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How to Collect a Will

In Mexico, the minimum age to do this process varies in each state of the Republic.
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A will is a legal mechanism endorsed by a notary public that expresses the will of a person regarding the destination of their assets and rights at the time of death.
In Mexico, the minimum age to do this process varies in each state of the Republic. In some entities it can be done from the age of 14 (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Tabasco and Tlaxcala). In others, the minimum age is 16 years (Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, CDMX, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, State of Mexico, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Querétaro , San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatán and Zacatecas). While in Jalisco and Michoacán the applicant is required to be of legal age.
“The will is a subject that can be difficult to understand and address, but it is necessary to know it when we need it. Lacking basic information can lead not only to irreparable personal conflicts, but also to the loss of inherited assets, ”warns Sebastián Medrano, director of Coru.com .
In our country, wills in civil matters are classified into two: ordinary and special ; while wills in agrarian matters are known as the list of successors or agrarian wills, according to the regulations of the Ministry of the Interior.
The financial services platform Coru.com provides the following guidelines on the general steps that must be followed to enforce compliance with a testamentary inheritance in Mexico.
“The procedure for collecting an inheritance can be long, but if the instructions are followed to the letter, it should not represent a major problem,” adds Medrano.
How to collect or demand the fulfillment of an inheritance?
In the case of testamentary hereditary successions. That is, those where the deceased person left a will drawn up and disposed of their assets, can be processed through the courts or notaries.
If it is done by judicial means:
A document must be submitted to the Office of Parties of the Superior Court of Justice of the City where the death is accredited by means of a death certificate. At the same time, the interested party (or promoter) must prove the legal interest in collecting the will. This can be done according to each case: with the birth certificate in the case of children of the deceased, with the marriage certificate in the case of spouse, etc.
Before a hereditary succession by judicial means, it is necessary to present a list of the assets and debts in question.
Subsequently, everything related to the administration of the estate of the succession and the accounts is presented.
Finally, the process ends with the partition of assets. The judge will determine whether or not to award them to the heirs according to the agreement they have reached, if the deceased left several people as universal heirs. In the event that the deceased has provided specific assets to someone in particular, the judge must award those assets to those individuals.
Finally, the deed is carried out in which a notary public officially awards the properties to the heirs. In this case, the corresponding taxes must be paid and the goods must be registered in the Public Property Registry, in which the change of owner is reported.
Important: through the legal process it will be necessary to hire a lawyer specialized in inheritance and it will always be the longest and most expensive process.
In the testamentary hereditary succession through notarial channels
It is important that the procedure is not requested by minors or adults with a disability of their mental faculties, it is also requested that there is no conflict between the heirs, otherwise the procedure proceeds through the courts.
If everything is in order, the interested parties go before a notary public.
The notary confirms that indeed the deceased person left a will, then the deed of acceptance of inheritance and the position of executor is granted so that the notary can make two publications in the city newspaper.
Subsequently, a second deed is made that contains the inventory and appraisal information. The adjudication of the goods is also carried out and finally the payment of the corresponding taxes and the registration in the Public Property Registry.
This process can take up to two months, if no additional problem arises. Although the process to collect a will is not exactly fast, the ideal is to do it correctly and through an agreement between the heirs.

A Safer Return for In-Person Education and Childcare

A look at the super-sanitized steps, already in play, when it comes to ensuring the kids are alright.
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Even before the pandemic, parents were well-aware of the contagion risk presented by schools and childcare settings. The sight of that one kid with the permanently runny nose, at the drop-off zone, prompted a sense of the inevitable: as that child goes, so goes my own.
Leave no child behind…as long as they’re wearing a mask
Fortunately, the evidence shows that the actual risk of coronavirus transmission at schools and childcare settings is quite low. More importantly, these institutions now have a wealth of experience to make in-person education, and aftercare services, safer than ever.
The lessons learned from the pandemic should make these settings less likely to transmit colds, influenza and even the next virus. But education officials must apply the best practices developed from the pandemic that prevented them from becoming superspreaders in the first place.
Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers some insight for future practices to keep children safe. The Academy conducted a study of childcare operators that remained open during the first grisly months of the pandemic. The data was surprising: Contrary to dire predictions, childcare centers did not become superspreaders. As the coronavirus raced through the United States, prompting mass shutdowns for schools and businesses, the operators that were legally allowed to stay open did so safely.Related: Ivy Kids Systems Childcare and early learning
A (heavily disinfected) checklist
The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, shows how some relatively simple measures can have a profound impact on preventing transmission.
The first measure began before the children or staff entered the setting. Parents were asked whether they had any of the list of symptoms indicative of illness and temperature checks were then administered for children as well as the staff. Those with a temperature or symptoms were denied entry and were monitored until they were healthy.
Next, operators addressed the threat of asymptomatic children and staff. One of the primary reasons for COVID-19’s rapid transmission is that many of the infected had no symptoms. In the first months of the pandemic, behavioral safety measures were implemented that prevented transmission.
They disinfected high-touch surface, such as doorknobs, fixtures, hands, toys, books and classroom materials. All materials, that could not be disinfected, were removed. Children plus staff were required to wash their hands more regularly, wear masks and other personal protective equipment. Sharing of food, toys and pencils were prohibited. Social distancing measures were enacted, including segregating children into groups and keeping them separated at all times.
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Schools adopted similar practices when they returned to in-person education. What is interesting about the study in Pediatrics is that these childcare operators implemented these practices early in the pandemic, with little or no requirement to do so from the local or state governments.
This is good news for parents who rely on childcare or aftercare services. The operators in the Pediatrics study faced the least amount of regulation during the pandemic. They were actually allowed to stay open when everybody else around the country was shutting down. They kept their kids safe by adhering to some basic safety protocols.
There will be a return to in-person school and childcare, and the new normal appears to be safer than ever.Related: The Motherhood Recession
           

Intel: Poised For A Comeback?

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During the past few years, there has been a surge in the stock prices of mega big tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe. But of course, some have been left out of the party.
One is Intel. The iconic company, which was founded at the dawn of the PC age, has been facing a myriad of challenges. For example, the company has struggled with its development of new chips.  As a result, rivals like Nvidia and AMD have been able to make serious inroads.  Consider that Nvidia is now America’s most valuable semiconductor company, with a market cap of $318 billion (Intel’s is at $235 billion). Oh, and a few years ago, AMD was actually on the verge of oblivion!
All this does show how—in todays’ dynamic world—that the fortunes of tech companies can change quickly. Nothing is guaranteed. 
Yet Intel should not be counted out. The company does have a rock-solid global brand, a strong infrastructure, thousands of talented technical people and a massive customer base.
But more is needed—that is, there must be new leadership. And there is good news on this front. This week, Intel announced the hiring of a new CEO, Pat Gelsinger.
He certainly has an impressive resume. Consider that he got his start in the tech world at Intel back in 1979 when he was only 18 years old. He would then quickly rise up the ranks and ultimately become Intel’s first chief technology officer in 2001. Along the way, he was instrumental in the development of breakthrough technologies like the 386 and 496 chips, which generated huge amounts of profits.

But in 2012, he would move over to VMware to become the company’s CEO. He wasted little time in shaking things up, such as by focusing more on cloud computing and forging strategic partnerships with companies like Amazon. During his tenure, he would double the size of the company. 
What Now For Intel?
Intel will definitely benefit from a CEO who has a strong technical background. This will not only help with the product roadmap—which has been disappointing at the company—but lead to higher morale. 

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“The challenge for Intel has been the lack of execution,” said Kash Shaikh, who is the CEO and President of Virtana. “Pat is better positioned to be the CEO of the company because his time served as the CTO there. What’s more, his latest role when leading VMware was to take a leadership position in Hybrid Cloud software. He was also the bridge with the Dell-EMC hardware/infrastructure for the Hybrid Cloud. Pat has a proven track record of both his strategic vision and execution strengths.”
Note that AMD offers an interesting use case on how things may play out at Intel. The company hired Lisa Su as its CEO back in 2012. She had both a strong technical background—having authored over 40 technical articles –but also experience as an executive. During her time at AMD, the stock soared from $2.50 to $88.
“Pat has the passion, the engineering background and the Intel experience to understand the culture, and the compassion to fix it,” said Ambuj Kumar, who is the CEO and co-founder of Fortanix. “He is the one person with that perfect storm of skillsets for CEO responsibilities, insider knowledge, market knowledge, and love for his employees that could again turn Intel into the company Andy Grove envisioned.”
Now this is not to imply that there can be a quick fix. After all, this was not the case at AMD. Turnarounds are extremely difficult and time-consuming, especially for global organizations
But then again, it does look like Intel is making the right moves. 
“Whether they can turn it around will remain to be seen, but Pat is their best chance,” said Vinay Ravuri, who is the CEO and founder of EdgeQ. “Yet I think it will take Intel at least another five years to return to ‘normal.’”
Tom (@ttaulli) is an advisor/board member to startups and the author of Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction, The Robotic Process Automation Handbook: A Guide to Implementing RPA Systems and Implementing AI Systems: Transform Your Business in 6 Steps. He also has developed various online courses, such as for the COBOL and Python programming languages.

4 Steps to Demonstrate Your Commitment to Diversity

January 16, 2021 6 min read
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Diversity has been the talk of tech for years now, but little progress is actually being made. In the last half-decade, Facebook’s proportion of black employees has gone from 3% to 3.8% — hardly any change at all. 
On the surface, it would seem as though tech is undergoing an epidemic of good intentions. Nearly every company sets high diversity expectations, and yet little changes from quarter to quarter. 
What is preventing these diversity initiatives from working? Tech cultures that are far too insular, and tech leaders unwilling to change them.
Bursting tech’s bubble
What leaders fail to understand is that diverse candidates can’t necessarily see their efforts as they happen. The Bay Area might seem big for those who are there, but the reality is that businesses there are predominantly chasing the same talent. Individual teams may get shaken up, but it’s mostly just trading individuals between companies instead of incorporating new talent. 
Related: The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion During Uncertain Times
Are big tech companies pouring in resources to recruiting at HBCUs? Is Google carefully auditing its vendors, making sure they’re achieving maximum diversity in the process? Are first-time, minority entrepreneurs being given the grants they deserve?
Tech needs outreach if it wants to do more than just change the window dressings. It’s not just the giants that need to shake things up either. Small startups need to press themselves on diversity as much as their big siblings do.
Tangible goals to live up to
Your business may not have the clout of Facebook or the market cap of Tesla, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make an impact. A few things that companies of all sizes can do include:
Invest in new talent
Nearly 30% of black graduates of STEM doctoral programs begin at a historically black college or university. If those students had their education supported by big-name players like Google or Airbnb, which companies do you think those graduates would be most likely to work for?
Few businesses, however, have the capital on hand to simply whip up scholarships out of the air. Real solutions here require long-term, high-level planning.
In conjunction with other top-level employees or board members at your business, put together a plan to get your company’s funding into the minority talent pipeline.
Related: 3 Reasons Why Diversity and Inclusion Needs to Be A Priority For Organizations
It doesn’t need to be a scholarship if your business can’t afford to create one. Even something like paid internships for recent graduates of color can go a long way in making diversity a real part of your business. For companies looking to make these changes in the long term, set a target to convert some of those into full-time jobs. Over time, you can share this model with vendors and sister companies to make your entire network as diverse as it should be. 
Prioritize diverse vendors 
Microsoft alone has well over 70,000 vendors. If Microsoft took a hard stance on the diversity of its vendors, they could reach millions of people with their policies. Microsoft does, in fact, have a supplier diversity program — but not many other companies do. 
Fighting for diversity among your vendors means choosing those who work best with your business and who could benefit the most from your business. To help find diverse suppliers, Tracey Grace, a black woman entrepreneur in the tech industry, founded a vendor diversity platform called Certifiably Diverse to highlight suppliers with diversity certifications, such as WBE, 8(a) firms and MBEs. At a glance, users of Certifiably Diverse can see exactly how much of their business goes towards minority and women-owned businesses. 
Case in point, supporting diverse vendors goes hand-in-hand with making good business decisions. This doesn’t mean you should end healthy relationships with existing vendors, just that your new vendors should reflect the diversity goals you’ve set. 
Campaign on your own platforms
You don’t have to be a big dog to leverage your own platform. Sure, make it clear on your website, marketing materials and external communications how seriously you take diversity, but you can still take it a step further. Use your platform to emphasize your stance, and if you can, use that stance to funnel diverse talent into your company. 
Related: 4 Reasons Why Diversity in the Workplace Makes You A Better Leader
Get political
I’m tired of politics. You’re tired of politics — and for good reason too. Tech companies holding an ambiguous position on political issues, however, only hurt their reputation with minority communities in the long run. 
Social media users of color are more likely to use these platforms politically than white users are. A study conducted by Pew Research Center recently found that Black users are 50% more likely to encourage others to take tangible action on important political issues than white users are. The younger they are, the more engaged they are as well — so actions you take now may take a while to start paying off in full. 
Again, make sure this policy extends to your vendors as well. Goods Unite Us catalogs the political commitments of hundreds of different brands, making sure that you can know where your money is going ahead of time. 
Raising the ceiling
Tech’s lack of diversity is a firm ceiling, and it’s not made of glass — no ceiling that strong could be shattered so easily.
No longer can tech companies blame a lack of awareness: social issues are staring them right in the face, and candidates of color are clamoring to be taken seriously. Now is the time for action.
Cultural boundaries are thick, tough and hard to see over — but they’re far from unbreakable. If they want to see industry-wide change, tech leaders need to be prepared to start by knocking down their own first.

Rappi and Banorte launch ´RappiContigo´, a program that will allocate credits to businesses and restaurants affected by the pandemic

Both companies formed an alliance in which they want to offer up to MX $ 250 million in loans for working capital.
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Banorte and Rappi launched a plan called ´RappiContigo´ , which will have 250 million pesos to grant loans for working capital to businesses and restaurants in the Mexican Republic that are allied with the delivery application.
It should be mentioned that each assigned credit has a ceiling of up to one million pesos. The foregoing in order to provide support to the sector, which has been widely affected due to closures and a decrease in allowed diners, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“This program seeks to benefit thousands of businesses with credits to continue their operation and thus prevent them from closing their doors permanently,” said the institution through a statement transmitted through its Twitter account.
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It should be noted that this financing option will be available from January 15 , they invite businesses and restaurants that are already allies of Rappi México to register in the ´RappiContigo´ program on their portal, in which they have the possibility of request credit for working capital, without charging a commission for opening and with preferential conditions, in accordance with what they indicate in their publication.
Juan Miguel Guerra, general director of RappiPay Mexico , specified through said statement, “We want to help our restaurant partners, a group very affected by the pandemic, to reconfigure themselves to flourish once again, protecting sources of employment and delighting their customers. ”.
“For Banorte, the most important thing is that we continue to support each other in difficult times from Mexican to Mexican, as we have done since the pandemic began. For this reason, we now stand in solidarity with businesses and restaurants that need a boost to get ahead. We will continue to work closer than ever to companies and families in the country ”, commented José Francisco Martha, General Director of Payment Methods, Digital Banking and Technology at Grupo Financiero Banorte.
For his part, Alejandro Solís, General Director of Rappi Mexico, concluded the statement by mentioning, “At Rappi we maintain an unwavering commitment to Mexico and the restaurant sector. The pandemic caused by Covid-19 has meant great challenges for that industry, which is why, since its inception, we have implemented various actions focused on minimizing the economic impact for our partner restaurants. RappiContigo is one more of our actions, which we know will help our allies to move forward ”.
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3 Ways Surviving the Pandemic Makes Us All Stronger

With all the bad that’s come from the COVID-19 crisis, there have been glimmers of good.
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COVID-19 has challenged every personal and business systems we assumed were unshakeable, and experts warn that, even as portions of the population begin vaccination, the economy remains far from immune. Yet for all the disruption, heartache and loss the virus has inflicted on the world, there are some silver linings for today’s businesses. 
Related: How Will Covid-19 Impact the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs?
Broken beliefs, better adaptability
As old habits are breaking down, people are becoming less skeptical about new services and forming new game plans. 
On the enterprise side, this is having a major influence on operations. One of the best and most obvious examples of this is with remote work. What is not always obvious is its ramifications in the way companies run their business. How they sell, how they market their services and products and how they set up and manage the whole value chain. It’s all fertile terrain for innovation. Some businesses admittedly are having better results working remotely than others due to industry advantages or the way they’re going about things. Many are saying it’s not hurting productivity, while others aren’t sure if it’s sustainable. But leaders are at least willing to make allowances in ways they never did in the past, which might lead them to more efficient, enjoyable processes for the long term — and create opportunities for those who help them along the way.
An environment ripe with new opportunities
Before the pandemic, entrepreneurs tended to gravitate around certain areas. They congregated in these locations largely because they were really strong in both tech academia and the availability of venture capital. At the same time, they’d stick close to home when looking for co-founders. Working together in metaphorical garages was the norm. Entrepreneurs typically sat in the same location when they hired their teams. 
All of this has changed. With people becoming more open-minded, developing new habits in many areas, and diving into new ways of living and working, walls that used to exist and prevented people from working together just aren’t there anymore. This has created an incredibly fertile terrain for entrepreneurs. They understand what people are facing and there are rich opportunities for new partnerships. 
Opportunities extend to mentoring and building your team, as well. There are still big startup clusters around certain areas. But with such a huge adoption of remote work and digital transformation, people are realizing that they can work with anybody from anywhere. There’s a different mentality surrounding where to find talent and workers are more willing to work for companies anywhere in the world. People have a wonderful chance to connect more emotionally with people on a global level and to find a much more cohesive fit. 
Related: My Lessons From 2020: How Entrepreneurs Can Prepare For Chaos
Find your purpose
During lockdowns people experience a lot of very painful suffering. But they also have no choice but to become more introspective. Even the most extroverted are turning inward and thinking about what they prioritize and want for themselves and others. Having a purpose is becoming more important, no matter which generation you identify with. 
This creates a great background context for social impact. People who are reconsidering how they lived are finding new products and services that are more closely connected to their sense of purpose. They are searching a much broader scope of items digitally to get exactly the influence or result they hope. In this context, entrepreneurs who want to make a difference have a chance to connect with like-minded customers and to flourish, regardless of whether they’re focused on for or not-for-profit organizations. 
Related: How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur During the Pandemic
The pandemic has been difficult for everyone and we will be dealing with it for some months to come. Even so, we must acknowledge that there are some positive changes happening because of the virus. If we focus on these silver linings, then we can without a doubt shape the post-COVID landscape into one that’s stronger, more innovative, and more fulfilling than what we had before.

Keep Up with These Marketing, Design, and Tech Trends in 2021

If you want to grow your business in 2021, you need to understand the relevant trends. This means keeping up with changes to marketing tools, design elements, and technology. Here are tips from the online small business community for keeping up with trends in 2021.

Follow These Packaging Design Trends in 2021
The packaging you use for your products can make a big impact on your branding and customer satisfaction. So what trends are making an impact on the industry in 2021? Katie Lundin explores a few in this Crowdspring post.
Prepare for a Chaotic Digital Media Landscape
The digital media landscape was turned on its head in 2021. And that’s unlikely to change magically in 2021. If you want to make the most of your digital marketing strategy this year, it’s time to embrace chaos. Learn more in this Search Engine Watch post by Adam Ortman.
Consider the Future of Online Visibility
Technology is constantly changing. And that means businesses need to change how they connect with customers online. VR, AR, and other new trends are likely to impact businesses in 2021. Read this UpCity post by David J. Brin for more on these trends.
Grow Your Audience with Influencer Marketing
Influencer marketing is likely to continue its popularity in 2021. So if you want to expand your reach, you need to consider the best strategies for your brand. This Biz Penguin post by Ivan Widjaya features tips for doing just that. And BizSugar members offered thoughts on the post here.
Learn the Art and Science of Emotional Engagement
No matter how trends change through the years, emotions continue to play a role in marketing. If you want to make your content more impactful in 2021, emotional engagement is a must. Ashley Taylor Anderson elaborates in this Content Marketing Institute post.
Make Innovation Happen in a Time of Need
This year was certainly a time of need for many businesses and consumers. However, difficult situations can sometimes lead to extraordinary innovation. If you’re trying to spur innovation in your company, check out this Startup Professionals Musings post by Martin Zwilling.
Maximize Your Digital Advertising ROI
Digital advertising is likely to continue to play a major role in the business world in 2021. But the trends are likely to change a bit. If you want to maximize your ROI this year, learn the tips in this Small Biz Daily post by Joy Corkery.
Follow This 2021 Marketing Calendar
Your marketing strategy is likely to change throughout the year based on consumer trends and holidays. So you need a calendar to stay on track. In this Social Media Today post, Andrew Hutchinson shares an infographic and insights for small businesses.
Adjust to Social Media Newsfeed Changes
The newsfeed features of many popular social media channels are in a state of flux. And this may dramatically impact business users. But there are ways to adjust. Get tips in this Inspire to Thrive post by Lisa Sicard. Then head over to BizSugar to see what members are saying.
Use These Software Programs for Marketing
New software programs are constantly changing the marketing landscape. If you want to make the most of these tools, you need to stay updated with the new trends and programs. This Pixel Productions post by Hailey Anne includes the top software programs for marketing in 2021.
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