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Upstart Internet companies led by Alibaba Group have been getting a lot of attention lately for . By offering online investment products with significantly higher returns than ordinary bank deposits, Alibaba and its imitators even rated a shout-out on the front page of the But before Alibaba and its affiliates launched the with an innovative money market fund last June, the e-commerce giant was already working to make wealth management products more accessible to China’s masses. In late 2012, Alibaba-owned Taobao Marketplace, the country’s largest C2C shopping website, introduced a vertical portal called the , providing Chinese fund companies, banks and other financial services firms a channel to sell their products throughout the country via the Internet. More »Taobao Expands Wealth Management Options in China
How do you get your brand noticed in China and what must you do to reach the customers you want to reach? Alizila's Melanie Lee spoke with a few successful importers of Western products into China to find out their secrets. More »Global Trading Tips: 7 Ways Small Businesses Can Sell Their Brands to China
So you are thinking about launching a startup—my hat is off to you. Today’s successful entrepreneur is an innovative explorer; he is a modern-day Magellan poised with spyglass in hand deciphering the waves of challenge in the marketplace seas that cause so many to become shipwrecked. According to the Silicon Valley Bank ‘Startup Outlook 2013... More »3 Seeds for Securing Your Successful Start-Up
Now in its fifth season, ABC’s “Shark Tank” has helped dozens of entrepreneurs receive the capital and connections they needed to grow their SMB. The show invites entrepreneurs to pitch their company to five investors, each a successful business owner in their own fields. If one of the investors (known as Sharks) believes the company... More »What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From ABC’s “Shark Tank”
"The first three versions of the business plan were not viable, since expenditures exceeded revenue. This tends to be a very bad model for business. By the time I got to version four (which included a restaurant and a bar on the same premises as the miniature golf course), the numbers started to make more sense." More »Urban Putt: Turning a vision into a viable business
The classic secret to small business success is hard work and lots of it. It's just like the secret of success in gymnastics. How does a gymnast get to the Olympics? The answer is exactly the same as the punchline to the old joke about how you get to Carnegie Hall: Practice. More »Gymnasts Flip Over Facility In North Alabama: Huntsville Gymnastics a classic small business
Sometimes, following can be the most productive form of leadership. More »Are You the Best Person to Lead Your Startup?
Heading to SXSW? Don't get lost in the shuffle this year. More »10 Ways to Actually Meet the Right People at SXSW
Every successful business starts with a vision. Every unsuccessful business does too. How can you tell whether your dream is destined to succeed? And once your new business is operating, how can you keep that dream on track? We asked three successful entrepreneurs how they came up with the idea for their businesses. What led them to make the decision to go ahead and commit time, money and energy to turning that dream into reality? How they knew their vision could become a viable business? More »Keeping the Dream Alive: Turning your vision into a viable business
Snap Games Inc is a Utah-based organization, focused on developing ideas for the casual and mobile gaming industry. This games market as a whole generates $24 Billion dollars in revenue, and mobile specific gaming is set to top $10 Billion Dollars in 2014. And that number is growing! Interestingly, women make up a significant portion... More »5 Steps to Getting a Stealthy Startup Off the Ground!
Entrepreneur Seth Talbott understands that it's okay to fail but not okay to give up. More »YEC Member Spotlight: Seth Talbott, Co-Founder of Preferling
Learn both how to determine a fair asking price and how to spot a raw deal. More »Buying or Selling a Business? 5 Ways to Get the Best Value
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