GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - August 2011

Cyberworld … Guess We’ll Have To Get Secure With Insecurity

“Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you *keep* it a *secret*!” – Dr. Strangelove in “Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” Columbia Pictures (1964) The annual Black Hat, DefCon events…you can almost smell the cyber napalm in the morning. While there are [...]

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Why You Need to Impress the Seller When Buying a Business?

When buying a business, one would think that the pressure is on the seller to complete the sale. This is not the case. A seller is very selective about whom he or she will sell to. After investing many years in the business, struggling to build it up and making it profitable; the seller would [...]

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The Challenge is Staying Afloat in a Rising Sea of Data

“A $40 million computer tells you you’re chasing an earthquake, but you don’t believe.” – Capt Mancuso, “The Hunt for Red October,” Paramount Pictures (1990) One of the toughest jobs in any country, any company is gathering, hoarding, protecting information that may give them an edge against “them.” And we must be doing a helluva’ [...]

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Using Professional Digital Content Developers Just Makes Sense

Where do you draw the line between DIY digital content development and using the services of professional digital content developers? It really depends on how engaging you want your content to be and your budget. Today’s budget-conscious, understaffed businesses can purchase cost-effective all-in-one digital signage solutions that include solid-state hardware and software for creating, scheduling, [...]

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What are Realistic Expectations when Buying or Selling a Business?

The number of businesses sold in the market has reportedly grown significantly in the last quarter. Although this may be considered a positive development, this has yet to reverse the slump experienced in the past three years. Buying a business or selling a business these times where the economic conditions are still volatile demands from [...]

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BYOD Is Neat But Tough On Your Company IT Folks

“That’s the second biggest… I’ve ever seen.” – Maxwell Smart, “Get Smart,” Talent Assoc., (1965 – 1970) Anonymous and LulzSec made themselves infamous by hacking highly visible organizations. They thought it was cool to disclose information from private/protected databases. They outed millions of people’s very personal/private data, making them prime identity theft targets. You know, [...]

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The Role Of Process Visibility In Continuous Improvement

As the most important goal in any organisation, striving to achieve continuous improvement should be at the forefront of all management processes, regardless of the size of the organisation or the nature of work produced. Effective processes are required to achieve this goal, and also assist in quality management. Processes should not only be developed [...]

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What To Do On Linkedin

So, you’ve joined Linkedin on the promise that it’s a great business tool and you’ll definitely get clients from it, right? Now what? You know that clients coming from this medium won’t happen on their own, but what should you do next?  This is such a common question – what should I be doing on [...]

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An Inside Look At The Steve Jobs Way

There are two classifications of books we really enjoy reading/studying – history and business management. But it’s tough to put Jay Elliot’s The Steve Jobs Way into either of those categories, just as it is almost impossible to put Steve himself into a standard business management classification. Lots of people have tried and continue to [...]

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Top 7 Mistakes When Getting A Business Appraised

You must avoid making these mistakes when getting a business appraised as they could cost you your business. Here are the top 7 mistakes when getting a business appraised: 1. Not considering the approaches that you can take when it comes to valuing a business – there are three approaches that you should consider and [...]

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People Make Security Exploitation Too Easy

“When two hunters go after the same prey, they usually end up shooting each other in the back. And we don’t want to shoot each other in the back.” – Col. Douglas Mortimer, “For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro I Piu)”, Constantin Film (1965) NY Times writer, John Markoff, had just finished his [...]

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