Hair Products Entrepreneur Finds A Way To Keep Her Business Afloat : NPR

Faced with the prospect of closing up shop because of the coronavirus, some companies are retooling and pivoting to keep their doors open, and their workers employed.


Social distancing has devastated businesses that only work face to face. Think about hair salons, for example. And then that trickles down. You have the vendors who sell shampoo and conditioner to hair salons. Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia of our daily econ podcast The Indicator met a business owner who’s trying to adapt.

CARDIFF GARCIA, BYLINE: Entrepreneurs and business owners all over the country are in the same position. Their revenue is just gone, up in smoke. And a lot of them are desperately trying to pivot. They’re trying to get online, setting up delivery – trying anything and everything to keep some money coming in, people like Stephanie Luster, who saw things going downhill quickly…


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Business Intelligence: Process, People and Products

This is a sixth blog entry in a blog series highlighting the critical nature and the importance of executive sponsorship for data governance initiatives. In last few entries, I explored need to understand the KPIs, goals behind those KPIs and necessity to get your hands on actual artifacts used by executives in reviewing these KPIs and their goals.

My approach has been very simple and straightforward: data governance initiatives need to absolutely be able to demonstrate impact on top and bottom lines by helping executives improve on the KPIs which are used as means to achieve higher profitability, lower costs and compliance. The process of garnering executive sponsorship is a continuous one. Visibility of data governance organization, its impact across the board; helps in establishing awareness and understanding of how data governance initiatives help organizations. This visibility and awareness makes it easy to maintain ongoing executive sponsorship.

Once you, as

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Insurance Products


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AAA Insurance offers Home Protection Plans

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Ameriprise insurance, life insurance, and other insurance products

1Source: 2018 Life Insurers Fact Book, ACLI. This includes RiverSource Life Insurance Co. of New York.

2RiverSource Life Insurance receives a separate rating from the independent rating agencies and consistently earns top ratings from agencies that include A.M Best, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.

3An annuity held in a qualified account does not provide any additional tax deferral. 

Before you purchase any insurance policy or annuity contract, be sure to consider its features, benefits, risks and fees, and whether it is appropriate for you, based upon your financial situation and objectives. Annuities are long-term insurance products. 

Policies and features may not be available in all states, or may vary by state.

Auto and home insurance is underwritten by IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company, or in certain states, Ameriprise Insurance Company, both in De Pere, WI. Each company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Inc.


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