Posts Tagged“Business”

No matter what type of business you have, marketing is critical to bringing in new customers. Whether you have a sizable marketing budget or one that is minimal at best, you need to spend as much time and effort (including some money) in order to give it the best chance to work for you. That being the case, what is your business doing to make sure its marketing dollars are being well spent? If you’re not sure as to whether or not your marketing efforts are having an impact, take the time to review those initiatives. Remember, without a good…

Are you looking for ways to expand your business? Have you reached the ceiling of your product’s market value and saturated its consumer demand? If so, introducing your business into the international market might just be your only viable option. But the transition of leaving your domestic market into foreign economies is certainly no easy venture. Each country possesses a different set of cultural standards and consumer interests, so having a concise understanding of secular trade is imperative. There are many advantages and disadvantages that come with implementing your business internationally, so evaluating your goals before ‘going global’ requires a…

In business, keeping up with changing social values is of the utmost importance. This is wholly evident in the global push to bring LGBT markets into the fold as society becomes more and more concerned that civil rights are recognized for all. Accordingly, many businesses are working hard to establish methods for reaching this sought-after market. Mexico’s LGBT Confex brings together such forward-thinking businesses to work towards a common goal. What Is the LGBT Confex? Mexico is beyond the curve when it comes to adapting to the wants and needs of the LGBT community. That’s why the country is home to…

Municipal bonds are a way for governments such as state, county and other governmental entities to borrow money from people. When a person buys a municipal bond, the government owes that person their money back with interest. The interest is paid on a regular basis, which may be monthly or semiannually, and when a specific time has passed, called the maturity date, the government must repay the original purchase price. The main uses of these bonds are to build schools, repair or build roads, upgrade or add new sewer systems, build hospitals and other projects that are for the public…

Wonga South Africa CEO, Kevin Hurwitz in October 2014, Wonga were delighted to announce that Mr. Brett Van Aswegen has been recruited as Hurwitz’s replacement, in a move that looks set to stabilise and increase Wonga’s position as the top payday loan provider in South Africa. The right man for the job Van Aswegen, hired earlier this year in May, has the right credentials for the job. He comes from Lewis, the South African furniture manufacturer where he worked for 12 years. When he left, he was one of the board’s listed directors, operating in the capacity of Credit Risk…

Mission statements, company visions, organisational narratives… We’ve seen and heard them all before: grand-sounding claims that are meant to sum up what a company is ‘all about’. Drafting them is the easy part; it’s when it comes to putting them into practice that the real challenge starts.   With research showing that companies with a strong company culture can achieve a 20-30% improvement in performance compared to ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors, it seems there’s much more at stake than creating a feel good factor within your office just for the sake of it. So if you’re looking to boost productivity, inspire…

Finally had enough of life in Corporate America? It’s hard enough working when you could be the next person that gets the ax so that the price of your company’s stock can go up another two dollars, but for many, the constraining culture is what drives their desire to flee (what does having a plant on your desk do to disrupt productivity anyway?). If you want to make 2015 the year that you finally seize the means of your own production, follow these tips on how to start a new business, and you’ll be well on your way to earning…

We’re happy  to have an interview with Achim Neumann NJ, Owner and President of A. Neumann & Associates, LLC, a premier mergers & acquisitions firmed headquarters in New Jersey with offices and representatives all over the Northeast United States. So Achim, Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in 1956 in Germany, nearby to Hamburg in the northern section of Germany. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family in the manufacturing field, with a company of over 100 employees in post-war Germany, I was very early exposed to the philosophies of creating and managing a successful business – something…