Taipei: The Heart of an Asian Tiger

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Conferences don’t have to be dull and soulless. Choosing a riveting place to host an international conference is one way to jolt investors and partners and see firsthand how your product is being traded in the world. This is what makes Taipei one of the most dynamic cities to host your next international meeting. The Pacific nation of Taiwan holds a prominent place in the world’s technology and manufacturing industries. With the signing of mutual economic treaties, this industrial powerhouse also serves as a gateway to mainland China. More importantly, despite the Asian financial crisis, the nation’s economy continues to thrive.

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Guide to Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents

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As a business owner, you understand how important it is for you to protect your rights and intellectual property. The framework of the law provides you with various ways to protect your rights, such as trademarks, copyrights, and patents. It is important for all business owners to take the time to fully understand the differences between these three protections before heading into business.

Trademarks protect your rights associated with the use of a customized symbol or logo. They can also protect your use of a slogan or tagline. It essentially protects other companies or individuals from using the same logo or slogan or from using a very similar logo, slogan, or design. This is essential for brand recognition.

A patent protects your rights associated with an invention. There is a special patent application process per invention, so take the time to finish the approval process before setting up a whole business around it. The patent can help ensure your financial investment to research and development is protected.

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Berlin Means Business

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The former French culture minister Jack Lang once famously said, “Paris is always Paris and Berlin is never Berlin.” Berlin is a rapidly changing, innovative city, always on the forefront of industry. As the capital of a reunified Germany since 1990, Berlin is a world city of culture, commerce, science, media, and politics. Germany’s largest city encompasses a wide range of high technology, research, and creative industries such as IT, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical research, and renewable energy. Berlin hosts the international or regional headquarters for a number of major corporations, including Siemens, Deutsche Bahn, and Air Berlin.

One of the three most popular sites for conventions in the world, Berlin is home to the Internationales Congress Centrum, the largest convention venue in Europe. Berlin also attracts several large-scale trade fairs with the latest inventions and ideas. Quite expectedly, Berlin is also recognized as a world center for business start-ups.

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Brussels: Europe’s Capital City

DMR_week68_3As an international start-up looking for a new city to expand into, you know a thing or two about growing from a humble beginning and the importance of connecting with like-minded folks. The city of Brussels has grown from a 10th century fortress town to the de facto capital of the European Union, and is the perfect spot for a new, ambitious business.

In addition to the European Parliament and the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels is home to the regional and world headquarters of more than 2,000 multinational organizations. Its flexible economic infrastructure has enabled it to keep pace with 21st century technological changes. The capital of Belgium, Brussels is at the epicenter of global political, military, cultural, and commercial affairs. It’s the unofficial hub of Europe, and right where your business wants to be.

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Finding the Best Benefit Packages for Your Employees

DMR_Week68_2In order to attract and retain the best talent for your company, you will need to take time to develop the best benefits package available. While it is true that there is currently a tight labor market in place and jobseekers are vying for the attention of employers, it is also true that the most coveted jobseekers are educated, skilled, experienced, and often have multiple offers. Even when you are successful at luring them to your office for employment, you must have a great benefits package in place to retain their talent.

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Mumbai: The Gateway to Business in India

DMR_Week68_1If you’re a business owner ready for the next big thing, your eyes are most likely on India. With a population of over one billion people and the second fastest growing economy in Asia, India is a lucrative and diverse market with incalculable business opportunities. India’s commercial and financial epicenter is the city of Mumbai–home to the nation’s oldest stock exchange. Mumbai’s vibrant economy is based on financial services, infrastructure development, and the world’s most prolific film industry, known as Bollywood. Potential doesn’t begin to cover it.

Now, how are you going to crack into a place like Mumbai? Well, trying out Davinci meeting rooms is certainly one way to start. State-of-the-art Davinci meeting rooms give you temporary spaces you can rent for the day, a few days, or up to a few months, as you set up connections in India. You will have access to high-speed Internet, audio and video teleconferencing systems, and advanced presentation equipment. Davinci meeting rooms provide your organization with the versatility it needs to strike at the right time at the right cost.

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Paris: The City of Light and Commerce

Like a moth to a flame, Paris draws millions of tourists and business people each year. The “left bank” creative atmosDMR_Week67_3phere has inspired many well-known artists and writers, such as Picasso, Matisse, van Gogh, Hugo, and Leroux. Climbing the Eiffel Tower, touring the Louvre, and viewing the Palace of Versailles are popular leisure activities for the hordes of tourists. These, and many other cultural attractions and epicurean delights, is why “seeing Paris before I die” is a common entry on many a bucket list, and why businesses in the tourism industry benefit so greatly in Paris.

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The Rise of Business in Phoenix

DMR_Week67_1As an entrepreneur aiming to make a mark in the business world, or a long-time business owner who has the savvy to recognize great potential, Phoenix is a focal point for new business. Between the weather, the latest advances in technology, and booming opportunities, Phoenix is the place to be. If you are already based out of Phoenix or want to plan an important business gathering in this popular hot spot, Davinci meeting rooms is a top-notch solution.

You may be just starting out in the world and finances are too tight to invest in a large office space. Davinci meeting rooms provide a practical alternative. You’ll be able to rent a fully equipped office space at the appointed time. Whether it is a one-shot deal or you plan on hosting a monthly event in Phoenix, Davinci meeting rooms can be booked at your convenience. This is an excellent option, no matter if you’re a small company looking to grow, or if you’re the owner of a mid-to-large corporation based out East and want to make connections with contacts out West. Rather than force others to come to you, you can take advantage of a comfortable, modern meeting room and make the most out of the moment.

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Meeting in Cancun

DMR_week66_3Whether you’re running a start-up company or you’ve been firmly established in the world of business, Cancun is an ideal location to hold important meetings or promotional gatherings. Industrial opportunities are making gains in Mexico, bringing people in with commercial interests from around the world. To top it off, it’s a beautiful city with many vacation-worthy attractions for when work has concluded for the day.

If you’re thinking about renting a space for your next important conference, Cancun will provide your colleagues with the perfect balance of business and pleasure. Take advantage of Davinci meeting rooms to provide you with accommodations for your gathering. You’ll have the peace of mind that your office space has everything you need without the high costs of a hotel or even a long-term lease.

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How to Fire an Employee Gently

DMR_week66_2One of the most important steps you can take to ensure your company runs smoothly on a regular basis is to hire friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking staff members to perform specific functions and tasks. While you may go to great lengths to ensure you hire the best employees possible, the unfortunate truth is that most employers will have to fire an employee from time to time. This may be because an employee was rude to a customer, is not completing work tasks properly, or for other reasons having a negative impact on the company in some way.

Letting an employee go can be an emotional event, but there are several steps you can take to fire an employee gently.

1. Fire the Employee on a Friday

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