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How to Pass a Family Business on to the Next Generation

Thursday, 13 December 2012 Andy Anderson

family businessThere's a new breed of entrepreneurs out there, and they're not looking for funding. They know their business well, perhaps a little too well, but they need some new ideas. Some might call them fortunate, or even fortune-seekers, but they all have one thing in common – they are the next generation of a family business. From birth they knew that one day the baton would be handed over; they just didn't know when.

7 Reasons Why Women-Owned Businesses Are More Successful

Thursday, 16 August 2012 Andy Anderson

business womenWomen get a bad rap sometimes; especially when it comes to male-dominated activities like sports and business.  It’s not uncommon to hear guys rant about female drivers or make a make patronizing comments about women in leadership positions.  However, the facts are that women are less accident-prone on the road and they seem to have a better aptitude for many business management skills. 

Stress-Free Travel Tips for the Road Warrior

Sunday, 01 July 2012 Andy Anderson

stress free travelAs you’ve probably heard many times before, business travels are a special breed of people.  Not everyone is cut out for living out of a suitcase, dealing with airport delays, or spending so much time away from home.  But for those road warriors among us who have found a way to cope with this lifestyle, there are some very simple tricks that make business travel easier.   The only reason I’m able to keep up with my travel schedule is by applying these tips that I’ve acquired along the way. 

Most of these tips aren’t so secret, and most can be applied to both business and personal travel.  Try them out and see for yourself how much they cut down on the stress of traveling.

What Makes Kimono Dresses So Appealing?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 Andy Anderson

For those of us who have never visited Japan, there is a certain mystique that surrounds this culture.  It could be their Zen style of decorating, their keen sense of automobile design, or just the sheer ingenuity of sushi ; or perhaps it’s the kimono dresses and yukatas worn by both men and women.  Everything about the daily lives of the Japanese seems to have been contemplated and perfected, from Ikebana gardening to Feng Shui design, Japanese disciplines are very deliberate and steeped in symbolism.

Women in Japan have had a greater influence on Western fashions than some might think. Ever since kimono dresses were first brought back to Europe and the United States, fashion designers have been intrigued by the simplicity and grace of these garments.  The T-shape of the design is just the beginning of what makes them so unique.

Entrepreneurs are born; not made.  At least that’s what some in the “business world” believe, but with all the recent incentives for starting a green business, some nontraditional entrepreneurs are considering business ownership for the first time.  If this sounds like you, then you may be looking for a way to find green businesses for sale.  Searching the business listings by company may seem like the next logical step, but how do you know which businesses are really “green?”  In order to find the best opportunities within the green business world, it helps to know what a green business is.

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