Your Attitude About Your Business and Your Business Success

It is crucial to be passionate about your business in order for it to be successful.

Can you imagine working day in and day out on your own business and not loving what you do? Well, it happened to me. I started my own business as a wealth coach because of some prompting from my coach at that time, and that is what I thought might work. I put everything into it and was able to fill two group-coaching programs, but I was miserable; this is not what you want for your business. I started to not want to be on the calls with the group. I woke up unhappy each day. At that point, I thought, I might as well go get a job because at least I will get a steady paycheck! Read more of this post

How to Tap Overseas Markets For More Sales

For small businesses, one of the upsides of rapid globalization has been the ability to sell products in foreign markets. A confluence of technological innovations (telecommunications, the Internet), cheap shipping costs, and the spread of trade-friendly policies throughout the world has made it relatively easy for even the smallest businesses to sell their products abroad. Last year, the sliding value of the U.S. dollar against other currencies gave an added boost to U.S.-based small businesses struggling to compete in the global marketplace. Read more of this post

5 Advantages to Learning a SecondLanguage If You’re Running a Business

Over the years, much has been said about the advantages of learning a second language. It appears that more and more people today are eager to learn how to speak French, Spanish, Italian, or any other language because of the obvious benefits. As the world becomes a more competitive place, it is far more important to realize that the success battle is not just limited to those living in the same city. The battle has now expanded outward to those in a similar city way across the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re an engineer in the U.S., you are undoubtedly competing with another engineer in China. As for those who own and operate a business, competition is far more fierce now than at any other time in business history. If you want a leg up on your competitors, then you should seriously consider learning a second language. The benefits are immeasurable. Read more of this post

International Business Card Etiquette

If you plan to do business internationally, it is important to understand the cultural significance of business cards and the etiquette that surrounds them in each country. Rapport International, a foreign language translation company based in metro-west Boston makes some good recommendations. A good rule is to view the business card as a personal representation of one's self. In North America and the United Kingdom, business card etiquette is easy to understand and quick to learn. Cards must be clean and well-kept but they may be carried loose in one's pocket and can be used to make notes. At the beginning of each meeting, one card is presented to each attendee. Read more of this post