First Work Day in India

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , India Travel Log , Travel

The weekend was a whirlwind; getting here from the airport, settling into the hotel, walking the neighborhood to get my bearings and find the essentials, finding entertainment — all while trying to adjust to the time change; it’s 9 1/2 hours ahead.

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Entrepreneurial Approach to Building an Organized Cloud-Based Enterprise Systems

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Reviews

As entrepreneurs we’re constantly forced to play technology catch-up in an effort to stay connected, informed and available (to our clients). An Entrepreneurial Approach to Building an Organized Cloud-Based Enterprise System could be mind-spinning to know what we need, where to get it, and how to use it. So the first thing I’d recommend, is to cut through all the clutter and focus first on the basics and build a solid foundation…

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Small Business Expo 2012

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Reviews

Small Business Expo was different sort of event.I knew it even before I entered while crossing 7th Ave walking towards the entrance.  It was located in the Penn Plaza Pavillion [connected to the Pennsylvania Hotel] across from Madison Square Garden in New York City.As I approached I couldn’t help notice — to the left of the entrance — a guy dressed in khakis, a button-down shirt and tie, happily dancing in a full display window that faced the street.  There were two windows actually, both framed with the Small Business […]

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Tips, Rules and Principles For Business

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog , Business , Insights , Opinion

To paraphrase Eleanor Roosevelt, she noted in a documentary interview that a president has to have his principles in tact before crisis hits. Because during a crisis so many options present themselves, that without principles as your guiding rudder, you can lose your ability to navigate with confidence.

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Bad Deals Don’t Get Better

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights , Opinion

Being an entrepreneur all of my life, I’ve had several business ventures that required investment funding.  I’m not talking about big venture capital, I’m referring to seed and start-up catpital — usually ranging between $50,000 – $300,000.  Smaller than that you have to raise from your friends-and-family universe, which I’ve also done.

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