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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Expanding Business Internationally

People looking to take their companies internationally spend so much time researching the advantages of doing business globally that they often fail to avoid simple mistakes. First and foremost, international business expansion is complicated. Quickly infiltrating broader markets isn’t something that organizations accomplish overnight. That’s not to say the transition cannot be done smoothly – […]

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Three Things to Consider When Expanding Globally

“What are the main things my company needs to check off before we expand globally?” I hear this question quite often. It’s a fair question and one that I could spend some time answering. With so many components to consider, it’s difficult for a business to have a smooth expansion independent of expert help. Of […]

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Oct 05, 2020 How-To , Trends ,

Work from Home in a Different Country

Work from home has grown in scope due to the pandemic. “Digital nomads” once consisted of entrepreneurs, freelancers and the self-employed. Many companies have re-evaluated their work culture and include work from home in their strategic planning as it can offer many benefits. Unsurprisingly, a 2020 Gartner study found that 82 percent of company leaders plan to […]

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Sep 28, 2020 Markets , News Asia

The Labor Environment in Taiwan

Companies looking toward expansion into Asia should consider Taiwan as a first target market. The country ranks 19th out of 190 economies in ease of starting a business, averages six percent growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) over the last 30 years. It is a major platform for trade with China, and serves as […]

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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 08, 2020 News , Trends North America

CFO Challenges Going into Q4 and Q1 of 2021

CFO challenges are greater than ever due to COVID-19. They include a potential recession, the possibility of a second wave of the virus and renewed restrictions, and further legislative changes, just to name a few. The virus has also amplified the need for internal change. The role of the CFO has evolved from managing 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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