Archive for November, 2013

Are You Ready for International Expansion?

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Before entering international markets, many small business owners focus primarily on their domestic market. Usually, initial international marketing begins with unsolicited inquiries from foreign customers online via email, website, blog or posting on a Facebook Page. In the following article that I authored for American Express’s The Knowledge Center, you will learn how to determine if your business is ready for international expansion and how to identify international opportunities by utilizing online resources.

Read the entire article:  Are You Ready for International Expansion

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

 

Celebrating Entrepreneurship and Women in Particular

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Melinda Emerson

My friend, colleague and entrepreneur dynamo, Melinda Emerson, kicks off the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a menu of events around the world that bring together millions of people through web-based and live activities, by supporting women entrepreneurs and their essential contributions to our world economic health and well-being.  Her focus is on:

During her participation at the World Entrepreneurship Forum, Melinda led a panel discussion of women entrepreneurs and addressed several questions from young women in the audience about work/life balance as an entrepreneur and how to start a business when cultural standards are to get a good job and live at home until marriage. Discover all the tips (No. 3 follows) that were discussed in the article below.

3) Believe you can do it. Be confident in your skills. Today’s women entrepreneurs are more educated than their male counterparts.

Read the entire post:  World Entrepreneurship Forum Boosts Women Entrepreneurs

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Despite Advances, Laws Still Limit Global Women Entrepreneurs

Women’s Work Is An Extension of How They See The World

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According to Grace Segran’s “Women social entrepreneurs driven by impact rather than scale,” women tend to be more nurturing and view their work as an extension of how they see the world.

Many women are turning to social entrepreneurship because they tend to work more with their hearts, says American serial social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Christina Jordan.

The article also mentions how women tend to be limited with their thinking – not thinking big enough or about success.

Read the entire article: Women social entrepreneurs driven by impact rather than scale

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Posted by :  Laurel Delaney

The World’s Most Glamorous Couple

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According to the London Evening Standard, the world’s most glamorous couple is David and Victoria Beckham (as shown).  Not only are they considered the golden couple (it can’t hurt that they are pretty good looking too!) but everything they do seems to turn to gold as well:

The former Spice Girl and her husband generate almost £100,000, 365 days a year. They are already one of the wealthiest celebrity couples in the UK, with a fortune estimated at £190m. Next year, with the arrival of the first Victoria Beckham store, on Mayfair’s Dover Street, that’s tipped to soar to £300m. So how has the Beckham Supremacy been achieved?

Read the entire article here.  From Spice Girl to a global fashion powerhouse, Victoria Beckham is making her mark in the world.

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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