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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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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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May 12, 2020 News Latin America

Update: Argentina’s legislative response to COVID-19

The Argentinian government has provided grants, financing, and deferments for businesses affected by the coronavirus. Some of the relief, targets micro, small and medium enterprises, while others offer relief for companies that provide healthcare benefits to employees. Social Security Contribution Reduction Employer contributions are reduced by 95% for sectors critically affected by the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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May 09, 2020 News Latin America

Update: Mexico’s legislative response to COVID-19

The Mexican government has implemented legislative changes, grants, incentives, and extensions to ease the strain on the business. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pledged a 25,000 pesos ($1,000) credit for business owners, but that has yet to come to fruition. Debt Rescheduling The government has temporarily adjusted the accounting rules for banks and other […]

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Apr 30, 2020 Markets , News Latin America

Attractiveness of Latin America for Global Expansion

Global expansion can provide asset diversification, a richer talent pool, access to countless new markets, and fantastic business opportunities.  However, the world is a big place and it can be difficult to decide which country to choose. Fortunately, there’s a strong case for doing business in Latin America. Here’s why.  Untapped LATAM Markets  The U.S. […]

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Apr 21, 2020 Markets Latin America

What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Latin America

Hiring in Latin America is a sensible solution for any business looking to expand globally, especially for North American companies.  Choosing a “nearshore” Latin American location often ensures a similar infrastructure, time zone, and cost-effective pricing structures. Many nations have a North American work ethic and value business partnerships.  Latin America is also an attractive option since many regions boast rich natural resources and geographic accessibility. When […]

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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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