Bessie’s Story: Watching the Lights Go Out

(DGIwire)   BESSIE’S STORY – Watching the Lights Go Out by Thomas W. Farmen is an inspiring and gratifying book about a charming, brave, chocolate Lab named Bessie who gradually loses her eyesight.  The author thoughtfully leads the reader from the unexpected diagnosis of terminal blindness for his beloved four-year-old pet through the two-and-a-half year transition to […]

A New Wave of Electric Vehicles Is On the Horizon

(DGIwire) – The market for electric vehicles (EVs) is set to experience massive growth, according to a recent article in Investor’s Business Daily. In a field dominated by Tesla, whose Model 3 dominated EV sales in the U.S. in 2018, competition is heating up with new models from manufacturers large and small. In addition to […]

Video Game Accessibility for the Blind Gets Better

(DGIwire) – By definition, video games are an intensely visual medium—and the quality of the visuals can make or break a game’s quality. For visually impaired players, a lack of access to what’s happening on the screen has been a longstanding challenge. But it’s one that is rapidly changing with the advent of new technology, […]

The Global Push for Electric Vehicles Heats Up

(DGIwire) – In April 2018, China’s New Energy Vehicle mandate went into effect. As noted in a recent article on the World Economic Forum’s website, this was part of the country’s plan to sell 4.6 million electric vehicles (EVs) by 2020 and ban cars with traditional internal combustion engines over the long term. China is […]

Eye-Opening New Technology Benefits the Visually Impaired

(DGIwire) – This is a time of technological wonders—and many of the advances now being made are designed to enhance the lives of the visually impaired. As a recent article on Raconteur.net notes, tech is increasingly helping those with no or low vision to live as sighted people do. For example, smart glasses are utilizing […]

Strong U.S. Hiring Means a Stronger Climate for Jobs

(DGIwire) – Despite recent lurches in the stock market, the overall jobs outlook in the United States remained strong at the end of 2018, according to The New York Times. A report released by the U.S. Labor Department showed one of the strongest months of job gains in the last decade, with employers adding 312,000 […]

How A Bold Move Leads New Yorker to ‘Find Grace’

(DGIwire) Once in a while a book comes along that compellingly decodes the cost of learning what matters in life. Alison Rand’s new memoir, A Place Called Grace, is such a book. Friends and family told the author that her plan–moving to another country alone–was crazy.  She was, however, undeterred.  As she explains, “It was 1995 and I recently […]

Growing a Business? Why ‘Bootstrapping’ Beats Raising Money

(DGIwire) — Most people think raising money is the first step in growing a company. But entrepreneur Marty Schultz sees things differently. According to him, raising money does not guarantee success—in fact, it may guarantee failure! As a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor and award-winning innovator who has grown five companies with a combined valuation of […]

4 Retail Trends to Watch For in the Coming Year

(DGIwire) – Between amazing advancements in technology and a blockbuster end-of-year sales season, 2018 was a great ride for shoppers and retailers alike. It also set the stage for the year ahead. What will the industry be buzzing about over the next 12 months? Several trends suggest that what is on the horizon could make […]

Blindfold Games: A World of Mobile Fun for the Visually Impaired

(DGIwire) — Many who are visually impaired consider their mobile devices to be valuable tools for day-to-day living, but do not expect these devices to provide entertainment. This changed in 2014—when mentor-speaker, angel fund investor and award-winning innovator Marty Schultz started Blindfold Games, an app development company that builds accessible games for the visually impaired […]

Growing a Business? Why ‘Bootstrapping’ Beats Raising Money

(DGIwire) — Most people think raising money is the first step in growing a company. But entrepreneur Marty Schultz sees things differently. According to him, raising money does not guarantee success—in fact, it may guarantee failure! As a mentor-speaker, angel fund investor and award-winning innovator who has grown five companies with a combined valuation of […]

3 Things Businesses Should Know to Attract Top Talent in 2019

(DGIwire) – While it is good news that the U.S. economy is strong, this means businesses are facing a growing challenge. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, a growing number of businesses are reporting their biggest obstacle is finding qualified employees for their open positions. Here are a few pointers on how companies […]

4 Ways That Startup Businesses Can Generate Real Growth

(DGIwire) – Every startup company aspires to be as big as the titans of the tech world and the internet. Yet the very first step to generating real growth for a company is to understand where it comes from in the first place. Here are a few simple suggestions for small startups that want to […]

5 Tips to Avoid the Hustle and Bustle of Holiday Hiring

(DGIwire) — With the holidays here again, ’tis the season for retail shopping! Holiday teams are vital for merchandising success and now is the time for hiring. This season, online sales are expected to hit $124 billion, a 15 percent increase year-over-year according to U.S. 2018 predictions. Despite recent trends of amplified e-shopping, brick-and-mortar stores are […]

Coming Soon to Gas Stations: Chargers for Electric Cars

(DGIwire) – How quickly could the average American identify the location of the nearest electric vehicle (EV) charging station to his or her home? Chances are, relatively few people would be able to say where it is located at all. This is a challenge for the EV market as it looks to expand its footprint […]

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