Global Business

International Business

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.
Women Entrepreneurs

How Dell's Entrepreneur-In-Residence Wants to Empower a Billion Women

Ingrid Vanderveldt had a dream to empower 1 billion women by 2020. Dell helped her take that goal to a global level.
Economic Conditions

What Your 'Cheap Date' Says About the Global Economy

Deutsche Bank's Cheap Date Index found that London is among the most expensive cities, whereas Mumbai is the cheapest.
Subway

Will Franchising Ever Be as Sexy as Tech? Subway Thinks So.

More and more millennials want to be entrepreneurs, but few describe franchising as their dream business. Here's how Subway is trying to change that.
Ecommerce

Where E-Commerce Is Booming. Hint: Think Outside the U.S. (Infographic)

A look at where online shopping is expected to grow the fastest in the next five years and which companies are leading the charge.
Leadership Qualities

What High Performers Do When Things Get Tough

Business is now about having rich conversations with global audiences. Here are four winning attitudes for success at a time of great change.
Employee Feedback

On Becoming That Truly Inclusive Leader

In a global economy, openness to new diverse ideas is critical for staying competitive. Embrace a method to cull the best ideas from your team and put them into action.
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.
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.
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.
Technology

China Mobile Starts Selling iPhones, But No One Seems to Care

The release of the latest iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c by China Mobile, the country's largest carrier, were not met with the interminable lines and inevitable buzz of a typical Apple announcement.
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.
Franchises

Meet the Franchise Serving Dinner in the Sky

It's the gourmet meal of a lifetime. Just don't look down.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

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.
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