Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Women Are Breaking Barriers in Global Entrepreneurship

Women leaders are making their mark on the global stage, breaking barriers and transforming global entrepreneurship.  Why just take a look at all the successful global women entrepreneurs highlighted at Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®

As gender equality gains momentum, global women leaders are dismantling stereotypes, reshaping industries, and forging new paths to success

Over the years, the entrepreneurship landscape has been predominantly dominated by men, with women facing numerous obstacles and biases. However, a new wave of visionary women leaders is challenging the status quo, leaving an indelible impact on both local and global economies. 

From founding disruptive startups to leading multinational corporations, these trailblazers are proving that gender is no impediment to success. Their journeys have exemplified resilience, authenticity, and a commitment to using their influence for positive change.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Lindsey Laurain Talks About the Ups and Downs of (Global) Entrepreneurship in a wegginar® 6/7/23

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wegginar® presenter Lindsey Laurain is the founder of ezpz, creator of innovative, safe, developmentally appropriate feeding gear for little ones.  She will be discussing how to:
  • Start your business from scratch
  • Develop your team
  • Overcome challenges
  • Build a culture of innovation
To learn more and to register, visit: (free of charge thanks to sponsors Associated Bank, FedEx, bluedog, Global Care Clinical Trials and 1706 Advisors).

Monday, June 05, 2023

Today in Global Small Business: How Small Companies Can Reach Global Audiences

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

Saturday, June 03, 2023

Eat Dessert First

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"Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that." – Joss Whedon

Friday, June 02, 2023

Could Protectionism Make the World Less Resilient, More Unequal, and More Conflict-Prone?

There is no strong evidence of a retreat from globalization, but international trade and the multilateral system that underpinned it are under attack, and their future depends on policy choices.

Today, there is still no conclusive evidence that international trade is deglobalizing. When measured in US dollars, global trade growth slowed after the global financial crisis in 2008–09 and declined sharply at the onset of the pandemic in 2020. But since then trade has rebounded to the highest value ever.

Read on to see how there are some growing threats to global trade.

Thursday, June 01, 2023

Tools That Can Make Your Writing Easier

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Different writing projects call for different tools.  Below I [Laurel Delaney] have gathered 8 writing tools that can take you from brainstorming to final editing on any project you are working on.

See which of the following belongs in your writing toolkit – maybe it’s all of these. 

8 Tools That Can Make Your Writing Easier

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Viking Genes for Sale and For Export

Viking genes are for sale and for export.  Danish sperm banks have grown into a successful export industry. Now Norway seems to be following the same path.

The Norwegian Directorate of Health (link is in Norwegian) has allowed a fertility clinic, Livio, to export donor sperm to its clinics in Sweden and Iceland. Sperm from a Norwegian donor can be used to create six Norwegian families, six Swedish families, and two Iceland families.

Expect a large influx from single women who want to get pregnant with the help of donor sperm.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Japan Is Red Hot With Tourists and Investors

Japan, declares tourist after tourist, investor after investor, is red hot. The yen is tumbling, the shopping is amazing, the stock market is flying, the sushi is cheap. It is also, perhaps, the only place in the world right now where you can buy a globally successful $20bn company for free.

Like all good tricks, this so-far-hypothetical $20bn great gratis grab takes a bit of setting-up. For a start ...

Monday, May 29, 2023

Today in Global Small Business: ChatGPT Has Thrown a Wrench Into SEO

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

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Watching My Cat

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"Just watching my cats can make me happy." –  Paula Cole

Friday, May 26, 2023

What to Choose When Expanding Your Business Globally: Local Entity or PEO?

You can establish a presence in a new and unfamiliar market yourself by setting up a local entity.  Alternatively, you can partner with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to expand into the new market far more quickly with less risk and without needing a full-fledged local presence. 

Here are some tips to help you decide whether a local entity or PEO is right for your business's global expansion. 

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Going Global Doesn't Have to be Complicated

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To go global, businesses must navigate complex regulatory environments, cultural differences, language barriers, and logistical issues, not to mention the task of finding customers and getting paid.

Given the potential benefits of expanding internationally, the effort is worth it on mastering the above.

How can businesses best prepare for and navigate the inherent challenges of global growth?  Prepare a global strategy and take the time to consider all aspects of going global to ensure success.