News and Articles About International business

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

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

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

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.
Nina Zipkin
Seeking to Expand Overseas? First Determine If Your Firm's Ready.
Growth Strategies

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.
Jay Eum
Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)
Human Resources

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

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

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup
Growth Strategies

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.
Jamie Wong
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage
Technology

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.
Nina Zipkin
Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire
Growth Strategies

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.
Geoff Weiss
The Hurdles of Scaling Globally
Growth Strategies

The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.
Growth Strategies

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.
Catherine Clifford
How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands
Growth Strategies

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.