Friday, January 05, 2007

Meme (Global) Madness

We have been "tagged" and never one to let anyone down, here's our response:

1. What have you learned so far from visitors to your blog?

We all want to make a difference in our brave new world. When I created The Global Small Business Blog in 2004, I wanted to fearlessly make a mark with helping entrepreneurs and small business go global. Since then, we are turning the world upside down, not flattening it, with our constant offering of practical information and knowledge to help you go global.

Borderbuster readers weigh-in only when a post resonates with them and many of them prefer to email me personally rather than post on our blog. They enjoy a private conversation versus chatting with the world. And that’s okay because we absolutely love hearing from global enthusiasts because they tell us what really matters. Plus, they make our world go round.

2. If someone would offer to pay for a course (or more) for you, what would that course be?

First, here's what we do. We offer management consulting and marketing solutions designed to help entrepreneurs and small businesses go global.

So the course we offer preps you to take on the world. It typically involves the founder or President of a U.S. $1 to 10 million manufacturing firm who is stuck on how to generate additional revenue growth for his/her company without spending a lot of money. We help people get unstuck, focused and ready to conduct business all over the planet. We assist you in all aspects of running a global business -- from finding customers to keeping them, from shipping products to getting paid, from learning about a different culture to becoming a true global netizen. We share our passion for what's possible. To learn more about what takes place, email (see right sidebar) or call 773-381-1700. We’re not shy about promoting what we do because we feel being bold is beautiful and should be borderless! Sounds like a good mantra for 2007:

Be bold! Be beautiful! Be borderless!

3. Are you satisfied with what you've achieved in 2006, in general?

No way! Life is an endless stream of continuous improvements and you have to have the discipline to pursue everything. We have much to accomplish in 2007 from writing another book to redesigning our logo for to redesigning The Global Small Business Blog (with plans to include five key global companies to receive our seal of approval for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses go global). All with the intention of doing a better job to satisfy or exceed expectations for our clients.

Oh, and did I mention that we will create YouTube and SecondLife videos on how to bust-a-border in less than a minute? Watch for them!

4. Has blogging changed your life or your personality in any way?

Yes – blogging makes me work smarter at being a better person (and here I thought being married did that!) and ever-more committed to bringing the best possible knowledge on global business to Borderbuster readers.

5. If you had the opportunity to meet one person that you admire the most in the world, who would that person be?

That is a really tough question because if you leave out the words “to meet” and substitute “to chat with” it would be my Mom, Dad or husband. They have always been -- and continue to be -- intelligent, thoughtful and good sounding boards.

In addition to those three, it would be Sandra Day O’Connor or Alan Greenspan. Both are leading authorities in their respective fields and smart as whips. But I suppose if I had to choose, it would be Sandra. There’s something about Sandra that reminds me of my Mom … and that can only be a good thing.

And now I will tag five people to answer these same questions on their blog: Marsha Firestone at WPO, Ann Handley at MarketingProfs, Seth Godin, Tom Peters, and Bob Marovich.

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