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Africa Is Open for Business, Ready for Investment
Power Africa has put a spotlight on the urgent need for massive transformation in the African power sector. It sends a clear message that America means business with Africa, facilitating billions of dollars of investment and ultimately generating value …
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How To Get Your Business Noticed By Venture Capital
For every successful start-up, umpteen entrepreneurs will fail – despite having brilliant ideas. Many of these failures will be down to one major problem that faces new businesses anywhere in the world: finding finance. One solution, with added potency …
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African Leaders Coming to Talk Business May Also Be Pressed on Rights
WASHINGTON — When Barack Obama made his first trip as president to Africa in July 2009, he memorably told lawmakers in Ghana that “Africa doesn't need strongmen; it needs strong institutions.” Next week, several of those strongmen will travel to …
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What's in Your Family Recipe? Seven Ways to Set Your Family Business Apart

What's in Your Family Recipe? Seven Ways to Set Your Family Business Apart
As a small fish in the big restaurant industry pond, I have been able to keep my family-owned restaurant, Stefano's, profitable since day one of its 12 years in business. With an average of 30-50 percent YOY revenue growths in what is known as one of …
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Biomimicry Lessons for Business from Amy Larkin and Katherine Collins
Amy Larkin, founder of Nature Means Business and author of “Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy,” was the first to go on stage. One of the main topics she focused on was harmonizing the laws of business with the laws of …
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Avoiding gay customers is bad for business

Avoiding gay customers is bad for business
That hardly seems a revolutionary statement for a business owner to make. But in some places, that simple sentiment has become a rallying cry for small businesses. Companies are going out of their way to make it clear they welcome all customers …
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Business Datebook (July 28)
Today: ABC House Golf Tournament: Guns, Hoses and Roses Golf Scramble, noon, Corvallis Country Club, 1850 S.W. Whiteside Drive. Fundraiser for ABC House, the Benton County Sheriff's Office and the Corvallis Fire Department. Cost: $ 80 per player; …
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Monmouth and Ocean business calendar
A program on how to start a business the right way will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Monmouth County Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury. The free workshop, presented by SCORE of Monmouth County, will help clients define and evaluate ideas, …
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Ben Carson: The perils of mixing politics and business

Ben Carson: The perils of mixing politics and business
When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgomery bus boycott. By refusing to ride the bus, blacks who were being discriminated against were able …
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A call for a broader approach to business development
That seems to build on a preoccupation in local government and the media to celebrate tech and retail, while ignoring the hard facts that those business sectors have yet to boost Wisconsin from the lower echelon of national rankings for business start-ups.
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Leadership Is Swell, But Your Receptionist Makes Or Breaks Your Business
A clueless receptionist today, a bankrupt business tomorrow: In most businesses, there's a human who welcomes and bids farewell to visitors in person, on the telephone, or via email. Whatever you call this person (Receptionist, Hostess, Admitting …
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Atlantic City Heads Worst Cities For Business And Careers

Atlantic City Heads Worst Cities For Business And Careers
Atlantic City ranks last for the second straight year in our annual look at the business climates of the 200 largest metro areas (Raleigh, N.C. ranks first). The numbers are bleak. Job growth over the past five years is fourth worst with an average …
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Business this week
But the Nokia handset business that Microsoft finished acquiring in April lost money and overall net income was down, to $ 4.6 billion. Microsoft's recently announced 18,000 job cuts will come mostly from its handset operations. See article. Microsoft's …
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How RSE Ventures Is Revolutionizing Business As We Know It
However, unlike comparative industries, sports has somehow managed sustained growth while lacking any fundamental innovation to the business models that fuel it. In fact, the vast majority of the money within the industry propagates from just single …
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Small business, big mistake: Assuming past success would yield future victories
Welcome to “Small Business, Big Mistake” where small-business owners face up to their biggest mistakes and share advice to help your company avoid the same fate. There's a reason entrepreneurs attribute their failures more often than their achievements …
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Big Business: Lapdog of the Left
Basically, it's free money for big businesses like GE, Caterpillar, and particularly Boeing (hence the outfit's nickname, “the Bank of Boeing”). Even Barack Obama, shortly before he became president, derided Ex-Im as “little more than a fund for …
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Public meets to discuss Business 40 project
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Dozens of residents shared their opinion on the Business 40 project Tuesday night. At the public meeting, two proposed plans for Business 40 were discussed. In one plan, the Cherry and Marshall streets exits would stay open and …
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Human Smuggler: 'Business Is Very Good'

Human Smuggler: 'Business Is Very Good'
It is a high-risk, often high-yield business estimated to generate $ 6.6 billion a year for smugglers along Latin America's routes to the U.S., according to a 2010 United Nations report. The migrants pay anywhere from $ 5,000 to $ 10,000 each for the …
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What the Heck Is Happening at Market Basket?
Market Basket employees' ongoing movement to re-install former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas has gripped the Massachusetts business scene. Here's a quick refresher of what's happened, and why. What happened Monday? Thousands of Market Basket …
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Chamber Report: We're small business — and we vote
The mission of a chamber varies from organization, but they all seem to center themselves on some basic primary goals: building communities that residents, visitors and investors find attractive; promoting those communities; working to ensure pro …
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The Strong Link Between Your Self Image And Business Success

The Strong Link Between Your Self Image And Business Success
The vast majority of business people focus on tactics to be successful – strategy, marketing, sales and systems. Yet after doing this religiously for 10 years still often complain that they have not achieved what they had hoped. Is there something more …
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How To Become A Top Business Thinker
The business world is changing fast, and companies need guidance to help them thrive. “Managers are looking more widely for bright ideas – anything that will give them a competitive advantage,” says Stuart Crainer, co-founder (along with Des Dearlove), …
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5 Top Industries For Starting A Business
The U.S. consistently leads developed countries around the world in the rate of entrepreneurship, and 25 million people were in the process of starting or running a new business in 2013, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey.
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Marine Corps vet rides wave to business success
At first glance, the offices of Lima One Capital could be those of any other downtown Greenville business. Look a little closer, and you'll see titles like "From Navy Blue to Corporate Gray" and the U.S. Army and Marine Corps' "Counterinsurgency Field …
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People Are What Matter Most In Business
It has come to my attention that some leaders think that business is all about technology, money, manufacturing processes, or the supply chain. This is nonsense. All successful companies revolve around human needs. Without people, every patent in the …
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Increased sales fueling hiring and pay raises, business economists say
More companies reported increased sales in the second quarter of the year, fueling a jump in hiring and pay raises, according to a survey of business economists released Monday. After a dismal winter in which bad weather derailed the recovery, …
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