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New Virtual Discussion Series Talks Small Business Solutions [Video]

Navigating Business Success Through the Pandemic, Session one: Ensuring Liquidity Amid an Unstable Economic Landscape Popular Bank’s Manuel Chinea and Latin Biz Today’s Eli Mendoza...

Electric Vehicles Are the Future

California’s Governor Newsom just issued an executive order mandating that no new combustion engine vehicles will be sold in the world’s seventh largest economy...

What’s Next?

During these uncertain times a healthy diet, long walks, watching old movies, and keeping in touch with friends, will put you on the right...

The Process of Review is Critical to Success

Don't underestimate the critical process of review as it will align management to position your business for success.   Core to management and the success of...

Four Strategies for Breaking the Impasse in Negotiations

What do you do if you hit a wall in your negotiations and quitting is not an option?

A Winding Path

Not all business journeys are straightforward. Certainly, mine wasn’t.  I don’t recall aspiring to work in M&A or Private Equity early in my life. Very...

M&A During COVID-19: A Brief Analysis

Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) is a powerful tool that companies use to execute on their strategic imperatives.  Even in the best of economic times,...

It’s a Really Good Time to Start a New Business! Step 5 – Building Your Team [Video]

CEO of JS Media and creator of Warrior Women in Business, Jasmine Sandler says that with the current situation in our economy,  now is...

Tips for Small Business Owners On Contacting Your Members of Congress

Contacting Congress may not be at the top of a small business owner’s list of strategies to help their company – but it should...

A Change Is Gonna Come

A sea change is happening at our national cash registers. Customers are moving past their practice of rewarding a company for doing good. Now...

Do You Know Your Adaptability Quotient?

Yesterday I was clever and wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.  -- Rumi William Stern was a...

Charting a New Course

With one wave of the pandemic storm over and economies opening up again, those companies that secured their finances and took the necessary steps...

Opportunities for Businesses in the Time of Covid-19

There is no “pandemic playbook“ to which leaders can refer for answers. But, one can begin to develop those answers by using two questions to frame solutions: How do I survive or maybe thrive in this shutdown?  How do I prepare for my customers needs of the future?

It’s a Really Good Time to Start a New Business! Step 4 – Capital & Creative Funding [Video]

CEO of JS Media and creator of Warrior Women in Business, Jasmine Sandler says that with the current situation in our economy,  now is...

It’s a Really Good Time to Start a New Business! Step 3 – Budgets, Spreadsheets & Money [Video]

CEO of JS Media and creator of Warrior Women in Business, Jasmine Sandler says that with the current situation in our economy,  now is...

It’s A Really Good Time To Consider Starting A New Business – Step 2. Put Yor Business Plan on Paper [Video]

CEO of JS Media and creator of Warrior Women in Business, Jasmine Sandler says that with the current situation in our economy,  now is...

It’s a Really Good Time to Consider Starting a New Business – Step 1. Validate Your Business Idea [Video]

CEO of JS Media and creator of Warrior Women in Business, Jasmine Sandler says that with the current situation in our economy,  now is...

Mask Etiquette and Ingenuity in the New Normal

Masks have a long history of protecting people from the spread of disease.   During the Black Plague in the 1600s, doctors wore a hollow beak-like...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Elaine Miceli-Vasquez

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Elaine Miceli-Vasquez Name: Elaine Miceli-Vasquez Title: Owner  Company: Hispanic Women of Distinction & We Do Events, Inc.  Major City Where...

Be Ingenious!

So, “What makes you ingenious?”   I’ve been fascinated by the word “ingenious” for some time now, because it describes a quality that applies to every...

Earth Day 2020 Path To Clear Skies Plus Economic Growth

On Earth Day 2020, due to self-isolating public policies, we see what our environment would look like if the world shifted from fossil fuels...

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round – Meet Angeles Valenciano, CEO, National Diversity Council

Everyday People, Make the World Go Round - Meet Angeles Valenciano   Name: Angeles Valenciano Title: Chief Executive Officer Company: The National Diversity Council Major City Where You Work:...

After the Crisis: Coronavirus Impact on Green Business Best Practices

Here are three green trends that will reshape the post-Coronavirus economy.   This third of the there part series addresses the sustainability as related to post...

Job Seekers Are People Too!

Job Seekers Are People Too! I’m not a movie star or an internationally known musician, but I do receive hate mail. Well, maybe I shouldn’t...

How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Midst of an Economic Crisis

How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Midst of an Economic Crisis   We are all living in unprecedented times. Life as you and I know...

The Value of Outsourcing

Business owners often fail to understand the value of outsourcing. Whether they believe it’s too costly or unnecessary, they may be investing too much time...

Improving Your Time Management Skills

  At times the amount of work that we have to accomplish may feel impossible to complete in the time we have available. As tasks continue...

Quick Tips for Managing Your Headspace As a Small Business CEO

The multitude of information and decisions small business owners deal with can be daunting and overwhelming.   Feeling drained by the endless amount of decisions on your plate? For...

Could You Manage Your Own Investment Property?

Four best time saving tips to assess your capability to manage your investment property solo.   Editor's note: Part none of this real estate series:  3...

The Five Forces of Small Business Strategy

Small business success requires discipline and guidelines around these five sectors.   Return on Investment (or “ROI”) measures the gain or loss generated on an investment...

So You Want to Be Your Own Boss

Is owning a franchise the right move for you? Here are the Pros and Cons...   If you're considering making a go of being your own...

Turn Red Ink to Black by Adding Companion Products, Services

Build bridges to profit by adding new compatible products and services.   So you’ve launched your startup at long last, and voila … not too many months...

3 Things You Should Consider for Your Business By Year End

3 small business suggestions to begin the New Year.   New Year's resolutions typically aren't simply for your individual life. With only a few days left to...

“Sloppy New Year” for Startups: More Sameness, Tameness and Lameness? 

This New Years embrace customers, talk to them, and build something really great that customers will crave.   As a startup lifer who lost more than...

Setting Up Your Small Business Goals for 20/20

Seven small business goals to make 2020 the best year yet.   Your business will only be able reap what your business sows. Therefore, setting business...

Workplace Culture Is Important for Many Reasons

Five small business benefits of stellar workplace culture and four next steps.   Our workplace is the setting in which we spend most of our days...

Dealing with Small Business Challenges and Setbacks

7 small business setbacks and how to deal with them.   If there is anything a small business owner knows, it is that not everything will...

Overseas Investment in U.S. Small Business

The best first step is for the potential investor to obtain input and develop a game plan.   This is Part 4 of a discussion concerning...

What Is the Process to Becoming a Treaty Investor?

E-2 Visas for Foreign Investors Part 2   Editor's note: This is part 2 of a multi-part series. Part 1 covered The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa...

Igniting Innovation- Small Business Owners Facilitating Flow of New Ideas

Igniting innovation Digital Business Transformation Part 2   Editor's note: this is part one of a two part article. Part 1:  Igniting Innovation- Digital Business Transformation In...

Igniting Innovation- Digital Business Transformation Part1

Innovation can come from anywhere or anyone and can lead to quantum gains in productivity or revenues.   Editor's note: this is part one of a...

Small Business Owners Take Note: Employees Value Values

Here are five reasons why small business owners can benefit by practicing good values.   Amelia has been working for a small business for two years. In her role in...

3 Steps You Must Take Before Investing in Real Estate

Considerations and best practices when conducting a real estate search.   So, you’ve worked hard to grow a profitable business, and now you need to diversify...

What Do Small Business Customers Want?

The value of being in sync with the small business customer wants and needs.   Small business customers need to be engaged but in a 1989...

6 Lessons Learned From Managing Growth

Vacation tip: When you are an entrepreneur, you will never need a vacation more than you will as your company is growing, and it will never be harder to get away. Everyone looks to you. If you're doing this as a couple, it may be even harder. And finding a trusted lieutenant you can leave in charge is tough. So if you do get away you'll have to keep your trips short and check in frequently. Happily this is aided these days with smart phones and the internet, but that can mean you don't really get away at all. I would recommend physically active vacations because while you are skiing or snorkeling or hiking in the mountains it is hard to think about anything other than what you are doing at that moment, and when you stop, you are so tired from your physical activity, you just relax.

Is Your Small Business Resilient Enough?

The ability to quickly adapt, recover and reinvigorate in business is a constant requirement   "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I...

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Capitalism 2.0: A New Coming of Age Class of Investors and Entrepreneurs 

A new type of obstinacy addresses pending social challenges. Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez described Latin America as “a boundless realm of haunted men...

Planning Is Core To Small Business Success

Adding up the benefits of small business planning equals a path to success. Conversely failure to plan can negatively impact business vitality and growth.

Mentorship – Every Entrepreneur Needs One

Eight key factors in selecting the right mentor.   A mentor, a counselor, a consultant, a coach, an advisor, a teacher, are titles given to caring...

What is Your Company’s Reason?

Be sure your small business brand and mission has a good reason and it is communicated.     As I explained in a previous article, certainty is a thing...

The Business Balancing Act

Managing sales is a balancing act to protect your brand and cash flow.     Rapid growth is a welcome addition to any business, but at the...

Five Ways to Re-invent and/or Boost Your Business

Forward motion is a necessity for small business survival.   It's hard to imagine that after all the blood and sweat that goes into starting a...

The Five Must Know Priorities to Manage a Startup Rollercoaster

Starting a small business rarely maps to plan but it can be manageable.   Starting a new business or joining an early stage startup is as...

The Process of Review is Critical to Success

Don't underestimate the critical process of review as it will align management to position your business for success.   Core to management and the success of...

Customer Service Still Matters

People will talk about you anyway. Make sure it’s good because good means more people will buy your products or come to your establishment. Bad means they will cross you off the “must check out” list or never put you on that list to begin with.

“Supplier Code of Conduct” Expectations And Your Business

Is your small business prepared to comply with supplier code of conduct expectations? Your firm has just been awarded a contract from a large customer....

Reputation Is Critical To Business Success

A company’'s fortune can rise meteorically or be obliterated with its reputation among stakeholders.   If you have any doubt about just how critical reputation is,...

Four Strategies for Breaking the Impasse in Negotiations

What do you do if you hit a wall in your negotiations and quitting is not an option?

Do Our Meetings Just Create More Meetings?

We're all too familiar with time draining meetings, but with a good leader they can be incredibly productive There’s a funny commercial Google put together...

What Does Corporate Social Responsibility Mean for Business?

It means doing the right thing and building market share   Would you like to grow your revenues by 20%? Is your business caught in a price war...

How Resilient Is Your Small Business In Setting the Stage to Thrive?

Infuse your company with resiliency, with these 5 actions.   I came across an article in Forbes recently that shared how resilience is extremely important in...

7 Business Pitfalls to Keep Top of Mind

Here are seven costly yet all too common business mistakes which can impede your success.   When running a business, it's easy to get caught up...

4 Lessons Learned In Corporate About Owning a Business

When my corporate position was eliminated I used my applied knowledge to start a small business   Having worked in corporate banking for over 28 years in various positions of management...

How To Turn A Company Back To Growth In A Changing Market

Five small business strategic options to meet the challenge of change   The CEO of Theranos, a blood test company claims that having a backup plan...

Vendors Are Your Best Small Business Advisors

Small business advisors come in many forms including vendors. Six reasons they can be instrumental in growing your business.   Does your growing company recognize the “Board...

For Small Business It’s All About the Third Rule

Constant change requires small business owners to be sure they're playing the right game.   There are not many hard and fast rules in business. But, companies struggle when...

Planning is Key to Successful Meetings

Five meeting-planning best practices to help improve meeting quality.   Face-to-face business meetings can be productive and don’t have to break the bank if they are...

Strategy Implementation and Lessons Learned from Rubbermaid

Who Should Develop Business Strategy, the CEO, CFO or COO?   In the mid 1990’s the CEO of Rubbermaid developed an executive strategy for growth.  The...

New Year, New Small Business Resolutions?

My top four 2019 small business resolutions.   It’s the second week of January and I don’t know about you, but a couple of my New...

The Intersection of Export Law and Immigration

The U.S. Government has issued a proposal extending export controls to include new categories of emerging technologies.   U.S. export laws impact relatively few types of...

2019- What Do We See?

Here are 3 areas of key importance for next year! This is the first headline I read this morning:  Nvidia’s Alcan can generate fake human faces...

Need a Professional? Who You Gonna Call?

The art of selecting and working with professionals of diverse disciplines can be daunting. Carlos Garcia shares key insights and lessons learned.   Building a Hispanic...

2019 Digital Economy Predictions- Four Focal Points  

The paradigm shift to a digital economy is not a technology issue – it is a business model transformation. The global economic and geopolitical environments...

Did Your Independent Vendor Meet Expectations?

To avoid pitfalls from the outset it's important to set expectations on independent contractor and vendor agreements   Many small business owners have experienced situations where we...

What Are the Most Serious Small Business Risk and Coverage Issues?

3 Compliance issues and 5 insurance considerations for small businesses protection   Staying on top of HR issues and regulations is the best way to ensure your...

Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

Six best practices when starting a small business after working in corporate.   I have a 30-year career in events - tradeshows, conferences, etc. - and until...

Business Leaders and Their Business’ Legacies

It’s amazing how many companies don’t evaluate “how they are doing”   As a Co-Founder of Latinas of Legacy, one thing we try to help Latinas...

A Shifting World and New Rules Advantages

The business world is shifting and it's wise to understand and take advantage of the new rules.   When I became the global marketing and brand...

Collaboration, Trust and Accountability- part 2

What's my role in a collaborative organization?     Editor's note: This is the second and final part of 6 Characteristics of a Collaborative Organization The trust factor Collaboration is...

Who’s the Boss? Let’s Look at Your Options

A CFO-CEO could be one of the founders of the company and is very actively involved in all aspects of the business - not just accounting and finance. A privately held company with expanding sales and marketing will often hire a CFO-COO to develop the business' operations. Generally, only larger privately held companies will hire a CFO-controller.

6 Takeaways- Small Business and “The Changing Nature of Work”

Small business thought leaders share insights on changing work.

Risky Business Failures Often Lead to Success

Take a risk. As Voltaire said, “If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.”

6 Steps to Build and Sustain a Remote Workforce

Small Business management tactics to maximize production of remote employee.   They are all around us, lounging in coffee shops, walking around the mall with a blue...

[Video 8] Michael Milken- Giselle Fernandez Talk Investing in Mexico and Latin America

In this eighth episode Giselle Fernandez revisits an interview with Michael Milken about opportunities for investment in Latin America and Mexico. In the years since he surpassed the...

5 Demographic Megatrends To Drive Business Success

What you sell, who you sell to and how you sell it is being disrupted by these megatrends.   Five demographic megatrends are now driving business...

[Video 7] Michael Milken Talks Immigration with Giselle Fernandez

In this seventh episode Giselle Fernandez interviews Michael Milken about what immigration has meant to the U.S. In the years since he surpassed the U.S. record for...