Today in Global Small Business: Discover the Design of Japanese Toilets


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What’s affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners:

  • Global regulators say tougher bank rules do not curb small business lending.
  • Quote of the week: “Let us find out what is desperately needed, although people may not know it, let us find out what will beautify the world, although people may not know it, then let’s learn and learn and teach ourselves and support each other in doing that until we lose ourselves in those tasks.” – 20th century inventor Edwin Land
  • On Instagram @toilets_a_go_go, Hidefumi Nakamura documents the astounding breadth of public-toilet design in Japan.  International travel exposes you to different cultures yet even doing your routine daily activities can broaden your horizons :-).
  • Global finance leaders meeting in Japan recently said they were increasingly worried that the trade dispute between the United States and China, which shows no signs of abating, could propel the world economy into a crisis.
  • The retailer Ulta Beauty will be going international in order to “establish Ulta Beauty as a successful global brand,” CEO Mary Dillon said in a statement. The first step of that process is launching operations in Canada, according to Dillon.
  • President Donald Trump dangled the prospect of renewing his tariff threat against Mexico if the U.S. ally doesn’t cooperate on border issues, while some of his Democratic challengers for the White House said the last-minute deal to avert trade penalties was overblown.

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Brian Tracy breaks down the small steps you can take to start turning your passion into your livelihood.

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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy describes how to take your passion and turn it into a career. Tracy explains how, no matter your age or the state of the world, bills are one thing that will not change. 

If you’re feeling that are falling into a rut, pinpoint your passion and pursue it. Grow your skills and become a life-long learner. You don’t need to go back to school, but you should take advantage of opportunities around you. In this ever-changing technological environment, you can easily empower yourself and gain more information.

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