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Doing Business 2019: Behind the Numbers

Doing business within a particular region can be a very positive, profitable experience. Alternatively, it can be fraught with lengthy, profit-eating procedures and complex business regulations when you choose the wrong foreign location. This is why the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 rankings receive so much attention annually. Their study objectively measures how easily a […]

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Choosing a Regional Location for International Expansion

When expanding internationally, a company normally weighs the pros and cons of each country to decide which best suits their needs. However, gaining a foothold in the new market involves more than a single overarching decision. Foreign businesses also face an abundance of location choices within the country and it can sometimes seem overwhelming. Luckily, […]

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Tips For International Business Travel

International business travel is more important than ever. Even though the digital age has made it easier to collaborate with others, human contact still counts. In-person meetings increase rapport, facilitate cooperation and enhance bonds. The ROI on business travel is also very strong. Oxford Economics USA reports companies realize $12.50 in incremental revenue for every […]

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Hiring In-Country Versus Sending an Employee

A business entering a new market must consider how it will staff its new operation. Many companies are conflicted between two options: hiring in-country or sending an employee from home. Deciding between the two requires an examination of the pros and cons, as well as identification of the key success factors offered by highly ranked […]

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International Expansion of a Non-Governmental Organization or Nonprofit

A non-governmental organization or nonprofit faces unique challenges in addition to those routinely encountered by business expanding internationally. NGOs and nonprofits may offer economic, environmental or social benefits in regions which can directly or indirectly highlight governmental and political issues. Consequently, it can be tougher for the organization to penetrate the market, but it isn’t […]

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International Mergers and Acquisitions

According to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances, 49,000 international mergers and acquisitions occurred in 2018 alone with an estimated value of $3.8 trillion. Over a third of the value of these transactions involved U.S. companies. Growing Trend Deloitte predicts merger and acquisition activity will increase, in both the number of transactions and deal […]

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Contractor Versus Employee: Important Considerations

Contractor or employee? It’s an important decision for business, especially when looking to expand internationally.   Generally, hiring contractors costs less since your company does not need to pay benefits. Independent contractors are also a good choice for organizations wanting to expand, but unwilling to invest in employees until they test the new overseas market and […]

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Localization to Globalization and Back Again

A look at how and why Living Goods moved their headquarters from San Francisco to Kenya as presented at #OpExDC2019 In this age where we hear so much about globalization and how remote talent can help organizations all over the world from anywhere in the world, Living Goods recently moved their headquarters, and all leadership […]

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Reforming a Negative Workplace Culture

Debbie Pollock-Berry shares Save the Children U.S.’s strategies for a cultural shift at Humentum’s #OpExDC2019 Conference Debbie Pollock-Berry has been the CHRO at Save the Children U.S. for roughly 745 days. It was around day 200 when she realized her organization’s culture needed a major overhaul. “Save the Children was founded on the belief that […]

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Think Big, Start Small, and Seek Impact

Highlights from Ann Mei Chang’s Keynote at Humentum’s #OpExDC2019 Conference The global development community is at something of a crossroads, says Ann Mei Chang, author of “Lean Impact.” There are several trends happening that have led to a pivotal moment in the nongovernmental organization (NGO) industry, she says. And the direction that NGOs should pivot […]

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Factors to Consider When Deciding on an International Expansion Location

International expansion can help your business generate more revenue and gain market exposure. However, your success depends on choosing the ideal international expansion location. With so many countries available for international business expansion, how do you know which offer the best opportunities? Companies should consider the following factors when developing their business expansion strategy.  Business […]

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Benefits of HR Outsourcing in International Locations

HR outsourcing is often an ideal solution for companies wanting to tap into the markets in an international location.   Proper human resource management always plays a critical role in company success, but especially when a business operates abroad. The complexity and scope of HR functions such as payroll, recruiting, and compliance magnify when a business operates beyond borders.  The following benefits of human resources outsourcing services positively impact your bottom line and improve operational efficiency.  Cost […]

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