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In a new initiative called “Making It… With Lowe’s,” the home improvement retailer teams up with FUBU founder and Shark Tank star Daymond John to offer hundreds of small-business owners from underrepresented communities the chance to sell their products on Lowes.com and in store.
“This is just our way as a large company to allow everyday small businesses, who we all agree are the cornerstone of our economy, to get a chance to put products on the shelf of a major company,” Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison says on the latest episode of Leadership Next.
The search will cast a wide net and winnow the applicants down in a one-day, virtual pitch challenge
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As March rolled around, companies around the world launched the largest work-from-home experiment overnight, whether we were prepared or not. And the single lesson that businesses have learnt is, even if you were able to get by with semi-engaged employees who would trudge into office for their paychecks before the world changed, those guardrails of a formal work environment are now gone.
If anything, a business with unengaged employees is potentially going to underperform one with fewer, but highly engaged ones.
A highly engaged team can mean the difference between failure and success. Bringing a project across the finish line is half the battle, but if you keep your team engaged, they’ll have the motivation to go above and beyond.
As I’ve transitioned to running teams
Hurricanes present a variety of hazards to commercial facilities, and MaintenX was ready to provide their full spectrum of disaster recovery services to the area impacted by recent hurricanes Marco and Laura.
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is in full swing, as Texans and Louisianans can attest. But while hurricanes Laura and Marco did not cause as much damage as had been initially feared, many communities, most prominently Lake Charles, Louisiana, still required major disaster assistance. The MaintenX team was ready and provided their full spectrum of disaster recovery services to the affected area.
“Anyone on the Gulf Coast knows to respect hurricanes and the damage they cause,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX VP of Business Development. “I’m so proud of our team’s response, springing into action to help Louisianans and their facilities get back on their feet after Hurricane Laura.”