The Global Small Business Blog was founded on July 20, 2004 by Laurel Delaney for the purpose of helping entrepreneurs and small businesses expand their businesses internationally. It is ranked No. 1 in the world for entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in going global.
John Leslie from John Leslie Studios recommends Amazon to any small business, saying, “My sales have steadily increased on Amazon year after year. Last year my sales on Amazon alone were over $150,000. Simply being on Amazon is a huge visibility boost because Amazon is often the first place people go when seeking to purchase almost anything.”
According to CBS17.com:
An amazing variety of small and medium-sized businesses now boost online sales by selling in Amazon’s stores, reaching more customers and bringing their business to a whole new level. More than half of the items sold in Amazon’s stores worldwide are from small and medium-sized businesses. And the number of small and medium-sized businesses exceeding $1 million in sales in Amazon’s stores worldwide grew by 20 percent last year, to more than 25,000.
To succeed online, businesses oftentimes need a partner to help them reach a national – or even global – customer base, and to support them throughout the process of building their business and fulfilling increasing demand for their products or services.
Jim Cashel, for Harvard Business Review, says it is reasonable to predict that, in the next three to five years, most of the planet will have some access to reliable, if somewhat expensive, broadband. That means over three billion people will be, for the first time, directly connected to the global economy. He goes on to say:
The business community should consider this emerging market with astonishment, if for no other reason than its vast size. It will present challenges in terms of economics, geography, language, and demographics. But businesses that are aware of the changes to come, that appreciate the speed and reach of global broadband expansion, and that prepare appropriately for new markets will enjoy a range of unprecedented opportunities. Specifically, businesses should prepare in four areas.
About Jim Cashel: Jim Cashel is Chairman of Forum One, a digital agency, and author of The Great Connecting: The Emergence of Global Broadband, and How That Changes Everything. During academic year 2018-19 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
De Beers Group, based in London, specializes in diamond exploration, mining, retail, trading and industrial diamond manufacturing, has embarked on a $10 billion five-year global market and mine expansion drive, which includes but is not limited to inorganic and organic activities, technology upgradation, adding more mining ships to its existing five such vessels plus expanding existing key markets, including China, India, the U.S. and Japan.
“We are investing $10 billion towards various global expansion activities planned for the next five years," says Stephen Lussier, executive vice-president — marketing, De Beers Group and also chairman of Forevermark, the group’s diamond brand.
Ambitious goals for sure.
Mr. Lussier goes on to say, “We are significantly expanding our existing presence all over the world, including in India at least by 10%. Forevermark brought in $750 million to our group revenue of $6 billion last year and we want to grow this to over $1 billion by 2020."
What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners:
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Quote of the week: “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will." — Bob Hooey
For labor to secure gains, in the United States or globally, workers must mobilize. Here's why.
When it comes to global payment technologies there are several countries that are the most advanced. However, it is two specific countries that stand out and make the payment experience easy for the global consumer.
A familiar face (place) in Chicago that highlights John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball and Humphrey Bogart: Five Faces Ice Cream shop in Chicago. What's unique about the place? They are not known for ice cream, but they do a good job on gyros and cheese fries.
Here's what a reviewer said about the shop:
"Perfect place for late night food when you know damn well you are going to be hung over after doing Division up right!”
Google Ad Manager helps you grow ad revenue and protect your brand wherever people are watching, playing or engaging.
Signing up for Google Ads is painless. You can do it right on the Google Ads website, which walks you through it step by step. The Get Started button first asks you how many page views you have on a monthly basis: less than 1 million or more than 1 million.