It’s a not-to-be-missed date in the ecommerce calendar – Catalyst Europe, the award-winning conference organised by ChannelAdvisor, is in London this week.
As if 1.2 billion Facebook members weren’t enough, Mark Zuckerberg has announced his latest plans to get more of the world connected.
The entrepreneur’s Connectivity Lab is working on new technology to bring the internet (and social networking) to the two-thirds of the world who currently lack it. Continue reading
Is international expansion on your to-do list for 2014? Exporting is no longer just for the “big boys” according to Scottish Enterprise. Hundreds of smaller companies are becoming “micromultinationals” and reaching out to new markets. From Brewdog to Harris Tweed, they’re tapping into the growing demand for high-quality Scottish products worldwide.
While English is the world’s most widely-spoken second language, being monolingual can only get you so far in the global marketplace. The internet and the world of international business are increasingly multilingual.
The comma is the Cinderella of punctuation marks. It’s often overlooked and causes confusion for native English speakers and learners alike. We all know what a full stop or a colon is for, but a comma can seem indecisive and wishy-washy.
Scottish products such as whisky and tartan are famous around the world, but they’re far from the only exports. Last year a record number of Scottish businesses began exporting, with products ranging from software to seafood, tea to television programmes.
More than a billion people around the world celebrated the Chinese New Year, with fireworks, parties and parades – including a parade of horses in Sydney! The Spring Festival is now well underway, with festivities traditionally lasting for 15 days until the Full Moon, on February 14th this year.
Every day, interpreters and translators help doctors and emergency workers save lives. They enable multi-billion dollar deals, oil the wheels of diplomacy, and ease communication at international space stations. They also give a voice to sports stars, actors and beauty queens, and connect social media fans around the world.
We’ve all heard of the BRIC and CIVETS countries, but now attention is turning to a new group of fast-growing markets. The MINT countries – Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey – have been tipped as the hot ones to watch over the next few years.