10 Reasons to Watch the IPL

If, despite my best efforts over the last few months, you still think cricket is not for you, let me introduce you to the Indian Premier League. Despised by the old guard who prefer their games spread over five days, and their trousers white, the IPL is the faster, louder and wackier version of the game made for the 21st century. Since the inaugural season in 2008, it’s gone from strength to strength and is now valued at 3.03 billion U.S. dollars. There’s some serious money to be made from flashy sporting events, and those Indian businessmen who realised this early enough are more than comfortably off these days. Read More 10 Reasons to Watch the IPL

Lunchtime Poll: Independent or Family-Owned Restaurants

So I’ve noticed that I’ve begun frequenting independent or family-owned places more. Coffee shops mostly, but a few restaurants. I know that it’s from convenience, but also because I find I enjoy them more than the ubiquitous Starbucks or Olive Garden or any other chain. The family-owned or independent places do always seem to lack that sheen that chains have to their places, and not every morsel will taste delicious. Yet, the places are more eclectic and you can have that genial relationship with people who work there. Luke’s Diner from Gilmore Girls over Denny’s. I do like some things about the big guys, but anything that’s family-owned or independent I think will begin receiving my attention more.  Read More Lunchtime Poll: Independent or Family-Owned Restaurants

News in Africa: 1/31/2013 (The Article Where I Talk a Lot About Women)

African women have been in the news a lot lately, whether it be women succeeding in various fields or a call for better education and protections for women. It seems only fitting to focus on these various stories for this week’s article. More details after the jump. Read More News in Africa: 1/31/2013 (The Article Where I Talk a Lot About Women)

Make It Your Business To Support Women In Business

It’s well known that small businesses are often hit hardest in a recession; it’s a topic that’s attracted plenty of media coverage. But what hasn’t been much discussed is the unprecedented toll the most recent economic slump has taken on woman business owners. As the U.S. exited the previous recession of the early 1990s women began to increase their numbers among the small business owning population. This increase continued into and beyond the recession of the early 2000s. Read More Make It Your Business To Support Women In Business