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7 Common Misconceptions about Global Sourcing Strategy

7 Common Misconceptions about Global Sourcing Strategy

By / March 20, 2013 / 0 Comments

Global sourcing is the business process of identifying, evaluating, negotiating and configuring supply chains across multiple suppliers and geographies in order to cut cost, improve performance and mitigate risk. The strategy is to seek the right competency at the right cost from the right country or region. The product focus...

Best of Holiday Shopping Marketing Ideas

Best of Holiday Shopping Marketing Ideas

By / October 25, 2012 / 0 Comments

Why wait till October to shop for marketing ideas? Isn’t that what most businesses do? They wait till October and then look around to see what is working for competition and then replicate or recycle ideas to market their products during the holiday shopping season. Smart businesses no longer rely...

5 Deadly Sins of Bulk Wholesale

5 Deadly Sins of Bulk Wholesale

By / October 22, 2012 / 0 Comments

The bulk wholesale business is one of the most popular formats of business organization. This format can be highly rewarding, if done right. You can make use of various new technologies such as the Internet, email, social media tools, etc., to conduct your bulk wholesale business. However, avoid these 5...

7 Cost Components of Trucking in the U.S. [Infographic]

7 Cost Components of Trucking in the U.S. [Infographic]

By / October 20, 2012 / 0 Comments

Most businesses use commercial trucks to transport raw materials to their factories or ship finished products. Today’s infographic by thetruckersreport.com is about the actual cost of trucking in the U.S. The average per mile operating cost for the trucking industry is $1.38. The average total annual cost of operating a...

7 Cost-Saving Strategy Trends You Didn’t Know About

7 Cost-Saving Strategy Trends You Didn’t Know About

By / September 14, 2012 / 0 Comments

Smart companies constantly look for cost-saving opportunities, even when they are financially strong. The key challenge is how to take a strategic approach and create a low cost and effective operating model that will deliver sustainable benefits. Here are 7 cost saving strategies that are known to be effective. 1....

7 Common Misconceptions about B2B Marketing

7 Common Misconceptions about B2B Marketing

By / September 13, 2012 / 2 Comments

Business-to-business (B2B), as the name suggests, involves business between two businesses and B2B marketing is all about the intelligent application of strategic insight and creative thinking to increase sales, generate growth of b2b ventures. There are a lot of misconceptions about b2b marketing. Here are 7 common misconceptions about B2B...

5 Hot B2B Opportunities

5 Hot B2B Opportunities

By / September 11, 2012 / 1 Comment

Unlike business-to-consumer (B2C) businesses, business-to-business (B2B) transactions take place between two business units. These transactions can happen between a manufacturer and another manufacturer, or a wholesaler or a retailer. B2B transactions are typically higher in volume and in value than B2C transactions. Here are five hot B2B opportunities: Computer hardware...

5 Viral Marketing Campaign Ideas for Content Marketers

By / September 7, 2012 / 1 Comment

Content marketing is used to attract, acquire and engage customers through creating and distributing relevant content. However, it requires an effective strategy and knowledge about the best way to create and to put content out there. Here are five viral marketing campaign ideas for content marketers. Join a relevant group...

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Export

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Export

By / September 6, 2012 / 0 Comments

Exports are usually considered the domain of large companies with deep pockets. However, extensive data indicates that it is as beneficial for small businesses to engage in international trade as it is for large companies. The following are the top 10 reasons why small businesses should focus on exports: 1....