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How Digital Agencies Are Rebuilding After the Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound effect on the economy, but small businesses took an especially hard hit. In fact, 96% of small businesses were affected by the pandemic which resulted in substantial layoffs and even some businesses having to shut their doors.  In the midst of the pandemic, 30%…

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The Rise of Domestic Violence During the Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Did you know more than 200 million women and girls are victims of domestic violence in a typical year? During the pandemic, helplines received five times as many calls as previously. Domestic violence cases have especially spiked in the U.S. with Portland, Oregon seeing a 22% increase in arrests related…

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eCommerce Aiding Women During the Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing eBay always strives to support their creative and passionate community of sellers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In 2020, the pandemic brought with it multiple challenges that affected the society and economy, such as job loss, reduced income, and increased household and childcare responsibilities.  However, selling on eBay, whether to…

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The Post-Pandemic State of Gig Work (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing 2020 was a crushing year for formal employment.  American unemployment reached 14% during the worst months of the pandemic, and formal work was scarce.  Unable to rely on savings and government benefits alone, 12% of the US workforce picked up gig work for the first time to supplement their incomes. …

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Knowing Your Risk in the COVID-19 Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing As of last month, half of American adults have been at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19.  While this number is widely celebrated, it may not be enough to end the pandemic. Herd immunity requires 70% to 85% of a population to be vaccinated.  Vaccine hesitancy in the US has led…

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How Nursing Homes Can Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing 2020 was a horrific year for nursing homes. Of the 500,000+ American deaths from COVID-19, 36% were care facility residents or staff. In some states, that figure was as high as 54%. While the older generations and those with health issues are uniquely vulnerable in the pandemic, several missteps taken…

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Remote Work: Tools for Taking Your Business to The Next Level (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Experts say that by 2025, 22% of the workforce will work remotely. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 47% of businesses say that remote work is here to stay. Similarly, workers report feeling 22% happier  and 30% more productive when they work from home. However, 47% also report experiencing burnout.…

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Medical Facilities Need Operational Technology Now More Than Ever (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing The pneumatic tube system (invented in the 19th century) is now a vital part of patient care.  Advanced technology makes them faster and more reliable than they once were.  Unfortunately, the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic have strained the hospitals’ supplies.  Testing and dispensing accurately are affected by these shortages. …

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When Schools Collide: The College Merger Process (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing From 2018 to 2022, 95 college mergers took place, up 21% from any prior point in the 21st century. For many, merging with another school was a last ditch effort to prevent permanent shutdown. While the federal government has invested billions in keeping higher education afloat, up to 500 4-year…

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The Live Video Revolution: Tune in Today (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing  From 2016 to 2021, live video traffic grew by 4 times. The switch to live video is but the latest in a constant stream of revolutions in how online content reaches consumers. When the internet was born, text was the only method supported by early computers. Years later, sound and…

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Gold’s Relationship with Modern Inflation (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing  When it comes to investments in the United States, a plethora of options open up to any willing consumer. From the safest savings account to the most risky stock option, there’s no shortage of options for those trying to make money using money. Although in recent years few have managed…

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The Future of Nursing Homes: Better Infection Prevention and Control (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing  Nursing home facilities are currently experiencing a significant lack of nurses that is contributing to many nursing homes closing their doors permanently. Combined with the fact that many nursing facilities are operating at a -4.8% margin each year, 25% of nursing homes are expected to close within the next year.…

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Jason Hughes on Becoming a San Diego Industry Leader

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing  San Diego-based executive Jason Hughes says leading a company that describes itself as having “the hardest workers in the room” has been a key component of his success.  As the co-owner of one of the largest commercial property firms focusing on tenant representation, the San Diego CEO is busier than…

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Hybrid Work – Striking The Right Balance Between Comfort And Flexibility

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Remote work has been largely removed from the American workforce picture, but in its place has come hybrid working. According to CNBC, 25% of people are now employed through  hybrid working, with 14% mostly in-person, and 9% mostly working remotely. While some employers have seen remote working as a simple…

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Want to Stay Healthy? Probiotics are a Must (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Most Americans understand that probiotics are good for us and that they can be important to use when we’re sick, but many of us may not understand the true importance of probiotics. It’s one of those things that may hold a nebulous place in our minds, leaving us to diminish…

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Digital Fatigue in the Modern Work World (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Following the onset of COVID, the world saw a shift to remote work that was far larger than ever before. It was such a large and important shift that 78% of current remote employees want to continue remote work for the rest of their lives.  The convenience of remote work…

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Cloud Computing Modernizes Finance and Reduces Emissions (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing In 2022, most consumers are conscious of their individual effects on the environment. We’re looking for ways to conserve and ways to recycle, reuse, and to minimize our carbon footprint in the move toward the desired “net zero” status.  We can make a number of changes to our daily habits…

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The Growth and Damage of Screen Time (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Parents and guardians have voiced innumerable detrimental impacts that COVID-19 stay-at-home orders left children with. Among the three most harmful effects of the global Coronavirus pandemic on kids, parents consistently ranked the lockdown’s resulting growth in screen time in a 2021 analysis. Nationally, among adolescents, time spent on technology has…

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