Welcome to the first issue of the International Journal of Business and Applied Sciences (IJBAS)! This is the official publication of the Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA). BAASANA is an interdisciplinary, not for profit professional association of business, sciences and technology. It seeks dissemination of advanced knowledge and skills among scholars and practitioners of business and applied sciences toward resolving issues and problems of 21st century. By sharing knowledge, expertise, and facilitating transfer of know-how across the digital divide, we seek to contribute toward improvement of human conditions.