GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - January 2012

Facebook Fans …. From Like to Really Like

Listen Up – You were told in school to keep your mouth shut, pay attention, listen, and learn. The same thing applies if you want to be the teacher’s pet and the most popular kid in school…listen to the community. You may have heard by now that folks spend more time on Facebook than any [...]

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Small Businesses Hope for Lower Taxes in 2012

Taxes are an important part and issue in running small businesses.  Advocacy groups hope Congress will pass laws to simplify compliance and to lower taxes.  Such measures will help small businesses create jobs and improve the economy.  Much depends, too, on the outcome of the elections in 2012.  Barbara Weltman enumerated tax trends for 2012 [...]

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Just Baked Seeks More Franchisees

Just Baked, famous for its gourmet cupcakes, recently opened its commissary in Livonia.  It is nearing its target to make 2 million cupcakes this year.  Not only that.  With four retail stores to open in Detroit this month and 5 more middle of 2012, the company is nearing its goal of  20 stores in southeast [...]

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Yum! Brands and Domino’s Pizza Heads Among “Best Buzzed” CEOs

PizzaMarketplace.com bared the New York-based marketing agency Zeta Interactive’s list of “best buzzed” and “worst buzzed” CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies.  The list was culled using a software that scanned blogs and social media sites.  Yum! Brands CEO David Novak and Domino’s Pizza CEO Patrick Doyle came in No.5 and 9, respectively, [...]

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Tips to Choosing an Elearning School

Students and individuals seeking higher learning today are lucky to be alive in this era of amazing advancements in technology and communications. For instance, the rise of elearning and online education has now allowed students from all walks of life to obtain degrees and educational certifications with the convenience of not having to leave their [...]

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4 Tips to Excel at Public Speaking

Public speaking is something that’s sure to be tackled in any effective communication course. If it’s something that scares you to willies, don’t be embarrassed about it. Many people are terrified of speaking in front of a crowd of people. Even the best speakers today confess to feeling jitters when they have to make speeches [...]

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3 Little-Known Factors That Could Affect Your Corporate Training

In tough economic times, every corporation needs to guard against waste and inefficiency. That’s where corporate training can prove crucial. But are employees receiving the correct training and in the most efficient format? 1. Classroom Doldrums Many employees like outings. They are a chance to get away from the pressure and tedium of their jobs. [...]

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The Shocking Truth About Customer Service

For many years now, “customer service” has become a dirty word in some parts. That is regrettable. Some corporations feel the pinch on their bottom line and tighten in the one place where tightening is perhaps the most detrimental—listening to the customer. When the customer gets squeezed by CSR quotas, the company will end up [...]

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CES … It’s a Show, It’s Biz, Live with It

Open the Gates – With more than 13 football fields of show space, CES attendees have to crowd in opening day and walk themselves ragged in hopes of not just seeing all the show but seeing what will win/fail big in the coming year. While a few folks have said CES is on its last [...]

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All Social Isn’t Business, All Business Isn’t Social

“I had this guy leave me a voicemail at work, so I called him at home, and then he emailed me to my BlackBerry, and so I texted to his cell, and now you just have to go around checking all these different portals just to get rejected by seven different technologies.” – Mary, He’s [...]

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Top 5 Reasons Why E-Learning is Successful for Employees

E-learning offers a wide variety of training and development programs for those who are looking to upgrade their job skills. By using individual online training courses that employ specially-developed e-learning software, these programs are able to offer a wealth of material to users in their very own home. The convenience that e-learning provides is quickly [...]

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E-Learning – A Convenient & Easy Way to Update Professional Skills

The advent of the computer along with the very busy schedules that most people tend to keep in today’s world, have made it so that people are always looking for the most convenient ways to get things done. When it comes to your profession, most employers place a lot of emphasis on training and development. [...]

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Big Fortune Hidden in Big Data Files

“Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts [...]

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10 Franchise Trends for 2012

Entrepreneur.com list ten franchise trends for 2012.  This list is not a recommendation but is only a guide on the opportunities available should you want to own a franchise.  Some franchises, like child and senior care, have been going strong for years and others franchises, like health and spa services, are just taking off. These [...]

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Wingstop Secures $15 Million to Support Franchisees

QSRMagazine.com reports that Wingstop has been granted $15 million financing by Franchise America Finance (FAF) and The Bancorp Bank which it can use to develop new restaurants.  This will be available to both new and existing franchisees said Dave Vernon, vice president of franchise sales.  Wingstop, a fast-casual restaurant chain, is soon to open its 500th [...]

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McDonald’s November Global Sales Increase

McDonald’s, the world’s leading global food service retailer, announced its global sales grew at least 6.5% in November.  The company attributes this growth to exciting promotional food and marketing events and the variety of products in its menu.  Franchise Wire reports Japan and China posted 8.1% sales increase.  McDonald’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Skinner said the [...]

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The Most Frequent Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

When you decide to venture out on your own and start your very own business, it seems there are dangers awaiting at your every footsteps and risks to be taken at every single stage. In this respect, it’s not all too difficult (or uncommon, for that matter) for a start-up entrepreneur to make a mistake [...]

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Have a Greener Business by using Video Conferencing

An estimated 500 million people travel by plane every year; an overwhelming statistic. However whilst no one would deny a person of a well-deserved holiday or break, many of these travellers are business persons wishing to travel nationally and internationally to different parts of the world to attend meetings, seminars and sales presentations. Not only [...]

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ERP Training and How to Get it Right

In any business, software needs to be constantly updated to keep up to date with the advancements in technology. New software packages allow for companies to implement a system which makes day-to-day tasks and activities easier to conduct and complete. An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system integrates all of the facets of an operation into [...]

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