February 1, 2013
By Andrew Jackson, Contributing Author
Small businesses are expected to help drive growth in the US in 2013
Companies employing less than 100 workers can be termed as small companies. As far as the United States is considered, there are large numbers of small businesses operating across the country. In fact, these small businesses or companies constitute a major portion of the country’s employers as well as employ more than half of the country’s total workforce. Although many consider the industrial giants as the driving force behind economic growth, the truth lies somewhere else and has to be accepted without the slightest doubt. Small businesses play a very important role in the country’s overall economic growth as well as ensure the living standards of the people of the country continue to remain good. More…
January 24, 2013
Reposted from Global Post
Market in Havana, Cuba
HAVANA, Cuba — Cracker Man’s cry echoes down the streets of Havana’s Buena Vista neighborhood, trailed by the clatter of his shopping cart over potholes.
“Crackers! Crackers!” he barks. “Fresh from the oven!”
He’s one of roughly 400,000 Cubans now working as state-licensed entrepreneurs in the communist country’s small but growing private sector. More…
February 28, 2012
Reposted from VietNamNet Bridge
Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Colombian counterpart Maria Angela Holguin
Vietnam hopes to strengthen ties with Colombia in various fields such as politics, diplomacy, economics, trade, energy, oil and gas, culture, education and tourism. Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh emphasized this during February 27 talks with his Colombian counterpart, María Ángela Holguin, in Hanoi.
He highly appreciated Colombia’s proposal to create a mechanism and legal foundation for bilateral relations and its decision to send a cultural and art troupe to the 2012 Hue Festival, within the framework of the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC). More…