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Annie Jie Xu
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Annie Jie Xu is U.S. general manager of Alibaba.com, Americas, responsible for the operation of the U.S. office located in Santa Clara, California. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is helping start-ups succeed by enabling them to source products and supplies for their new enterprises. Annie is a native of Shanghai, China, and received a bachelor of science in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She was named “Top 100 Women of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2013

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7 E-commerce Trends Small Businesses Need to Know in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 4:50 PM

If you're a small business owner, congratulations on surviving Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday, and the last frantic days of the Christmas shopping season. You can't slow down as now you need to prepare for 2014 -- especially your e-commerce strategy. The e-commerce landscape changes by the minute...

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5 Things Small Businesses Learned During the Government Shutdown

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 9:49 AM

While the Washington Monument has re-opened, the government shutdown's ripple effect continues across the nation. According to the financial ratings agency Standard & Poor's, the shutdown has taken at least $24 billion out of the U.S. economy. Consumer confidence also took a hit with the latest survey from

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Why All That Planning Is Ruining Your Business -- Especially If You're a Woman

(3) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 3:12 PM

Women tend to be great planners, but eventually you have to stop planning and start doing.

C'mon, admit it, it's a lot less stress-inducing to keep tweaking that business plan than it is to actually implement it.

You can plan-plan-plan but if you never...

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