on December 14, 2011
Need to translate your marketing materials into a foreign language? If you plan to use Google’s translation software or hire someone on the cheap, you probably aren’t ready to do international business, the American Translators Association says. Choosing a…Read » Views: 496
on October 31, 2011
So you want to be an author. You’re not alone: More and more entrepreneurs and business owners want to write a book or, more accurately, have a book written by someone else under their names, observes Larry Leichman, co-owner of Arbor Books.
“The book has bec…Read » Views: 2,349
on September 19, 2011
Being the lone expert in a critical field in foreign country can be a great selling point — and Virginia La Torre Jeker has built a career based on just that. The American lawyer, who lives in the United Arab Emirates, specializes in tax issues for U.S. citi…Read » Views: 681
on September 12, 2011
Many people wish they could do more to protect the planet, but they aren’t aware of the resources available in their area. Marissa LaMagna is making it her business to educate them, at least in Northern California. Her Berkeley-based Bay Area Green Tours leads…Read » Views: 905
on August 31, 2011
Just when most people thought print journalism was going down the tubes, with newspapers consolidating and laying off reporters and readers turning to the internet, journalist Michael Stoll launched the San Francisco Public Press. The independent, nonprofit br…Read » Views: 886
on August 30, 2011
Like many other successful entrepreneurs, Dusty Dutton has turned her passion into a profession. For the past six years, the popular puppeteer in Marin County, Calif., has made a profitable business out of entertaining children at schools, birthday parties, an…Read » Views: 483
on August 15, 2011
In 2009, Mike Smithwick was touring Florence with other astronomy enthusiasts to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s invention of the telescope.
As soon as he introduced himself to his tour companions, one stunned participant asked, “Are you the au…Read » Views: 908