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How to Start a Business, or Reinvent It, in Challenging Times

By Hal M. Bundrick

Think the best time to start a business is in a booming economy? Maybe. But some of the biggest business success stories in recent decades actually came from a good idea hatched during a recession.

Consider these names: CNN, Uber  (UBER) – Get Report, Airbnb  (ABNB) – Get Report and Square  (SQ) – Get Report. There are many more.

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are forcing existing businesses to reinvent themselves, and some of today’s most significant business obstacles will spark new startups offering innovative solutions.

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With the pandemic quickly shifting consumer behavior, more than $3 trillion is expected to be lost or moved to the businesses best prepared to exploit the possibilities, according to a November 2020 Accenture

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Three Steps To A Strong Start In 2021

Owner and Qualifying Broker at Rhino Realty Property Management and Rhino Realty B&B, entrepreneur, investor, advisor, author and speaker.

For most of us, closing out the end of the year and preparing for the first quarter of a new one can be hectic, whether we’re juggling tax-based deal deadlines, the holidays or just our normal day-to-day business. If that is not enough, this year has also thrown a global pandemic into the mix, along with a tense political climate. More often than not, it is a relief when the new year arrives and the normality of business and everyday life can resume. But wishful thinking has never done any real estate business any good, so being proactive while others are coasting can often separate the good leaders from the great.

Instead of putting your head in the sand (or snow) and easing into the new year, this time can

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