More Than 7 Years After Exiting China, Google’s Big Steps to Return

HIGHLIGHTS Google left China seven years ago, and Search is yet to make its way back Google’s ingress is centered around artificial intelligence The search giant calls China a tremendous opportunity More than seven years after exiting China, Google is taking the boldest steps yet to come back. And it’s not with a search engine. Instead, Google’s […]

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Demanding a Return on Investment From Business Travel

How do you choose when to travel, and when not to, for your business? Let’s take, for example, attending a conference.  Let’s say you see a conference you would like to attend.  Better yet, let’s say an employee comes to you requesting approval to attend the conference. Now the conference may be worthwhile simply as […]

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39% of Small Businesses Get a Return On Investment From Social Media

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of small business owners are seeing a return on investment from social media.  That is according to a recent survey by Manta, released just last week. Manta, an online small business community, surveyed more than 1,200 of its members to generate its quarterly Small Business Wellness Index, where these findings are from. […]

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Apple, Chinese Smartphone Makers Help Toshiba Return to Profit in Q2

Apple, Chinese Smartphone Makers Help Toshiba Return to Profit in Q2 Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp swung to an operating profit in the July-September quarter, driven by strong demand for NAND flash memory chips from Chinese smartphone makers. That boom in demand has been a blessing for Toshiba, which is seeking to recover from a $1.3 […]

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Small Business Wellness Programs and Return On Investment (ROI)

It’s relatively agreed upon that reducing health costs is the top reason for small business wellness programs. I recently wrote about implementing wellness programs as a way to reduce overall company health care costs. However, the costs that come with it are often a barrier for organizations – especially for smaller businesses. According to the […]

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Steve Cox of Oracle: Cloud’s Lure is Return on Investment

0Small Business Trends: Can you tell us a little about your role at Oracle and your personal background? Steve Cox: Sure, I have been with Oracle Accelerate Global Programs for Oracle, focusing on two programs for applications with midsize customers, Oracle Accelerate and Oracle Business Accelerators. I joined Oracle in 1997 as a consultant and […]

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Demanding a Return on Investment From Business Travel

How do you choose when to travel, and when not to, for your business? Let’s take, for example, attending a conference.  Let’s say you see a conference you would like to attend.  Better yet, let’s say an employee comes to you requesting approval to attend the conference. Now the conference may be worthwhile simply as […]

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39% of Small Businesses Get a Return On Investment From Social Media

Now you might think that 39% isn’t so positive, if more than 60% are not seeing a return.  However, let’s put it in perspective with the other findings of the survey. When you do that, the small business attitude toward social media looks far more positive. Consider these additional findings: Small businesses are dedicating significant people […]

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Demanding a Return on Investment From Business Travel

How do you choose when to travel, and when not to, for your business? Let’s take, for example, attending a conference.  Let’s say you see a conference you would like to attend.  Better yet, let’s say an employee comes to you requesting approval to attend the conference. Now the conference may be worthwhile simply as […]

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