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Top Countries for Startups’ International Expansion

Where in the world do you go to find angels and unicorns? Startups must consider a number of factors during international expansion. As an international consultant, I’ve helped startups cross borders and maintain operations in various countries. Each location comes with its unique set of advantages and disadvantages—the languages spoken, taxes owed, working culture, availability […]

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Sep 16, 2020 Markets , News Asia

Japan Labor Laws

Japan is ranked #29 in the 2020 report issued by the World Bank for ease of doing business. There are a number of compelling reasons for companies to consider expanding into Japan. Notably, Japan is third globally in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), has a rich culture of innovation and offers well-established labor and […]

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Sep 03, 2020 News , Trends North America

Finding the Right International Expansion Partner: What CFOs Should Consider

International expansion poses many challenges for CFOs. The process must involve in-depth analysis, strategic planning, and a clear understanding of risks. Companies typically choose to create a new production and sales entity in the new market or expand through mergers and acquisitions. No matter which method a business adopts, choosing the right international partner helps […]

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Aug 14, 2020 Markets , Trends North America

Tech Startups & Global Expansion

Tech startups may be wondering whether now is the time for global expansion. After all, we’re in the midst of a pandemic and some suggest it should be a time of restraint. However, one only has to look to the past to see many entrepreneurs found unprecedented opportunities during times of trouble. WhatsApp, Groupon, Slack, […]

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Aug 14, 2020 News North America

Blueback Global Celebrates Inc. 5000 2020

Blueback Global has made the Inc. 5000 2020 list! Being listed among the fasted growing private companies in the U.S. is an incredible milestone we are proud to have achieved. Thank you to our team, clients and partners for placing us on this year’s list. We look forward to continued growth with the support of our team to make sure we exceed the needs of our clients and ensure their success.

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Aug 13, 2020 Markets , Trends North America

Current Opportunities for Startup Expansion

Startups shouldn’t allow COVID-19 to derail expansion plans. Even though markets are undergoing a mass upheaval, these changes also reveal great opportunities. Shifting trends can leave established companies struggling, making it the ideal time for a startup to enter a new market. Global expansion can provide forward thinking leaders an opportunity to grow their business. […]

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Aug 05, 2020 Markets , Trends North America

COVID-19 Startup Funding: Venture Capital & Private Equity

It’s unsurprising how venture capital and private equity investors reacted to COVID-19 uncertainty. It has led to more cautious investing, fewer startup funding prospects, and greater competition. Nonetheless, some products and services are booming and startup funding is still available. Prudent startups can still explore opportunities, but they will need a better approach if they […]

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Jul 31, 2020 How-To North America

Building a Resilient International Hiring Strategy

International hiring is a necessity for many companies, because they can’t find the talent they need in the U.S. However, recent immigration policy changes have sent businesses into a tailspin. Suddenly, they can’t access the talent they need which could seriously impact their growth, profitability and even survival. These policy changes have brought almost all […]

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Jul 29, 2020 How-To , Trends North America

Blueback Global’s Approach to Work from Home

As most of us have begun to navigate the “new normal” in the past 4.5 months, one of the major re-configurations of life has been working from home. Before the pandemic, I was actually already working remotely full time, one of a growing number of American workers doing so. I’ve since joked with friends and […]

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Jul 20, 2020 How-To North America

Global Expansion During COVID-19

Global expansion always requires expertise, but especially during these trying times. However, some things remain the same when considering expansion. Basics such as exploring the local business atmosphere, financial viability, and availability of resources are still vital to risk management. Your business still needs to access skilled talent and multiple supply chains to ensure resilience. […]

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Jul 15, 2020 Trends North America

Remote Teams – How to Prepare for Recruiting in Foreign Markets

Hiring the best possible remote teams improves a company’s chances of initial and ongoing success. However, the complexities of recruitment, onboarding, human resources, and compliance increase with expansion. Fortunately, tried and true strategies can reduce complications and smooth the process for hiring your remote teams. Your company can access the most experienced and suitable candidates […]

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Jul 06, 2020 News North America

What Your Business Needs To Know As International Markets Reopen During COVID-19

Coronavirus lockdowns have seriously impacted business and the global economy. Unless a company was able to transition to remote work or e-commerce they were forced to drastically reduce operations, or suspend business. Some countries are now easing their restrictions, but how and when differs greatly as do business compliance and travel requirements. The pandemic has […]

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