Archive for February, 2014

Women Use Technology to Grow Global

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

There’s No Shortage of Ideas in Dubai

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Dubai Metro

As with entering any new market, you must do your homework, be at the right place at the right time, select a good idea, rely on a little luck and have the finances to support your effort.  Dubai is a worth a look but explore with caution.

Unfortunately, many who enter the market do so without an in-depth study of the potential risk possibilities, competitive analysis, or roadblocks for the product or service they are looking to represent. There are government rules and requirements needed to bring a product into the country, and not doing your due diligence can cause your product to be stuck at customs for months, or completely rejected causing great expense to any new business owner.

There’s absolutely no shortage of business ideas in Dubai, making it difficult to come up with something fresh and something new.  So choose a brilliant idea (something no one else is doing), be diligent, do your homework and prepare for success.

Read the entire article here.

Photo courtesy:  Fabio Achilli

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Start Thinking About How to Use a Mobile App to Grow Your Business

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Apps help you grow a business.

The use of mobile phones is used for a whole lot of purposes including internet surfing and online buying and selling. Over the last few years the striking development in communication technology has made it possible for each and everyone to make use of mobile phones.  Are you?

The competitive market has made it absolutely important for even the small and medium scale business organizations to make the best possible use of the latest technology in order to stay afloat in the market. This is where mobile app companies gain more importance. These companies have made it possible for even the small scale business organizations with a little capital to gain a global exposure.

As I say in my new book, Exporting:  The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably, apps provide connectivity power and global reach.  (If you bought the book, and I’m hoping you have, refer to chapter 9, “The Mobile World at Work” where I discuss mobile commerce and computing, apps, and cloud computing.  All of these allow you to continue to build your brand, find and service new customers, engage and deepen your user base relationships, and grow revenues and profitability through exports.)

Read the entire article here.

Photo courtesy:  Sean MacEntee

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Calling All Women-Led Business Owners, In All Countries and All Industries

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The Cartier Women’s Initiative Award (http://www.cartierwomensinitiative.com) is a business plan competition aimed at supporting creative, financially sustainable and responsible women-led companies, in all countries and industries.

What’s the benefit to applying?  If you win, you are offered funding, networking opportunities, international exposure and one-to-one coaching.  It is a unique opportunity for early-phase women entrepreneurs to take their companies to the next level.  The Award is designed to maximize the learning experience for candidates, finalists and laureates.

Apply here.

Deadline is February 28th at 10:00 a.m. Paris time (CET).

Screenshot courtesy:  The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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