There is perhaps no better way to begin this post than with a riddle. What organization runs 16% of all websites, hosts several of the largest media companies on their servers, yet is hardly ever mentioned in the news?
Google, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon?
Give up yet?
It’s exciting to see new media evolve and different ways that online content creators work to create sustainable business models. All the popular blogs with a staff of writers give their content away which makes many wonder how they make their money. While these blogs have advertisements and affiliate partnerships, it isn’t enough revenue to cover the cost of a full staff of writers. To bridge this gap many blogs rely on conferences they host throughout the year and tickets to many of these events sell for up to thousands of dollars. Other blogs sell premium content which a small percentage of their readers may purchase.
There are so many websites, and online newspapers and magazines that share their content at no charge to readers, it simply isn’t feasible to put content behind a paywall because readers have so much Read More
AdrianChilders.com has been working on a new calendar of events page which highlights events we think are making the U.S. and rest of the world a better place. Events that can be found here is everything around music, movies, books, technology, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, marketing, finance, developers events and much more. I’d like to introduce you to Parisa Zadeh, out of Albuquerque, NM who is working on this events page to let you know what’s going on around the country.
Parisa keeps the calendar up to date by reading many of the most popular blogs and keeps a close tab of current events. AdrianChilders.com is all about sharing business ideas and the events on this calendar bring together the brightest minds in their respective industries. Parisa will periodically blog about upcoming events and highlight the very best. We will also be giving away passes to many of these events so make Read More
When business owners open their doors, they typically always cater to individuals or other businesses. The biggest potential customer with the most money however, the government is often ignored by most small businesses. Federal government spending has steadily increased since the beginning of the 20th century and now accounts for a significant portion of the U.S. gross domestic product.
All though much government spending is for construction and defense, federal, state and local governments need all types of products and services Read More
Last week Apple shared sales figures and announced its financial results for its most recent quarter. The biggest news is that they have $97,600,000,000 cash on hand. Yes, that’s $97.6 Billion, but about two-thirds of that is sitting in accounts overseas because Apple is a large multinational company that sells it’s products all over the world.
Apple is by no means alone. Google, GE and several other multinational companies also have huge reserves in foreign accounts as a result from sales abroad of which they’ve already paid taxes on profits in those countries. Here and here you can see Cisco’s CEO, John Chambers talk about how Russia and China is more business friendly than the U.S. and why he can’t bring the company’s $43 Billion back to the United States. Read More
There was a great post everyone was talking about in the New York Times this weekend that highlighted why the U.S. is loosing manufacturing jobs to Asian countries by the boatload. It turns out low labor costs are only a small reason of why American companies choose to manufacture products overseas instead of the United States.
The post focused on Apple, an iconic American brand known around the world and Foxconn, a manufacturing powerhouse that employs over 1 million people worldwide and actually makes the devices for companies such as Apple, Amazon, Dell, HP, Motorola and several others. Even though many executives that work for American Read More
As services such as Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody and other alternatives to listen to our favorite music continue to become more popular it seems the days of radio as we know it are numbered. We still listen to broadcast radio because our cars aren’t connected to the internet yet, but over the next few years we will begin to see this as a built in feature. There is a real business opportunity to create an online radio station that streams local news and music 24 hours a day. Websites streaming content can focus at the local level and would require the same music licenses that radio stations purchase.
Many local radio stations already offer a live stream through Clear Channel’s, I Heart Radio. Since most of us listen to Read More
Robert Kiyosaki says if you want to be rich, you need to own a large business and you need to build a strong network. Franchises are one example of a large business. For those that don’t have an extra million dollars lying around to invest though there is network marketing, a business model that has been called a personal franchise. If you are serious about becoming a successful entrepreneur and are willing to learn, the network marketing business model may be of interest.
The information age which began in the late 1980’s has changed the way we buy and sell products which has been beneficial to the network marketing industry. Network marketing is an often misunderstood industry and many even have a Read More