Cosmo knows building a business isn’t as easy as turning your palm, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start a business. Want to have your own restaurant? Or do you want to create a personal clothing line? Can be. Want to know how to start your own business from scratch? Worry no more, Cosmo has asked several well-known authors, CEOs, and entrepreneurs about the right way to build a business from scratch. Here are their answers.

Yes, based on research conducted by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the number of female entrepreneurs in Indonesia has now reached 14 percent of the total population. This figure turned out to be quite high, and managed to make Indonesia ranked 20th out of 65 countries for the number of women entrepreneurs in one country. Eits, not only that, according to research from the NUS Entrepreneurship Center, Indonesian women are also considered more courageous in … Read more

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You might wonder why Apple, Google or Disney are in the spotlight of the world. What made them move toward the highest achievement? This is the way they see, feel, and absorb the world. A great business idea is all around you. You only need to have eyes to see and turn it into a successful business. For this reason, here are tips on how to find big business ideas.

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1. To socialize

The human mind is a treasure trove of ideas, so why not make use of this source of inspiration and ideas. Join social groups, attend seminars, discussion forums and other social activities and use the opportunity to start conversations, share your views, and learn how the thinking process functions of people. Meeting new people is a good way to get your creative juices flowing and influencing the brain to think differently. This method is not … Read more

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Home businesses are a great way to start your business

but still have flexibility where you need it. There are thousands of people today who look to home businesses as a way of supporting themselves. Research is your friend in finding the right business practice for you and the right way to market your business. The article below contains some wonderful tips that can help you own a home based business.

If you want to start a home business, make sure that it relates to something that you really enjoy doing. Your interest will keep you motivated in making the business successful. Because you will be spending hours on your home business, you do not want to spend so much time on something that you do not enjoy.

In order to make your home business successful, make your website attractive. The number one thing a person notices when they click … Read more

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US senses breakthrough in Venezuela crisis | Financial Times

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have fled abroad in search of a better life following the worsening economy of the South American country since mid-2017.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts the inflation rate in Venezuela could reach 13,000 percent in 2018.

Since January 2016, President Nicolas Maduro set an economic emergency status to overcome the severe conditions in the oil-rich country.

But until now Venezuela’s political and social conditions have become increasingly unstable. Anti-government protests expanded to a peak in mid-2017 and killed dozens of people.

Citing news from CNN, here are five reasons that can at least explain why Venezuela’s economic crisis continues to deteriorate:

  1. The fall in world oil prices

Most of Venezuela’s economy depends on petroleum commodities. At present, world oil prices have dropped to US $ 28.36 per barrel. The lowest price since the last 12 years.

The fall in crude oil prices since 2013 … Read more

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Home Based BusinessA dwelling primarily based business opportunity is rising in popularity as individuals realise the benefits each in profits and suppleness. With way of life being a serious driver of peoples choice making this kind of business is turning into an increasing number of wanted. Home based franchise opportunities for sale embody business services, house services, administrative companies, laptop and web providers, and varied distributorships. There are so many forms of residence based business alternatives that it is really value taking the time to go looking by way of this category, and discovering out the small print from the franchisor immediately. You could be a professional, work at home, and make an amazing revenue.

More than half of the companies as we speak are based mostly out of the business owner’s own home, and the variety of residence based companies is on the rise every year. Many of these budding entrepreneurs … Read more

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Marketing Podcast with Andrew Warden

Andrew Warden, a guest on the Duct Tape Marketing podcastIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Andrew Warden. Andrew is the CMO of Semrush – an online visibility management SaaS platform that has been used by millions of marketers worldwide including this one.

Key Takeaway:

A crucial component of growth is experimentation. Experimentation is the engine that drives innovation. It helps businesses implement and test ideas quickly so that they can learn and define failure and success quickly and pivot accordingly. In this episode, I talk with the CMO of Semrush, Andrew Warden, about leading a mature organization and how experimentation helps push its growth as an organization.

Questions I ask Andrew Warden:

  • [1:40] Setting the record straight on how to pronounce “Semrush”
  • [2:44] What prepared you to take on this job at Semrush, a really somewhat mature organization?
  • [4:52] As a CMO, given the DNA, and all these
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Marketing Podcast with Marcel Petitpas

Marcel Petitpas, a guest on the Duct Tape Marketing podcastIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Marcel Petitpas. Marcel is the CEO & Co-Founder of Parakeeto, a company dedicated to helping agencies measure and improve their profitability by streamlining their operations and reporting systems. Marcel is also the fractional COO at Gold Front and a speaker, podcast host, and consultant, specializing in Agency Profitability Optimization.

Key Takeaway:

The most profitable agencies have a winning formula that results in happy returning clients, steady growth, and continuous profit. In this episode, the CEO and Co-founder of Parakeeto, Marcel Petitpas, shares his insights on what that winning formula looks like and how agencies can optimize their businesses for profitability.

Questions I ask Marcel Petitpas:

  • [1:49] What should we be measuring if we want to optimize for profitability?
  • [4:14] When it comes to KPIs, how do we strike the right balance between too much
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Marketing Podcast with Amanda Holmes

In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Amanda Holmes. Amanda is the CEO of Chet Holmes International (CHI) which has worked with over 250,000 businesses worldwide. At age 24, she inherited her father’s multi-million dollar enterprise, which specializes in helping companies double their sales. She’s the author of a book — Based on The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies.

Key Takeaway:

At just 24, Amanda Holmes inherited her father’s multi-million dollar enterprise – Chet Holmes International. Without much direction, she had to navigate the uncharted waters of running an enterprise at that scale. In this episode, Amanda shares more about her journey as CEO and the challenges of implementing change in a long-standing organization. Amanda dives into the process her father developed years ago that has helped large companies quickly double their

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Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch

John Jantsch, host of the Duct Tape Marketing podcastIn this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I’m doing a solo show, and I’m gonna talk about something that I’ve been talking a lot about lately called the Customer Success Track.

Key Takeaway:

After working with tons of small businesses and clients for the last 30+ years, I’ve realized that there are five stages of marketing that many businesses go through. I’ve been able to identify the milestones that businesses need to move customers or clients through and consequently the tasks associated with each of those milestones.

I’ve mapped this out in what I’m calling the Customer Success Track – a concept I talk about deeply in my latest book – The Ultimate Marketing Engine. In this episode, I’m diving into the five stages of the customer success track – Foundation, Level Up, Organize, Stabilize, and Scale – and how to advance

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