Business Networking and Dining Tips

Dining with clients should be an enjoyable experience with the potential for deals to be made. We have compiled a few of tips to give you the confidence at your next networking or dining event:

The Power of a Business Card

In this digital age, people might tell you that business cards are unnecessary. That online platforms have rendered them obsolete and dated. In reality, however, attempts to reinvent business cards for the digital age have gone nowhere. As the Economist observes, even in the trendiest tech gatherings in Silicon […]

10 Words You Need to Know Before Starting International Trade

When I started my career in international business, I was working at a startup selling medical equipment to Colombia. And I quickly learned the challenges of international business the hard way. So learn from my mistakes and read the 10 Words I wish I knew before engaging in international trade.

How to Use Analytics to Understand Your Online Audience

Thanks to tools like Google Analytics, it’s easy to pull the statistics on who is visiting your website (i.e., their age, location, gender, etc.) and create a general profile of your audience.

Exporting to Border States

When many small businesses think about growing their market, they often think about heading south to the US as a first step. The close proximity, similar culture and demographic make-up, makes it seem the obvious choice. But if you haven’t exported to another country before, and you’re not familiar with […]

25 Inspiring Quotes From Women Business Leaders

You can’t look on social media without a Steve Jobs or Warren Buffet quote flashing across your screen. But in celebration of International Women’s Day, we thought we’d find a little inspiration from the strong female business leaders of the world. On Starting Out “Whatever it is that you think […]

Your Reputation is Now Your Brand: Here’s Why It Matters

Long before we had the ability to quickly research Yelp reviews, or skim through someone’s LinkedIn profile, we would turn to our networks to solicit feedback on whether or not a person, or business, was trustworthy. Friends would recommend a great restaurant for dinner, or provide you with the name […]

Simple Ways to Find Focus and Get More Done

Many of us are experiencing problems with staying focused throughout the day. Multitasking, distracting behavior of colleagues, social media, and physical discomfort, like low light or noise at the workplace, often cost us valuable work hours and prevent us from accomplishing more.