GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - August 2013

Bigger, Faster, Cheaper Flash in Demand But Cold?

“By the time you get this message, I’ll be in the dead zone.” – Capa, “Sunshine,” DNA Films, 2007 You have to wonder if this year’s Flash Memory Summit (FMS) didn’t have Al Shugart, a hard drive pioneer, spinning in his grave. There are a whole lot of silicon engineers hell-bent on moving his technology [...]

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Self-Employed? Five Reasons to Consider Incorporation

If you are one of the many who are self-employed and are experiencing business growth, you may want to consider incorporating your company. Incorporation means your business becomes a separate legal entity that operates under state and federal business laws. Considering the idea of incorporation means that you are ready to take your business to [...]

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Overcome Phone Phobia

Phone phobia is a common affliction among many sales people, especially those who have a strong fear of rejection. When you are a direct sales professional, you will have to spend a lot of time on the phone. Some calls can be easy to make. That happy customer who wants to place an order is [...]

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In the Cloud, Software Goes Back to its Beginning

“I will speak slow so that those of you with PhDs in the room can understand.” – Doug Carlin, “Deja Vu,” Touchstone Pictures, 2006 Having been around the software industry from the earliest PC days (and before) it is interesting to see the companies come full circle and the uproar that is surrounding the latest [...]

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5 Online Tools that Boost Corporate Productivity

If you’re running a small business or are a freelancer working from home to provide for your family, staying productive is an absolute must at all times. However, it can become difficult to feel productive day-in and day-out. Not because we’re incapable, and certainly not because of a lack of effort. Sometimes, staying productive at [...]

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Smartphones … Global Markets with a Local Approach

“No, you don’t tell me what to chill. My mother tell me to chill. I sit here, I draw people telling me to chill out all the time. You don’t tell me what to chill. I chill you.” — Vietnamese Artist, “Cellular,” New Line Cinema, 2004 Around the globe, most people have (or want) a [...]

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Internet of “Things” a Playground for Bad Guys/Gals

“This crop stuff is just about a bunch of nerds who never had a girlfriend their whole lives. They’re like thirty now. It’s a scam. Nerds were doin’ it twenty five years ago and new nerds are doing it again.” – Morgan, “Signs,” Touchstone, 2002 People love the Internet of Things. We must because we [...]

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Been There, Done That, Want to Do More … Lots More

A Certain Age – Life for boomers wasn’t always the Age of Aquarius, but it was a time of opportunity and potential when you could make a change, make a difference. O.K., so it didn’t happen, but they’ve lived to see if the Gen X, Gen Y and younger can do any better. Not long [...]

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VAR / Manufacturer Partnership Success Needs Commitment, Communications

Noting that we hadn’t put his new title on the program for an upcoming integration conference, one of my panelists jokingly said, “I’m just not feeling the love.” That was an easy fix; but getting the panel participants – sales execs from resellers and producers – to agree on the issues and priorities was a [...]

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