Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Global Expansion and International Tax Challenges

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Small and mid-size companies, as well as large corporations, share similar challenges, either when planning or in the process of expanding overseas. With global expansion, businesses face multiple obstacles surrounding tax compliance and local laws, which is a significant time and financial commitment and can distract the focus from growing the company. 

When a company decides to expand globally, it needs to determine how it will create its products or offer its services in each specific market. For instance, will it leverage third parties to perform its functions or develop its own workforce within those countries? 

Learn more to appreciate global expansion and the international tax challenges businesses face.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

High-Performing Global Businesses Are Led By Mission Driven Leaders

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Eva Ados, COO and Chief Investment Strategist, ERShares, says, "High-performing organizations are led by mission driven leaders. This helps in strategic alignment over business strategy leading to purposeful innovation."

Leadership matters in the world of business. ETF (exchange traded fund) investors can explore portfolio strategies that capitalize on this proprietary “Entrepreneur Factor.”

Read more to learn how strong leadership helps ETFs focus on innovation

Monday, April 12, 2021

Today in Global Small Business: Global Recovery Will Be Divergent

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

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised this year’s growth forecast upward for the Middle East and North Africa region and says recovery will be 'divergent.'
  • Speaking of the latest developments in the global economy, the IMF has upgraded the world growth forecast!
  • Millions of small shops in India have now become the next big target of tech firms to integrate technology into local shopping experiences.
  • Global and local technology and financial services giants have embarked on a range of projects aimed at enhancing skills and diversity among small businesses in South Africa.
  • Quote of the week:  “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein
  • Managing divergent economies (by the IMF).  We are on firmer ground but there is a high degree of uncertainty.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

An Act of Happiness

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"An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness.  No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it." – Maurice Maeterlinck

Friday, April 09, 2021

Digital Transformation Is a Driving Force for Global Small Business

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Global small businesses are now attempting to make a name for themselves in the web-based market, yet few realize the advantages a digital platform truly provides.

How does digital transformation (DT) help global small businesses?  Going digital is rapidly moving away from being a luxury to a necessity.  

Read on to learn the benefits to digital transformation.  Spoiler alert:  DT gives you access to a global market.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Bold Global Entrepreneurialism at Edelman

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Global PR firm Edelman, founded in Chicago in 1952, named Lisa Osborne Ross as CEO of its U.S. operations.  Lisa is the first Black woman to lead a sizable business in the public relations field.  She will oversee Edelman’s largest region, covering 2,360 employees in 13 offices.

The firm said the new leadership will help it innovate and expand into what its global CEO, Richard Edelman, called “bold entrepreneurialism.” It has been researching ways to help clients build trust in their brands and operations.

We are also super excited to see our friend and colleague, Dan Webber, newly appointed to President of Edelman's D.C. office.

Congrats to Lisa and Dan.  We can't wait to see what great strides they make on behalf of Edelman.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

CoCreate: Global Small Business

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CoCreate: Small Business is a collaboration between [global] small business owners and the Adobe creative community. Funded by Adobe, it’s an initiative that helps provide creative services to select small businesses while also generating paid opportunities for creatives around the world.

Adobe is hiring carefully vetted creatives with skills that will help small businesses make a big impact — from branding and product photography, to social media templates, and more.

All creators and U.S. small businesses (1-50 employees) are invited to apply. The deadline for applications is April 20, 2021.

To learn more and to apply, creative cloud.adobe.com

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

How to Avoid PR Nightmares in Your Global Business (wegginar®)

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Have you contemplated any of these issues or concerns?
  • How to avoid onboarding a corrupt team or business vendor.
  • People are always the weakest link in business yet regular background checks provide less than 1% of what you need to know.
  • How to avoid fraud, bribery and corruption issues in international business ventures.
  • Due diligence investigations identify “bad actors” and help you mitigate risks. 
We've got you covered.  Candice Tal, founder and CEO of Infortal Worldwide will be showing us the way forward on April 7th at 11AM CT.  She will help us all reduce corporate liability exposure by minimizing business risks and improving risk management options.

The wegginar® is free of charge thanks to wegg®'s generous sponsors:  APCO Worldwide, Associated Bank, FedEx, GlobalCare Clinical Trials, Multilingual Connections, Passport Shipping and Union Pacific.  These companies support the growth of women business owners, especially globally.  

Monday, April 05, 2021

Today in Global Small Business: How Successful SMEs Are Reinventing Global Business

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

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Sit Still

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“There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.” – James Carroll

Friday, April 02, 2021

The Digital Sales Tax War

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The Biden administration has warned it could slap 25% tariffs on British exports to the US after the UK levied a digital services tax on major technology companies.

Brought in last April, the digital services tax levies a 2% charge on the revenues of search engines, social media services and online marketplaces.

Complicated.  Read more here.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

What's Your Side Hustle?

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From copywriting and consulting to social media management or private-labeling, side hustles give people a leg up in an economy that has had very little growth for the middle class in the last 40 years.  

What's the growth now?  As of January, 2021, 34 percent of Americans have side hustles.  

Starting a side hustle is extremely easy if you know what you want to do. But if you're not sure where to start, The 2021 Complete Amazon Dropshipping & Private Label Master Class Bundle is something to consider provided you have some extra change to put toward it.