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Four Reasons Why Retailers Should Consider International Trade

A digitally connected, borderless world presents the opportunity for retailers of any size to expand by selling their products to an international audience. Dr. Karen Reddington, President of FedEx Express, South Pacific highlights four points about growing your business through international trade.

Ditch The Unified Front And Embrace Team Members’ Diverse Backgrounds

By facilitating the right chemistry in the group and allowing people to share their differing views and opinions, leaders actually set up their teams to create more impactful results, argues Kevin Xu.

Practical Tips For Kicking Procrastination To The Curb

As startup founders or early team members, it’s easy to focus on the wrong tasks that only serve to waste precious time your startup can’t afford. Matt Boyd, co-founder of, highlights some of these time-wasting distractions.

4 Unexpected Ways Blockchain Will Transform Our World

Right now, if people think about blockchain at all they probably only think of its connection to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and DigiByte. But the blockchain technology is really what people should be excited about, says Andi Simon, author of “On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights“.

Organization And Storage Are The Keys To Delegation

Confused storage and disorganization make it difficult to direct employees to go and do a task. In order to make delegation work, Lea Schneider shares six organizational keys every business owner and manager needs to know.

Home Document Management Software: How It Can Positively Impact Niche Workers

Home document management software is a tool that can turn niche employees like consultants, freelancers, and independent contractors into powerful, market-disrupting professionals, argues Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet.

How Do Top Businesspeople, Athletes, and Artists Solve Problems? They Use These 6 Steps

How do successful people like top managers, elite athletes, and highly regarded artists tend to approach problem-solving? Paola Knecht shares six simple yet powerful steps.

Why You Need More Than Just Open-Source

More IT decision-makers are turning to open source to drive better efficiency and digital innovation but enterprise needs must be considered and that is why the business of open source tech is about more than just accessibility, says Kamal Brar, Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific at Hortonworks.

Making A Conference Memorable

When you have a new business and you decide to host your first conference, one of the motivations is to leave guests with a great impression after the event. Lorena Benchis says hiring a cinema venue may work.

How To Turn One Book Into 7+ Figures Of Revenue For Your Company

You can turn one book into 7 or more figures in revenue for your business. Michael Shreeve, founder of Peaceful Profits, shares how you can.

Making Green From Green

There are dozens, hundreds of ideas, large and small, that organizations can implement to positively impact the environment. Bruce Hodes, author of “Front Line Heroes“, shares why this needs doing.

Economics In Asia In The Trump Era

With the uncertainty surrounding Trump’s policy agenda, the impact on the region is still hard to predict. A rise in US import barriers could damage economic growth in the APAC countries, says Marek Danyluk. Launches New-Breed Incubator, Founder Institute

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The Great Cross-Border Opportunity

Cross-border e-commerce has its roots in consumer desire for better deals and an increasingly array of items, and represents a huge opportunity for businesses, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says Dr. Karen Reddington, President of FedEx Express, South Pacific.

Flowers for You, Sir?

Every year, around this time, an entire cohort of entrepreneurs are born overnight. These enterprising folks capitalise on the law of supply and demand, taking...

The End Of “Build It Yourself” Software

The build-it-yourself era of payment software development is coming to a close and for good reason, argues Ralph Dangelmaier, CEO of BlueSnap.

Unique Requirements Of Leadership Today

What is needed to build a purposeful and profitable organization is a deeper understanding of human motivations and emotions and the ability to connect with employees at a visceral level, individually and collectively, says Sudhir Chadalavada.
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Today’s Job Seekers Aren’t Just Looking For Salary. Here’s What They Really Want.

Pay, benefits, greater work-life balance and better personal wellbeing top the list when it comes to what employees want in their next job.

5 Reasons Investors Should Keep Their Eyes On Omaha, Nebraska

by Mark Hasebroock, Founder and Managing Partner, Dundee Venture Capital Here’s a word association game: what do you think of when you hear “Omaha, Nebraska”? If...

Top 3 Ways To Own The Boss Role

Some people are born leaders, but even for those with innate leadership skills, making the transition from employee to boss takes planning and effort. Arvind Parthiban, CEO of Zarget what he's learned along the way about becoming the boss.

5 On-The-Go Dental Health Tips For Busy Professionals

In a fast-paced business world, people often don’t have time to stop for lunch, let alone take care of their teeth. But it’s well worth carving out some minutes for your mouth, says Dr. Nammy Patel, author of "Age With Style: Your Guide To A Youthful Smile & Healthy Living".

3 Steps Millennials Can Take To Disrupt The Business Waters

As a group, the generation hasn’t yet charted a course into entrepreneurism, but its time is coming, especially if Millennials can keep a few startup mantras in mind, argues Ari Rabban, CEO of

Why The Best Young Entrepreneurs Are Purpose-Driven

Purpose is the activator of empathy and empathy is the engine of problem discovery, says Zach Mercurio, author of “The Invisible Leader ”.

The Challenges Female Business Owners Face

Female business owners face challenges their male counterparts do not even think about. But Hailey Brooke McFadden says these challenges only make women stronger leaders prepared for any type of hardship.

4 Ways To Solve The Employee Engagement Problem With Mobile

Solving the engagement problem doesn’t happen overnight, and it certainly takes more than the CEO to drive a solution, says Santiago Jaramillo, CEO and founder of Bluebridge Digital. He believes that engaging employees by meeting them where they are, on their mobile device, will be key to employee engagement for years to come.

Ten Ways To Be More Prolific With Your Smart Phone

You have a miracle at your fingertips - your mobile phone. Scott GInsberg shares 10 of his favorite tips on how to be more prolific with your smart phone. 

One Tough Mother: How Being A Mom Can Boost Your Job Performance

Holly Caplan, author of "Surviving the Dick Clique: A Girl's Guide to Surviving the Male Dominated Corporate World" shares five ways being a mother can actually improve your job performance.

4 Ways Businesses Can Survive Disruptions Beyond Your Control

Interruptions within a business are as much a part of life as breathing and blinking. But disruptions also can be the catalyst for even greater success, depending on how they are handled, says Raméz Baassiri, author of "Interrupted Entrepreneurship".

Will Autonomous Vehicles Shape Singapore’s Transport Future?

Will the autonomous vehicle (AV) shape the future of transportation in Singapore? Dr Maren Celine Schweizer, CEO of Schweizer World also asks - are its citizens ready for AVs plying the roads with no human hand on the steering wheel and no human eyes watching out for traffic and pedestrians?

To Franchise Or Not To Franchise?

There are numerous franchising opportunities in the U.S.. But before candidates can decide if franchising is the right move for them, they must weigh the benefits and costs of franchising against that of a traditional business model, says Brandon Moxam, Director of Brand Development at U.S. Lawns.