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Sep 05, 2008 | 04:15 PM CDT

Elizabeth Roche’s New Jersey Medi-Spa Celebrates First Year

Dr. Elizabeth Roche
By: Leslie Benson

A lack of regulated U.S. standardized licensing exams and an overabundance of spa treatments for home use raise questions in the mind of Dr. Elizabeth Roche, founder and owner of Elizabeth Roche, M.D. Med Spa. Her spa, now celebrating its one-year anniversary, relies on a sterile clinical atmosphere for treatments. Roche spoke with GCI magazine about her business philosophies and professional perspectives in the September 2008 issue of the magazine.

Sep 05, 2008 | 03:23 PM CDT

Supply Chain: Finding Safe Harbor in the World’s Ports

By: Simon Kaye

Combining an effective freight forwarder with efficient shipping terms is increasingly key to effectively importing, exporting and conducting business globally.

Sep 05, 2008 | 03:19 PM CDT

Trade Routes: Navigating International Business

By: Michael Wynne

As part of her effort to expand her business’ international sales, Jeri Ross received coaching and support from GCI magazine’s Trade Routes columnist. She shares lessons learned, perspective gained and offers tips to help others gain a level of confidence to move forward into international business.

Sep 05, 2008 | 03:07 PM CDT

Achieving a Premium Price During A Recession

By: George Spilka

Economic conditions should not be a deterrent to selling your company when personal and corporate objectives dictate that a sale is warranted.

Sep 05, 2008 | 02:44 PM CDT

Artisan Perfumes for Form and Function

Laurice Rahmé
By: Leslie Benson

Profile of Laurice Rahmé, CEO and founder of Bond No. 9.

Sep 05, 2008 | 12:05 PM CDT

Trade Routes: Value Innovation

By: Michael Wynne

Today’s cosmetics consumers are skeptical about advertising messages, and although brand names are important, they no longer are enough to sway consumers who expect greater value at lower cost.

Aug 29, 2008 | 04:54 PM CDT

A New Slant Salon Hair Care

ThermaFuse CEO Van Stamey
By: Karen A. Newman

HeatSmart Complex may be in each of its products for heat-styled hair, but from technology and package design to point-of-purchase marketing and a new business model, a different way of looking at the industry and all kinds of smarts have gone into building the ThermaFuse brand.

Aug 28, 2008 | 02:43 PM CDT

The Challenges of a U.S. Launch

By: Michael Long and Chris Czajkowski

The idea of launching international brands into the U.S. market presents an exciting yet intimidating proposition for many international brands. A strong U.S. management partner is the first step to meeting the challenge.

Aug 26, 2008 | 01:37 PM CDT

Trade Routes: The Ten Commandments of Global Business

By: Michael Wynne

With the demise of local, isolated markets, today’s companies are truly global players, exposed to sensitive ethical quandaries. Conducting global business ethically will result in a better and more profitable company.

Aug 26, 2008 | 01:30 PM CDT

Counteract Counterfeits

By: Rick Van Arnam, Esq.

Counterfeiting is a growing industry unto itself, and while stemming the tide grows increasingly difficult, there are steps a company can take to help safeguard its valuable IP and branding.