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Blueback Global Spotlight: Rory Adamson

After graduating with a degree in Arabic from the University of Exeter, Rory trained as a chartered accountant with PwC (Coopers & Lybrand) in their financial services division in London, specializing in investment banking and fund management. He then moved to the firm’s office in Bahrain, where he became a partner in 1996. While in […]

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3 Elements That Your Global Payroll Strategy Is Missing

Security. Compliance. Satisfaction. These words get tossed around so much that they can begin to lose their sway. But don’t allow your eyes to glaze over due to redundancy. These three elements are critical for a robust global payroll strategy.  Having control of these pieces at the onset of an overseas expansion is vital to […]

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Global Hiring and Recruiting: Expert Insights

So, you’re setting sails to expand your business globally. Congratulations! But have you given much thought to how you’re going to put together your local team? Actually, have you considered what steps you’re going to take to make sure all your hiring is compliant with local laws and regulations? Recruiting and hiring employees during a […]

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Are You Ready to Go Global?

You’ve done your research. In fact, you’ve done what feels like more research than you did for your capstone paper in college. You’ve asked close advisors their thoughts on the subject – but they prefaced their responses with something to the extent that international expansion isn’t really in their wheelhouses, yet gave their ideas regardless. […]

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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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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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May 13, 2020 News Asia

Update: China’s legislative response to COVID-19

Most businesses in China are slowly returning to work and resuming business and production. In the meantime, policies implemented by the central and local government may ease the strain on business. Corporate Income Tax Qualifying enterprises may deduct the full cost of new equipment without depreciation or those in transportation, hospitality, and tourism may carry […]

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May 13, 2020 News Asia

Update: Singapore’s legislative response to COVID-19

The Singapore government has implemented many legislative changes, grants, incentives, and extensions to ease the strain on business. The following are the current benefits offered.  Jobs Support Scheme Enterprises will receive an 8% rebate on wages to help retain their local workers. It will be issued in July 2020 for up to $3,600 per employee […]

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Apr 06, 2020 Markets Asia

What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Asia

Hiring in Asia is an attractive option for foreign companies wanting to expand into the region. Areas such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan can present huge opportunities across various sectors, especially for foreign manufacturing and production.  However, tapping into these new territories involves expenses, some of which aren’t typically listed as a line item on an expense sheet. Consider the following factors to ensure you find the right people for your […]

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