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The Language of Business - International Commerce

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Everyone in business hopes their concept will catch on. Once it does, it is usually time to expand. For many businesses this means going international. Other businesses seek to serve an international clientele right from the start. In this episode of the Language of Business, Greg looks at international business--done with a local touch!

The Language of Business - Communication

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Business communication can take many forms. A chat with a client. A pitch to venture capitalists. A presentation from employee to boss. How do you put your best foot forward? How about if this communication is taking place over international borders? These are some of the issues explored as Greg Stoller speaks with four experts in communication.

The Language of Business - Consultants

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Consultants are often maligned as being expensive, hired guns, who deal with your company at arm’s length. But, on the flip side, you won’t be a successful entrepreneur with only limited knowledge in a critical business specialty. "How to best use consultants?" is the topic on this episode of the Language of Business.

The Language of Business - Capitalizing on Success

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At first, it's all about survival. Then you have a successful business on your hands. Smooth sailing, right? Well decisions still have to be made--big ones. Stay the course, expand your business to new products, open yourself up to merge, sell or IPO? Greg Stoller explores these issues in this episode of the Language of Business.

The Language of Business - Risk Assessment

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The business world is a risky place, no doubt. There are no guarantees that the business you start, or the business you invest in, will pay off in the long run. Understanding the risks you face is instrumental in making your role in any business a success. In this episode, Greg Stoller gathers four perspectives on risk, from the legal, to the financial, to the day-to-day. Risk, and risk assessment are the topic for this month's episode of "The Language of Business".

The Language of Business - Investing and Cash Flow

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A big part of running a successful business is worrying about money. Where is your cash coming from, and where is it going to? In this episode, Greg looks at money from two big perspectives, investing and cash flow. What are investors looking for? How do you make sure you get paid in time to meet your obligations. Four different viewpoints are explored as Greg talks with Don Nelson, Aaron Cai, Ben Littauer and Dan Weller.

The Language of Business - Business and Lawyers

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In this episode, Greg Stoller takes a look at where the worlds of business and law collide. Four different realms are explored. Emily Taylor talks with Greg about legal advice for new businesses. Gene Barton shares his experience international law and global operations. Christopher Robertson tells Greg what companies can do to prevent (or deal with the fallout from) whistleblowers. Finally, entrepreneur Julio Gomez looks at where the world of finance comes into the picture.

The Language of Business - Operational Section

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What shape will your business take? Are you envisioning a great corporation with many officers and locations or a Mom and Pop operation in a small storefront? No matter what size, shape and resources your business takes, you'll want to pay attention to this section of the business plan. Greg Stoller talks with E. Craig Sanders of C-Level Interim Executives, Paul Laskow of Save Energy Systems, and Jody Mendoza of Mojitos Latin Lounge about how their businesses have blossomed and grown.

The Language of Business - International Business Development

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We are living in an increasingly globalized economy. What does that mean for aspiring entrepreneurs? Whether you are outsourcing part of the production process or merely seeking a world-wide customer base, planning for developing an international business just makes sense. Greg talks with three individuals making an impact across the globe about operating companies that crosses country lines.