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Mar 31, 2020

Managing Business Travel Risk During Uncertain Times

Business travel risk always exists and nearly all travelers face difficulties at some point. However, social unrest and protests are an increasingly disruptive force for business travelers. In 2019, protestors filled the streets of Chile, Catalonia, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Yemen and Sudan, just to name a few. According to a 2019 survey conducted by […]

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Mar 31, 2020

Global Marketing: What You Need to Know

Global marketing is crucial to growth and expansion into new markets. Major companies such as Netflix and Nike attribute much of their success to global growth. Nonetheless, global marketing also presents challenges. Companies must reach their targeted customers in regions that may speak another language, have different political, religious, and cultural viewpoints and a completely […]

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Mar 24, 2020

GDPR Compliance

GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, establishes strict rules to protect customer data within the EU and it regulates the exportation of personal data outside the EU. It is a must for any company, individual, corporation, charity, or non-profit offering goods or services, or monitoring behaviors of individuals, within the 28 EU member states. Here […]

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Employment Spotlight: Taiwan Labor Laws Highlights

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, is a major platform for trade with China, and serves as a logistics hub for the entire Asia […]

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Mar 06, 2020

Intellectual Property Protection and Laws Around The World

Intellectual property protection is more important than ever in a global market. Companies need to protect their investments in products, services and ideas, no matter where they operate. However, intellectual property protection can present great challenges for international business if a company does not choose expansion territories wisely. Consider the following points to minimize intellectual […]

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Entity Set Up – a Hong Kong or a Singapore Company?

Hong Kong and Singapore have always been seen as two fierce competitors that try to attract foreign investments. Both are similar in many ways, and yet, individually possesses competitive advantages over the other. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (“SAR”) of China. Under China’s “one country, two systems” concept, Hong Kong retains its owns judicial […]

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The Business Impact of the Coronavirus

The business impact of the coronavirus is only starting to become apparent. According to a New York Times estimate, residential lockdowns had restricted at least 760 million people in China as of February 20. As a result, it isn’t business as usual in the country. Many foreign businesses can’t operate within the country and countless […]

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Trends in International Business 2020

Trends in international business are important to follow. They help your business react quickly to change to remain relevant, improve customer acquisition and retention, and save your company valuable time and money. Here are a few of the trends experts anticipate for 2020 and why they’re important for international business. Environmentally-Friendly Technologies Local, state and […]

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Expand Your Business Internationally – How to Properly Plan International Expansion

Our population has become increasingly mobile and globalized. Internet access is ubiquitous, with most people carrying around mini-computers in their pockets. There are predictions that by 2020, emerging international markets will be the new global leaders, particularly Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The opportunity to communicate and trade with people around the world has never been so […]

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Feb 11, 2020

Brexit After Oct 31st: What It Means For International Business

Even though the October 31st deadline has come and gone, along with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s vow to get it done “do or die,” no one understands the impact Brexit will eventually have on their business. It’s still in limbo. Three years of frustrating negotiation and political pandering over Brexit has only led to more […]

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10 Accounting Trends Every Business Should Follow in 2020

With the advent of new technologies and innovations around the world, the global economic environment continues to evolve and thrive. Change, therefore, becomes the new constant. As change becomes a necessity for growth, organizations that continue to reshape their business processes and business model need to also be aware of the latest accounting trends.  Accounting […]

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