By Mauricio Zuluaga
The last time the world saw the majority of countries falling into recession at the same time was in 1870. That period, known as the Long Depression, was generated by a decline in the value of silver, and it is considered the first international economic crisis. Today, the World Bank points at the COVID-19 crisis as the deepest recession in 250 years. The international financial institution forecasts that the global economy will shrink by 5.2% this year, twice as great as in 2008.
Can you give a brief introduction about yourself?
I’m the owner of George’s Greek Village here in St Catharines. We just celebrated our 4th Anniversary October 05. It’s been an interesting four years, especially during the last six months. It been overwhelming to say the least. We have an unbelievable location here along the Welland Canal. It’s always a treat to see the many ships that pass us daily.
How has Covid-19 impacted your business？
By Dr. Alok Trivedi
Due to COVID and widespread job loss, many people have decided to become entrepreneurs and start their own business. It’s a great idea to go to work for yourself and build your own dream, but unfortunately, many of these people don’t know what they are getting into and quickly find themselves stressed out, depressed and overwhelmed.
What if it didn’t have to be this way? How can these new entrepreneurs build their new businesses while staying mentally healthy? It is very doable if done right.
Hedge the downsides
The term “Digital Divide” is often used to describe the discrepancy in access, usage and skills related to information and communication technology (ICT). Since the advent of the internet, several scholars have studied the digital divide as an important social and economic issue affecting regions, nations, communities, institutions and individuals. Some of my colleagues and I have also examined and developed different approaches to measuring the digital divide and e-government readiness of nations in an attempt to derive policy implications and strategies.
Suggestions to Help You Stay Healthy While Being at Home
By Lou Vescio - Academic Coach, Trainer & Consultant
By Tim Arnold - PRESIDENT, LEADERS FOR LEADERS
There are certain moments in our lives that, from that point on, nothing would ever be the same. Often, we aren’t even aware of these defining moments until much later. For me, I think of the day as a 19-year-old, I timidly accepted a job working on a ranch in the state of Wyoming and unbeknownst to me opened myself up to a whole new world. Or the day I reluctantly agreed to go on a blind date with the person who ended up being my future wife, Becky. Nothing in my life would be the same from those points forward.