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Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.
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An economic experiment set to be held in Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg, will see the hours of an average workday slashed in hopes of enhancing productivity.
April 9, 2014 in Lifestyle
Why Netflix Is Launching in France...From Luxembourg

Why Netflix Is Launching in France...From Luxembourg

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The media-streaming company is reportedly using Luxembourg as its French base as it looks to dodge the country's film industry regulations.
April 2, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Seeking to Expand Overseas? First Determine If Your Firm's Ready.

Seeking to Expand Overseas? First Determine If Your Firm's Ready.

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Strategize about taking your business overseas. First be sure you've won success on the homefront. Do plenty of research and analysis first.
March 31, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)

Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)

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A look at legal requirements for paid time off around the globe.
March 27, 2014 in Grow Your Business
EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names

EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names

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A not-so-'grate' proposal from the European Union to ban U.S. cheese makers from using names like Parmesan and Feta is stinking up trade negotiations.
March 12, 2014 in Business News
Quality of Life Around the World: The Best and Worst Cities (Infographic)

Quality of Life Around the World: The Best and Worst Cities (Infographic)

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Thinking of sending some of your employees to work overseas? Be sure to know what you're getting into.
March 6, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Photos: Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

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While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.
February 13, 2014 in Growth Strategies
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

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Following a failed appeal, Google was ordered by French courts post a notice on its Google.fr homepage informing users that it would be paying a 150,000-euro fine over privacy violations.
February 10, 2014 in News and Trends
Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

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The Holder family has turned the Parisian bakery Ladurée -- famous for its macarons -- into a global brand that's about to open its first American flagship and venture into ecommerce.
February 3, 2014 in Profiles
The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

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While many startups envision expanding their business beyond their country's borders, scaling globally can present some unique challenges.
January 30, 2014 in Grow Your Business
GoDaddy Begins Aggressive International Expansion in Latin America

GoDaddy Begins Aggressive International Expansion in Latin America

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The website domain registrar says it plans to expand into 52 countries in 30 languages within the next year and a half.
January 21, 2014 in Your Website
You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

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As founder and CEO of the Malala Fund, Shiza Shahid is determined to help women around the world get access to an education. And she's learning a lot along the way.
January 21, 2014 in Innovation
How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

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With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concepts into international brands.
January 13, 2014 in Franchises
Fast Food CEO: U.S. Government Making it Hard for Us to Grow

Fast Food CEO: U.S. Government Making it Hard for Us to Grow

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Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, has found it easier to set up shop in countries like Brazil and China rather than contend with U.S. government regulations.
January 6, 2014 in International Growth
Start Up or Head to School? Depends on Where You Live.

Start Up or Head to School? Depends on Where You Live.

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Where you live could play a role in choosing between landing a degree or launching your own company.
December 23, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

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While scaling a business globally can be an exciting, it can also be challenging. Jamie Wong of Vayable offers up advice on how a lean startup can scale internationally.
December 19, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Top 10 Apps for Instant Messaging (Infographic)

Top 10 Apps for Instant Messaging (Infographic)

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A look at the features and popularity of web applications including the likes of WeChat, WhatsApp and Snapchat.
December 11, 2013 in Apps & Software

The Most Expensive Cities for Expats (Infographic)

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Eyeing an overseas career move or considering an exotic retirement? Choose your new homeland wisely.
December 6, 2013 in Lifestyle
Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump

Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump

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The latest cost of living survey from ECA International shows that China became more expensive in 2013 and Japan less so.
December 5, 2013 in International Growth
The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World

The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World

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Not sure where to set up shop abroad? Worried that foreign governments might try to shake you down? Find out which countries are squeaky clean and which are dirty when it comes to public sector corruption.
December 3, 2013 in Business Travel
Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

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For our series College Treps, Matthew Fishman discusses why his startup traveled thousands of miles to participate in an accelerator, rather than join a local one.
December 3, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

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Boulder, Colo.-based Ubooly has raised $2.5 million in venture capital money and just recently blown its second Kickstarter campaign out of the water.
November 15, 2013 in News and Trends
Can Endeavor Help Struggling Entrepreneurs Abroad and in the U.S.?

Can Endeavor Help Struggling Entrepreneurs Abroad and in the U.S.?

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The global network of business leaders was supposed to help emerging-market entrepreneurs scale up, but now the organization is needed closer to home.
November 15, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Starting Up in the Developing World: More Risk, More Reward

Starting Up in the Developing World: More Risk, More Reward

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Entrepreneurship consultant Sarah Green offers some perspective on starting up in the developing world, by way of Nigeria.
November 6, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How the U.S. Can Hold Foreign Laws Against You

How the U.S. Can Hold Foreign Laws Against You

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The Lacey Act was the first real American conservation law, but changes in the law have made it too dangerous to conserve in its present form.
September 30, 2013 in Innovation

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