Tag: business

Five tips for running a localization business in China through COVID-19

Going through a financial crisis while your country is on lockdown is an experience we will most likely never forget. But even in this time of uncertainty, it could be an experience that will make your team stronger. Our company survived the COVID-19 crisis in China, and we took steps to ensure the business has not suffered any financial losses.

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Five not-so-obvious benefits of learning Japanese for work and business

While we’re pretty sure you have tried sushi or ramen in your home country, there's a lot more to learn about Japanese culture. From becoming more approachable to further appreciating Japanese entertainment, if you are able to connect with their way of life, doors and opportunities will open up for you.

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Three questions to ask before you create a remote team for your small business

Remote employment is a growing trend in America, as well as across the globe. With the majority of workers expecting remote work arrangements in their careers, it makes sense for small businesses to adapt to attract top talent. Here are three things to figure out to meet your current and future business goals.

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Localization testing for software and websites

Once you have localized your software or website, how do you know if the localized version functions properly? Have the images been accurately localized? Are the dates, time, currency and addresses properly formatted for each target region? Do the hyperlinks function properly? Is there any text truncation? Are all hot keys working properly? How does...

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Google, gender and money

Google is scrambling to distance itself from a ten-page memo currently circulating around the internet and written by an employee. A male, self-described “classical liberal” outlined his ideas on gender in a document he titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” In it, he appeals to generalities about men and women’s psychology as it relates to tech...

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Trust in the time of translation

Those of us in the language services business can easily forget that our job depends on solving a client’s problems. And who can blame us? We’re caught up in a whirlwind of diverse responsibilities. However, we lose sight of the client at our peril. The client cares not about our hectic work dynamic; our overburdened...

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