GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - September 2012

Massive Talent Shortage or Just Shortsighted

“If you ever say another word about me or make another indecent proposal, I’m gonna get that gun of mine, and I’m gonna change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot! And don’t think I can’t do it.” – Doralee, “Nine to Five,” 20th Century Fox, 1980 According to a recent report [...]

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Reviewers for Hire Will End Publicity, Company Credibility

Reviews Your Way – Gartner reports that marketing/communications people are in such a rush to get positive reviews and increased numbers on their Facebook, Printerest and other social media sites that they are bypassing professional journalists and buying reviews, fans. But it is a dangerous path because consumers are smarter and have more sources to [...]

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4 Tips to Running a Productive Workforce

In today’s growing economy, more and more businesses are opening every day that employ millions of Americans. With the unemployment rate slowly decreasing, more and more people are starting to get jobs. So how can you tell if the people you hire are going to be a good fit for the company and are going [...]

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Today’s Managers May Not Know How To Manage

Many managers look at themselves through rose-colored glasses. They believe they’re good managers but, unfortunately, the majority of people they manage don’t agree. A survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Europe’s largest network of HR professionals, revealed that 80 per cent of managers in the UK believe that their employees are [...]

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Does Your Small Business Need A Blog?

For any modern company to thrive in the current market, numerous avenues of development need to be explored. From establishing a clear brand identity to promoting this image across various platforms, today’s businesses must be adept in numerous fields. One area which has been surrounded by a great deal of hype is that of social [...]

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12 Things You Need To Ask Your Business Insurance Advisor

Someone with the expertise and professional knowledge needed to help support business ventures of all descriptions, a business advisor is a vital contact for all companies. Whilst the nature of your dealings will vary somewhat depending on the industry you operate within, there are a number of universal considerations which need to be made. All [...]

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Retail POS Systems – PC Cash Drawer vs. Dedicated POS Hardware

PC Cash Drawers have lower upfront costs when compared to dedicated POS hardware, but over the long run, PC Cash Drawers cost significantly more than using dedicated retail POS system hardware.  In fact, the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a PC Cash Drawer system is an average of 27% more than the TCO of [...]

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SSD … More Stuff than You Can Afford to Carry

“Have it reconfigure the shell metals. Use the gold titanium alloy from the seraphim tactical satellite. That should ensure a fuselage integrity while while maintaining power-to-weight ratio.” – “Iron Man,” Paramount, 2008 After three days immersed in technical/business sessions at this year’s Flash Memory Summit (FMS), we’re absolutely convinced we live and work in an [...]

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Millennials Are Individuals, Not Demographics

“There’s definitely something in here with us!” – David, “Alien 3,” 20th Century Fox, 1992 Now that we can easily get the information, we love to classify people according to one of the many categories the industry has developed over the years — Boomers, Millennials, teens, pre-teens; white, Asian, Hispanic, African-American; as well as bosses, [...]

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Become You in Business

We all go through it, spending all nighters on the computer and basically shutting down all life around us whilst chasing our business dreams. What makes it even harder is that usually a successful business is not the only thing driving you. It could be a financial situation, family or whatever else that is responsible [...]

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Tips on Transferring a Lease When Buying a Business

The lease of the premises occupied by the business is an important issue when buying a business.  A lease is a contract giving the lessee the right to operate a business from the rented premises.  It is a legally binding contract between the landlord or lessor and the tenant or lessee.  It is for a [...]

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The Top 8 Franchises to Own in 2012

If you intend to go into business, you have three options.  First, you can start a new business.  Second, you can buy an established company, and third you can own a franchise.  The last option may have the highest chance to succeed.  It has a tested and proven operation system, known brand, training and regular [...]

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How to Run Your Business So You Can Sell It!

Starting a business and working to make it successful entail a lot of work.  An astute business owner should operate the business as if he or she is preparing to sell the business.  Industry statistics claim it takes five years or so for small businesses to change hands. For one reason or another, you will [...]

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Starting a Business – 6 Important Resources for Start Ups

Inc.com lists some online tools entrepreneurs can use to meet the legal requirements for their start-ups.  LegalZoom can help you file for trademarks, form a corporation or LLC, and link you up to online sites where you can find more information.  LegalZoom charges on a per document basis.  The Rocket Lawyer is similar to LegalZoom [...]

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Are You Ready to Retire? Read these 5 Retirement Myths

Plan your retirement or exit strategy as soon as you start a business.  This is the main essence of Norm Bates’s article at The Star.com. Bates owns a transition planning company that focuses on small businesses.  He outlines misconceptions about retirement and enumerates steps one has to take for a smooth transition from running a [...]

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Obama and Republicans Fight over Bush Tax Cuts Extension

The New York Times reports that President Barack Obama is calling for a one-year extension of the Bush tax cuts for those making less than $250,000.  This is in contrast to what the Republicans led by presidential candidate Mick Romney want.  House Republicans want to extend all Bush tax cuts.  House minority leader Nancy Pelosi [...]

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Obamacare to Have Negative Impact on Small Businesses?

Business leaders and economists say the nation is facing uncertainty as it awaits the Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  Most think this health care law is not the answer to the insurance woes of small businesses.  Paul Howard of the Center for [...]

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Top 5 Brand Logos and Analysis

With Microsoft recently unveiling the first revamp of its brand logo in 25 years, many are left asking the question, “What actually defines an effective brand logo?” Demonstrating a meaningful message, staying appropriate to context, and boasting distinct design choices – these are just a few elements of some of the greatest brand logos in [...]

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3 Big Mistakes Made By Entrepreneurs

Victor Green, a successful entrepreneur who has founded several successful businesses, names some mistakes made by entrepreneurs that cause the failure of their businesses.  In an Inc.com article, he says one of the biggest mistakes of business owners is their failure to test their product or service in the actual marketplace. Green says, “And once [...]

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Five Guys Burgers – The Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain in The US

Forbes.com traces the beginning of Five Guys Burgers and Fries, now one of America’s fastest growing restaurant chain.  Jerry Murrell wanted a restaurant offering quality burgers in 1986 to keep his family nearby.  He, his wife and five sons live within 20 minutes of each other.  The family’s initial investment in Arlington, Va. was $70,000.  [...]

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