Our world is full of incredible natural beauties and resources. But unfortunately, they are in danger of disappearing one by one while the mankind keeps going without caring about the nature in a selfish manner. Our water sources, for instance, are day after day becoming increasingly polluted and contaminated. The pollution of environment has reached to such a level that it now threatens its creator, the humanity itself! We have to pay special attention to the environmental issues before it is too late. In this article, we wanted to talk about the story of a company that has been successful in environmental protection field, precisely in building wastewater treatment plants.
I have just finished reading "How I Made It", a book of story collection about 40 successful entrepreneurs from Britain. It is written by Rachel Bridge who, as the Enterprise Editor of The Sunday Times at that time, made personal in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs about how they turn their dreams into reality. Bridge also gives a very good introduction about the nature of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in general, enriched with statements from experts.Here I would like to share my overall impression of those entrepreneurs.
The answer to the question in the title may seem pretty obvious, right? Who is not aware of globalization today? Who can deny benefits of exporting to their companies? Of course, nobody. Every business owner knows those things. However, when we make a reality check, conversely we can see only a small percentage of business people who strategically invest in export capabilities of their companies. This shows us that knowing the answer doesn't always mean understanding it. Knowing without understanding is not enough at all. It is the understanding that can lead us to take action.Below I have listed just a few reasons why export is one of the best possible ways for companies to go.
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Everything first begins in mind. If something, like our export figures, doesn't go well, it is probable that the problem lies down in the way of our thinking. After all, it is the real source for everything that is happening to us. Therefore, even a slight improvement in the way of thinking or removal of a mental block can advance our business significantly as well as our life.Mental blocks don't always come across like a threat or even a problem. They may seem pretty innocent approaches to the issues. However, they can also be the real cause for the problem in the first place. I frequently notice wannabe exporters having some kind of mental blocks. Below I have listed 7 kinds of them.
Human communities are a mixture of the past and the future. The most important factor that sustains this integrity is the culture which is sustainable. Organizational culture can be considered as a sub-dimension of social culture. In this sense, the organizational culture is affected by the surrounding environment. The members of the organization shape the culture of the organization by carrying the cultural elements of the environment they live in. Organizational culture also directs the organization and its members. In this context, culture is defined as a set of behaviors, norms, rules and other habits that cause mutual interaction.
From the broad market perspective, high qualified and experienced traders always perceive risk as reward. There are much more ways in investing the financials of the today's markets, accompanying with this situation, there are many question marks are emerged in the investors' mind and especially decision taking process of an investor is getting much more harder than past, because an investor who expects optimal return of any financial transaction should be mentally well prepared and proactive. Therefore, risk management dimension of the markets is coming first for every investor who wants to understand the nonlinear structure of the market atmosphere.
In a fast-changing world economy, investors and entrepreneurs are always seeking new lands of opportunities for their business adventures. I wanted to take a look at Estonia if it is such a place.
Indrek Pällo, who is currently Head of the Estonian Investment Agency, kindly gave answers to my questions on investment and business opportunities in Estonia. In this short interview via email, we also discussed about e-Residency which many of you might find interesting. Happy reading!
I love Latin American countries and their people and encourage companies to do business there. Starting or doing a business in a foreign land might be intimidating as it brings risks. Thankfully, there are some facilitator organizations who provide help on this. I made an interview with someone from such an organization. Beatriz Fonseca, who is the president of the Brazilian Turkish Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Culture, kindly answered my questions on Brazil-Turkey relations. Happy reading!
Petroleum which has the most important impact to global markets in energy industry, has lost its value about seventy percent according to price variable from 2014 to 2016, also nowadays it is to hard to forecast the future trend of the oil prices. In the year of 2014 the brent petroleum's price was 99$, but in the year of 2015 brent petroleum's price decreased to 53$. On the other hand, currently, brent petroleum is pricing at approximately 29$ and 30$ range, because of that reason petroleum producers and suppliers are seriously anxious.
With the increasing of the international business activities, the intensified competition have emerged at the international market environments and as a result of this reason, there are some modifications have been seen at international marketing strategies. Also, political risks which can be appeared at macro environment, especially, may play the main role on these modifications.
The companies which apply marketing activities at international market environments have to be aware of political risks beside economic, social, cultural and technological risks, because, political risks can affect directly or indirectly the factors which drives the international trade, from the customers' purchasing decisions to the companies' positioning decisions into the market environments.
I love chocolate and always want to know much about it. Talking about chocolate could be as enjoyable as eating it. So I made an interview with an expert chocolate blogger about chocolate and chocolate business. Sharon Terenzi from The Chocolate Journalist generously accepted my interview request and gave great answers on my questions. I really enjoyed this interview and I hope you will also enjoy it. Happy reading!
Finding your passion in life is a real treasure. Some people achieve this. They find passion, love and fun even in their business fields or they simply turn their passion into a successful career. I must confess that I secretly envy them.
I interviewed such a person, Şeyma Baş Kaben who is a successful wine expert, about wine and wine business. Happy reading!
Market research is very crucial for a successful export planning. It is not a one-off thing. In a changing world, it is a constant process of collecting information about markets. And sometimes, it looks like a kind of detective work. You should ask right questions, collect as much relevant information as possible and eventually, bring together all clues in order to understand the market.
I have listed some questions which one could use in conducting a market research for export business.
Antonio José Casas is currenly Export and Marketing Manager at Vinispana, S. Coop. I am very glad that he generously accepted my interview request. I love to interact with such people who have great personality. Here is our interview.