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Alibaba’s Problems Run Deeper Than Simply Earnings

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According to Fortune, after yesterday's earnings call in which Alibaba reported missing it's earnings goal, a China-based regulator, the State Administration For Industry And Commerce, accused Alibaba of selling fake goods and misleading customers on its biggest shopping platform Taobao.com.

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Apple’s Record Earnings Can Be Attributed to a Balanced Product Portfolio

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There has been a lot of media hype about Apple's financial demise lately due to the firm having 60% of its business outside the United States and the U.S. dollar getting stronger. Well this week, Apple apparently showed everyone that rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. 

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As SMB Investment in Digital Increases, So Does the Need for Better Performance Metrics

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BIA/Kelsey predicts that 2015 will be a banner year for local media expenditure on the part of small to medium businesses, with investment exceeding $50 billion. Much of this figure will be put toward online marketing in some form, including display ads, pay-per-click, online directories, social media, and local SEO.

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Three-Quarters of Middle-Market Family Businesses Don’t Have a Succession Plan

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Succession planning is a key challenge among family businesses, according to the latest U.S. Family Business Survey by PwC, which states that only 27 percent of 154 middle-market business owners surveyed reported having a substantial and documented succession plan.

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Mid-Market CEOs Say Funding, Talent & the Economy Are Top Issues in 2015

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Sixty-six percent of middle-market CEOs responding to a recent survey by Axial believe regulation and policy will hinder their growth in 2015. Thirty-eight percent worry about the availability funding, while 31% say closing the talent gap is a key growth strategy this year.

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Sherritt CEO Says Cuba Holds Promise for U.S. Companies That Are Patient

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The head of Sherritt International Corp., the biggest foreign investor in Cuba, said industries from mining to infrastructure are ripe for development as the island nation moves tentatively to open up trade with the U.S.

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Passion, Freedom and Impact: The 3 Ingredients of Business Success

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More than 10 years ago I founded my then “small” business that today has more than 600 employees and tens of thousands of customers around the globe. I talk to small-business owners every day, and while they all come from different industries and places, it is passion, freedom and impact that have been the main drivers determining their success or failure, progress or regression.

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