Adnan Zai Shares the Impact of Interest Rates on Cleveland

Adnan Zai, Advisor to Berkeley Capital Beachwood, lives and works in Beachwood, and the economics of the surrounding Cleveland area are of extreme importance to him. He has watched with keen interest the effect that the pandemic and recovery has had on the area, and recently sat down to talk to us about how Cleveland is stacking up to the nation in terms of economic recovery. Mary Kraven: It is no surprise that the economy has been on a roller coaster ride for the past few years. On July 26, 2023, the Federal Reserve announced yet another quarter-point hike. With the most recent hike, rates in the U.S. have increased [...]

By |2023-08-11T15:35:27+00:00August 11, 2023|Cleveland|

The Top Cutting-Edge Technologies in Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise, with cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated by the day. Small businesses are prime targets for these sophisticated cyberattacks. They often lack the resources to implement effective cybersecurity measures. However, advancements in cutting-edge technologies have made it possible for even small businesses to protect themselves from cyber threats. Below are five cutting-edge technologies that small businesses around the world can use to safeguard their business.   Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) SIEM is a software solution that collects and analyses security-related data from multiple sources. By aggregating information from different parts of your network, SIEM helps you detect and prevent cyber-attacks on your business. With [...]

By |2023-08-10T18:32:44+00:00August 10, 2023|cybersecurity|

Protecting Your Investment: Cybersecurity for Small Investment Funds

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, cybersecurity has become a pressing issue for businesses of all sizes. Small businesses, including investment funds, are often seen as easy targets for cybercriminals who assume they have less robust security measures in place. However, the consequences of a cyber-attack can be just as devastating for a small investment fund as they would be for a larger firm. That’s why it’s essential to take cybersecurity seriously and implement measures to protect your business. Assess Your Risks The first step in any cybersecurity plan is to assess the risks your investment fund could face. This includes identifying sensitive information, such as account details [...]

By |2023-08-03T01:10:50+00:00August 2, 2023|cybersecurity|

The New $3.4MM Playground in Beachwood

Beachwood is buzzing at the news of the new proposed playground that is set to be built next to the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center on Fairmount Boulevard, with a price tag over $3MM. For a community that prides itself on being a great place for families to live, the lofty price tag has many in the town left with concerns. Proponents of the park feel that all kids deserve a safe place to play, and this can really be a selling point for a city and drive the property values up, while creating a tight knit sense of community. But not everyone is happy about the proposed project, and opponents [...]

By |2023-06-26T17:31:31+00:00June 22, 2023|Beachwood|

Employment Challenges

The ups and downs of the economic world are certainly affecting everyone, and the news seems to be a mixed bag of good news and bad. Experts are predicting, however, that the country is headed toward a recession, with the tech world falling hardest of all. There has not been a white-collar recession since the early 1990’s, but it certainly seems to be looming now. Tricky World of Tech Topples The economy and indeed the world have been on a roller coaster ride for the last several years, and the average person is just waiting for the ride to come to an end so they can get back [...]

By |2023-01-19T15:39:14+00:00January 19, 2023|Job Market, US Economy|

Rules to Live By in 2023

Although 2022 might not have been the best year yet, January brings a clean slate and the ability for each of us to make a fresh start. If you are striving to do better in business, then you need some guiding principles to follow. The ideas in Ray Dalio’s book Principles: Life and Work have been tested in the furnace of life, and are a good place to start. Life Lessons for Better Business Although the name Ray Dalio may not be as well-known in the business world as Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, he is an entrepreneur that has made a big impact. As the founder, co-chairman, and co-chief [...]

By |2023-01-06T21:00:31+00:00January 6, 2023|Philosophy|

2023: A New Year with Many of the Same Headlines

Each year wants to usher itself in, pristine and new and filled with high expectations. But unfortunately for 2023, it seems as though the new year will hold much of the same as the old year. No one would say that 2022 has been easy, and many of the problems such as climate woes and the war in Ukraine continue to persist. With that in mind, expectations for 2023 are not very rose-colored. War Keeps on Ticking One thing that has been a constant for most of 2022 is the war in Ukraine. Most experts predict that by the end of 2023, the war in Ukraine will still be in [...]

By |2022-12-30T14:31:17+00:00December 30, 2022|World News|

2022: The Clouds Still Loom Overhead

Although nearly three years after the pandemic wreaked havoc around the globe, the virus and its ramifications are still with us. Add to that seemingly endless violence, climate crises, and war in Ukraine, and the year has felt a bit bleak. Uncertainty about the future still reigns, as the average citizen just wants to hold on for brighter days. The Ever-Changing Virus Two sub variants of Omicron have been running rampant since the start of 2022: BA.4 and BA.5. A new booster called the bivalent booster has been developed to protect against these variants and the original COVID strain, and is recommended for everyone over 6 months old. However, this [...]

By |2022-12-23T19:37:22+00:00December 23, 2022|World News|

The Underdog With Undeniable Moxie

When it came time for Time Magazine to choose their Person of the Year for 2022, there was one name that stood out from all the rest: Vlodoymyr Zelenskyy. Zelenskyy has proven relentless in standing up to the bully next door, when Russia invaded Ukraine back in February, nearly 10 months ago. Time also gave a nod to the courageous spirit of Ukrainians both in their home country and around the world. Determined to Stand His Ground For a country besieged by war, Zelenskyy’s invincible spirit is a beacon to his people, as well as Ukrainians and supporters around the world. "Whether one looks at this story of Ukraine [...]

By |2022-12-16T18:11:40+00:00December 16, 2022|World News|

Russia is Staring Down the Barrel of Oil Sanctions

What started in the summer as a pact of Western nations to try to stop the war machine created by Vladimir Putin finally came to fruition this week as the EU came to an agreement about an oil cap. Although it is not yet clear if the sanctions will work, the world is trying to stand up to the bully who continues to invade Ukraine after 10 months of war. […]

By |2022-12-09T15:08:29+00:00December 9, 2022|Current Events|
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