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Monthly Archives: June 2013

5 Must-Have Apps for Small Business Owners

Today, managing business while on-the-go is not nearly as complicated as it was a mere decade ago. USA Today Money’s Small Business Tech Talk recently discussed five free apps that can contribute greatly to business owners and entrepreneurs without tacking on any additional fees. These include Google Maps, Evernote, Skype, SkyDrive, and TripIt. Desaire Brown… Continue Reading

Webvan Gets Second Chance in the Form of AmazonFresh

Over a decade ago, online grocery start-up Webvan closed its doors after going through more than $800 million in venture capital and IPO proceeds in three years. Four of Amazon’s major executives are actually former Webvan officials and today, after analyzing and fixing the problems, they are launching AmazonFresh. These key players include Doug Herrington,… Continue Reading

Companies Struggle to Raise Pricing

Though many businesses in the U.S. are hoping to raise their prices, many will have to weigh their options before implementing any changes. Walt Disney Co. is one of the few examples of companies who have successfully hiked their prices since 2009, recently raising its single-day admission prices to U.S. theme parks by up to… Continue Reading

Las Empresas Luchan por Levantar los Precios

A pesar de que muchas empresas en los Estados Unidos esperan aumentar sus precios, muchos tendrán que considerar sus opciones antes de implementar ningún cambio. Walt Disney Co. es uno de los pocos ejemplos de compañías que han aumentado sus precios exitosamente desde el 2009, recientemente aumentaron el pase por un día para sus parques… Continue Reading

Harvard Business School Launches Family Business Development Program in India

Harvard Business School is preparing for a four-day leadership development program in India aimed at providing managerial tools for family businesses in the region. The program, called ‘Managing Family Businesses for Generational Success- India’, will take place at the end of the month at the HBS classroom in Mumbai. The school explains that the executive… Continue Reading