Monday, September 25, 2017

Today in Global Small Business: Be Innovative and Be Strong Via Global E-Commerce

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What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners:

Saturday, September 23, 2017

You Work for Coca-Cola?

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"Coca-Cola is the only business in the world where no matter which country or town or village you are in, if someone asks what do you do, and you say you work for Coca-Cola, you never have to answer the question, 'What is that?'" -- Muhtar Kent

Friday, September 22, 2017

80 Percent of Female Billionaires Who Started From Scratch Came from China

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According to the Hurun Global Rich List, about 80 percent of female billionaires who started from scratch came from China.
Additionally, Zhang [Zhang Yu, CEO of Beijing Operation Center of China-Israel Biotechnology Company] noted that with the high-paced social development, women had difficulties in starting up businesses regarding the needs of technique and energy. She said, compared with men, women were better at interpersonal relations.
The Beijing Women's International Exchange Center and Lean In China jointly desire to facilitate female development, aimed to assist women in their entrepreneurship and innovation and motivate them to fulfill their goals of self-realization and increased social value.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Growing on a Global Stage

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Can a new logo reflect the diversity of the business trades it serves?  An insurance company has undergone a rebrand as it seeks to grow on the global stage.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Meeting the Needs of E-Retail Customers

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External demands are being placed on express parcels carriers to meet the needs of e-retail customers and will continue to drive changes in the industry for many years to come. However, this year's "Global Express and Small Parcels 2017" report will take a different perspective - examining how technological forces have the potential to transform the supply side of the industry from within.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Today in Global Small Business: How a Startup Secured a Big Global Contract with Microsoft

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What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners:

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Shaping the World by Prayer

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"God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil." -- Mother Teresa

Photo taken by Laurel Delaney at Madonna Della Strada Chapel, Loyola University Chicago, Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 8:13 p.m. Central time.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hackers Around the Globe

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Retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Col. Cedric Leighton said the implications of such a large, targeted cyberattack are the warning signs that show how vulnerable internet-based information systems are in today's global society.

The recent data breach of one of the country's three major credit reporting firms can serve as a stark reminder for businesses and individuals nationwide about the increasing threat posed by hackers around the globe.
"The major effort is really going to be focused on how to protect one's self during times where the geopolitical climate is changing around the world," he [Col Cedric Leighton] said. "It's all about mitigating risk and figuring out what's best for individual businesses as well as — to some extent — society at large."
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Top Global News Highlights

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According to Fox News, U.S. small-business confidence shows slight gains last month (August).  In addition, global stocks edged higher following an all-time high for the S&P 500, as fears from Hurricane Irma and geopolitical risk in North Korea continued to ebb.

Why does the market keep going up and what would bring it down?

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Made in India

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Can India become a top global manufacturing hub?  Are they limited on entrepreneurship?
If the call for globalisation and free international market access is vital for export-oriented China's growth and survival, India's biggest challenge to its progress and economic stability is just the reverse — ensuring substantial localisation instead of facing an onslaught of globalisation.
According to Nantoo Banerjee for millenniumpost, "India must manufacture more in the country to find new jobs with a sustainable income for its people."

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