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Franchising: businesses branch out
While global brands are often looked upon as faceless corporations, a lot of them are in fact run by local entrepreneurs. In the Czech Republic, franchising has boomed in recent years, helping smaller businesspeople to excel. It's time to put a face to a name.

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Hurricane named Blanka
She's energetic and spontaneous. She dresses princesses from the Persian Gulf and European celebrities. For over 20 years Blanka Matragi, originally from Moravia, has been the Czech ambassador to the world of haute couture.
CASE STUDY >
Selling in volume
When it came to creating a catchy company name, the owners of Levné knihy got straight to the point. Its brand (Cheap Books) speaks for itself, and its target is any literate Czech.
FOCUS >
Creating a deeper manager pool
Only a few years ago, coaching was a word most often associated with sport. However, it is gradually becoming another essential tool in corporate management development kits. Companies are betting that, along with specially-tailored development programs and even MBAs, this is the way to groom - and hold onto - future and present-day managers.
PERSPECTIVES >
Olga Dvořáková: Making a market for modern art
Olga Dvořáková (34), the owner and curator of Gallery Art Factory, has made her mark in the art business, where fierce competition and the unrelenting dictate of money rule. Read how she did it.
TRAVEL >
The best of Hamburg
Germany's second largest city is definitely not only one of Europe's most diverse ports with a thriving industry and trade center, it's also home to hundreds of parks and gardens, and romantic canals that reminds one of Amsterdam or Venice. Hamburg has even more bridges than those two destinations put together, and a cultural scene to rival either one. You'll definitely need more than one day to explore this "green city".
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