Need to Amplify Sales? Let’s talk specifics

Need to Amplify Sales? Let’s talk specifics

Vanessa Merit Nornberg is the owner of Inc. 500 winning company, Metal Mafia, and a member of our Board of Experts here at Birthing of Giants. Vanessa is an expert at sales amplification and at guiding sales teams to their greatest synchronization and success. She’s also a columnist for Inc. Magazine, and recently shared an experience that she witnessed on her way to work that perfectly illustrated how to close the most sales. (more…)

How Angela Nadeau Stays Sharp with a Little Help from Her Peers

How Angela Nadeau Stays Sharp with a Little Help from Her Peers

Hailing from the fast-moving world of tech, Angela Nadeau is always excited to have her mindset and business strategy challenged. Her company, CompuData, is a successful, Philadelphia-based IT services provider that specializes in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and cloud solutions, particularly for companies with large data components. Today CompuData has more than 40 employees and is approaching $10 million in revenue for the year. But during her time at the Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program, Angela says her fellow entrepreneurs suggested both expansion AND downsizing – and these perspectives gave her plenty to think about. (more…)

Apple’s Real Problem in China: Huawei.

Apple’s Real Problem in China: Huawei.

Yesterday, Apple revised its sales outlook for the 4th quarter, claiming revenue will drop in at $84 billion, down from its previous estimate of $89-$93 billion. That caused a fright among investors, and Dow futures are down over 300 points as I write this blog (from Rome, Italy). Put into context, that would still represent sales growth of 37.7% from the 4th quarter 2017 – an outstanding achievement. (more…)

Rebalance (and Get Safe) in December. Here’s Why.

Rebalance (and Get Safe) in December. Here’s Why.

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Wall Street rallied on two key words, “Just below.” The jump happened right after Federal Reserve Board chairman Jerome Powell’s speech to the Economic Club of New York. Powell said, “Interest rates are still low by historical standards, and they remain just below the broad range of estimates of the level that would be neutral for the economy‑‑that is, neither speeding up nor slowing down growth.” The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 618 points, while the NASDAQ Composite Index (with lots of technology FANG* stocks) rallied almost 3%. (more…)

OPEC Cuts Production. GE Cuts Dividend. Winners and Losers of Higher Oil Prices.

OPEC Cuts Production. GE Cuts Dividend. Winners and Losers of Higher Oil Prices.

What a busy week. We’ve seen a lot of economic news, most of which is negative for the economy, stocks and bonds. The trade report released on Thursday revealed that the U.S. is on track for a $600+ billion annual trade deficit in goods and services – a high we haven’t seen since President George W. Bush was in office. The arrest of Huawei’s deputy chairwoman and CFO Meng Wangzhou scuttled attempts at a trade truce between China and the U.S. That and more happened by Thursday. And then, on Friday, after the markets closed, we had a flurry of more bad news. (more…)

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