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Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
She said in a statement:
“I am deeply honored and grateful to GEN [Global Entrepreneurship Network] for creating this award that recognizes SBA’s groundbreaking work to export the SBA model and infuse the unique American spirit of entrepreneurship around the world. It is among our most important and enduring legacies."
Learn more here.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
She [Gervais] explained there are other ways to repair the dolls, but that requires shipping the toys south of the border.To avoid the extra costs, Gervais has learned how to fix the dolls herself by watching YouTube videos. See what has worked for Gervais here.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
How do you fix cross-cultural communication issues? First, it starts with talking about it and considering it regularly -- not just in a one-off sort of manner. Second, the strength of cross-cultural communication lies in having the right attitude, experience, perspective, and insight.
The bottom line is that understanding how to communicate across cultures is an absolutely indispensable skill.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Yet in the case of UK SMEs, they are increasingly being encouraged to look internationally for new market opportunities.
Where do SMEs trip up?
Find out here.
Monday, December 26, 2016
- Lift your spirits with good cheer from Small Business Trends.
- Five new year resolutions for small (and global) business owners.
- Seven new year resolutions for SEO in 2017.
- If you resolve to go global in 2017, listen in on this global trade trends webinar 1/4/17 (n/c).
- Turning new year's resolutions into actionable goals for 2017.
- What emerging business ideas could boom in 2017.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
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Friday, December 23, 2016
For example, the Export Growth Fund (EGF) managed by the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) is under-utilized. The Fund was established to help exporters get around obstacles.
If a bank gave an entrepreneur a loan at a 17 per cent interest rate, for example, he [François Kanimba, the minister for trade, industry and East African Community affairs] said, the Fund would chip in 6.5 per cent to ease things for the entrepreneur.Learn more here.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
In the case of Nigerian-based Access Bank, they aspired to become a solid brand, not just a cool logo or advertisement, that would command respect in many sectors. And they achieved it.
"While innovation, excellent risk and corporate governance framework might be the advantage we have over our competitors, the [Access] Bank is propelled by a vision of becoming the world’s most respected African Bank, and this requires us to do things differently to standout. He [Access Bank Group Managing Director, Herbert Wigwe] thanked the bank’s stakeholders for their support and assured them of improved performance in the years ahead."Read more about Access Bank's story here.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
He shares insights with Small Business Computing. Here are five key points:
- SMBs Will Act on Their Global Ambitions
- Mobile Will Matter More than Ever
- Creativity Will Be Democratized
- SMBs Will Deepen Customer Relationships
- Lower Barriers to Entry Will Pose Challenges
Read more here.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Small businesses with global operations can have one or more virtual offices at remote geographic locations with employees who work out of their homes or through a mobile technology platform. Remote employees can feel less engaged than their colleagues who are in the office.What's the work around? Develop team-building exercises. That's according to this article -- especially if you are participating in international markets. If you want to gain a competitive edge in global markets, team-building exercises might be the answer to address certain challenges that come with international expansion (e.g., cultural differences, time zone complications and currency fluctuations).
Monday, December 19, 2016
- What does it take to go global?
- Global success is driven by the ability to embrace cultural differences.
- Are graduates prepared for the global workforce?
- Global economic forecasts revised post-USA election.
- Why Brexit is expected to make it more difficult for British businesses to "go global."
- Has international education become an internationally traded commodity?
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Says Ninian Wilson, CEO of Vodafone Procurement Co SARL:
"The innovation centre creates a unique platform to help small companies go global. The environment in Luxembourg is ideally suited to supporting such activities in the ICT space.”
Learn more about this exciting platform here.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
“The point is that they [the students] see a world beyond them,” [Business school Dean Jo-Ann] Rolle said. “To do that, you have to understand culture and market niche.”Learn more about ways in which Evers students are making inroads into the global business world here.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Reach a Global Audience
Transitioning to a global economy may not be an easy task. One of the biggest challenges would be a way to connect with foreign customers. Periscope however removes that barrier. You can now communicate with your customers from all around the world in a cost effective way.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
- Upgrade technology.
- Build stronger networks for women (we'll take it :-)!
- Expand access to capital.
Monday, December 12, 2016
- Five e-commerce trends for 2017.
- What you need to know when expanding in Europe.
- German supermarket chain Aldi to get physical stores in China.
- Can Cuban entrepreneurs expect faster economic reforms post USA-election?
- Why Brexit is not seen as a threat to small businesses.
- On company growth, think global.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Friday, December 09, 2016
But [the Australian Federal Government's Export Finances and Insurance Corporation (EFIC)] executive director Andrew Watson warns that getting the right corporate structure, business partner and making sure you’re meeting all the regulatory and compliance obligations of overseas markets is the key to success. “There’s a real need to make sure that you’re managing the risks that you’re taking by entering that new market,” he says.Are you ready to take the risk and invest? Read more here.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
"She [Linda McMahon] helped grow WWE from a modest 13-person operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees in offices worldwide. Linda is going to be a phenomenal leader and champion for small businesses and unleash America's entrepreneurial spirit all across the country."Read more: Trump Tags Former Wrestling Magnate To Head Small Business Administration
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Take a look at the top five initiatives by global giant brands that are helping promote Indian SMEs and catching up on technology here.
Monday, December 05, 2016
- How to stay on track with the right marketing message.
- What's in store globally in 2017; join me at a webinar I am giving 1/4 (n/c).
- See how the Hilton Worldwide is going global, taking advantage of the booming lodging industry.
- If small businesses are going global, why not drones too?
- To meet continued e-commerce growth, DHL is rapidly investing in its U.S. operations in 2016-2017.
- Why there's a globalization backlash.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
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Friday, December 02, 2016
NetSuite has mostly limited itself to the English-speaking world (and Japan). Now that Oracle has acquired NetSuite, it plans to localize its products for many more countries while expanding its data-center capacity, sales operations, partner channel and other assets to reach customers in those new areas.
“We were beginning to globalize, but we didn’t really have the resources or presence to be able to do so,” said Zach Nelson, former NetSuite CEO, who will run the new business unit.Read more: NetSuite's Going Global Under Oracle's Flag