Day: March 9, 2020

Zack Weiner shares his thoughts on marketing to Gen Z.

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Zack Weiner, president and co-founder of Overtime, discusses the changing preferences of today’s young sports fans and how Overtime caters its content to the next generation. Weiner also talks about the origins of the company and how the startup he launched in college prepared him to solve some of the problems in the sports media market that Overtime addresses.

Weiner and The Playbook host David Meltzer chat about a range of topics including the importance of testing an idea in the market before working to scale it, why Weiner tries to give potential investors what he calls “greedy eyes” and how to take an unselfish approach to raising capital.

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At PwC’s Global Crisis Centre, we deal with crises every day. But as the COVID-19 outbreak has worsened, the volume of calls fielded by our teams has noticeably increased. By the end of February, the phones were ringing off the hook. Business leaders are concerned, and rightly so, for the welfare of their people and their organizations.

No crisis is an isolated, neatly contained incident, and the COVID-19 outbreak is exceptional by any standards. It comes with extreme scope and levels of uncertainty. It’s a situation that is well beyond the experience of most business leaders — the median tenure of a CEO is five years, and the last epidemic that approached anything near this scale was the SARS outbreak in 2003. SARS infected more than 8,000 people and lasted nine months. In much less time than that, COVID-19 has already infected more than ten times as many people,

Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list rank: 2

Started franchising: 1964

Total units: 7,136

Initial franchise cost: $525,500 to $2.96 million

A decade ago, Taco Bell was ranked as the No. 45 business on the Franchise 500. Today, it’s ranked second in large part due to the growth the company has seen in the interim. Even in the past two years, the fast-food business has seen sales grow 6 percent, to $11 billion, in 2018, and as of the third quarter of 2019, it was projected to improve same-store sales (5 percent) and overall sales (8 percent) again.

The key to this growth, as the newest issue of the magazine points out, is the company’s focus on convenience, which includes a POS system directly integrated into the Grubhub app and 4,800 U.S. location offering delivery.

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prices hit $31 a barrel, down nearly 30 per cent in trade on Monday and extended their 10 per cent weekend drop as the world’s biggest crude oil producers failed to agree on production cuts, kicking off a price war and sending oil into freefall.

Saudi Arabia that slashed prices for April delivery by $4-6 a barrel to Asia and $7 to the United States has far more fire-power than Russia in terms of readily available spare oil production capacity, analysts say, and the action is indeed the start of a price war among all producers, which in other words, is nothing but a race to the bottom.

“If OPEC ends up discarding its pro-active market-management policy adopted in 2016 to combat the worst oil glut in world’s history, it essentially loses its raison d’etre. The collapse of