Author Archives: zouein

Fundraising Doors Opening for Small Firms?

Small firms in the United States will soon be able to raise money on Wall Street faster than you can say “jackpot”!

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups bill signed by President Barrack Obama allows small businesses more access to fundraising and investors while providing fewer regulatory burdens which give these new-comers all the flexibility they need to operate in a post-crisis environment.   Read the rest of this entry

Uncle Sam’s Old Grudge

Decades have passed since the infamous Cuban crisis nearly sent nations into oblivion. Decades have also passed since the death of the Iron Curtain was portrayed with fall of the Berlin Wall. Tensions have died down, people have been reunited and yet, one can still find a Cold War-era law in the USA’s legal system upheld to retaliate against a ghost, a Communist Soviet Union. Read the rest of this entry

A King’s Tale

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Burger King (henceforth BK), is the second largest fast food hamburger restaurant in the world with strong brand equity. Its growth model is not capital intensive, since 90% of its restaurants are owned by franchisees. All in all, the company has strong financial performance. On the other hand, the company is heavily concentrated in the US; about 65% of operations take place in one market, which means that it is heavily depended on this large market. Read the rest of this entry