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Europlus Direct and Jim Hart's investment in native speaking salespeople has led to export success and growth of revenues to £8 million. It's a move which Hart believes is his best ever, and has also led to the founding of a company supplying recruitment and translation services.
In his second of a series of blog posts, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares his thoughts on the three commitments that business owners should make to achieve balance
Martin Campbell, MD at SaaS company Ormsby Street, shares first-hand SXSW advice from US firms on how UK businesses can gain a foothold in the US
Owning a successful business is a sure-fire way to get yourself a beautiful home. But It would take a lot of success to afford these properties
The success of British cyclists and disruptive tube strikes have seen a growing number of people take to the streets and bike to work.
The R300 headphones by Ferrari by Logic3 provide a comfortable and high quality way to listen to music on the move and at home.
With fisheye, macro and wide-angle lenses all rolled into one, the olloclip allows users to get creative with their iPhone.
There are no shortage of tablets on the market, with all manners of shape, size and power represented. But how can accessories boost performance?
The La-Z-Boy chair has long been the chill out chair of choice, but CSL's new five-seater sound sofa offers an upgrade with speakers and Bluetooth.
Designed by the Porsche Design Studio and with a screen of 116 square feet, the C SEED 201 could be the perfect accompaniment to a summer of sport.
A new mobile phone marketed as ‘smarter than a smartphone’ has hit the market, and it’s targeted at the chief executive who fancies himself as a bit of a James Bond.
To provide city workers with a faster way of negotiating the crowds, US-based Hammacher Schlemmer has come out with the Only Scootercase, fusing a traditional scooter with the needs of today's business people.
Water and technology seldomly go well together, but new technology could yet marry the two.
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