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The Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in the World

The Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in the World

This European country has reigned supreme as the most innovative in the world for the past four years, according to a new report.
Forget Specialty Blends -- Half the World Prefers Instant Coffee

Forget Specialty Blends -- Half the World Prefers Instant Coffee

Outside of the U.S., the global instant coffee market is huge and growing fast.
Want Your Startup to Dominate the World? Start Thinking Globally -- Now.

Want Your Startup to Dominate the World? Start Thinking Globally -- Now.

While running a small business is already a massive undertaking, the need to think globally from the start is vital if you want your company to grow to its utmost potential.
35 Tips on How Not to Offend Your International Business Partners (Infographic)

35 Tips on How Not to Offend Your International Business Partners (Infographic)

From how you eat to how you dress, a look at how your behavior could be interpreted by your customers, colleagues and clients in different countries.
Connect Internationally With Your e-Business

Connect Internationally With Your e-Business

If you're seeking customers from around the world, these tips can help you increase your global reach.
Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator

Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator

The new feature can translate German to English and vice versa in near real-time and will be available in beta by year's end.
Four Factors for Hiring Overseas Employees

Four Factors for Hiring Overseas Employees

Getting ready to hire overseas? Understand four key areas before you take the plunge.
Breaking Into a Volatile (But Rewarding) Emerging Market

Breaking Into a Volatile (But Rewarding) Emerging Market

While emerging markets can be a little unstable, they can also offer a plethora of opportunities. Entrepreneurs just need a little bit of strategic thinking to identify these circumstances.
Europe Doesn't Want American Apples. Here's Why It Doesn't Matter.

Europe Doesn't Want American Apples. Here's Why It Doesn't Matter.

The impact of an ostensible ban on U.S.-grown apples is mostly a blow to the ego, though the broader food industry should pay attention.
City-Specific Domain Names to Be a Boon for Local Business Owners

City-Specific Domain Names to Be a Boon for Local Business Owners

New web addresses with endings such as .london and .nyc will amplify the online presence of local businesses.
Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.

Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.

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.
Why Netflix Is Launching in France...From Luxembourg

Why Netflix Is Launching in France...From Luxembourg

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

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

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

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

A look at legal requirements for paid time off around the globe.
EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names

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

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

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

Thinking of sending some of your employees to work overseas? Be sure to know what you're getting into.
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

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.
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

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.
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

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.
The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

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

GoDaddy Begins Aggressive International Expansion in Latin America

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

You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

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.
How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

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.
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

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

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

Where you live could play a role in choosing between landing a degree or launching your own company.

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