Archive for November, 2011

The Importance of Exhibiting at Trade Shows to Develop International Business

How to contact cross-border customers?  Exhibit at or attend a trade show in your industry.  It is a uniquely effective way to contact cross-border customers, especially if you have a difficult product to sell, or a product that a customer needs to actually see!

Read:  Exhibiting At Trade Shows:  A Powerful, Hands-On Approach

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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How She Did It: Retail Success in Singapore

Visit: 77th Street

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Where in the World Are Women Rising Fastest?

Where are women entrepreneurs rising fastest?  Forget the advanced country of the United States!  It’s Sao Paulo (related article here), Manila and Mumbai where women are leapfrogging to business ownership.  What are they selling?  Think simplistically:  mangoes and home-made blouses.

Women in these countries are newly empowered by remarkable gains in political representation, legal rights and, especially, education. But more important, they are rising in the 21st century’s key economic strata: as business owners.

Read the entire article here.

Illustration credit:  DCED

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Be Like Steve

Photo credit: ©Laurel Delaney 2011 "Steve Jobs Collage"

Whether male or female, we can all glean lessons from the likes of the late Steve Jobs. For example:

1. Push people out of their comfort zones

“He was someone who did not read the polls, but changed the polls by giving people what he was certain they wanted and needed before they knew it; he was someone who was ready to pursue his vision in the face of long odds over multiple years; and, most of all, he was someone who earned the respect of his colleagues, not by going easy on them but by constantly pushing them out of their comfort zones and, in the process, inspiring ordinary people to do extraordinary things.”

— Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author

Read the eleven other ways you can be more like Steve that I cover for The World :: American Express OPEN Forum (via Small Business Trends).

12 Ways to Be Like Steve Jobs

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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