Is An Import Business Right For You?

When starting a business, one of the most important considerations is what is going to make you stand out from your competition. For some business owners, they will attempt to differentiate themselves through the items they sell in their store,

What It Takes To Be Successful Doing Business Internationally

Modern business has brought about challenges that people didn’t even think of decades ago. The biggest challenge is the sheer amount of competition that now exists in nearly every industry. As the business world has globalized, you’re no longer just

Siendo Internacional: Dirigiendo Una Compañía Multinacional

Aun siendo una operación pequeña, cada compañía tiene la capacidad de hacer negocios en varios países.  Debido a avances en tecnología, transporte y comunicación, cada compañía debe de estar investigando oportunidades internacionales.  Para poder lanzar negocios internacionales, uno debe pensar

‘How Stupid Are We?’ and Other International Business News

This week there have been a couple of interesting developing in international business that can help us learn some important lessons about business. US Tire Maker Titan International CEO Maurice Taylor Derides French Workers As Lazy For Putting In ‘Three

Dubai, A Perfect Place to Do Business

Location can play a huge part in the success of a business. Ask any business owner, anywhere. Being in the right place, and at the right time, too, can often mean opportunity presents itself when otherwise it perhaps wouldn’t. The

How to Reach an International Customer Base

Reaching an international customer base is a complicated process and one that will require significant investment. The rewards that come from tapping into an international market, however, can be huge. By reaching an international market you will be able to

Dream Big – 5 Tips to Help You Expand Your Business Overseas

Thinking of expanding your business overseas may be a risky thing especially if you are new in the international business arena. The procedure of linking your company to the international chain is not easy and obviously needs a lot of

Top 5 Tips to Grow Your Business Internationally

Online marketing is one among the many ways that is currently been used by many entrepreneurs to place their businesses in the international markets. For this reason, if you desires to have good sale internationally, you need to interact and

Tips for Choosing a Logistics Company That Fits Your Business

Tips for Choosing a Logistics Company That Fits Your Business The third-party logistics company, or 3PL company, that you choose can make or break the fortunes of your company. If you choose a company that’s not a good fit, all

3 Key Steps To Internationalizing An SME

There are incredible opportunities for the small to medium-sized enterprises in the global marketplace.  At the same time, there are countless obstacles that make internationalization a significant challenge for the SME.  Below are some of the key preliminary steps a

Bilingual Education: Starting You On The Road To Success

It’s common knowledge around the world that Canada is a bilingual country.  French and English are the two official languages in Canada, and even though New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province, being fluent in both languages offers benefits

How to Avoid Major Challenges When Shipping Heavy Equipment Overseas-

How to Avoid Major Challenges When Shipping Heavy Equipment Overseas Shipping heavy equipment and machinery internationally is a huge, thriving business. International equipment shipping may sound like it would be problematic, but it is only slightly different from shipping anything

What Does Venture Capital Mean to You?

Many small business owners look at venture capital as some sort of “necessary” in order to build a successful company, but they do not think about the challenges associated with raising and using other people’s money.  It is always important

Adapting Yourself to a New Market

With international business comes the pros and cons of entering into a new market.  Some products and companies fail to fully research a new market and humorous mistakes can ensure.  In the case of John Deere, see what they did

Understanding Markets: Commodities

Here is an interesting video from INSEAD Knowledge on the current outlooks for various commodities sectors.  Regardless of the market that you are working in, it is important to evaluate the various factors that are impacting your business and determine

Thinking International? Know This First…

Globalization is still in full force and now more than ever, small businesses are breaking into the international market.  But with increased access to new business market, there is also increased access to potential liability.  Here are four questions you

VIDEO: INSEAD- Can You Survive Today’s Business World?

Here is an interesting discussion from INSEAD about the challenges that businesses face in finding success today.  What are the challenges that you are facing and how are you overcoming them?

International Business: Don’t Drown

When I was a young boy scout, I remember an experience I had while attending Scout Camp in Minnesota.  It was early in the summer and the camp we attended was right on a large lake.  While there, we had

SmallBiz Counsel Video Review: Avoiding Corrupt Practices in Emerging Markets

Given the facility of international business and the expansion of emerging markets, it can be easy for business owners to slip into corrupt practices.  Here is an interesting discussion on the impact on business and what companies can do to

5 Ways to Improve Global Expansion

Because technology and resources are making the globe smaller and smaller, small businesses need to consider options of expanding their operations internationally.  As with any new market, though, expanding internationally has its potential problems as well.  Here are 5 ways

Tips for Managing International Business Expansion

Because technology and resources are making the globe smaller and smaller, small businesses need to consider options of expanding their operations internationally.  As with any new market, though, expanding internationally has its potential problems as well.  Here are 5 ways

Navigating International Business: Lessons of a Boy Scout

When I was a young boy scout, I remember an experience I had while attending Scout Camp in Minnesota.  It was early in the summer and the camp we attended was right on a large lake.  While there, we had