Ugo Obi-Chukwu

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How to Evaluate Market Demand of Your Products Before Selling Them

You can never predict the future, but at least you can estimate what can happen. Maybe you have implemented different ideas to find out the products …

Can't Afford Microsoft? Meet Apache OpenOffice

For businesses on a shoestring budget, having to fork out cash for Microsoft Office is an additional expense that many could do without. Fortunately, …

25 Instagram Marketing Tips for Business

With Facebook declining in popularity among younger users, more and more businesses are turning to Instagram to reach younger demographics.<p>If you …

Why Bitcoin May Not Be For Small Businesses

Bitcoin, virtual currency, has awesome potential. It’s used by people to buy and sell all over the world. It’s great, however, it’s fraught with …

What If Someone Stole My Website?

If you own a business, you probably also own a website. But what would you do if someone stole it? You probably don’t think this could ever happen to …

5 Possible Outcomes in Franchise Ownership

It always helps to have a goal or two in mind when pursuing something big, like becoming the owner of a franchise business – any business. Do you …

HBO on Amazon Prime Exposes Weakness At Netflix

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The media has lost its ability to think for itself. Something happens -- whatever it is -- and intuition immediately fuels …

Visa says revenue growth to slow, Russia sanctions hurting volumes | Reuters

(Reuters) - Visa Inc (V.N), the world’s largest credit and debit card company, said U.S. sanctions on Russia were hurting its card transaction volumes and that revenue growth would slow further this quarter, sending its shares down 5 percent after the bell.<p>Visa credit cards are displayed in …

Amazon's revenue increases even as spending rises | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, largely offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce company branches into new businesses.<p>Amazon’s international unit, which accounts for 40 …

Microsoft beats Wall Street on new CEO debut | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) new chief executive got off to a winning start with Wall Street on Thursday as the world’s largest software company eased past analysts’ profit estimates despite the pressure of falling computer sales.<p>Its shares rose almost 3 percent in after-hours …

New report calls U.S. a 'rising star' of global manufacturing | Reuters

(Reuters) - Call it the comeback kid.<p>The base of several wind turbine blades are seen outside TPI Composites in Newton, Iowa December 22, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Lott<p>A new ranking of the competitiveness of the world’s top 25 exporting countries says the United States is once again a “rising star” of …

Michael Dell to sell gardening firm ValleyCrest to KKR unit: FT | Reuters

(Reuters) - Dell Inc Chief Executive Michael Dell is likely to sell his corporate gardening company ValleyCrest to KKR & Co LP’s (KKR.N) Brickman unit, the Financial Times reported.<p>Michael Dell, chief executive of Dell Inc, delivers his keynote speech at the All Things Oracle OpenWorld Summit in …

Nokia to name Rajeev Suri as next CEO on Tuesday: report | Reuters

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia NOK1V.HE, which is set to close the sale of its phone business to Microsoft (MSFT.O), will on Tuesday name Rajeev Suri as its next CEO and outline its new strategy with a focus on its networks equipment business, a newspaper said on Friday.<p>The flagship store of Finnish …