Industry Trends

Tips for house-flipping during COVID-19

The pandemic certainly isn't slowing down the Denver housing market. According to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR), this past July set a record for the total number of closings that mont, and, at the same time, the average single-family home sale price soared above $600,000 for the first time. With numbers like that, it's no surprise that housing demand in Denver is breaking records. To that end, house-flipping in the area continues to be a great investment.

Going above and beyond PPP loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has provided important and much needed financial support to businesses challenged by the financial impact of COVID-19 but that is not all that businesses need to adapt and recover. In Castle Rock, it became a priority for local leaders to find ways to help sustain the town’s businesses and overall economy.

Guidance for offering digital payments amidst increased demand for contactless options

The demand for contactless payments throughout the U.S. economy presents an opportunity for service providers to not only meet customer demand, but to take advantage of the many benefits of adopting digital payment solutions, including providing a safe, secure payment experience for their customers. The following guidelines are key aspects of omni-channel payments management that will provide security, convenience and flexibility in offering contactless and other digital payments.

Many U.S. CEOs remain confident despite challenging environment

Among top executives at companies with more than $500 million in annual revenue, 60 percent were more optimistic now than the start of the year about their three-year prospects. As much as COVID-19 changed how people work and how organizations invest in technology, companies are re-assessing their values and purpose. CEOs also are placing a greater emphasis on employee engagement and corporate culture in this new working reality.

What to do when unemployment benefits expire

The money from the CARES Act has provided a much-needed lifeline to the tens of millions of Americans who have found themselves unemployed due to COVID-19. While new additional aid may come as a result of the executive memorandum signed by the President earlier this month, it won’t be available indefinitely, which begs the question: What do you do when your unemployment benefits are drastically reduced or eliminated?