Bashir Ahmed

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Here’s how Chinese investors are rebooting their approach to Africa

<i>This post originally appeared at Brookings.</i><p>Chinese companies are adopting new approaches to investing in Africa. These changes, if they become widespread, will boost the positive impact of China on Africa’s development agenda and improve how Chinese companies are perceived on the …

Comment mettre en place une chaine de prospection et de fidélisation avec Aweber ? – Partie 1

Dans la première partie de ce dossier sur les chaines de prospection et de fidélisation nous allons : <b><br>– Expliquer ce que sont les Chaines Marketing</b> …

10 bons conseils pour prospecter et fidéliser + 4 outils pour vendre plus !

Le but de cet article est de vous présenter <b>10 bons conseils pour améliorer l’efficacité de vos actions de prospection et de fidélisation</b>, et en …

Comment réussir ses cartes de visite en 8 points

ConseilsMarketing.fr a le plaisir d’accueillir <b>Arnaud Le Camus</b> de l’agence Boobup (spécialiste de la création graphique), qui nous donne ses <b>conseils</b> …

How to Finance a Startup Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve got an awesome idea, a slick name in mind and the garage space to start your dream business -- but not the cash. I'm not surprised.<p>Financing a small business -- especially a startup -- is an uphill battle in a crowded field. In the …

Loans

7 Ways to Improve Your First Impression

Many forget the importance of a first impression. Here are 7 tips to help you get off on the right foot.<p>I am amazed how little most people care about the initial impression they make. Are they unaware or just simply uninterested? Recently, I have been helping a few clients with business development …

Business Development

Save Time on Small Business Accounting Tasks | Inc. | Staples | Business Hub

<i>by Abigail Tracy,</i> Inc. <i>Magazine</i><p>For most small business owners, the luxury of an accounting department is just that — a luxury. While keeping track of …

5 Insanely Simple Ways to Banish Your Messy Desk Forever

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While a cluttered desk is said to be a sign of a creative mind, more often it's just a mess that needs to be cleaned up. Ninety-three percent of small- to medium-business owners believe an organized office or desk leads to increased …

Productivity

Here's an anti-Internet censorship program for activists by activists

Last night in a small lower Manhattan co-working space, Internet evangelists convened to engage in the Open Internet Tools Project's (OpenITP) …

The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

Brought to you by FOX BUSINESS<p>Over the past year, the strengthening housing market has been helping small businesses grow – and fast.<p>Sageworks, Inc.’s most recent analysis of companies with less than $5 million in annual revenues finds that four of the ten fastest-growing sectors of 2013 are …

Small Business

5 Ways to Get Out of Startup Mode And Grow Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs stay in startup mode way too long. Keeping a small business in startup mode requires you to stand on the brake. If you keep telling people you're "just a startup," you will never take actions for real growth.<p>It's time to …

Small Business

10 Overlooked Bookkeeping Strategies

Q. Name one overlooked bookkeeping strategy you would recommend to new entrepreneurs.<p>The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur …

Small Business

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many startups Weebly, the website creation and hosting service, was born in a college dorm room. Back in 2006, co-founders David Rusenko, Chris Fanini and Dan Veltri wanted an easy way to display their work on a website. They weren’t …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Here Are 3 Tips on Getting Started

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a student at the University of San Diego, I have been learning about the fundamentals of business in class. While useful, it wasn't until I started going door-to-door selling mobile apps for my real estate tech startup Rivolix that I …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Commandments of Content

Scott Donaton, who’s been an chronicler, judge, and creator of brand content, shares lessons of downright biblical importance for brands looking to connect with people through stories.<p>The challenge is clear by now: Intrusive, interruptive, self-centered marketing no longer works the way it once …

Build Your Customers' Businesses, Not Your Own: 4 Steps

Want to grow your company? Turn your sales team into strategic consultants. Here's how.<p>It's easy for both business owners and salespeople to get lost in the numbers of selling. Did a customer add $50 dollars or only $5 to his order? Was his order total today more than the one last week? Did the …

5 Smart Steps To Building Your Brand The Right Way

Would you be proud to wear your company’s identity on a T-shirt?<p>Almost all the entrepreneurs and founders I’ve had the pleasure of working with are brilliant in their own unique way. They see a problem or gap in the market, and they create a compelling product, technology, or service for an unmet …

Personality

Three Steps For Transforming Employees Into Brand Ambassadors

Every well-managed company strives to have a strong brand. The main motivator? Sales volume, often paired with premium pricing. For most companies, the stronger the brand, the higher the premium they can charge for their products and services. Think about why so many people pay $4 for a Starbucks …

To inspire your customers, inspire your employees...

How Starbucks Went Digital-- And Why You Should, Too (Infographic)

As other companies struggle to adjust to an increasingly digital world, Starbucks stands out as a success story. A stunning 94 percent of all Facebook users are either a Starbucks fan or friends with one, according to digital-technology firm Capgemini Consulting. That's 54 million Facebook fans, in …

Social Media

The marketing skills of the future - Christopher S. Penn Marketing Blog

As the year begins to wind down and people start talking about what’s ahead in the future, one of the topics inevitably is what career paths lay …

It's Back To The Future For E-Cigarette Ads, At Least For Now

E-cigarettes are a booming business among smokers who want to light up indoors and smokers who want to quit. And, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last month, use is also growing among children.<p>And right now, e-cigarette-makers have a tremendous amount of latitude in the …

Sir Alex Ferguson book: David Beckham had to leave Man Utd

<b>Sir Alex Ferguson says David Beckham had to leave Manchester United because the former England captain thought he was "bigger than the manager".</b><p>In his latest autobiography, Ferguson said he fell out with Beckham after criticising his performance during an FA Cup defeat by Arsenal in 2003.<p>"The …

Soccer

Educating A New Generation Of Ethical, Entrepreneurial Leaders In Africa

<i>In the lead up to Opportunity Collaboration, a four-day problem-solving, strategic retreat for nonprofit leaders, for-profit social entrepreneurs, grant-makers and impact investors engaged in economic justice enterprises, the Skoll World Forum is spotlighting a wide range of delegates and speakers</i> …

Africa Politics: A Diverse Threat

Sub-Saharan Africa hosts two groups that are formally affiliated with al‑Qaida: al‑Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) from Algeria and al‑Shabab in Somalia. Structurally, the links between these al‑Qaida-affiliated groups and the central organisation are difficult to establish, and many observers …

Africa