Five Tips for Workaholics

Every once in a while, we have those times when we are absolutely inundated and quite overwhelmed. As humans, we can be assured that these hectic periods in life will happen to tall of us. Many times during the period we are pushed from pillar to post. Those times can be personal, career, lifestyle changes,…

Grad Nation: 3 Tips for College Grads

In part one of our two-part series on graduation, we learned a few key things students matriculating to higher education should keep in mind during graduation.  According to the National Center for education Statistic, public institutions had the highest graduation rates of public, private an for-profit institutions (accept in cases where the for-profit institution had…

Grad Nation: 5 Tips for the Class of 2018 (High School Edition)

The United States high school graduation rate reached an all time high of 83% in 2014/2015 school year and in 2016.  Many credit the surge in highly targeted US social programs and initiatives aimed at improving graduation among low-income and underserved students.  In a little more than a year, U.S. graduation rates fell 10 percent…

The Beginner’s Guide to Entrepreneurship: 5 Resources to Get Started

So you wanna be an entrepreneur?  Good.  It can be the first step to making money or losing it.  As an entrepreneur, tenacity is your greatest resource.  Many don’t succeed at business, because they do not take it as seriously as a conventional career.  In the United States, and in many countries, students are socialized…

Australia Focuses On Northern Region for Growth

In April, Australia held its second Ministerial Forum on Northern Development to continue firming plans to create new commercial and private opportunities in Northern Australia.  Since it’s inception in 2016, the initiative has accomplished 34 of its 51 commitments outlined in the “Developing Northern Australia White Paper.” “Our $700 million Northern Australia Roads Program and…

EdTech to Bolster Educational Achievement in Guatemala, Developing Economies

Guatemala recently rolled out a new education program launched by its Ministry of Education which allows Guatemalans from ages 13 to adult, both at home and abroad to continue their education.  The program, Programa Nacional de Educación Alternativa –Pronea, allows students to participate in distance learning and earn formal certifications. Education like all other sectors…

Six African Quotes for Business (Wakanda Edition)

In 2017 we featured five African quotes for business, and our readers loved it.  This year we are going for round two with six African Proverbs for Business, the Wakanda Edition.  You will find meaningful proverbs from the tribes of successful Africans around the world!  We include sage from African tribes both old and new! …

Turkey: Innovative Trade Hub of the Future

In 2013 Turkey’s Simplified Customs Corridor with Russia amassed a trade volume of $100 million dollars, by 2015 the trade volume had rose by nearly 50 percent to 142 million dollars.  The rise in trade volume for this voluntary agreement signed in 2008 helps exporting companies simplify customs procedures.  Due to its key position in…

Globalization and Labor: Gigs Grow As Stability Falters

In 2017, there were nearly 600 million entrepreneurs recorded, according to figures from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).  There are an estimated 27 million in the United States alone,  0.05 percent of that giant worldwide figure.  While the signs of growing entrepreneurship seem encouraging, are they indicative of a much larger issue throughout the world? …

A Trade War of the Worlds

In 2014, China held over a third of U.S. debt, amounting to nearly 18 trillion USD.  In just four years, that number has dwindled to a paltry 1.18 trillion, due in large part to China’s rapid sell-off of American currency.  In the past, nations sought U.S. dollars as a guarantee to ensure fiscal stability due…

Is NAFTA a Roadmap for Africa’s Continental Free Trade Agreement?

The deadline to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is set for the end of March; but it is currently under renegotiation, with the U.S. and Canada making some of the biggest changes. The current administration has been skeptical of NAFTA’s economic benefit; with experts also disagreeing over how effective the agreement has…

Angola and The Changing Face of Debt

In early February 2018, Angola signed a 70-million-dollar agreement with the World Bank to develop the nation’s local economy.   The loan is specifically targeted at infrastructure construction of medical centers, staff residences and other public works. The African nation has unsuccessfully sought to attract investors and appears to be turning its aspirations inward.  Like many…