by on December 3, 2018

MySpace and Music

According to a report from Scientific American (via Reuters), MySpace is reportedly in talks with four major music labels to create an online music distribution system to rival Apple’s iTunes (which currently dominates the market).  The venture is expected to offer free, advertising supported music streamed over the Internet, as well as a store that will […]

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Post image for Awkward! Managing Potentially Sticky Work Situations

“Been there, lived it,” you say.  Crazy co-workers, back-stabbing co-workers, co-workers who babble on all day and won’t SHUT UP enough to let you focus and do your job, co-workers who seem to wear every sensitivity on their sleeve (as well as those who trample over you like a bull in a china shop). You’ve […]

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by on November 27, 2018

Making It Legal Makes the List

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Yippy kai yay–we’ve made another list!  Check out 100 Best Blogs to Hone Your Entrepreneurial Instinct.  We’re  No. 2 in the “Starting Up” category (which places us, conveniently, at No. 2 on the list overall).  OK, so the title isn’t e-x-a-c-t-l-y right (“Make” It Legal?), but it links back to us and we’re proud.  Also […]

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by on November 24, 2018

Finding the Right Advisors

Follow these tips to select an advisory board that will serve your business well. The premise is simple and time-honored: Two heads are better than one. First-time entrepreneur Kris Appel recognized this early on when she founded Encore Path Inc. in 2006 and launched her first product, Tailwind, which helps stroke and brain-injury survivors recover their […]

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by on November 21, 2018

Partners Are an Ingredient in Success

From the Benefits-Outweigh-Burdens Department:  Rob Smorfitt, a serial entrepreneur, small business blogger, and Ph.D. candidate in South Africa, has looked into (and lived through) many business partnerships.  His research indicates that partnerships are a key factor in both entrepreneurial success and (perhaps even) personal stress reduction.  Read his post to find out more!

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One of the ways that entrepreneurial smaller firms can achieve international growth is by forming strategic partnerships with the subsidiaries of multinational corporations.   As Dr Shameen Prashantham of the University of Glasgow Business School points out, there are benefits as long as you can find ways to recognize the opportunities and engage the multinational proactively.  But there are […]

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by on November 15, 2018

Strategic Alliance “Smack-Down!”

OK, so smack-down is more appropriately a World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly known as WWF) term . . . but I was intrigued to learn from mma-zone.com that Spike TV, a division of MTV Networks, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization have agreed to a new, three-year extension of their strategic partnership.  The deal maintains […]

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Being married to a Mets fan(atic), I have had to follow baseball by necessity (believe me, things could be worse!).    So with this post, I get to “marry” my interest in strategic alliances with the sport! The Boston Red Sox have officially formed a strategic alliance with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball […]

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by Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. on November 9, 2018

Small Business Optimism on MSNBC

If you slept in this past Sunday morning (and normally, I would, too), you may have missed my segment on MSNBC’s “Your Business” where I was part of a panel that included venture attorney Jennifer E. Hill and National Federation of Independent Business chief economist, Bill Dunkelberg. What’s your take on the economy? How has […]

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Post image for Copyrightable Content from My Blog Has Just Been Ripped Off!

This is becoming a burgeoning issue – and I’ve just found myself on the victim’s side of it!! Thanks to the way WomenEntrepreneur.com set up my blog, I’m able to see some of the comments and trackbacks to follow where my blog content is ending up in cyberspace.I followed one trackback link to another site […]

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