So you want to start an electronics business in supercompetitive New York City. First order of business? Check your sanity. Second task? Find a niche. And it doesn’t hurt if you can find some truly interesting products.
As 2011 reaches the midway point, reality has set in on many of the enthusiastic promises made by gadget and gizmo makers in the euphoria of New Year’s Day celebrations. While many of the products and technologies unveiled at January’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are now dazzling users worldwide, others may never make it past the prototypes made for the show. Some products, like 3D HDTVs, have received lukewarm public acceptance, but others, like Apple’s iPad 2 tablet, have become standard-bearers.
Sports vacation specialists can book you with a fully escorted sporting event tour or plan an experience for you at an event such as the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals or Daytona 500, as one sports vacation Web site boasts. Like other travel planners, these specialists take care of all of your arrangements, down to providing you with tickets to the games.
Jarred in the first quarter of the year by bloody uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa and by a 9.0 earthquake, a devastating tsunami and radiation leaks from a crippled nuclear plant in Japan, the international travel and tourism industry still hopes that the rebound that began at the end of 2009 will continue in 2011.
Risk and reward are opposite sides of the coin. Whenever you earn higher interest rates, you’re taking on more risk. Here’s how to evaluate those risks.