Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon's CEO as retailer starts new chapter Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO on Monday, handing over the reins as the company navigates the challenges of a world fighting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. Bezos, Amazon's biggest shareholder with a stake worth about $180 billion, will still hold sway over the company he started out of his Seattle garage in 1995. He takes over the role of executive chair, with plans to focus on new p
MaineBiz Small Business Forum I would love it if can join me on August 25 from 11 am to 1 pm. I will be moderating a session at the Mainebiz Small Business Virtual Forum. This virtual event is geared towards small businesses and startups. We will discuss the modern workplace, marketing, financing, and how to develop a company culture that incorporates diversity, equity, and inclusion. Examples of key topics covered include staffing, building culture in a remote or hybrid work
Why data-driven financial forecasting is crucial to the modern CFO Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams play a crucial role in modern companies. With functions such as budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis falling under their purview, C-suite executives rely on FP&A to illuminate the way forward. The rise of big data solutions and analytics has impacted the way CFOs and their FP&A teams conduct financial analyses. Here are three ways in which data is driving
Avoiding the bait-and-switch of small business finance Small to medium sized business borrowers today are faced with an interesting conundrum. While the number of sources that can facilitate access to capital could shrink, the number of financial products available on the market today designed for SMBs continues to grow. SMB owners are intelligent, busy, and they often lack the time it takes to get fully educated on which products might be most appropriate for their unique ne
Mississippi Cares Let’s not forget to continuing supporting each other, our communities and our small businesses as we approach the possible end of the COVID pandemic here in the US! The COVID pandemic has upended so many companies, individuals and their dreams. The hallmark of resilience and entrepreneurship is to pivot, persevere and continue forward. Benay is so thrilled to be able to support Mississippi Cares, a recent start-up that provides custom disinfecting and sanita
"It's been like tax season for an entire year" Benay's CEO, Dawn Reshen-Doty talks small business survival during a pandemic on "Inside Maine" radio show with Marty Grohman, Executive Director of Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech). They discuss the big picture of how small businesses had to navigate their finances during 2020 and the stark inequities that were exposed during the rollout of the governmental loans. Learn more FINANCE How financial advis
Here's (Almost) Everything Wall Street Expects in 2021 Annual market outlooks from big banks and investment firms are projecting good things for the new year. Check out "Here's (Almost) Everything Wall Street Expects in 2021". Learn more. FINANCES Wells Fargo's 2021 forecast include a warning for Tesla investors Discover why Wells Fargo’s Chris Harvey says Tesla will become the new AOL. Check out “Wells Fargo’s 2021 forecast includes a warning for Tesla investors” to learn mo
Benay Enterprises CEO, Dawn Reshen-Doty joins Kevin Bielmeier, Economic Development Director of the Town of Southbury; and Louis G. Silva, Vice President of Community Investment Corporation for a webinar discussing #finances and #cashflow during the #COVID19 pandemic. Watch the video to see how you can mitigate some of the pandemic’s financial damage. Watch here.