Global Strategy Watch

Tips For Managers to Improve Communication

There’s no doubt that an organization requires excellent communication on the part of both managers and their subordinates. However, managers sometimes tend to take this for granted, and their subordinates do not wish to broach the topic as they assume that their manager isn’t going to listen anyways. So here are tips by which managers […]

How Do You Liquidate a Business?

When you start up a business, you need to have solid strategies in place to ensure that your business runs smoothly and is successful. In the event of any kind of failure, then you would need to seriously consider liquidating your business. It is really the last resort in any business, where you are able […]

Europe’s Debt Crisis Worsens

Spain’s credit ratings plunged even lower and Greece sought reassurance from Germany to keep afloat, leading to a bigger than expected debt crisis in Europe. Germany has come forward to assist Greece, promising to get approval on a key aid package within days. A collapse in the construction industry in Spain led to Standard & […]

Advertising Your Business; The Cost Effective Way

Times are tough, and advertising is being considered by some as an unnecessary expenditure. Although this is untrue, perhaps it would be more prudent to look at cost effective methods of advertising. Here are a few: • A flyer – this is one of the simplest ways to advertise your business. To create more interest, […]

The power of direct selling

The direct selling or multilevel marketing (MLM) in the U.S. generates $28.5 billion annually for the direct selling industry. They carry vitamins, cosmetics and weight-loss supplements door to door or sell at organized promotional events. Direct sellers also make money by recruiting new sellers, training materials and supplies. The Division of Marketing Practices of the […]

Is your business making money?

Most of us start a business because we want to make money, tired of working for someone else, we are good at what we are doing and host of other reasons. We may be good at few things related to the business. However, when it comes to finance, most of us lacks the basic knowledge […]

The rise of Chinese heavy equipment manufacturing businesses

These days when we talk about Chinese businesses, we immediately envision cheap Chinese textiles, plastic toys, apparels, shoes and electronics. But slowly and steadily Chinese heavy industrial businesses are increasing their foothold and China is sending away the low-end export manufacturing to other countries such as India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Chinese exports, more specifically […]

Compete with Larger Businesses

By Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA It’s not easy being a small business. It never has been, of course. But as the years go by, it seems like bigger companies get more and more advantages. Even things that are supposed to help you, like HIPPA, actually end up hurting you. Then there are things like […]

Angies List: Honesty and Transparency

Written by Phineas Upham Angie’s List actually got its start before Craigslist. It was founded in 1995 by Angie Hicks and William S. Oesterle. Hicks got inspiration for the site when she was searching for a contractor to work on a project for her. She needed the work done for her boss, who was a […]

Get More from Your Business with Portable Power

By Start Pac Does your business rely on heavy machinery to get the job done? Perhaps you handle construction projects or you operate an airport or other large location where heavy machinery is all a part of how work gets done. Whatever the reason, obviously your business won’t get far without a lot of machinery […]

Inside Apple University

This article was written by Phineas Upham Steve Jobs was known to be eccentric, so it may come as no surprise to learn that he began his own university for Apple. The school was founded in 2008 with the help of Joel Podolny, the dean of Yale’s School of Management. It’s an interesting campus. The […]

Getting to Know Snapchat

This article was written by Phineas Upham Snapchat is currently one of the hottest startups in the tech world, even if it does have a somewhat puzzling model for monetization. The idea grew out of a class project between two partners, Evan Spiegel and Reggie Brown. Spiegel was involved in a project management course at […]

Is Germany still the champion?

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A week on from its World Cup soccer victory, Germany may return to center stage, though this time not with fan celebrations but concerns over the health of Europe's economic motor. “We've seen a delayed impact of China and the Ukraine crisis,” said ING economist Carsten Brzeski. The Ukraine/Russia issue was already there.”... [Read more]

Intel loses court challenge against $1.4 billion EU fine

By Foo Yun Chee LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – U.S. chipmaker Intel lost on Thursday its challenge against a record 1.06 billion euro ($1.44 billion) European Union fine handed down five years ago, as Europe's second highest court said regulators did not act too harshly. The European Commission in its 2009 decision said Intel tried to thwart rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) by giving rebates... [Read more]

Buffett defends Coke, BNSF at Berkshire annual meeting

By Luciana Lopez OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) – Warren Buffett on Saturday defended his recent controversial vote on executive pay at Coca-Cola Co and disappointing performance at railroad BNSF as investors grilled him on his Berkshire Hathaway Inc conglomerate at its annual shareholder meeting. The investment guru was peppered with questions at the meeting, part of a mostly festive weekend that... [Read more]

Fed guessing game intensifies while West isolates Russia

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The guessing game over U.S. interest rates is likely to intensify this week after new Fed Chair Janet Yellen raised the prospect of a hike early next year, while Russia's annexation of Crimea will keep investors focused on its next move. In a week heavy with diplomacy – U.S. President Barack Obama will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday... [Read more]

Loss at Volkswagen plant upends union’s plan for U.S. South

By Bernie Woodall CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (Reuters) – In a stinging defeat that could accelerate the decades-long decline of the United Auto Workers, Volkswagen AG workers voted against union representation at a Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, which had been seen as organized labor's best chance to expand in the U.S. South. The loss, 712 to 626, capped a sprint finish to a long race and was... [Read more]