GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - January 2011

A World of Plenty, Privacy

Who Can Be Against Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules? “Can’t push him too hard; he might break. You gotta’ remember who you’re dealing with.” – Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980), Paramount The government has finally proven the saying, “If you love something, set it free … if it comes back it’s yours. If it doesn’t, hunt it [...]

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Do You Have What It Takes To Succeed At Your Own Business?

The one trait the majority of all millionaires have in common is that they owned their own business. Every year thousands of people attempt to follow in their footsteps and start their own business. Failure rates are high for new businesses with over half of them out of business within five years. How do you [...]

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Leaders Should Ignore the Generalizations of Gen-Y

Leaders need to ignore the articles that make generalizations about Generation-Y and the other generations within the current workforce. The articles I refer to use research and surveys in making generalizations about Gen-Y, and seem to focus the perceived shortcomings in the younger generations. The majority of the articles suggest that Gen-Y is prone to [...]

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X is for Xenophobia

Xenophobia is the fear of strangers or foreigners so this article is all about turning strangers into friends into customers and it’s something that you’re going to have to do if you want to succeed in your business. You’re going to meet people all the time – whether it’s from networking, on the internet, through [...]

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Financing a Business Loan: How is it possible?

Collecting sufficient capital for small business can be a laborious task for new owners. The banks usually turn down the loan application of new entrepreneurs as they avoid taking risk of lending money to companies without an established financial record. But do not worry as there are options that you can rely on to finance [...]

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Overcome Your Fear of Buying a Business in 3 Easy Steps

If you want to own your own business, it is easier to buy an existing business than it is to start you own business from scratch. An established business allows you to skip past the startup phase entirely, which is where 50 percent of all new businesses fail. If you buy a business then you [...]

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Franchise Question: Is there a Viable Market for this Business in my area?

While you may be at the very beginning of your research, you should know what you ultimately need to consider after you’ve done all your research and are ready to sign and move forward. Question: Does the franchise offer a product or service for which there is a viable, long-term market in your area? Viable [...]

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The 3rd Screen Enters the Personal, Business World

“We must get beyond passions, like a great work of art. In such miraculous harmony. We should love each other outside of time… detached.” – Steiner, La Dolce Vita (1960), Riama Films Life and love are fickle things. It seems like only yesterday that the netbook was going to give us the good life … [...]

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W is for Why is my Marketing Not Working?

One of the questions many small business owners ask is why is my marketing not working? Many people have spent a lot of money, time and effort getting their marketing to work only to find they have little or no results. It can be very frustrating and be enough for many business owners to give [...]

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3D TV is Coming, There’s No Stopping It Now

“… Politicians from around the world will see it. Of course, they’ll want to use it as a weapon. As a scientist – no, as a human being – I can’t allow that to happen!” – Dr. Seizawa, Godzilla (1954), Toho Films After attending so many CES (Consumer Electronics Show) events, you’d think we’d resist [...]

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The Truth About Your Brand

“When the truth is found to be lies, and all the hope within you dies.” Yes the Don’t you want some Brands to Love? Don’t you need some Brands to Love? You gotta find some Brands to Love. Coen brothers got the classic Jefferson Airplane lyric a little wrong, but let’s (hint) hope that brand [...]

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CES … Plan, Prepare, Be Patient, Good Luck!

It doesn’t seem possible, but it’s time for the consumer electronics industry’s annual classic – CES (Consumer Electronics Show). It comes right after Black/Cyber November, December. Depending on how you approach them, events like CES can be a tremendous opportunity, a waste of time, a challenge, disaster, torture or the most profitable time you’ve spent [...]

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Your Phone Could Be the Key to Making AR Real

“I can’t afford to have an independent programmer monitoring me. Do you have any idea how many outside systems I’ve gone into?” – Master Control Program, Tron (1982), Walt Disney Engineers must have fantastic imaginations because in their early stages, most technologies are pretty ugly…wires going every which way, oversized circuit boards, cases the size [...]

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2011 … New Consumers, New Markets, New Economy Take Hold

Let’s start by saying 2011 is going to be the year we wanted three years ago when the financial institutions “borrowed” our global wellbeing! It was the first time we entered unfamiliar territory because the financial meltdown didn’t affect just one country but all of us. Economic Outlook Internationally governments are feeling their way along [...]

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Choosing the Next Great Tech Product Boom … or Bust

Trying to figure out what tech trend (necessity) to buy is one of the biggest challenges people face today. Finding fads is easy…just look in the rearview mirror! Or, for people who know us, when we believe something is sound, logical, that it’s gotta’ win…they bet on the other horse! Picking the winners from the [...]

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Training and Development in Economic Recessions

The Case for Investing in Employee Training During an Economic Recession When companies struggle through economic downturns, much like the one we are experiencing now, the first instinct is to start slashing the operating budget. Managers and employees are asked to do more with fewer resources.The economic outlook for the foreseeable future in our country [...]

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Team Building to Support Change Management

Purpose of Team Building Team building is necessary to support change in organizations. It is a collaborative effort between the employees who will carry out change initiatives and the managers and executives who provide leadership, guidance and vision for the proposed change.Team building is conducted for a number of reasons in organizations. It serves many [...]

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V is for (Ad) Vantages

In business, one of your key roles is to spot opportunities that can give you the advantage and help you stay ahead of the competition. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell what these opportunities are as they’re not always obvious, but it’s important that you’re aware of them rather than letting them pass you [...]

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U is for Understanding

I try not to write too much on market research and understanding your customers and your competitors – while it’s important, it’s not what most of you want to hear. Most small business owners simply want to know how to get more customers and don’t necessarily care how this comes about. But what if I [...]

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New Consumer, New Tools Equals New Normal

“This is Jason Bourne. You are nine hours behind the toughest target you have ever tracked. Now I want everyone to sit down, strap in, and turn on all you’ve got. That would mean now.” – Pamela Landy (Joan Allen), The Bourn Ultimatum (2007), United Pictures You should really be excited. The government – no [...]

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