Secrets of a Successful Entrepreneur

A quick review of online advice for start-up companies suggests there are valuable strategies — and personal characteristics — that unite the successful entrepreneurs who drive new ventures from idea to reality. Experienced entrepreneurs suggest that a winning formula comes from a combination of visionary management tactics, personal resourcefulness and relentless optimism, along with an ability to leverage the power of human capital and knowledge.

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Driving Forward Toward a Driverless Future

Are we headed towards a world full of driverless vehicles? We seem to be well on our way to having what was once a futuristic dream of science fiction become reality. Whether it’s delivery drones, driverless cars or automated rail and sea transport – their presence has accelerated dramatically in the past few years.

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Top four causes for import delays, and how to avoid them

Without the proper know-how, international shipping can mean stress for business owners. However getting goods through Customs doesn’t have to be hard or traumatic. Fortunately, careful planning and attention to detail can keep product on the move.

Here are the most common causes for import delays.

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National Aviation Day: Celebrating the history of flight

August 19 marks National Aviation Day in the U.S., as well as Orville Wright’s birthday. Together with his brother, Wilbur, the two made history in flight. There’s no question that aviation has brought many social, economic and cultural benefits to people around the world, and we are saluting that history and these developments in aviation.

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Growth Opportunities in Chile, Peru and Colombia

Companies with an eye on importing and exporting in Latin America are increasingly turning their focus to the rising economic powerhouses of Chile, Peru and Colombia. A recent Bloomberg Businessweek report outlines the state of affairs in the region quite well, noting that a clear economic divide between the Atlantic and Pacific coast nations of South America is taking shape.

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Recap: DHL Global Tech Conference 2014

In May, I had the pleasure of attending DHL’s annual Global Technology Conference in the tech hub of San Diego, along with 150 of our tech customers and 110 of my DHL colleagues. The conference served as a platform for knowledge sharing and networking to discuss innovative supply chain solutions across the entire company.

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How to Find, Analyze and Use Data to Drive Your Global Business

For companies expanding their existing global reach or entering new international markets, reliable information is as essential for success as a powerful logistics strategy.

Today, accessing accurate export data and learning how to interpret and effectively apply that data is an easily achievable task for organizations of all sizes. A host of public and private resources are available, including online materials and in-person consultations. Businesses can harness this intelligence and take a truly in-depth approach to researching the markets where they want to operate.

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How E-commerce is Affecting Consumer Behavior

Traditional retailers have long seen the e-commerce wave coming as most shoppers now make purchases online, as well as offline. Retailers are now expected to offer solutions to meet both types of sales, but with E-Commerce expanding at a breakneck pace, what will it look like in the next 10 years?

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