blog · business · current · Furture Implications · Global · Investing · Job Costing · Marketing · Uncategorized

Corporate Outsourcing

outsourcing
Outsourcing

Outsourcing helps emerging economies by providing more jobs for their country. A large corporation may decide to outsource their manufacturing in order to save hundreds of thousands of dollars and sometimes millions. The value of the currency is what will make the largest impact on a corporation. It would cost one tenth of the normal labor wages to manufacture in a country such as India versus manufacturing in the United States. The wages the corporation will be paying the local people in India will be equivalent to what the US workers would have made but cost a lot less to do it. Many people in the United States frown on corporations that outsource. I personally do not see it as a negative; however the loss of jobs from the corporation leaving the country could cause some issues. This is where corporate outsourcing may or may not help them develop country it is leaving.

'We Want Our Jobs Back'
‘We Want Our Jobs Back’

At first glance it seems the corporation is costing the developed country or let’s says the United States, thousands of jobs. Americans will begin thinking that these thousands of people are now left without a job but then the corporation hires thousands of non-Americans. I can see how this can be bad PR in the United States. There are a lot statistics and research’s that support outsourcing for the developed country. Many say that the re-movement of the corporation will open up doors for the employees left behind. In fact the majority of jobs in the United States is created by small businesses and the outsourcing will provide a much lower price of products to sell which also combats national inflation. Patrick Dixon form Global Change stated that “research shows some of the new economic activity generated in developing countries by outsourcing will generate new demand for goods and services in the country where the jobs have moved from the developed countries. It has been estimated that every dollar that US corporations spend on outsourcing to India gets $0.33 cents and the US economy benefits by $1.14.”

What are your thoughts on Outsourcing?

OutsourcingTheNumberStory

 

 

Patrick Dixon. (2014). Global Change. Future Trends. In The Future of Outsourcing – Impact On Jobs – Keynote Speaker. Retrieved from http://www.globalchange.com/outsourcing.htm

Advertisements
blog · business · current · education · Furture Implications · Global · Uncategorized

One World Government

world pulled apart

The Gold Standard was doing so well before changes were made after the second world war. This is an interesting subject about world currencies and how global GDP was on an all-time high during the gold standard system. I have done some reading on the Freemasonry, supposedly they have plans of a one world government. This would probably bring in one global currency as well. To add to this controversial conspiracy, the Bible talks about a one world currency during the end times. when I look at the history of the global currencies, it makes sense to go back to a one world currency like the Gold Standard. History shows that the Gold Standard held very high global GDP numbers and globalization and growth percentages were on an all-time high. I know talking about freemasonry and the Bible is a little off subject, but I thought it kind of made sense to talk about it since it related to one government and one currency. The fact remains, the gold standard is still the most perfect system ever created. Looking into the business world and globalization, in which I am studying for my International MBA with focus of Social Media Marketing, the fact that history shows a very strong global economy with the single world currency.

world army

If the world economy were to collapse, the entire world would feel it. The strongest currencies in the world in order by rank, the US Dollar, the Euro, the Japanese Yen, the British Pound, and the Swiss Franc would cause some serious global issues. I know many people talk about the US dollar weakening, however, the USD is still the number one currency in the world and the United States of America is still the world’s largest economy. There are many countries who trade in US dollars because their own currency has loss too much value and was hurting their country. The dollarization countries use the USD as their home currency. Other countries such as Japan use the US dollar as a reserve to their currency. For example, if their currency depreciates too much, they would use USD to control their depreciation. Of course every country uses this strategy including the United States; however the USD and EUR are the worlds consistent currency.

gold coins

In my previous post I wrote about the gold standard which was the world’s greatest monetary system ever created.

“The gold standard monetary global system was the most prolific system ever created. From 1870-1914 the gold standard showed large GDP numbers around the world. Practically every country was showing growth in numbers not comparable today. In fact the comparison is not even in the same ball park. During this time, actual gold coins were being used for sell and trade. Most of the countries in the world had the same currency “gold” and would have no problem investing in other countries. GDP high numbers were a norm back then with percentages as high as 6-9% with various countries seeing even higher. Let’s look at China’s GDP before their recent crash; they were at a steady 7% and 9%. This was looked at by the world as amazing and un-speakable growth. Well before World War I, these numbers were the norm for every country. The gold standard is recognized as the most perfect system ever created. “

world together

It would make sense in the global business world to bring the global economy on a high growth level such as it was back in 1870-1914 before World War I. Almost every country in the world were seeing growth as the likes of China in recent years. Back then it was normal to see such growth, today it is almost un-real to see such growth. In fact, many people questioned the GDP numbers China was posting for various reasons we will not go into. However, China still had tremendous growth.

WORLD-MAP-2

Back to my point, history tells a story that one world currency is a very good thing. A one world currency would need to have a one world government or what others would say “One World Order” for the global economy to grow as it did in the past. If the conspiracy theories were true of the Freemasonry, building a one world order controlled by high level people, then the world could agree to their high growth global economic system. This one world order is also foretold in the Bible in great detail. The one currency, one world government would be controlled by the top 10 world leaders. Probably selected by the top 10 countries in the world.

world one

The top 10 Kingdoms, Countries, Nations, Empires, Territories, or Provinces with an 11th also involved. The one in charge would be like a Prime Minister or President of the one world government who would administer peace through power. During this time of global economic stabilization, technology would make it really easy for people to purchase everyday items such as milk, bread, and water through a digital devise. Since the entire world would be using this technology, it would be understandable to need a secure way to determine identification and to keep personal bank information locked down. The Bible foretells this technology would be accessible through some implant, marking, or something embedded in either the right hand or the forehead.

mark of the beast

The Bible refers the world leader as a beast and “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17

worldface

This new world order or one world government would create safety under one global currency. According to USAHitman (I have no idea who he is) quoted Pope Benedict XVI stated “construction of a world community, with a corresponding authority,” proposing global peace and justice. This quote may not be true, but the Pope’s idea of a world government is to bring politicians together for judgment and practical guidelines. History shows this global government would stimulate tremendous growth and a prosperous future. However, this Biblical warning is pretty severe. If you have any belief at all in the Bible, this future will be the start of a gruesome end to the world. Read the Bible and understand what the warning is, one of which is to avoid this economic marking/implant that is embedded in the either the right hand or the forehead which is called “the mark of the beast.” As you can imagine, this scenario will create an uprising of millions of people not wanting to take the economical marking (mark of the beast).

Mark-Of-The-Beast

However you look at the one world government, the economic impact of one world currency would make a huge impact across the world. Education is self-enlightenment and a growth of awareness which can only better prepare you for the future; I implore you to self-enlighten and read the Bible, which is considered a proven history book with countless successful military tactics, business strategies and economic prosperity.

 

References

MBA Knowledge Base. (2016). International Business. In An Eclectic Arrangement, 1973-Present. Retrieved from http://www.mbaknol.com/international-business/an-eclectic-currency-arrangement-1973-present/

Nathan Lewis. (2013, January 3). Forbes. Economics & Finance. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2013/01/03/the-1870-1914-gold-standard-the-most-perfect-one-ever-created/#1334bcea50d8

USA Hitman. (2012, December 12). NWO. In Evil Vatican calls for a new one world government. Retrieved from https://usahitman.com/evcowg/

Richard Lee. (2015, November 14). Investopedia. Articles. In Top 8 Most Tradable Currencies. Retrieved from http://www.investopedia.com/articles/forex/08/top-8-currencies-to-know.asp

Thomas. (2012). Eleven Two Fund Management. In Does The Bible Actually Mention A One World Currency and Government? Retrieved from http://www.eleventwofm.com/does-the-bible-actually-mention-a-one-world-currency-and-government/

 

blog · business · Coffee

The Coffee Chain

Coffee
Serving Coffee

The local coffee shops serving coffee grown from different counties uses a transportation system for their global supply chain. Coffee is a profitable business while more coffee shops open up every year with 55,246 shops projected in the United States which is a growth of 1,260 more shops than 2015. The year 2015 had 1,303 more shops than the previous year (2014). The industry is still growing with more transportation needed to accomplish their global supply chain necessities. The coffee beans are grown in various countries. Many countries like Ethiopia and Kenya will grow the coffee beans from plants. These farmers will then pick the cherries from the tree and eventually peal the cherry off the seed or eventual coffee bean. These seeds are then dried out usually by the sun. These beans then go through a process called “milling the beans” where the beans are endocarped which removes the parchment layer from wet processed coffee. After the milled coffee beans, which are now called green beans after the milling process, are then shipped out using loading ships.

coffee-cupping

Sometimes these beans are shipped to brewers, other times they are shipped to be tested where people use a procedure called cupping to taste the coffee using a sample amount from the bags. The cupper will smell the aroma and sip the coffee after it passed the visual test. After this cupping procedure the beans are then shipped using all various shipping methods to roasters where the beans turn dark brown and have an aromatic smell. Caffeol is fragrant oil locked inside each bean and is released when the bean turns brown at around 400 degree inside the bean. The roasting is done at 550 degrees. The roasting process is usually done in the importing country due to the time table of roasted beans. Freshly roasted beans must reach the consumer as quickly as possible to stay fresh. Fresh beans release air when they are packaged, so the packaging needs a valve to release the air. When the beans are stale, they will not release any more air. This is one reason you do not want to buy coffee beans that have had the air sucked out of the packaging, it is basically showing they are stale beans. Only buy the coffee bean packaging that has air in the bag.

barista-koffie

NCA. (2015). National Coffee Association. About Coffee. In 10 Steps from Seed to Cup. Retrieved from http://www.ncausa.org/About-Coffee/10-Steps-from-Seed-to-Cup

Lisa Furgison. (2015). B Plans. Business Planning. In 13 Tips to Open a Successful Coffee Shop. Retrieved from http://articles.bplans.com/13-tips-open-successful-coffee-shop/

business · Furture Implications · Marketing

Future Implications

Old school marketing use a push messaging to reach the consumer, while new school marketing use a pull messaging to reach the consumer. Pushing messages is a way of interrupting the consumer like a commercial on television or telemarketer calling during dinner time. This interruption can turn the consumer off right at the start. Pull messaging is more like funneling individuals who are interested to come to; the consumer searches for the product and the organization pulls them in. The pull messaging turns into permission marketing where the marketers begin asking for consumer personal information like email address, age, income, and even phone numbers. This information is given to marketing from the loyal consumers or the people who follow the brand, they are not forced to provide the information. Personal information is given to be part of the inside information or be put on a mailers list.

Relationships
Relationships

Social media marketing begins with the consumer and builds relationships with them. They become loyal to the brand and more likely to purchase products. The old traditional way puts relationship last after they have bought the product. Social media builds relationships at the beginning creating the trust. It is all about connections, conversations, and community. Social media builds a community around the brand while strengthening the relationships. The future will always be relational and will be an industry that will be around for a long time. Social media may change in platforms and tools, but social networking as a relational social gathering on the digital platform is here to stay. The more you learn about social media the more you will be in tune to your industry no matter what industry you are in.

Daria Kelly Uhlig. (2015). Small Business. Chron. In Old School VS New School Marketing. Retrieved from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/old-school-vs-new-school-marketing-37056.html

Oliver Blanchard. (2009, August 24). SlideShare. In Oliver Blanchard Basics Of Social Media ROI. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/thebrandbuilder/olivier-blanchard-basics-of-social-media-roi

Debra Eckerling. (2014, March 26). Social Media Examiner. In How to Measure Social Media ROI. Retrieved from http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/measure-social-media-roi/

business · Coffee · Global · Marketing

The Strategy of Starbucks

starbucks2

Starbucks is a company with world renown and was first established in 1971. In the last ten years Starbucks has tripled in annual revenue and earned $16.5 billion dollars in 2014 with a total of 21,366 stores. Starbucks is the second most valuable fast food brand in the world, second to McDonalds. What differentiates the company from its competitors is focus of speed and quality. Starbucks tries to get the customer their order in 3 minutes and 3-5 minutes when it’s busy. The equipment selected in each Starbucks store is at one of the highest quality pieces of equipment in the industry. Starbucks claims to have 87,000 different drink combinations and the barista can make each and every one of them. These specific steps translate to their brand and product value. Each store has high quality equipment and each store has a barista that can pour a perfect cappuccino and latte with the right amount of foam on top. The baristas are taken care of since Starbucks offers health insurance to their employees who work 20 hours a week or more costing $250 million dollars in 2009. This makes the baristas happy and enjoyable to speak to in the stores.

 starbucks

The product in each global store relates to the target market because each cup of coffee ordered can be very unique to the customer. The 87,000 different drink combinations helps Starbucks fit in each market. Some stores in various countries change the look of their logo a bit to fit the culture and beliefs of the country. Most logos show wavy hair while in Saudi Arabia, the lady on the logo is covered up. Some countries (not the USA) show the full picture of the lady who is holding her legs (fins) in the air like a naked mermaid with two fins which seems to be a turn off in America. The Starbucks logo changes depending on where they are in the world. Starbucks is continually growing each year and looking to expand their global presence.

 starbucks4

Jacques, Francois M. (2007, May). Harvard Business Review. Volume 85, Issue 5. In Even Commodities Have Customers. Retrieved from http://web.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.snhu.edu/ehost/detail/detail?sid=a88cf095-0954-48bf-a909-2e0c688f6457%40sessionmgr198&vid=3&hid=110&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWNvb2tpZSxpcCx1cmwsY3BpZCZjdXN0aWQ9c2hhcGlybyZzaXRlPWVob3N0LWxpdmU%3d#db=bth&AN=24638248

Aimee Groth and Gus Lubin. (2011, July 29). Business Insider. Strategy. In 11 Things Starbucks Does Better Than Almost Any Competitor. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/starbucks-does-better-2011-7?op=1

Statista. (2015). The Statistic Portal. Prices & Access. In Statistics and facts on Starbucks. Retrieved from http://www.statista.com/topics/1246/starbucks/

Alissa Walker. (2011, January 10). A Magazine For the Global Citizen. Design. In New Starbucks Logo Too Racy for Some Countries. Retrieved from http://magazine.good.is/articles/new-starbucks-logo-too-racy-for-some-countries

Accounting · blog · business · Job Costing · Process Costing

Job Costing and Process Costing

Job costing and process costing are very similar in what they do. Both systems record the costs involved in the making of products. however a specific job like making a chair in a furniture store would compile a list of cost using job costing. All the costs involved making the chair including all screws paint and materials used to make the chair will be listed in the job costing. Process costing provides detailed information for management and helps determine if the product is financially successful or not. The process costing system is used for larger jobs and account items over the entire time it took to fulfill the job. For example, the process of making gasoline will take a longer period of time and requires materials to be used during the entire time for the large amount. Materials needed to make the gasoline will be compiled on the process costing list.

Disadvantages for job costing is that the detailed information provided for job costing records are down to the details for the specific job. This record keeping is very time consuming. Process costing is simplified and less time consuming compared to job costing. The process costing is more suited for keeping track of departments or groups rather than detailed information on single products.

Competitive pricing will always be a concern. In my view and understanding, the customer is the most important part of a business. A happy customer will return and be a repeat customer. If a product is overpriced the business may lose the customer, so pricing the product close to what the market suggest the product should be priced is imperative. Comparable prices with some sort of extra value can help the business thrive with a unique way to present the product.

Steven Bragg. (2013, March 31). Accounting Tools. In What is the difference between job costing and process costing? Retrieved from http://www.accountingtools.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-difference-between-job-costing-and-process-costi.html

David Ingram. (2014). Demand Media, Chron. In Advantages and Disadvantages Job Order Costing & Process Costing. Retrieved from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/advantages-disadvantages-job-order-costing-process-costing-3082.html

Laurel Delaney. (2014). About Money. In How to Price Your Product Competitively For Import and Export Markets. Retrieved from http://importexport.about.com/od/DevelopingSalesAndDistribution/a/How-To-Price-Your-Product-Competitively-In-The-Overseas-Market.htm

blog · business · Coffee · Love

Business and Coffee

Starbucks is a global coffee company; their corporation is based in Seattle Washington. The coffee Starbucks uses is definitely a variable cost along with the milk and syrup used in the cup prepared. The paper cup and heat sleeve are all variable costs for Starbucks. The prices of coffee beans vary depending on the time of year and quality of beans purchased. Milk can vary accordingly and variable costs depend on the amount milk syrups used in each cup of coffee.

barista-koffie

The fixed costs of Starbucks will depend on the store location and the rent provided. Rent and equipment leases are a fixed cost. The rent may be different from one store to another, but once the rent and leases are establish the amount owed each month will be the same. The fixed cost fit help management analyze the overall costs.

Starbucks has several mixed costs in the corporation. Some costs can be salaries and wages which fluxgates depending on bonuses. However the wages and salaries are typically fixed, they fall in the mixed category when there are possible changes like the bonuses. Food sold at Starbucks can fall under mixed costs as well. The costs of goods change depending on demand and time of year.

The barista making and serving the coffee at Starbucks can represent step costs. If one barista serves 40 cups of coffee in one day the costs of the employee stays the same, but if more than 40 cups of coffee are needed to be made, then Starbucks will need to pay for another barista and showing more cost for the store. On a graph the step costs will look like steps on a stair case. More costs to produce more products.

Latte Love

Starbucks would be more likely to benefit from using a customer cost hierarchy for determining cost drivers. In customer hierarchy, each unit sold could be different depending on the coffee drink being made. However, for example if milk costs .0234 per ounce and a drink needs nine ounces, the cost for the milk would be $0.21. The coffee used at around $7.50 for a pound of beans worth thirty two double shots, the coffee costs for a single drink would cost $0.23. Let’s say the coffee ordered is caramel flavored and needs one and a half of syrup at $0.277 cents for the drink. The total food cost for the drink would be $0.72, but the drink must be poured into a cup with a lid and a sleeve to protect from being burnt at a cost up to an additional $0.20 cents bring the total costs of goods per cup of coffee at $0.92 cents. Each day an order level of each customer would be one coffee per day and a Starbucks store seeing 200 customers on average a day and costing the store $183.52 in goods. An average cup of coffee costs $3.50 which brings in $700 a day minus the costs of goods brings the total to $516.48. Say the barista is paid $15 an hour and serves 25 cups of coffee per hour. That would be an additional $0.60 cents per cup of coffee for a total of $1.52 per cup and $1.98 of profit.

 

Peter Mitchell. (2014). Chron. Small Business. In Examples of Mixed Costs in a Service Business. Retrieved from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/examples-mixed-costs-service-business-37030.html

Lie Dharma Putra. (2010, May 26). Accounting Financial. Cost Accounting/Management Accounting. In Cost Drivers and its Hierarchies. Retrieved from http://accounting-financial-tax.com/2010/05/cost-drivers-and-its-hierarchies/

Biotechnology · business · Investing

Investing in Biotechnology

Investing in the biotech industry will take an aggressive investor at heart with the patience that will last a long time. The biotech industry takes about 10-15 years of development and research to complete, compared to the Pharmaceutical industry which is typically half the time to the end result. An investor in the biotech industry will have a blind period of testing as the company uses research and development. There seems to be high risk involved for the investment of biotechnology. As an investor it is hard to compare profit ratios like net profit margin, return on equity, and return on assets. The main reason these ratio will not help an investor make a decision is because the biotech company will not see the profits until they are successful with the end product. If the end product is deemed successful, the company can see profits of two and three times. However, if the company’s end product is not successful, the company can lose just as much as it can gain. Typically the biotech industry will use ratio’s such as price-to-sales ratio which is the value of each dollar of a company’s sales and revenues. Ultimately I would consider investing in the biotech industry to develop a chemical-based compound to reduce the effects or onset of Alzheimer’s Disease because if successful, the investment could prove very lucrative. I will also be seen as someone looking to better the world.

biotech_image1

Kristina Zucchi, CFA. (2014). Investopedia. In Pharmaceutical Vs. Biotech Investing: Is It Worth The Risk? Retrieved from http://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/price-to-salesratio.asp

Timothy Noah. (2014). Slate. In The Make Believe BillionHow drug companies exaggerate research costs to justify absurd profits. Retrieved from http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_customer/2011/03/the_makebelieve_billion.html

Peter Gwynne and Gary Heebner. (2014, February 7). Science. Drug Products. In Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical firms need to reduce the cost and lead time of recently developed technologies makes that goal possible. Retrieved from http://www.sciencemag.org/site/products/ddbt_0207_Final.xhtml

Reference for Business. (2014). Encyclopedia for Business. In Financial Ratios. Retrieved from http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/management/Ex-Gov/Financial-Ratios.html

Balance Sheet · blog · business · Income Statement · Income Statement VS Balance Sheet

Income Statement VS Balance Sheet

Income statements are a must for accountants and business owners. It is a major financial statement showing profit and loss on the business and/or organization as a whole. An income statement will show the profitability of an organization during the specific time allotted on the income statement. Typically the income statement will show a quarterly or monthly statement. However, the income statement can also show two weeks of time to show a net income or net loss. The income statement allows the accountant and business owner to plan for the organizations near and far future. Typically an income statement will consist of revenues and gains along with the organizations expenses and losses.

accounting

A balance sheet is an important tool for the accountant and business owner to see a snap shot of the business on a given day. The balance sheet shows the ending balances of the organization and reveals the organizations assets, liabilities, and equity accounts during the date stated on the report. This report uses the following equation:  Total Assets = Total Liabilities + Stockholder Equity. The importance of a balance sheet reveals the liquidity of the organization which show the ability to pay debts on a timely matter.

start-a-company-sucess

Marketing managers find the income statement more useful than the balance sheet because the income statement reveals the profitability of the business. Marketing managers want to present the best of an organization by using the information on the income statement. A marketing manager’s job is to lure consumers to purchase product or services. Marketing managers develop price strategies to maximize an organizations profits without upsetting the consumers. The income statement gives the marketing manager the important product pricing information to better help the consumers buying decisions for an on going process. A balance sheet does not reveal the overall product profitability since it reveals only a one day snap shot. In one day a popular product can be seen as unpopular, so the marketing manger would find the income statement more useful than the balance sheet.

Accounting Coach. (2014). Accounting Topics. In Income Statement Explaination. Retrieved from http://www.accountingcoach.com/income-statement/explanation

Accounting Tools (2014). Financial Statement Topics. In The Balance Sheet. Retrieved from http://www.accountingtools.com/balance-sheet

Kimberly Castro. (2014). US News and World Report. In Best Business Jobs: Marketing Manager. Retrieved from http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/marketing-manager

Boundless. (2014, July 3). Financial Statements Overview. In Uses of the Income Statement. Retrieved from https://www.boundless.com/accounting/textbooks/boundless-accounting-textbook/financial-statements-overview-3/the-income-statement-24/uses-of-the-income-statement-154-7372/

current · current stand on social media · social media

The Social Sphere

For the most part of today’s social media networks, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ continue to be the top forces in the industry. The network with the most population is Facebook and if it were a country, it would be the third most popular country in the world behind China and India. Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ make the top ten also. Google+ is slowly building and gaining ground. They are making very smart decisions as they continue building the platform. It seems as though Google+ has the best of all worlds (networks) and is making the right moves as they grow. The things helping Google+ is that Google is the number one search engine, and owns the number two search results in YouTube. Google holds the power of being found on the internet, so having an account with Google+ will help anybody be found. A new attribute for Google+ is the fact that you can now make a business page that can be managed through your personal account.

Social media is so predominate now that the word “selfie” is currently in the Webster’s dictionary. The definition is: an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks. It is considered a noun.

If I haven’t spoken enough about Google+, then here is a little more. Google+ is similar to a Facebook account where you post information with or without a photo. Your post can then be searchable through Google’s search engine. The search engine optimization (SEO) using Google+ will easily be made since the content is coming from the number one search engine in the world. Google+ allows you to create events that can show up like a post. They also have “Hangouts” with is a video conferencing attribute for your business or private group. The commenting, sharing and tagging all helps others be aware of certain content.

The coolest part about Google+ is you can make a post and decide who is allowed to see it. They have “circles” which is a way to choose who will be in a specific social circle without the individual knowing what circle you put them in. For example I may make a post that is somewhat confidential and only want my family to view it. I will make the post and share it simply to my family circle. This “circle” option gives the power of content to the individual who is posting; something other social networks do not have.

I predict Google+ to dominate the social realm. So what are you waiting for? Create an account and add me to one of your circles! I am a friendly guy who enjoys spheres. In the meantime, enjoy the quick social media video posted above.

Brianna Smith. (2014, May 13). Social Media Today. In #Socialnomics 2014: Current State of Social Media. Retrieved from http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/socialnomics-2014-current-state-social-media-video

Steve Rayson. (2014, May 15). Social Media Today. In 6 Lessons from the Most Popular Content Marketing Articles. Retrieved from http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/6-lessons-most-popular-content-marketing-articles

Rebecca Wardlow. (2014). Rebecca Wardlow Social Solutions. In The benefits of Google+. Retrieved from http://www.rebeccawardlow.com/what-can-you-do-in-google/