Business owners need to stick to what they're good at to grow

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Hayley Conic says that it is easy to become swamped in little details

Hayley Conick, country manager for Elance-oDesk, argues that successful business builders must be able to begin delegating.

Post-Brazil World Cup: A winning opportunity for UK businesses?

Having finished hosting the World Cup, Brazil turns its attentions to the Olympics

Philippe Gelis, CEO and co-founder of Kantox, takes a step back from the World Cup fervour and asks what kind of business legacy may be left behind.

The surprising potential of serviced offices for growing your business

They may seem the playground of start-ups or the roaming ground of the lone wolf entrepreneur, but if used strategically, serviced offices can offer great utility for expanding businesses, says i2 Office marketing associate Dan Millington.

London Technology Week 2014: Why the capital is the best place to grow tech start-ups

Mayor Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind building London's tech sector

In a week when the past achievements and future potential of the London technology sector are put centre stage, Garry Mackay, partner and joint CEO of Ashfords, reveals why the capital has morphed into a prime ecosystem for companies in the sector.

Starting to grow across borders? Don’t underestimate the power of local nuance

Rising confidence amongst UK SMEs is leading to a surge in firms looking to new international markets for the first time in order to grow sales. However, a lack of understanding of their target market’s local nuances can create unwelcome headaches, says TMF Group regional managing director Michael Adams. 

Top tips for smarter business in South Africa

Business zone: South Africa is becoming a increasingly diverse economy

Ever considered South Africa as a new market to move into? Matthew Furneaux, head of international ID registration at GBGroup, provides an introduction to trading with the nation.

How family planning factors into business

Max Hudson and Katie Forsyth, partner and trainee solicitor at Payne Hicks Beach, lift the lid on the elements essential for a successful family business.

The emerging markets worth a MINT

MINT nations: (Clockwise from top left) Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey and Nigeria

Glenn Porter, general manager international identity verification at GBGroup, examines the opportunities and risks of trading with the MINT population of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

UKLA changes and what they mean for your business

To shed some light on the somewhat murky world of firms acting as sponsors to London listed companies, Toby Duthie, partner at Forensic Risk Alliance, looks at new rules.

European car markets continue to increase

Car sales in 2013 were 20 per cent lower than they had been in 2007

With car companies in Europe experiencing a surge, which ones are doing particularly well?

Making your mark on the other side of the world

For companies hoping to grow in new global markets, Postcode Anywhere chief executive Guy Mucklow explains how the UKTI has helped take his business to Australia.

Croatia – the heart of untapped Europe for businesses

Richard Britton, CEO of CloudSense, reveals why the time is ripe to expand your business to Croatia.

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