Facts & Figures


Why African Entrepreneurship Is Booming



Why African Entrepreneurship Is Booming

From: hbr.org by: Ndubuisi Ekekwe Last month, I visited my village of Ovim in Southeastern Nigeria. I met a painter who also manufactures the paint he uses for his work. According to him, his business nearly collapsed early in the year when he could not access the foreign exchange market to import the raw materials required […]

Talking Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017



Talking Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

From: datamyne.com What is the #1 technology topic Descartes CEO Ed Ryan is asked about? Drones. Which is why a drone took flight above the audience at his keynoter at the Descartes Evolution 2017 Global User & Partner Conference in March. Coolness factor aside, as Ryan pointed out, there are plenty more innovations impacting logistics here […]

Taking Care of Small Business: Working Together for a Better SBA



Taking Care of Small Business: Working Together for a Better SBA

From: http://smallbusiness.house.gov/ The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “Taking Care of Small Business: Working Together for a Better SBA.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Honorable Linda McMahon was sworn in on February […]

Taking a Risk



Taking a Risk

From: sba.gov Entrepreneurs know that every small business starts with taking a risk. We have an idea for a product or service, but even the best ideas require a leap of faith. Whether it is our money or time or the security of working for someone else, we put ourselves on the line when we pursue […]

​Are salespeople about to become extinct?



​Are salespeople about to become extinct?

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (ID-WORK) I was one of the first people in the United States to own a Blackberry. I’ll never forget the first conversation I had with the Blackberry salesperson. He said, “Lee, get this… Email on the go! People will be able to send you a message and you will be […]

What You Need To Know if You Are a Women Owned Small Business



What You Need To Know if You Are a Women Owned Small Business

From: www.sba.gov Image credits: Eligibility Requirements To qualify as a women-owned small business (WOSB), a business must meet the following requirements identified in 13 CFR 127.200, 201, and 202: Meet the small business size standard for the primary NAICS code and contract Be at least 51% unconditionally and directly owned by women who are U.S. citizens […]

How to help yourself and your employees achieve financial success



How to help yourself and your employees achieve financial success

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (SPXCHROME) As entrepreneurs, we’re often focused on turning our ideas into success for ourselves. But how often do we strive to make our employees wealthy as well? Effective entrepreneurs combine their vision for financial success with employees, too. One way we achieve this is by opening our books as a teaching […]

You can’t compete if you don’t know your true core businesses



You can’t compete if you don’t know your true core businesses

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: ISTOCK (YAGI-STUDIO) The success of any company depends on the recognition by the CEO – as well as all the company’s employees – of the company’s core businesses, those areas that are critical to its success. Many CEOs describe their company as being in one core business – most often delivering a […]

6 simple ways to make every project successful



6 simple ways to make every project successful

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) Running a software development company for more than two decades has given me a lot of insight into making projects work. Clients should expect fast, accurate and nearly immediate benefits from development projects that used to take months or even years to yield results. The strategies we’ve adapted to […]