bottled water is not eligible under this credit, according to a recent EPA memorandum on the implementation of the provisions of the state revolving fund for drinking water and drinking water7.

Additionally, Brita offers its municipal partners a wide variety of editable and printable communication tools that can be used to educate and communicate to residents about immediate and safe drinking water solutions through traditional media, social media and printed materials sent to households.

Support in Denver

In 2020, Brita worked with Denver Water to provide lead-reducing water filters and pitchers to households to provide lasting protection as the utility works to remove customer-owned lead service lines in the as part of its lead reduction program. As in many parts of the United States, water leaving Denver Water’s distribution system is completely lead-free, but lead can enter drinking water as it travels through customer-owned pipes that carry the lead. water from the main water pipe in the street to the house plumbing. . Denver Water estimated that up to 27% of service lines in the entire service area were lead.

Denver program highlights include:

  • Denver Water provides a Brita pitcher and filter at each location suspected of having a lead service line, along with a new filter every six months until six months after service line replacement (approximately 1. 2 million replacement filters).
  • Through an agile supply network, Brita, in partnership with 120Water™, was able to distribute over 100,000 Brita pitchers and filters to Denver residents in the first nine months of the program. To research8 showed an 81% filter adoption rate in 2021.

In addition to existing municipal partnerships, Brita works closely with reputable trade associations like the Water Quality Association (WQA), a not-for-profit organization representing the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry, to ensuring that communities have the resources they need to access aqueous solutions.

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s revised lead and copper rule encourages progress in addressing lead in drinking water across the country,” said Kelli Fleischmann, Director of Certification. products for WQA. “We strongly believe that a number of point-of-use devices, such as appropriately tested and certified pitchers and filters, can be a very effective way in the right circumstances to act as a final barrier to treat lead contamination in water. Municipalities have the opportunity to get ahead of a potential lead crisis with such proactive solutions available to their residents. »

For more information on Brita’s commitment to making water better for people and the planet, visit Brita.com. For more information on partnering with Brita on water solutions for your city, visit Brita.com/municipal-clean-water-initiative.

1https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/prevention/sources/water.htm#:~:text=The%20most%20common%20sources%20of,1986%20may%20also%20contain%20lead
2 https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/watered-down-justice-report.pdf
3 World Economic Forum “The New Plastics Economy” estimate of 2,000 bottles/second, based on the current weight of global plastics in the oceans.
4 Based on IRI sales data; One Elite filter can replace up to 900 16.9 ounce plastic water bottles.
5 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/17/2021-27457/review-of-the-national-primary-drinking-water-regulation-lead-and-copper-rule-revisions-lcrr
6 https://www.pur.com/shop/replacement-filters and https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0311/5499/5336/files/tds-chart.jpg?v=1601429855
7 https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2022-03/combined_srf-implementation-memo_final_03.2022.pdf
8 https://www.denverwater.org/your-water/water-quality/lead/dashboard

About Brita

Brita® markets a variety of products, including water pitchers, faucet filters and reusable filter bottles, with the goal of improving water for people and the planet. By providing a variety of water filtration resources, Brita empowers consumers to choose better water today for a better tomorrow together. For more information, visit Brita.com.

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 9,000 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2021 revenue of $7.3 billion Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brands, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pin-Sol® cleaners; Liquid Plumr® hoof removers; poet® care products; cool step® cat litter; Thrilled® bags and packaging; Kingsford® grilling products; hidden valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water filtration products; Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products; and RenewLife®rainbow light®Natural Vitality CALM™ and NeoCell® vitamins, minerals and supplements. The company also markets advanced products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare.® brand names. More than 80% of the company’s sales are generated by brands that hold the #1 or #2 market share positions in their categories.

Clorox is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The company has been widely recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, appearing on Barron’s 2022 list of 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2022, Corporate Equality Index 2022 from the human rights campaign and the best places for women to advance in 2021. Parity.org lists, among others. To support its communities, The Clorox Company and its foundations donated approximately $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2021. For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany. com and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo.

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Airbnb’s massive overhaul emphasizes hidden gems https://austinbusinesslist.com/airbnbs-massive-overhaul-emphasizes-hidden-gems/ Wed, 11 May 2022 13:04:06 +0000 https://austinbusinesslist.com/airbnbs-massive-overhaul-emphasizes-hidden-gems/ Airbnb is committed to enabling its employees to work from anywhere. Now the company is applying that philosophy to its current product, rolling out a massive redesign that encourages users to find hidden gems rather than searching by cities. Airbnb co-founders Nate Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky said the changes, the company’s biggest in a decade, […]]]>

Airbnb is committed to enabling its employees to work from anywhere. Now the company is applying that philosophy to its current product, rolling out a massive redesign that encourages users to find hidden gems rather than searching by cities. Airbnb co-founders Nate Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky said the changes, the company’s biggest in a decade, will allow customers, especially those working from home, to find and book stays for longer periods.


Airbnb will now be completely different. Users will be able to filter homes by 56 categories, including style, location or proximity to activities like skiing, camping and golf. The filters will include boats, cabins, “amazing pools”, lakes, tropical locations and vineyards, among others.

“We’re reimagining travel in a way that’s less transactional and more experiential,” Blecharczyk, Airbnb’s chief strategy officer, told Protocol.

Blecharczyk said clients began seeking longer stays and more and more unconventional homes like boats and barns as they moved away from office work. Blecharczyk said the redesign reflects that shift: People care more about the vibe of a place when they plan to work there for an extended period of time.

“Many employers say they will adopt at least a hybrid type policy, which means that employees will continue to have the option of working from home or working from any home for that matter,” a- he declared.

Airbnb Split Stays – CDMX and Copenhagen

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Nights booked for unique homes like tiny homes, barns, domes and treehouses were up 80% in the first quarter compared to 2019, the company said. Fewer people are also looking for trips to popular cities: Stays booked in Airbnb’s major cities accounted for 8% of its revenue in the first quarter, compared to 12% in the first quarter of 2019.

Changing Airbnb’s search, finding hidden gems is the default experience; not something users have to wade through listings to find.

“[People] are going to continue to have the flexibility to not just work from home, or from any home,” he said. “If people knew they could have this great week in the countryside and they saw the right option, they would go for it. It doesn’t matter if they arrive on a Friday or a Tuesday. It would start with “What is the experience?”

Airbnb is also offering a new feature called Split Stays, which will allow users to split their trips between multiple locations. For example, a user looking for campgrounds could use Split Stays to find locations in campgrounds that are close to each other.

“One of the challenges when you want a house for a longer stay, say, a month-long stay, is that house actually has to be available for that entire time,” Blecharczyk said. “Of course these houses are popular, maybe someone else is staying there. The longer you want to stay, the fewer options you will see when you search.


Airbnb AirCover – New booking and welcome message

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He said Split Stays would give people who want to travel longer more options. Airbnb expects people to see 40% more listings using the feature than without.

Airbnb is also launching AirCover, a program for guests that offers reservation protection if a host cancels a stay and a 24/7 security line with “specially trained agents.” AirCover for Hosts already provides damage protection and liability insurance and is separate from the new version for Guests.

The company’s security line has always been available, but Blecharczyk said it is expanding to cover 16 different languages ​​as Airbnb expects an increase in international travel this summer.

“There’s a lot of pent-up demand for cross-border travel,” Blecharczyk said. “As people take longer trips that involve more distance, more money, we want them to have peace of mind.”

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Florida Republicans’ feud with Mickey Mouse highlights growing gap between historic GOP best friends and corporate America https://austinbusinesslist.com/florida-republicans-feud-with-mickey-mouse-highlights-growing-gap-between-historic-gop-best-friends-and-corporate-america/ Mon, 09 May 2022 13:09:56 +0000 https://austinbusinesslist.com/florida-republicans-feud-with-mickey-mouse-highlights-growing-gap-between-historic-gop-best-friends-and-corporate-america/ (The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) MK Chin, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) There is a growing rift between corporate America and the GOP — two groups that have long been friends. The latest incident involves Disney and its decision to speak out against a Florida law […]]]>

(The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.)

MK Chin, Indiana University

(THE CONVERSATION) There is a growing rift between corporate America and the GOP — two groups that have long been friends.

The latest incident involves Disney and its decision to speak out against a Florida law that prevents the teaching of sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade. State Republicans, including the governor, reacted with fury, voting to strip Disney of the special tax and self-governing privileges it has held for 55 years.

The spat follows rows between the GOP and corporate America over restrictive ballot measures and toilet bills. In 2021, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell bluntly warned corporations to “stay out of politics” – although he later softened his tone.

Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to capitalize on the divide.

As a professor of management, I study how the values ​​and political views of business leaders affect the decisions they make on behalf of their companies. While I think CEOs are partly responsible for the growing divide between business and the GOP, that’s not the only factor driving it.


A close relationship relaxes

The close relationship between corporate America and the Republican Party dates back to the 1970s. Corporations provided financial support to conservative war chests and in return received pro-corporate policies, such as lower corporate taxes and regulations.

The alliance has undoubtedly been a success for large companies. Corporate taxes as a share of U.S. gross domestic product are just about 1%, the lowest since the 1930s and down from 4.1% in 1967.

But that union has become increasingly strained in recent years over a range of social issues, particularly regarding LGBTQ rights.

For example, in 2015, many companies, including Apple and Walmart, spoke out against so-called religious freedom laws, like the one passed in Indiana, that would allow companies to discriminate against LGBTQ customers. The following year, there was a similar corporate backlash to North Carolina’s ban on public restroom use for transgender people. Boycotts by several companies, including PayPal and the NCAA, led to a partial repeal in 2017.

Companies have also been vocal during former President Donald Trump’s presidency on issues such as his ban on travel to Muslim-majority countries and his comments following the rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. To some, it seemed that the role he and other Republicans played in laying the groundwork for the January 6, 2021 insurrection on Capitol Hill may have been the final straw, as dozens of companies, including AT&T and Marriott, said they would cut donations to the 147 Republicans who voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s election.

The push for more restrictive electoral laws continues the battle over the election. Republicans in states across the country cite alleged fraud in the 2020 election — despite no evidence there was — as the impetus behind their push.

And as the Supreme Court debates whether to overturn Roe v. Wade said the landmark ruling upholding women’s right to an abortion, the issue is certain to drive further wedges between Republicans and companies, some of which have indicated they will support employees who want to terminate a pregnancy.

Why have companies become more outspoken in recent years and willing to upend an alliance that has helped them lower their tax bills and regulatory hurdles?

My research suggests that there are three driving forces for this trend.

CEOs do “what we think is right”

The CEO is the main decision-maker of the company, which means that his political leanings can be reflected in business decisions.

And in recent years, the CEOs of some of America’s biggest companies have cited their own personal values ​​as a reason for speaking out on social issues. As Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan told The Wall Street Journal in 2016, “Our job as CEOs now is to drive what we believe is right.”

In my own research, I’ve found that a CEO’s political affiliation can affect how a company spends money. CEOs who donate primarily to Democrats tend to spend more on their employees, community activities and environmental issues, regardless of how profitable their company is. In other words, they seem to believe it’s just the right thing to do.

Republican CEOs, meanwhile, tend to tie spending on outside issues to financial performance, reflecting the idea that companies are primarily accountable to shareholders.

More recent research also demonstrates that liberal executives tend to pay more attention to gender diversity within their companies and are less likely to downsize when economic conditions deteriorate, consistent with the values ​​that liberals hold. the priority.

But relatively few CEOs are staunchly liberal, so the CEO’s impact on this trend may be limited. A recent study found that only about 18% of the more than 3,500 people who served as CEOs of Standard & Poor’s 1500 companies from 2000 to 2017 donated primarily to Democratic candidates, while 58% donated primarily to Republicans. .

Growing worker activism

Employees also play an important role in corporate activism.

Recent management research shows that companies with more liberal employees spend more resources on improving gender and racial diversity and sustainability issues. Similarly, a 2019 study found that companies are more likely to give in to activists’ demands on issues such as cutting carbon emissions and raising frontline workers’ pay when they have a workforce. more liberal work.

Companies can respond to research showing the benefits of listening to their employees and showing that their voice matters. For example, workers tend to show more trust and commitment to a company when they feel it shares their values, leading to higher productivity. A 2017 survey found that 89% of employees said they would accept a reduced salary to work at a company whose values ​​match their own.

Other research shows that engaging in social activities such as environmental protection results in less employee turnover.

In my own research, which tracked corporate engagement on same-sex marriage issues in the 2000s and 2010s, I found that the likelihood of CEOs speaking out on same-sex marriage increased significantly when there was more employees donating to Democrats – which was true even when the CEO was conservative.

Popular opinion tracking

Public opinion is another factor behind the growing rift with the GOP.

Business leaders tend to follow public opinion because they want to minimize the risk of losing customers for their products and services.

The same-sex marriage debate is a good example. Public support for allowing gay people to marry first exceeded 50% in 2011 – it is now at 70%. Until then, very few CEOs had made a public statement on the issue, according to my research on same-sex marriage. Once popular opinion reaches halfway, however, many more companies — including those run by conservative CEOs — begin to come out in favor of it. Interestingly, even liberal CEOs said very little until 2011, including those who were already offering their employees domestic partner benefits.

And more recently, it has become even more critical for companies to consider public opinion when deciding to take a stand on a burning issue. Indeed, their younger customers, especially millennials, are increasingly saying that CEOs have a responsibility to speak up and that they would be more likely to buy products if they did.

When it comes to election laws, a recent poll found that most people support legislation that makes it easier, not harder, to vote.

who leaves who

But corporate America isn’t necessarily moving away from the Republican Party to move closer to the Democrats.

Instead, the companies are trying to convey that their concerns are not partisan in nature. The more than 100 companies that in 2021 signed a statement supporting voter rights and against bills that would restrict access underlined this point.

I believe that a closer examination of the three main factors – in particular the role of workers and the public – behind the growth of corporate activism suggests something else. Companies are not straying from the Grand Old Party. On the contrary, the GOP appears to be drifting, not just from corporate America, but also from the opinions of the American public — especially millennials.

This is an updated version of an article published on April 22, 2021.

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here: https://theconversation.com/florida-republicans-row-with-mickey-mouse-highlights-widening-gap-between-historical-bffs-gop-and-corporate-america-182401.

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Creator-Owned Nebula Just Created Its Own MasterClass For Creators https://austinbusinesslist.com/creator-owned-nebula-just-created-its-own-masterclass-for-creators/ Thu, 05 May 2022 22:13:57 +0000 https://austinbusinesslist.com/creator-owned-nebula-just-created-its-own-masterclass-for-creators/ Belonging to the creator Nebula creates its own version of MasterClass, led by YouTubers. The streaming service hosts content from around 160 self-described “educational” creators, and now they’re sharing their specializations with new ones. Nebula classes. Sat (who asked us not to disclose his last name), the creator behind Wendover Productions (3.44 million subscribers on […]]]>

Belonging to the creator Nebula creates its own version of MasterClass, led by YouTubers.

The streaming service hosts content from around 160 self-described “educational” creators, and now they’re sharing their specializations with new ones. Nebula classes.

Sat (who asked us not to disclose his last name), the creator behind Wendover Productions (3.44 million subscribers on YouTube) and Half as interesting (2.17 million), explains the creators in the educational and edutainment spaces “receive many offers to do lessons, but it’s always on someone else’s terms, using someone’s subject. another, but using our production budget”.

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With Nebula Classes, “I and other creators exclusively teach about subjects that we’re passionate about, and that translates into the final product,” Sam says. “I’m extremely excited for our Nebula audience to see what we’ve done .”

Nebula was founded in 2019 by a network of creators Standard, and bills itself as a “well-thought-out expansion pack for YouTube”. Its current catalog of over 10,000 videos includes a mix of material from Standard creators, including Marked Brownlee, Kat Blaque, real life story, LegalEagleand real science.

Some Nebula videos are duplicates reposted from the creators’ YouTube channels, others are Nebula More clips that offer additional or behind-the-scenes footage, and some are Nebula Originals that are exclusive to the service and made using Standard’s production resources. One Nebula Original, for example, is Mysteries of the human body from the creator “way existential” Joe Scott (1.37 million). Another is Great Auto Test by the creators behind the edutainment channels second thought (1.24 million) and RealLifeLore (5.71 million).

Nebula recently took two steps: it accepted its first investment, an undisclosed amount of Curiosity stream which valued the service at more than $50 million; and last week it crossed half a million active subscribers, up from 100,000 in September 2020 and 350,000 in September 2021.

With Nebula Classes, the streamer’s top creators in categories including film and TV, music, technology, legal advice, business management, communication and travel, he says.

Beginning classes include:

  • How to sue like a lawyer from LegalEagle (2.25 million subscribers on YouTube)
  • Master persuasion on a daily basis from the creator behind Wendover Productions (3.44 million) and Half as interesting (2.17 million)
  • High spec content on a low spec budget from LowSpecGamer (885K)
  • How I was ready for my dream job from the creator behind Additional Credits (2.63 million)
  • Use animation to make your videos next level from Volksgeist (321K)
  • and Create strong patterns for jazz improvisation from Aimee Nolte Music (215K)

Dave WiskusFounder and CEO of Standard, says, “Nebula is about creators owning their platform, their destiny, their relationship with audiences. Videos, podcasts, now courses; it’s all part of that same story.

Nebula adds that the courses are intended to be premium videos that further its overall mission of providing curated, intelligent, and thoughtful content.

Being premium means that the courses have a slightly higher price. Nebula’s base subscription price is $5/month. Adding courses will cost an additional five dollars, bringing the total to $10 per month. Users who pay for Nebula through its bundle with Curiosity Stream — which offers content from both services for $20 per year — can also add Nebula Classes for the same additional $5/month.

(If you’re curious how Nebula compensates creators who create its content, we’ve written extensively about its model, but basically revenue is split 50/50.)

Thomas Franka productivity-focused creator with 2.43 million subscribers, is working on a business 101 course for Nebula Classes, and tells Tubular filter he hopes it will be “the guide I wish I had when I started as a creator”.

“When you’re starting out, no one tells you how to manage finances, taxes or business structure,” he says. “I had to learn all of this the hard way, but now others can just watch my Nebula class instead.”

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Comparison between ZimVie (NASDAQ: ZIMV) and Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS: SARTF) https://austinbusinesslist.com/comparison-between-zimvie-nasdaq-zimv-and-sartorius-aktiengesellschaft-otcmkts-sartf/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 20:26:46 +0000 https://austinbusinesslist.com/comparison-between-zimvie-nasdaq-zimv-and-sartorius-aktiengesellschaft-otcmkts-sartf/ ZimVie (NASDAQ:ZIMV – Get Rating) and Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS:SARTF – Get Rating) are both medical companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk. Valuation and benefits This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), […]]]>

ZimVie (NASDAQ:ZIMV – Get Rating) and Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft (OTCMKTS:SARTF – Get Rating) are both medical companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of ZimVie and Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
ZimVie $1.01 billion 0.58 -95.30 million dollars N / A N / A
Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft $4.08 billion 2.80 $377.28 million $7.49 44.53

Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft has higher revenues and profits than ZimVie.

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for ZimVie and Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
ZimVie 1 1 0 0 1.50
Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft 1 3 2 0 2.17

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of ZimVie and Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
ZimVie N / A N / A N / A
Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft 11.99% 34.63% 10.57%

Summary

Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft beats ZimVie on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

ZimVie Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

ZimVie Inc., a medical technology company, develops, manufactures and supplies a portfolio of products and solutions designed to treat a range of spinal conditions and support dental tooth replacement and restoration procedures worldwide. entire. It offers dental implant systems, prosthetic and abutment products, surgical instruments and kits; bone grafts, barrier membranes, allografts and collagen-based wound care products; intraoral scanners; and virtual treatment planning services, guided surgery solutions, CAD/CAM workflow systems and patient-specific restorative components and intraoral scanners, as well as spinal fusion implants and instruments for various spinal procedures, biologics and bone healing technologies. The company also provides MIS solutions, such as Vital MIS and Timberline; and motion preservation solutions including Mobi-C and The Tether. ZimVie Inc. was incorporated in 2021 and is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado.

Company Profile Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft (Get an evaluation)

Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft LogoSartorius Aktiengesellschaft provides bioprocess solutions and laboratory products and services worldwide. The company offers biosensors and kits, compliance tools, system software, label-free detection systems and SPR systems; live cell analysis systems, flow cytometry platform and cell analysis reagents and consumables; and antibody and recombinant protein media, viral vaccine media, regenerative medicine media, general media, downstream buffers, microcarriers and stem cell media and reagents, and strong acids , bases, alcohols and detergents. It also provides multi-parallel bioreactors, benchtop bioreactors, single-use bioreactors, stainless steel bioreactors, cell culture bioreactors, microbial bioreactors and software applications for bioreactors; membranes, blotting materials, filter papers, glass and quartz microfiber products and filtration equipment; syringe filters; and filtration devices, ultrafiltration devices, sterile filtration devices, harvesting devices, analytical sample preparation systems, buffer exchange systems, diagnostic sample preparation systems, particle analysis systems, pharmaceutical filtration systems, protein DNA concentration systems, moisture wicking barriers, clarification systems, buffer and media products and membrane chromatography products. In addition, the company offers process filtration products; process filtration products; process chromatography products; fluid management products; process analysis technology and data analysis; industrial microbiology systems; water purification systems; weighing systems; pipetting and dispensing systems; OEM systems; and centrifuges. In addition, it provides development and engineering services of bioprocesses, protein expression system, media and processes, assays, instruments and validation. It serves life science research, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, quality control and testing, and applied industries. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Göttingen, Germany.



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Reinvent Civil Protection | Aviation professionals https://austinbusinesslist.com/reinvent-civil-protection-aviation-professionals/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 21:14:50 +0000 https://austinbusinesslist.com/reinvent-civil-protection-aviation-professionals/ New risks are forcing Europe to modernize its civil defences, but are nations rebuilding or reinventing? Up-to-date civil defense can make a difference in saving lives in what could be a more likely CBRNe incident, such as a terrorist bomb, incident, missile sent by a rogue state, or intelligence use of chemical weapons from a […]]]>

New risks are forcing Europe to modernize its civil defences, but are nations rebuilding or reinventing?

Up-to-date civil defense can make a difference in saving lives in what could be a more likely CBRNe incident, such as a terrorist bomb, incident, missile sent by a rogue state, or intelligence use of chemical weapons from a foreign country.

In any CBRNe incident, first responders are at high risk. In many cases, emergency services are likely to be the first in contact with an exposure, providing care before a threat is identified. Ordinary equipment such as rubber gloves provide poor protection against nerve agents, and any rescue attempt can result in serious injury.

Contrary to the Chemical Weapons Convention and international law, in recent years we have witnessed the use of chemical weapons both in the Syrian war and in civil society.

Rockets containing sarin, a chemical warfare agent, hit the town of Goutha, killing hundreds of people, including civilians. In addition, people exposed to a non-lethal dose, who did not receive immediate medical treatment, suffer permanent neurological damage. Chemical warfare agents are designed specifically not to be detected by our senses. We can’t see them, we can’t smell them, so you don’t run away. Their toxicity is high enough to have adverse effects on your health before you even start to feel it, explained Ellen Cathrine Andersen, CEO of EpiGuard.

Nerve agents and blister agents are considered the most likely to be used in any terrorist action. In addition, the use of nerve agents in assassinations also poses considerable risk.

Yet that is not what nations do in civil defense inventories. The basis risk of a nuclear scenario has increased and, as UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently warned, “the prospect of nuclear war is now back within the realm of possibility”.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the threat of CBRN weapons in a conflict has led to a control of fallout shelters and a rush for anti-radiation potassium iodide pills. The fear of a nuclear disaster in European countries is pushing governments to reinvent civil protection, and not without reason. Reports of burning nuclear power plants are reminiscent of Ukraine’s Chernobyl disaster in 1986. European leaders, who are sitting close to the battlefield, are balancing warning and alarmism.

A new era of civil protection

When rebuilding stockpiles and emptying old bomb shelters, modern civil defense and preparedness differ from the duck and cover of Bert the Turtle. We see changes along the main axis of the tree which is technology, inclusion and cooperation.

Technology

Along with the COVID pandemic, protective gear technology has taken a major leap forward. Technologies such as modern isolation units ensure the safety of first responders when treating and transporting patients. New filter technology, for example in the EpiShuttle, protects caregivers against CBRN exposure.

The standard A2P3 filter will filter, in addition to particles, organic gases and vapors with a boiling point above 65°C. This covers most warfare agents. If a CBRN filter is selected, inorganic gases, ammonia and organic amines, and mercury compounds are also covered. Today, there are a variety of different filters that can be selected for specific filtering, says Ellen Cathrine Andersen, CEO of EpiGuard.

In addition, information technology has always been at the center of any civil protection. Whether by shortwave radio or satellite. Elon Musk’s SpaceX just sent thousands of Starlink satellite internet antennas to Ukraine. Company chairman Gwynne Shotwell told reporters that most of the funding for Starlink kits came from private sources. Which brings us to the second development, inclusion. Inclusion is more of a global development.

Inclusion

Along with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, questions about a sustainable future have shifted from a matter of primarily state to include businesses, organizations and society as a whole. The Norse defense approach known as Total Preparedness is gaining momentum. The modernized total defense concept encompasses mutual support and cooperation between armed forces and civil society in contingency planning, crisis management and consequence management across the entire crisis spectrum. .

Cooperation

Cooperation is perhaps the most important development of civil protection. The recent pandemic has proven rapid for knowledge sharing and the relatively rapid establishment of intergovernmental systems. Systems such as vaccine certificates are the result of increased cooperation.

Today, the EU plays a key role in coordinating disaster response in Europe and beyond. The rescEU reserve includes firefighting planes and helicopters, medical evacuation planes with EpiShuttles, as well as a stockpile of medical equipment. The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is currently delivering more than 100 million essential items for assistance to Ukraine. Cooperation within the EU guarantees a faster and more comprehensive response.

In the future, Europe is reinventing civil protection by using new technologies, by being more inclusive of society and by cooperating between nations.

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New England Inflation Survival Guide – NBC Boston https://austinbusinesslist.com/new-england-inflation-survival-guide-nbc-boston/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 17:31:34 +0000 https://austinbusinesslist.com/new-england-inflation-survival-guide-nbc-boston/ With inflation at its highest level in 40 years, we are all struggling to make ends meet these days. NBC10 Boston Consumer Investigative Reporter Leslie Gaydos is here with our inflation survival guide – money-saving tips to help you cut costs Inflation Survival Guide Part 1: Get Organized We’re seeing higher prices at the grocery […]]]>

With inflation at its highest level in 40 years, we are all struggling to make ends meet these days.

NBC10 Boston Consumer Investigative Reporter Leslie Gaydos is here with our inflation survival guide – money-saving tips to help you cut costs

Inflation Survival Guide Part 1: Get Organized

We’re seeing higher prices at the grocery store, at the gas station, at department stores, at restaurants – just about everything costs more these days.

And you can only tighten your belt so far.

“Look at your budget broadly to see if there are places you can cut back so you have more flexibility to accommodate these higher prices we’re seeing,” said Kimberly Palmer, personal finance expert at Nerd Wallet. to things like subscription services that you signed up for, any type of streaming, dining out, all those necessities that we spend money on. If there’s a way to cut there, then we may have more to put in for those higher prices.”

One way to potentially save a lot of money is to get organized. You’ll likely buy less if you know exactly what you have on hand and avoid buying duplicate items because you can’t find something.

“Organization is actually a huge part of saving money,” Palmer said. “And in some cases, if you can just dedicate, say, half an hour on the weekend, or plan your meals for the week, for example, that makes it so much easier to avoid last-minute takeout orders. Ordering takeout is a huge expense that people often get trapped in and it adds up so quickly.”

Keep an inventory of what you have in your fridge and use it before you have to throw it away. And make a list of the things you need to pick up.

“If you can plan your own errands ahead of time, bundle up and do as many as you can at the same time, that can really help ensure that you’re minimizing the amount of gas you buy,” Palmer said.

“In some cases, you can even coordinate with neighbors and friends and go carpool together for some of these errands.”

Organize your coupons and discount codes and create an online file to find them when you need them.

And plan ahead. Shop early for birthdays and holidays so you can watch sales and get the best prices.

DealNews.com posts the best deals and sales they find on just about everything every day. You can set up an alert if you’re looking for something specific, so you know when to buy at a good price.

“If you want to look at feature deals, or which ones are most popular or newest, you can easily sort the feed by that,” said Julie Ramhold, senior analyst at DealNews.com. “You can also filter by specific categories, so if you want to see what kind of clothing deals we have on the site, you can easily sort by that. You can filter for electronics and see if there’s a TV deal or a new cell phone deal or something.”

And pay your bills while you’re at it.

“If you miss just one bill payment, it can result in late fees,” Palmer said. “In the case of a credit card for example, it may even trigger a higher interest rate on any existing debt.”

Inflation Survival Guide Part 2: Take Advantage of Technology and Accumulate Savings

With the high cost of everything these days, you probably don’t want to hear that sales aren’t so great either.

“Not only are prices going up, but we’re seeing sort of lackluster deals that we wouldn’t normally see or you know, we’re just seeing a lack of them in general in certain areas,” says Julie Ramhold, senior analyst at DealNews.com.

“Some manufacturers, some companies in general are trying to cut costs or trying to save money where they can so they may not be willing to drop prices as low as we hope to see at this time of year or what we are used to. to have. “

So it’s more important than ever to be a savvy shopper, and apps can help.

“We really encourage people to let apps do some of that work for you,” said Kimberly Palmer, personal finance expert at NerdWallet. “For example, the Flipp app is Flipp for shopping, you just enter your postcode and it lets you know what the sales are for the week. So instead of having to go through the coupons yourself in the newspaper, you can use the app to buy them and maybe in some cases adjust what you buy based on what’s on sale that week, this can really help stretch your budget.

You shouldn’t buy gas without checking the GasBuddy app first, so you know you’re getting the best price in your area.

“The other thing to consider if you’re doing big shopping, you always want to shop around and compare prices,” Palmer said. “The ShopSavvy app can be great for scanning barcodes when you’re in a store to make sure you’re getting the best price.”

If you are shopping online, always look for promotional codes.

“Some retailers make it easier than others,” said Kristin McGrath, shopping expert at RetailMeNot.com. “Some make it so easy they’ll notify you at the cart level that a promo code is available and automatically enter it for you.”

Sites like RetailMeNot.com have a list of codes available for different retailers. And install a free shopping browser extension like Deal Finder or Honey. These extensions automatically apply promotional codes and coupons to your shopping cart when you shop online.

“Another thing I like to find and when I get it’s great are free shipping promo codes,” McGrath said. “Even if you save $6-7 on that shipping cost, it’s a good amount of change.”

Be sure to stack your savings using cashback sites like Rakuten, Ibotta, or BeFrugal. You will be reimbursed when you make a qualifying purchase.

“The best thing about using sites like Rakuten or Ibotta, you just need to install that browser, activate cashback,” Ramhold said. “It will open a ticket for you and basically they are just following up to see if you make a purchase. You will see cash back in your account within a few days as long as it is in a category they Some stores sometimes offer double or triple cash back, and if you’re already planning on making those purchases, this is a great way to really stack those savings.

“The other thing to think about is if you have a cashback credit card,” Palmer said. “In some cases, you can earn a cashback bonus for your grocery and gas expenses, so it’s a really good idea to optimize that as well.”

And don’t forget to sign up for preferred customer or rewards programs at your favorite stores. Retailers tend to be very generous to their members with special offers and sales because your loyalty is valuable to them.

Inflation Survival Guide Part Three: Negotiating and Thinking Outside the Box

In times of high inflation like this, sticking to a budget is crucial, but not easy.

“It’s really hard to say I have to cut back and do it, but unfortunately that’s just the reality that a lot of people are dealing with right now,” said NerdWallet’s Kimberly Palmer.

“We have to make tough decisions, and in some cases that means not going out as much as you want to your favorite restaurant.”

She recommends trying to find areas to cut back on that you won’t miss as much, like those recurring monthly costs we signed up for but don’t use much, like streaming services.

And look at the essential services you pay for and find opportunities to reduce those payments. It takes some effort, but calling and asking for a better rate or plan can pay off.

“If you see a competitor’s offer, call your supplier and see if you can match it,” said Julie Ramhold of DealNews.com. “If they don’t match that offer, chances are they’ll give you an introductory rate as if you were a new customer and you can lock in a lower rate for another year or two.”

And don’t be afraid to negotiate, it never hurts to ask.

“Whenever you come to an agreement, ask the other side, is that the best you can do?” said Jeff Cochran of the Shapiro Negotiations Institute. “Just a very passive statement like this or a question can get the other side to open up and say, ‘we can do a little better’.”

Even if you can’t negotiate a lower price, you may be able to get more for your money.

“In the retail environment, we’re not always going to change the price of items, but we may have the opportunity to improve our position with add-ons,” Cochran said. “Is that the best you can do on this flat screen TV? Well, you know, the price is set by the manufacturer, but maybe we can include some level of warranty. Maybe we can offer you the benchmark guarantee for the silver package price.”

If you are checking into a hotel, ask if there are any upgrades you are entitled to. Buy your favorite wine? Ask if there is a discount if you buy a crate.

Look for bargains at pharmacies and convenience stores, on Facebook Marketplace and eBay. And don’t forget the dollar store.

“The dollar store is really helpful for certain types of purchases,” Palmer said. “And so if you need paper supplies for example, or if you’re having a kid’s birthday party and you need party supplies, it’s really useful for those kinds of items.”

And think outside the box.

“We’ve heard a lot about people not only buying their own closets, but coordinating with their friends and having get-togethers where they swap clothes,” Palmer said. “They feel like they’re getting something new, but it’s free because you’re trading with friends…it can also be great for stretching clothing budgets.”

And let’s get back to this very important budget. Stick to it as much as possible and try to be intentional with your spending to resist impulse buying. It can be difficult to get your spending under control, but remember that if you fail, you can always rework your budget and get back on track.

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