Top 5 Tips That’ll Help Your Small Business Succeed

There’s no perfect way to make a business; there will always be an element of randomness involved. Sometimes one worker’s procrastination can bring production to a grinding halt, but on the other side of that coin, the grinding halt might lead to a decade of success. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach that will work for every…

Online Video vs. Text

“If your customers use video in every facet of their life why are you using text to market to them?” Have you ever asked yourself this question – how many times do you watch a video in your day-to-day life? We go online to watch videos in all forms – news, sports, events, commercials, films…

Social Lending – taking out the middleman!

A couple of years ago, Mark Hunter watched his savings disappear and credit card bills swell when Hollywood shut down during the writers’ strike. It took a while for Mark, a full time feature film writer, to return to work. In the meantime, his wife had given birth to their first child, and he was…

2012 – the year of the paradigm shift

Hal 9000, the creepy supercomputer from the book and movie “2001: A Space Odyssey“, was Arthur C. Clarke’s most famous fictional character and most recognizable icon from his long body of work. HAL (Heuristically programmed Algorithmic computer) is an artificial intelligence that interacts with the astronaut crew of the Discovery One spacecraft, usually represented as…

Argentina Calling!

Argentina was once famous for its bureaucracy, but now if you take the time to sit down and have a cup of coffee with someone then the doors open magically. It’s a country with a complicated history so people are used to helping each other out. Their motto is simple “I do this for you…

Kolaver Di – Young minds going VIRAL

Viral marketing describes any strategy that encourages individuals or a business to pass on a marketing message to others, creating the potential for exponential growth in the message’s exposure and influence. Like viruses, such strategies take advantage of rapid multiplication to explode the message to thousands, to millions. The ultimate goal of marketers interested in…

Europe – Small Business, Big World

European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) should better profit from fast growing emerging markets, such as in China, India, Russia or in regions like South East Asia and Latin America. This is the key issue to overcome the crisis addressed in the European Commission communication ‘Small Business, Big World – a new partnership to…

The war against Economic inequality – Occupy Wall Street

Economic inequality has been growing steadily for three decades. According to the most definitive data, assembled by economists Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty, the top 1 percent received 10 percent of all U.S. income in 1979. By 2007, just before the Great Recession, that share had risen to 23 percent. What most Americans don’t know,…

A New Set of Beliefs for CEOs

In the past 25 years, CEOs of many major corporations have relied on a flawed set of beliefs to lead their organizations. This set has influenced them to place way too much emphasis on maximizing shareholder value and not enough on generating value for society. Today we are mired in the Great Recession, which was…

Brainstorming Techniques

  Load Up the Company Van: Karen Littman, writer, producer, and founder of educational computer game designer Morphonix, says that when she wants to help her employees be more creative, she takes them out of the office. “If possible, don’t put people around the conference table,” Littman said. “Twice a year we rent a beach…

Small Business – Big Screen

Top movies for entrepreneurs: The Social Network (2010) He may be the world’s youngest billionaire, but Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn’t get to that point without making a few enemies along the way. From a Harvard dorm room to the courtroom, The Social Network film is based on the Facebook creator’s (played by Jesse Eisenberg) trials…

World’s Most Intriguing Startups

Scribd uses iPaper which is a rich document format similar to PDF built for the web, which allows users to embed documents into a web page. iPaper was built with Adobe Flash, allowing it to be viewed the same across different operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux) without conversion, as long as the reader…