Archive for August, 2010

Promoting social entrepreneurship among women in Saudi Arabia

Friday, August 27th, 2010

At GoForth Institute, we’re strong proponents of entrepreneurship education in developing countries. It’s a great way to help people create sustainable growth in their communities. For this reason, we were excited to come across a blog post on Babson College’s site, talking about The US-Saudi Women’s Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, their partnership with The Wellesley […]

Entrepreneurs play a critical role in developing countries

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

In GoForth Institute’s August newsletter, we examine the role of entrepreneurs in developing countries and what obstacles they must overcome. Entrepreneurs are vital to ensuring the sustainable success of their communities. However, in developing countries, they must contend with lack of access to funding, lack of small business education and lack of supportive infrastructure. But […]

CRM software is not created equal

Friday, August 13th, 2010

When it comes to customer relationship management – or CRM – you need to be organized and on the ball. In this day and age, we turn to technology solutions more often to help us in our businesses. At GoForth Institute, we love technology, but can’t stress enough how important it is to plan first, […]

Tip of the Month: Small Business Record Keeping

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

This month’s topic might be more of an obvious reminder, but following this tip can save you plenty of time, stress and money in the long run. Keeping up with your paperwork, specifically your financial records and statements, on a monthly basis (or more often if you have a high volume of transactions) will provide […]

Top negotiation skills for entrepreneurs

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Entrepreneurs know that starting a business is only one part of the equation. Sometimes you have to earn money too! Negotiations often go hand-in-hand with sales, but not all small business owners are natural-born negotiators. Here are seven of the commonly-accepted top negotiation skills for entrepreneurs: Planning skills Negotiating a sale means being prepared. Understand […]