Note: This AudioCast is Free! – Do you need new markets to grow? – Do you have a perception that going global is a huge effort? – Do you have the Global IQ to get it done? – What are the best countries to export to? – What resources are there to help me? These [...]
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Small businesses can learn many lessons from this interesting article on Chinese computer make Lenovo Group who just bought IBM’s PC unit. Here’s a question posed in the article: American multinational companies outsource manufacturing to China. Why can’t a Chinese company outsource management to the United States? Read more at Global Expert, Laurel Delaney’s Blog [...]
When James Kunkel breaks out the old football platitude about “the best defense being a good offense,” he’s talking about a playing field that spans the Pacific Ocean all the way to China. There, Mr. Kunkel, executive director of the Center for Global Competitiveness at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, is seeing major new opportunities [...]
Right now — when holiday bills start arriving — might not be the best time to mention this, but have you thought about your credit rating? Your personal credit rating has an important impact on your business, so you’ll want to know about a new federal law that entitles you to one free credit report [...]
The open-source buzz has been heard in corporate IT departments for a while now. But lately, Main Street mom-and-pops are listening, too. A recent Jupiter Research survey shows a growing number of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) using open-source alternatives to Microsoft products. About 9% of SMBs are using Red Hat Linux on the desktop, [...]
This series of articles about some real life entrepreneurs is very informative and fun to read, not to mention the great lessons that are embedded in the stories. Check it out! It Starts… “Calvin Carter was a success story, no doubt about it. He’d started his Web development company in his room in the early [...]
Are you in constant battle with larger competitors? Are you struggling to achieve marketshare? Then you need to check out this blog which is full of ideas and content to help you achieve your marketshare goals.
The NFIB reports that the Department of Justice is planning new rules related to the Americans with Disabilities Act that could have a significant impact on small businesses. “Existing federal rules that establish what businesses must do to make their buildings and stores accessible under the ADA may change dramatically as the DOJ considers changes [...]
Whether you are a current business owner, a prospective business owner, a non-profit organizational leader who wants to grow, or someone who is tasked with a new initiative to lead inside a large company; Guy Kawasaki has compiled a no-nonsense guide for you called: The Art of the Start. The stated goal of the book [...]
Join us on Thursday, December 16 at 4:00 PM (East Coast U.S. time) for a Conversation with Eric Olsen, of the popular culture blog Blogcritics. Eric will be talking with Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends, and me, about his experiences building an online media business with over 650 authors. Eric uses a blogging platform [...]
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