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Are You Growing Your Business Into The Ground? - 5 Ways To Increase Cash Flow

Owning a small business is a little like having your first child. There is no instruction manual on what to do, much of the success comes from your own instincts, and there is no shortage of people who will give you advice — some good and some bad.<p>Business owners frequently ask, “What is the most …

5 Ways to Make Your Brand Thrive in the Sharing Economy

Success in this climate requires listening to your customers, establishing their trust, and changing your relationship with them in fundamental ways.<p>Top-down business is dead. People are now bypassing established brands entirely to get what they need from each other. Welcome to the sharing economy, …

Entrepreneurs reveal their failures en route to success

<b>Millions of people dream of starting their own company, but only some are brave enough to take the leap.</b><p>Fewer still go on to great success.<p>Talking to BBC Radio 5 live's On the Money, some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs share their tips for business success - as well as revealing some of …

India's Stakes In The Middle East

The Pew Research Center just released a superb infographic drawing on World Bank remittance data that makes it possible, with just a few clicks, to instantly see how remittances flow from source to recipient countries. It might not be a surprise to anyone that the United States is the number one …

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

Can India Create A $100B Software Products Industry?

So far, India’s over $100 billion IT industry has been built mostly on software services and back office projects delivered by TCS, Infosys and Wipro for the likes of Citibank and GE, who have been outsourcing non-core work to save costs over the last two decades.<p>Now, the newly formed software …

BrightFunnel Raises Funding To Build Smarter Marketing Predictions

Marketing startup BrightFunnel is announcing that it has raised a small “advisory round” of slightly less than $1 million from some big-name investors.<p>Co-founder and CEO Nadim Hossain served most recently as the vice president of marketing at PowerReviews (which was acquired by Bazaarvoice). In …

To Succeed, Growth Hacking Has To Focus More On Product Development Than Marketing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Justin Caldbeck is a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and invests primarily in the Internet and mobile sectors with a focus on social media, e-commerce and enterprise software. Follow him on Twitter @caldbeckj.</i><p>I can’t think of a buzzier phrase in the tech industry these days …

Could Google Maps Help End Poverty?

Last year in the Indian city of Chennai, more than half a million people suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. These men, women and children weren’t rural migrants who had just moved to the city. Neither were they incomers from somewhere else in the world. They were slum dwellers who had lived in …

America, The Startup: How European Settlers Launched The Most Entrepreneurial Economy In The World

Starting a new business is hard.<p>Building a new industry is even harder. Especially when it's on the other side of the world.<p>For nearly a century, exploration of the Americas had been carried out under royal patronage. Whatever spoils were brought back belonged to the crown.<p>That began to change …

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

Want your words to wow? Take this basic advice to write more effective emails, memos, and other professional materials.<p>I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of …

The MOOC Marketplace Takes Off

The MOOC market (Massive Open Online Courses) has exploded. Not only are there a proliferation of courses, there are now a proliferation of MOOC platform providers and tools.<p>This month Coursera landed another $20M in funding, bringing their total investment to $63M (even more than edX‘s original …

Which qualifications would complement my MBA?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I have a master's degree in mechanical engineering, an MBA in project management and two years of work experience. I am currently working in a technical sales role, and would like to pursue this career path. Ideally, I would like to move into a top management role, making and …

Job Prospects In Finance Could Plummet Nearly 60% For The Next Class Of MBAs

Business school grads face the most uncertain career prospects of all degree holders, the report finds. The hiring market for MBAs is expected to contract by nearly 25% in the coming year, weighed on by the sharp drop in finance hiring and a projected 86% plunge in government opportunities.<p>The …

Employment

The Job Market for MBAs is About to Take a Hit

If you’re graduating from business school this spring, you might want to be sitting down for this: the job market for recent MBA graduates looks poised to get a lot worse in 2014. That’s based on an annual survey conducted by Michigan State University, released yesterday. Though not random, it …

Indian central bank unshackles foreign banks

Two months into his job, new RBI governor offers foreign banks greater opportunity to tap into Indian market.<p>He's just a little more than two months into his job, but new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Govind Rajan seems to be making all the right moves as far as reviving the …

UK to send ship to help Philippines, David Cameron announces

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1027000/1027363_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534459828_5a3d007fdb8047fcbb3ac02501cac99d<p><b>The UK will send a Royal Navy warship to help deal with the storm disaster in the Philippines, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.</b><p>He said HMS …

Navy sex scandal widens, taints admirals

WASHINGTON — More discipline and possible charges will stem from the widening scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor who allegedly bribed officers with prostitutes and showered them with gifts to steer business his way, a top Navy official said Monday.<p>The crimes and unethical behavior …

Somali pirates will be back when they figure out their inventory management problem

Piracy in Somalia is a business like any other, with the attendant problems: inventory management, human resources, legal. And, according to an analysis by the World Bank, it’s a business that could start heating up again after a brief hiatus.<p>The seizure and ransom of ships steaming toward the Suez …

Merchant Marines See New Obstacles In Food Aid Proposal

When it comes to shipping in the United States, there's a bit of a paradox. Even as U.S. exports have grown, the U.S. share of shipping has declined dramatically.<p>The traffic in and out of U.S. ports increases every year, but most of those ships fly foreign flags. In fact, the number of U.S. flagged …

Indians fret as inflation bites

<b>New Delhi, India -</b> Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated by the burst of firecrackers and hectic shopping by families across India, was subdued last weekend. The lights were dimmer, the footfalls in malls smaller and the mood less exuberant.<p>The reason: consistently high inflation. High food and …

How To Ensure Your Brand Story Stands The Test Of Time

It’s hard enough to survive the stress of building a company. It’s an even bigger challenge to make that company a leading brand within your industry. Becoming known locally, nationally, or even internationally as a trusted resource takes years of dedication, great press, and very few — if any — …

Priebus: Immigration reform not dead

Don’t count Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus among those who believe comprehensive immigration reform is dead this Congress.<p>Despite exasperation among reform advocates that the House has refused to vote on any major immigration bill — particularly the Senate-passed legislation …

Singaporeans applaud their government for cracking down on philandering

Singapore is notorious for rigidly managing its citizens’ conduct. But in some cases, they don’t necessarily mind—or even welcome it. Earlier today, the government blocked access to the Singaporean site of Ashley Madison, a Canadian-owned online dating site for married people who want to cheat. …

Four couples sue to overturn Idaho ban on same-sex marriage

Idaho has become the latest state in which same-sex couples are seeking to have the right of marriage, after two couples that married elsewhere joined two couples who want to wed and filed suit against the state on Friday.<p>The suit, supported by the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San …