Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
The session was designed to toss out perspectives on a variety of subjects, ranging from orphans and street children in India to the effects of tourism on environment.
Here's what resulted at the Global School in Lidingo, Sweden.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Read: Small Business Ideas for 2012: Why Not Go Global?
Posted by: The Global Small Business Blog
Thursday, January 26, 2012
It is true that the impact of globalization is visible and affects largely the politics and the economy of the country but its effect on the mindset and the culture is noticeable gradually in the way people think and react. It's like the Iceberg theory wherein what we do and say are at the tip and what we think and believe is at the base. The base is not visible but manifestations at the top are conspicuous. It applies here as well where people do not change abruptly but may be after a decade the change starts showing and seems radical.Learn more about the pros and cons of globalization here.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Delivering the keynote address at the 101st National Retail Federation Big Show, former President Bill Clinton did not shy away from the challenges that businesses face in this economy. In his speech, entitled "Embracing Our Common Humanity," Clinton spoke about the inequality, instability and unsustainable way of life which makes up the world today.Learn more here.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The three-hour session, “Researching Your Export Markets,” starts at 8 a.m. in the center that serves as headquarters for Coachella Valley Economic Partnership and the iHUB, 3111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California, 92262.Learn more here.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
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Friday, January 20, 2012
Read the article here.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Predicting significantly slower global growth in 2012 than it expected last summer even if the eurozone muddles through its crisis, World Bank economists said that if financial markets deny funds to eurozone economies, global growth would be about 4 percentage points lower than even these figures with poorer economies far from immune.Read the entire article: World Bank Warns Emerging Nations
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A good plan can generate and sustain new business, and this webinar presents a framework for writing your export plan as well as including resources to help complete each section of it. A good export plan can also allow you to be proactive in seeking international buyers rather than passive.Launch your export business here.
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Related articles: How to Develop An Import/Export Business Plan
Monday, January 16, 2012
"It's local companies going all over the world. A small business can always make it if they put into it what they want to get out of it."Read: Co Yo Is Going Global
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Taking Your Business Global (Go!Animate)
Posted by: The Global Small Business Blog
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Read: Doing Good to Do Well (The Wall Street Journal)
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
On January 13th volunteers from 83 countries will converge on the Estonian capital, Tallinn, to launch World Cleanup 2012, the biggest attempt so far at voluntary rubbish collection. This year’s target is to mobilize 300 million people to pick up 100 million tons of illegally dumped waste in six months, starting on March 24th.Who is the spirit behind this garbage campaign? Find out here:
Collecting Global Garbage: Effluence of Affluence || The Economist
Monday, January 09, 2012
Almost half of small businesses in the United States expect to double their exports by 2015, and 66 per cent say that up to 25 per cent of their annual revenue comes directly from exporting, according to a survey by UPS.Read more here.
Related post: Key to Future Success For Small Businesses: Going Global
Saturday, January 07, 2012
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Friday, January 06, 2012
Learn more: The Gold Key Service: How to Find Customers the World Over
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Global Integrity is a tax-exempt organization incorporated in the District of Columbia in the United States under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is supported by charitable foundations, governments, multilateral institutions, and the private sector.
Never heard of them? You have now.
In short, we are an innovation lab for the transparency and accountability community.Learn more here.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Further, he (Neuwirth) says, these enterprises are critical sources of entrepreneurialism, innovation, and self-reliance. And the globe’s gray and black markets have grown during the international recession, adding jobs, increasing sales, and improving the lives of hundreds of millions. It’s time, Neuwirth says, for the developed world to wake up to what those who are working in the shadows of globalization have to offer. We asked him how these tiny enterprises got to be such big business.Read the entire interview here.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
The number of people older than 65 in Brazil, Russia, India and China will rise 46 percent to 295 million by 2020 and to 412 million by 2030, according to United Nations projections. The pool of 15 to 24-year-olds, the mainstay for factories will fall by 61 million by 2030 or about the population of Italy.Read the entire article here.
Note: Goldman Sachs Asset Management Chairman Jim O’Neill, who coined the BRICs acronym a decade ago, said other emerging economies may now be better investments -- especially Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt and Mexico.What about MIST (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey)?
Monday, January 02, 2012
If you’re having a hard time imagining what an education in entrepreneurship should include, allow me to prime the pump with some lessons I’ve learned along the way.He offers seven ways to get a real education. First one:
Combine Skills. The first thing you should learn in a course on entrepreneurship is how to make yourself valuable. It’s unlikely that any average student can develop a world-class skill in one particular area.What a great way to start off the new year!
Scott Adams is the creator of "Dilbert." Read the entire article: How to Get a Real Education
Posted by: Laurel Delaney, The Global Small Business Blog