Traveling Abroad: How It Will Help You Grow as an Entrepreneur

Photo by from Pexels Entrepreneurs know that if you’re going to start your own business, you need two things: money and ideas. As the old saying goes, “It takes money to make money.” And so entrepreneurs will typically go to a bank when they need cash for a business startup. But where do you […]

Rusal appoints independent director as new board chairman

MOSCOW/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Russian aluminum company Rusal said on Friday it has appointed independent non-executive director Jean-Pierre Thomas as its new chairman as part of an agreed restructuring in exchange for the lifting of U.S. sanctions. FILE PHOTO: Aluminium ingots are seen stored at the foundry shop of the Rusal Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter in […]

9 Tips for Building an Attention-Grabbing Business Website

Photo by Monoar Rahman from Pexels Your website is an important part of your business. As a matter of fact, it is one of your main marketing and sales tools. Moreover, setting up a free WordPress website is a reasonable step when you’re running on a tight budget. And the best part is, you don’t […]

Entrepreneurial Education: Do You Need One to Become an Entrepreneur?

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Becoming an entrepreneur is a highly appealing pathway to many. However, that path can be a difficult one. You’ll no doubt face many challenges when you first get started. However, a good entrepreneurial education can make all the difference. In this post, we’re going to take a look at the role […]

Mexico says military to play larger role in fighting fuel theft

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government unveiled a plan on Thursday to step up use of the armed forces to combat fuel theft, vowing to root out corrupt officials it says are largely responsible for a problem that has cost the country billions of dollars. FILE PHOTO: A policeman inspects barrels containing stolen diesel fuel, […]

Nissan to cut China auto output over three months as demand slows: source

TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) plans to cut vehicle production in China by 30,000 units in the coming months, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters, as global automakers grapple with falling demand in the world’s biggest car market. Nissan cars are seen at a storage area in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China […]

Asia stocks lifted as Wall Street extends comeback

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia stocks gained on Friday after Wall Street ended volatile trade in the green, adding to the big advances of the previous session, although lingering investor jitters helped support safe-haven currencies such as the yen. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic board showing stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo, […]

Green Growth to launch hostile bid for pot producer Aphria

(Reuters) – U.S. cannabis retailer Green Growth Brands Ltd (GGB.CD) said on Thursday it would make a hostile takeover bid for Aphria Inc (APHA.TO) in an all-stock deal valuing the Canadian pot producer at C$2.8 billion ($2.06 billion). Aphria CEO Vic Neufeld poses near a wall covering of a marijuana leaf at a party the […]

Fed survey points to a scaling back of bets on emerging market gains

FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most financial market credit officers surveyed by the Federal Reserve in November said their big clients were exposed to emerging markets but were scaling back bets emerging market assets would rise in value, the […]

This Entrepreneur Left Her Journalism Career To Bring Endosphères Therapy To The US

Polina LevantCourtesy of Polina Levant Polina Levant left her career journalism career to bring endosphères therapy to the US. Levant worked at a well known Russian publication where she was only allowed to interview prominent men. After using  e ndosphères therapy in her own health journey, Levant decided she wanted to bring the European treatment to the […]

Wall Street roars back late to keep rally going

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks roared back to end in positive territory on Thursday following steep losses for much of the session, as equities rebounded for a second day. The failure of an initial selloff to gain more momentum lent credence to the idea that the extended bout of selling pressure may be coming to an […]

Amazon Sees in Brazil Continent-Size Profits and Problems

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Its market value briefly surpassed $1 trillion. It has transformed online shopping. And it has had North American cities holding out billions to deliver its new outposts to their doors. Expansion south, into the nation where Amazon’s namesake river ends, may prove a little harder. “Amazon is still kind of irrelevant […]

5 Takeaways From Facebook’s Leaked Moderation Documents

Sometimes an emoji is just an emoji. Sometimes it may be a threat. And with only a few seconds to spare, Facebook moderators have to make the call — even if the text that accompanies the laughing yellow face is in an unfamiliar language. To help with those decisions, Facebook has created a list of […]

Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

MENLO PARK, Calif. — In a glass conference room at its California headquarters, Facebook is taking on the bonfires of hate and misinformation it has helped fuel across the world, one post at a time. The social network has drawn criticism for undermining democracy and for provoking bloodshed in societies small and large. But for […]

Faith Hope Consolo, a Force in Retail Real Estate, Is Dead at 73

Faith Hope Consolo, who as the chairwoman of Douglas Elliman’s retail group was one of New York City’s most prolific retail real estate brokers, died on Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was 73. A spokesman for Douglas Elliman confirmed the death but did not specify the cause. A mainstay in the clubby world […]

4 Strategies To Boost Your Career In The New Year

The New Year is a time when we tend to focus on self-improvement and goal setting. We’re thinking of ways to improve and grow and better ourselves. By adding career goals as part of that focus, you can start the next year off on the right foot both personally and professionally. These four strategies will […]

Oil prices slide as concerns about global economy, oversupply weigh

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Thursday, retreating from an 8 percent rally in the previous session as the oil market focused on signs of faltering global economic growth and record production of crude. FILE PHOTO: A maze of crude oil pipes and valves is pictured during a tour by the Department of […]

Lockheed Martin wins $712 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Trade visitors are seen walking over a road crossing covered with Lockheed Martin branding at Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) has been awarded a $712 million U.S. defense contract for the development of advanced hardware in support of the F-35 Lightning II […]

Spirit Of 1989 AWOL As Poles Await Momentous 2019

A tram with an election poster for Solidarity in 1989East News, Warsaw Many since 2015 and the election of the Law and Justice (PiS) party to government in Poland have asked if the post-communist transition to liberal-democracy hadn’t been a detour and not a destination. Defenders of the ‘Enlightenment Project’ in the region began to fret that […]

Second dramatic day for global stocks ends on high note

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A wild Christmas week ride in global markets continued on Thursday as stocks rallied from significant losses to post gains for the day. For the second consecutive session, early weakness in markets turned to strength by the time U.S. stocks closed as investors shuffled their portfolios. “We had a very wild […]

Three Research-Driven Tactics For Overcoming Sales Objections

objectionstoryblocks Salespeople perpetually fight an uphill battle against rejection and adversity. Rejections loom especially large at the beginning of sales cycles. In 2007, it took an average of 3.7 cold call attempts to reach a prospect, according to research by TeleNet and Ovation Sales Group. Fast forward to today and it takes an average of […]

For Some Entrepreneurs, New Year's Resolutions Address Growth, Market Changes

Some folks may approach every New Year with the same resolution, whether it be losing weight, becoming better organized or finally writing that novel. Resolutions don’t have to be static, though, and a business may need to revisit its goals to adjust to its own rapid growth, evolving market conditions or other significant changes. NuORDER, […]

Trump’s Tax Cut One Year Later: What Happened?

ImageApple employees during the announcement for a new campus in Austin in front of the map showing the layout.CreditRicardo Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman, via Associated Press There was a point in early 2018 when big American companies couldn’t stop talking about the Trump tax cuts. Flush with the projected savings from a $1.5 trillion law, they promised […]

How to Create A Job Worth Waking Up For

Casual businesswoman is working on the computer at office.Getty Heading back to work after the holiday break makes Monday morning even harder. Your unrelenting alarm clock blares loud noises, dragging you from peaceful sleep. It seems the only thing that could make that dreaded Monday morning wake-up call any worse, besides realizing you only have decaf […]

Wall St. tumbles after data sparks concerns over economy

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell broadly on Thursday, giving back a chunk of the previous day’s big rally, as fresh concerns arose about the U.S. economy with a measure of consumer confidence dropping by the most in more than three years. The pullback on the heels of Wednesday’s huge advance, which featured the Dow Jones […]

Wall St. Stocks Drop, Riding Roller Coaster Back Down After Best Day Since ’09

Wall Street’s roller-coaster ride continued on Thursday, with stocks tumbling as euphoria over a surge in prices a day earlier began to fade. Investors have struggled to get their bearings this month as the S&P 500 hurtled toward bear-market territory. They are trying to assess the prospects for economic growth and corporate profits as interest […]

Dramatic stock market rally runs out of steam

(Reuters) – A dramatic global stock rally faded on Thursday after a fall in Chinese industrial profits offered a reminder of the pressures on the world economy. Still, an index of world stocks stayed off near two-year lows hit earlier this week before Wednesday’s 1,000 point-plus surge on the U.S. Dow Jones index, which was […]

Why Soul Is The Secret To Family Business Success

Most family business consultants talk about the nitty-gritty finances of running an enterprise successfully. But to Tom Hubler, a St. Paul, Minn.-based pioneer in family business consulting, it’s all about “soul.” A former therapist, Hubler is a founding member and fellow of the Family Firm Institute in Boston, which is now international, with over 10,000 […]

Oil prices fall more than 1 percent as U.S. stock markets retreat

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Thursday after rebounding 8 percent in the previous session, with prices pressured by concerns over a faltering global economy and worries about a glut in crude supply. FILE PHOTO: A maze of crude oil pipes and valves is pictured during a tour by the Department of Energy […]

France's Vinci in $3.7 billion swoop on UK's Gatwick airport

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Vinci (SGEF.PA) is taking advantage of a Brexit hit to UK asset prices to buy a majority stake in Britain’s second-busiest airport, London’s Gatwick, for 2.9 billion pounds ($3.7 billion), the construction company said on Thursday. The deal to buy a 50.01 percent stake gives Vinci, which already runs 45 airports […]

Four Small Business New Year's Resolutions For Success In 2019

The end of the calendar year is a natural time to reassess how your business did in the previous 12 months and then devise a plan for improving. By almost every measure, 2018 was a good year for the economy. Small business optimism is high, holiday sales were the strongest in years, unemployment is low, […]

Franchise Flashpoints: 7 Trends That Shook The Industry In 2018

This year saw a number of hot-button issues make headlines in the world of franchising—some positive and some ominous. From franchisee uprisings to regulations that benefit consumers and employees, 2018 was a year that saw some real change in the franchising landscape. Chicago Area Fast Food Worker Activists Organize National Strike To Combat Sexual Harassment.Getty […]

Gatwick Airport Drone: Lots of Second-Guessing, but Not Many Answers

LONDON — More than a week after somebody (or somebodies) with a drone (or drones) shut down a major airport and ruined the travel plans of tens of thousands of people, the British police had little to offer on Thursday except warnings about how little they had to offer. “You won’t find a police service […]

U.S. regulator SEC to operate on partial basis due to federal shutdown

FILE PHOTO: The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hangs on the wall at SEC headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday that it will partially operate with reduced staff during to the ongoing federal shutdown. The agency […]

U.S. jobless claims signal labor market strength after rough patch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits fell marginally last week in a sign of labor market strength, with claims appearing to stabilize after drifting higher in recent months. Job seekers line up at a job fair of an oil services giant Halliburton at the MCM Grande Fundome hotel in […]

2019 Explosion Of Cannabis Mergers And Acquisitions Predicted

Seattle Cannacon bannerJulie Weed Most of the businesses growing, processing and selling cannabis across the United States are small independently-held entities. That may change in 2019 which looks like a big year for industry mergers, acquisitions and expansion. Large companies, like those in the food, tobacco and pharmaceutical industries have mostly stayed on the sidelines, […]

Wheels: A 72-Year-Old Italian Star Barely Showing Its Age

Every year, J. D. Power highlights the automobiles that retain the highest percentage of their original price after three years. But the vehicle that beats them all never makes the list. This winner would seem an unlikely value champ. It looks much as it did 72 years ago, when it made its debut. It has […]

China's Sinopec suspends top officials at trading arm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Sinopec (600028.SS) has suspended two top officials at its trading arm Unipec and is evaluating the details related to certain crude oil transactions that have incurred some losses, the Chinese state oil company said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Unipec’s President Chen Bo speaks at the 34th Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) in […]

Tesla sets up Shanghai financial leasing unit as China plans accelerate

FILE PHOTO: A Tesla Model 3 car is displayed during a media preview at the Auto China 2018 motor show in Beijing, China April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has registered a financial leasing company in China, a local business registration filing shows, in the latest sign the U.S. […]

Ten Digital Marketing Predictions For 2019

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin “The future is much like the present, only longer,” said baseball pitcher Dan Quisenberry. Here are some predictions for the future of marketing in the year 2019 and beyond from some thought leaders I polled, plus a few of my own prognostications. Here are predictions from […]

Can Netflix Take Turkey’s TV Dramas to the World?

LONDON — On a recent evening, Nahid Akhtar, 47, sat on a sofa in London shouting at a TV. She was watching “The Protector,” Netflix’s first original series in Turkish. The show, released that day, is about a young antiques dealer, Hakan Demir (Cagatay Ulusoy), who discovers he belongs to an ancient line of superheroes […]

Remember Bitcoin? Some Investors Might Want to Forget

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Last year around this time, a toy called a cryptokitty sold for $170,000. A real estate agent remade himself as CoinDaddy, producing cryptocurrency-themed music videos. The man behind a company called Ripple became for a moment richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Kids barely out of high school were buying Lamborghinis because of […]

5 Major Social Media Marketing Mistakes And How To Overcome Them

Angry woman in front of laptop during workingGetty Most modern businesses understand the importance of using social media to promote their brand and interact with consumers. Indeed, social media is at the core of many companies’ digital strategy, often delivering measurable results in terms of sales, leads and customer service. That said, there are many […]