Play to Your Strengths: How Small Businesses Can Win the Talent War

When it comes to recruiting and retaining employees, it can feel like an uphill battle for entrepreneurs with small, growing companies. They will have far less capital at their disposal than their larger competitors, but instead of playing to their weakness, the entrepreneur can leverage the advantages they have over many larger enterprises: flexibility, growth, innovation, and purpose. Continue reading Play to Your Strengths: How Small Businesses Can Win the Talent War

Mergers: Risks, Rewards and Considerations

Mergers can be a significant element of any business’ successful growth strategy. Companies looking to enter a new market, gain a broader reach in their current market, enhance their offering of products and services, or get a leg up on the competition, could look to mergers as a potential solution. Of course, the potential risks and rewards should be carefully weighed prior to any agreement. Continue reading Mergers: Risks, Rewards and Considerations

China Expands CBDC Pilot as Others Play Catch-Up

The Digital Yuan, also called e-CNY, became the first CBDC to be issued by a major economy after China launched its trial program in 2021.  China has recently announced an expansion of the pilot program into major cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, and Guangzhou.  Meanwhile, the West is still playing catch-up. Continue reading China Expands CBDC Pilot as Others Play Catch-Up

Solving the Scalability Problem in Service Businesses

The biggest issue with a service business is that eventually, you will max out income and productive capacity unless you keep hiring more people.  Growing this way requires a lot of time and capital, in addition to broad demand for your service and substantial competitive advantage. So what’s the solution? Continue reading Solving the Scalability Problem in Service Businesses