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This is the Century for Small Business

Corporate leviathans appear to have every advantage over small business— big bank accounts, armies of Harvard-educated MBA’s, fleets of lawyers, wallets filled with powerful politicians, and access to the biggest, baddest, priciest media on the planet. And what do you have? A great idea, a laptop, and a stressed-out checking account. What chance do you have? [...]

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California’s number two export to China is . . .

California’s number two export to China is . . .

We still make trash better than anyone else on the planet. Trash. Clusterstock reports that California is the number one exporter to China with, natch, computers and tech leading the charge at $3.3 billion, but with good old plain American garbage as a close second at a whopping $2.3 billion. California, as we all know, [...]

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The Roundup September 28

The Roundup September 28

Maybe the Chinese can build an environmentally friendly Hummer, a “bold chihuahua,” maybe . . .” Even the Chinese hate Hummers The Hummer brand, however, could be on the road to extinction if GM cannot soon finish a deal with China’s Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery, the only bidder for the controversial brand. . . [...]

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The Roundup July 25 & 26: A week of losers

The Roundup July 25 & 26: A week of losers

What this place needs is a good copy of Stephen Robbins . . . or a riot. Chen Guojun General manager of Jianlong Steel, about to acquire state-owned Tonghua Iron & Steel, gets some pretty hard sensitivity training by Tonghua employees for being high-handed, highly paid, and threatening to lay off everyone whose name is [...]

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The Roundup June 19

The Roundup June 19

If venture capital firms are made exempt from new regulations, will that be a loophole big enough to drive something as big as AIG through? Venture capitalists to Obama: hands off our picnic basket! Venture capitalists said on Wednesday they should be exempt from President Obama’s proposed changes in financial regulation, arguing they were not [...]

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The Roundup June 18

The Roundup June 18

Ford unveils its new hybrid. Get ready for Bailout 3: Found On Road Dead With GM (GMGMQ) and Chrysler using the bankruptcy process to shed much of their own debt cheaply and quickly, Ford has gone from the automaker with the most cash on hand to the one with the most debt on its books. [...]

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The Roundup June 15 Tinseltown edition

The Roundup June 15 Tinseltown edition

The Indian Academy Awards think Akbar is great. Snagged six awards yesterday including best picture. I’ve been saying this was coming more than once right here in this blog . . . A new, privately owned Hollywood studio launches on Monday with its founders promising to shake up the industry by focusing on cheaper films [...]

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The Roundup May 18

Shakespeare in Line. (Unemployment line, that is) Disney doesn’t break out the financial performance of Miramax, and Cook declined to say whether the unit was profitable. Miramax released eight movies last year, including the religious drama “Doubt,” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Those films generated $65.8 million in total U.S. ticket sales, down 50.3% [...]

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The Biz Roundup April 18 & 19

You heard it hear first: Cuba spells opportunity . . . maybe. Cruise lines will likely benefit first, some experts said, because it can take years to build up resort-style hotels on shore. Even so, capacity questions remain. “If you have a 2,000-passenger cruise vessel at the port of Havana, at some point they’re going [...]

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If you’re thinking of making toys in China . . .

Think again. Shoestring Venture deals extensively with offshoring manufacturing to China and I’ve done a fair amount of consulting with companies big and small (even one-person companies) who have manufactured toys in China. As you might imagine, Chinese toy manufacturers have taken a pretty hard hit this year what with lead-contaminated Thomas the Tank Engines [...]

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The Biz Roundup January 7

So who we going to borrow those trillion dollar deficits from now? Bernie Madoff? On Tuesday, President-elect Barack Obama predicted the possibility of trillion-dollar deficits “for years to come,” even after an $800 billion stimulus package. Normally, China would be the most avid taker of the debt required to pay for those deficits, mainly short-term [...]

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The Biz Roundup January 4

Apple isn’t worried. They knew this was coming someday and so they made it impossible to change the batteries in their products. More than half of U.S. consumers plan to cut back on purchases of high-tech products this year . . . The findings are particularly gloomy for newer categories of devices. (“Consumers to Pare [...]

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The Biz Roundup January 3

We never see a headline about a breadline today. In the midst of the deepest recession in the experience of most Americans, many professional forecasters are optimistically heading into the new year declaring that the worst may soon be over. For this rosy picture to play out, they are counting on the Obama administration and [...]

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