Category Archives: Managing Growth

Fast Follower – PepsiCo Takes on LaCroix in Sparkling Water Battle

PepsiCo Launches bubly, Bringing an Undeniable Pop of Personality to the Sparkling Water Category PepsiCo Inc. is bringing its marketing muscle to the sparkling-water craze with a new drink aimed squarely at LaCroix, the upstart market leader. Called Bubly, the drink will come in eight flavors and hit stores at the end of February. PepsiCo will advertise the product with

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US Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Global Growth Outlook Reflects Sustained Recovery

Global growth accelerated in 2017, supported by strengthening labor markets and external demand. Although inflation concerns among advanced countries abated, risks remain and are mostly tilted to the downside. Concerns are centered on trade policy changes and entrenched protectionist attitudes, uncertainty about shifting U.S. policy and its global spillovers, and the consequences of tighter global financial conditions and asset volatility.

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Cracker Barrel Opens Its First Restaurant in California

California expansion brings Cracker Barrel’s unique, family friendly restaurant and retail store to new guests On February 5, the Victorville, California location opened its doors for hungry patrons to visit their eatery and retail store. The restaurant had a special guest preview that included Ray and Wilma Yoder, the 80-year-old couple who have visited all of the chain’s 649 locations.

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Free Guide To Exporting – Take Your Business Global

Today, it’s easier than ever for an entrepreneur, regardless of size, to sell goods and services across the globe. Small and medium-sized companies in the United States are exporting more than ever before. In 2013, more than 300,000 small and medium-sized U.S. companies exported to at least one international market—nearly 28 percent more than in 2005. In 2013, the value of goods and

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University of Alabama Receives Grant To Research Entrepreneurship and Business Growth

The University of Alabama was awarded a $100,000 grant to support research to understand the factors leading to the successes and failures of businesses that went public in 1996, the largest initial public stock offering class on record. The grant will fund research surrounding the “IPO Class of 1996” over the last 20 years and will be conducted by Dr.

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HBS Case – How Uber, Airbnb, and Etsy Attracted Their First 1,000 Customers

Thales S. Teixeira is Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. In this HBS Case Study, he discusses three of the most successful “platform” startups to understand the chicken-and-egg challenge of how companies can attract their first customers. New businesses often struggle finding their first customers. The challenge is even more difficult with startups in the sharing

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US Department of Commerce Market Reports For Exporters

The International Trade Administration (ITA) Top Markets Series is meant to help exporters determine their next export market by comparing opportunities across borders. The reports provide updated country rankings and analysis reflecting the latest industry, trade policy, and global economic developments. This year, the series includes seven new reports for industries including franchising, manufacturing technology, and pharmaceuticals. Each report ranks

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Cruise Automation – Billion Dollar Success Story Launched On AngelList

General Motors (GM) announced on (03-11-16) it would buy Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based startup making sensors that turn regular vehicles into ones that can drive themselves. GM hasn’t disclosed the purchase price, but the deal has been reported to be worth more than $1 billion in cash and stock. Cruise Automation is a self-driving car company that develops an

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Why Would an Entrepreneur Want to Become a Multinational?

Guest Contributor: Silvio Contessi Let’s be clear about what we mean by a multinational. This is a firm that extends beyond the borders of an individual nation and operates with affiliates and branches in at least two countries. A multinational organizes phases for producing goods and services to sell in different countries. For example, many car companies have mastered the

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