Here are three questions you may have never asked yourself prior to entering into a negotiation, but should: What kind of negotiator am I? What kind of negotiator would I like to be? And, more importantly, what kind of negotiator do I ‘need’ to be in this situation to emerge victorious? One key to being a master negotiator is intuitively employing different approaches and taking an alternate direction based on each given situation. But, in order to do this effectively, one must first understand the varying, and quite distinctive, negotiator personality archetypes—one or the other of which most people typically utilize while they “wheel and deal.” Without this strategic aptitude and application of the right persona for the deal at hand, at best it’ll be harder than it needs to be and at worst all could be lost.Details
Are you using your superpowers for good? One optimistic online community called xocial (pronounced soh-shuhl) is now giving cause-conscious and otherwise kindhearted businesses and individuals the ability to do good, see good, feel good and measure good.Details
The 6th Annual Taste of Mexico returns to the beautiful, charming, intimate courtyard of LA Plaza de Cultural Y Artes, 501 Main Street, Los Angeles CA. LA Plaza de Cultural Y Artes is LA’s dedicated museum of Mexican American History and culture situated in the heart of the vibrant and thriving culture scene of Downtown Los Angeles.Details
Acting on a 2014 mandate issued by President Barack Obama, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Aug. 26 a new proposal that would allow foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for a two-year stay in the U.S. to start or scale up a business.
The proposal, known as the Immigrant Entrepreneur rule and informally dubbed a “startup visa,” though it is actually not a visa, is aimed at entrepreneurs from abroad who own at least 15 percent of a startup – founded within the past three years before the entrepreneur applies for the provisions of the rule – that has demonstrated potential for rapid business growth and job creation. Applicants to the program must have a central role in founding the company or its operations, and must have received at least $345,000 from U.S. investors or at least $100,000 from qualified government agencies.Details
David against Goliath. After a long and costly legal battle, Enovsys LLC, a California (USA) based company was able to obtain a favorable decision from the German Supreme Court on 19 July 2016 reinstating its patent rights in Germany to the detriment of Deutsche Telecom, DT.Details
For a sales-driven organization, it isn’t the size of your data that matters, it’s what you do with it. No longer a discretionary luxury, predictive analytics are now the name of the game for those who seek to utilize customer metrics in a meaningful way to establish a tremendous competitive advantage, gain notable market share and significantly boost bottom lines. In fact, according to the 2015 State of Sales Report published by Salesforce Research, “smart selling fueled by predictive analysis is expected to jump 77% among high performers,” throughout 2016. Not only that but high performers are also four times more likely to use predictive analytics.Details
It’s no secret the majority of entrepreneurs boast a strong feeling of self-reliance and self-confidence, particularly if they’ve already achieved success in their business. That’s why it makes sense that, when it comes to investing, many accomplished entrepreneurs entrust themselves with money management over an advisor at their local bank or neighborhood financial firm—or even a high powered Wall Street broker for that matter. For committed entrepreneurs, money is not a luxury, but the very lifeblood for their vision—it’s what sustains them in the here and now, and what fuels their dreams, aspirations and future goals.Details
Amid the release of new data* on American small businesses revealing that that, in November 2015, the economic outlook among U.S. small business owners—down nearly 2 points year-over-year—has finally stabilized after a 6-month decline, there’s cause for entrepreneurs to be optimistic for the year ahead.Details
Washington, DC – Today the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) released its Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report highlighting its support of more than $17 billion in U.S. exports and an estimated 109,000 U.S. jobs. The Bank also announced it has transferred $431.6 million in deficit-reducing receipts to the U.S. Treasury’s General Fund for fiscal year 2015.Details
Seven straight years of frothing-at-the-mouth Republicans. Haters pushing derail buttons on your presidency. The irritating reality that a good quarter of the population still believes you weren’t born here.
Now, in the wake of all that, you must give your last official speech before a shark-infested Congress openly hoping for your demise. What would you do?
You’d throw a left hook so hard that it slammed Bamas into the next sequel of Creed.
But you won’t get that from chronically cool President Barack Obama as he delivers his final State of the Union address.Details