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Have you ever thought about creating a loyalty program but didn’t because you thought it was too complicated? The fact is, you don’t need to be a Fortune 500 company to build and implement a slick solution. Loyalty programs have come a long way since the days of Subway stamps, with today’s businesses harnessing the latest digital technologies to drive engagement and sales. Here’s how you can be one of them.
Gyms, along with restaurants, movie theatres, and hotels, have borne the brunt of the pandemic, as have just about all businesses in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector. Case in point: a 2020 McKinsey report noted that this and other most-affected sectors might not hit their pre-pandemic stride until 2024 or even 2025.
With the Delta variant throwing a wrench into reopening plans, it looks like “back to normal” and “back to the office” won’t be happening any time soon. So we thought we’d throw together some stats on remote work so you can take the pulse of employee sentiment in the U.S. (and impress your colleagues at the water cooler, of course). Here we go.
Vaccine hesitancy in the U.S., coupled with the Delta variant and ever-growing complacency about the virus, has led to a troublesome rise in COVID-19 cases of late. As of writing (mid-July 2021), The New York Times is reporting that cases in the last 14 days are up nearly 200%, while deaths have increased almost 44%. America’s once torrid vaccination pace has slowed to a trickle, and the consequences have been deadly.
Cyberattacks are an ever-growing concern in the U.S.—and not just among big companies. Small- and medium-sized businesses are beginning to realize that they, too, are vulnerable and need to make cybersecurity a top priority. Indeed, small businesses possess valuable information and, in most cases, lack the security of larger companies, thereby making them prime targets for nefarious characters.