GlobalBX Entrepreneur Business Articles - May 2014

12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy a Business

Going into business has so many advantages over being employed. It is challenging, that’s no doubt, but the benefits are worth every challenge. You experience financial freedom like never before, you become your own boss and most importantly, your life becomes one of learning and experiencing new things every day. You may decide to start [...]

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Advice to Business Owners: Think Before You Speak

In American Express Open Forum Rieva Lesonsky wrote about Chick-fil-A president’s view on same sex unions.  Dan Cathy first spoke of his anti-gay union in The Baptist Press and again, over radio where he reiterated his position.  Although his comments are his personal opinion, gay rights groups and some customers sought to boycott his company, [...]

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Video Pros Struggle to Deliver their Content Everywhere

“Before you opened your pocketbook, you tried to make this a personal enterprise. This project was started by real humanitarians. They gave me their money with no strings attached.” – Dr. Cole Hendron, “When Worlds Collide,” Paramount, 1951 You probably never thought much about why Google bought YouTube or why they’re building out fiber in [...]

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With All the Sharing, You Don’t Have a Ghost of a Chance

“Ditto” — Sam Wheat, “Ghost,” Paramount, 1990 The Internet – the network of networks – was formed in the early ’50s to enable people to share information – initially scientists, engineers and then it was opened to commercial use and regular people who wanted to share. The Facebook, Twitter and the social media scenes came [...]

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Social Media Marketing Works When The Consumer Comes First

“Trouble with you is you don’t enjoy the game for its own rewards: stimulation, relaxation, pleasant association, and interesting conversation.” – Paul Regret, “The Commancheros,” 20th Century Fox, 1961 The biggest thing that’s wrong with social media marketing is consumers. They simply don’t understand that marketing is a fairly one-sided effort. – You decide what [...]

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Trust Us … We’re Not That Into Her, Him, Them

“If I don’t have a personality of my own, so what? I’m an actress! I can put on as many personalities as I want!” – Doris Finsecker, “Fame,” (1980) MGM Do it Everywhere – If you read a lot of the news, you’d swear people are dancing in the street and everyone everywhere is Tweeting [...]

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On-The-Go Video Viewing is Still in Front of the TV

“You think the more demons you kill the more human you become don’t you?” – Onigen, “Blood: The Last Vampire,” EastWing Productions, 2009 I don’t bother watching vampire, werewolf or zombie TV shows because they’re myths, folklore passed down for generations. I do watch alien shows because everyone knows those suckas are real! And I [...]

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Net Neutrality – A New Way to Hold Ideas, Innovation Ransom

“Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of ‘em are stupider than that.” – George Carlin I love the power of words. They shape, reshape your view, ideas of what’s real/unreal, true/false, bad/good. Remember Digital Rights Management? What a wholesome way to ensure you owned the video content you [...]

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