6 Tips to Prep for Your Discovery Day

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Discovery Day, also known as “Meet the Team Day,” is one of the final steps in the franchise investigative process. In pre-Covid times, it was a guaranteed face-to-face encounter, usually at the corporate headquarters, between the franchisor and (prospective) franchisee. For some brands, it still is, but…

Better Buy for 2022: Amazon vs. Target

While an upswing in omicron COVID-19 cases and high inflation are significant concerns, the retail industry is expected to benefit from the growing online sales and the gradual revival of foot traffic in brick-and-mortar stores. So, retail giants Target (TGT) and Amazon (AMZN) should perform well this year. But which of these two stocks is…

Visa’s new cloud-based payment solution opens up a slew of acceptance opportunities

Visa introduces a cloud-based platform that will expand on Tap to Phone, its mobile point-of-sale product. The new payment solution could drive volume among fintechs looking to enable new methods of purchase—like through digital advertising displays or unattended kiosks.  Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Payments & Commerce industry. Learn…

Sweden’s military is stepping up its preparedness in response to Russian activity that ‘deviates’ from normal

Sweden’s military has raised its preparedness in response to Russian military activity that “deviates from the normal picture.” Swedish military officials said tensions were likely to last and that some of the measures they will take will be visible and others not. Loading Something is loading. STOCKHOLM (AP) — A top military chief in Sweden…

Activision Blizzard soars 38% after Microsoft reportedly agrees to acquire the video-game maker for $69 billion in cash

Associated PressMicrosoft has reportedly agreed to acquire Activision Blizzard for $69 billion in all cash.The deal comes as Activision is roiled by workplace sexual harassment allegations.The reported merger would catapult Microsoft further into the video-game world.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Microsoft has reportedly agreed to acquire Activision Blizzard…

Top Stock Picks for Week of January 17, 2022

Ford Motor Company F designs, manufactures, markets and services cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles, electrified vehicles, and Lincoln luxury vehicles.Strong vehicle mix supported by F-series trucks and SUV models is expected to bolster Ford’s revenues. The company’s aggressive electrification push, with planned spending of around $30 billion by 2025 and the target of 40% of…

Ripple In The Pond – Oil & Gas In 2022

Happy New Year friends and investors! What an amazing new year it is likely to be. Like a bolder dropped in a pond, the virus produced a huge implosion of corporate growth in 2020 and an unprecedented explosion of growth in 2021. Extending the ripple-in-a-pond metaphor we might expect that these waves will diminish in…