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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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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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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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Short-Term Effects of Globalization

Globalization has changed the way we do business today. It offers countless benefits, including incentives offered by various nations to entice Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Many countries make quality FDI a priority, because it can improve their nation without significant upfront costs. They may be able to (1) increase meaningful employment, (2) enhance the skill […]

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The Long-Term Effects of Globalization

Globalization offers many benefits for businesses. The larger international market offers massive opportunities, an increased client base and the potential for impressive revenue gains. Clearly, when a company is slow to adopt globalization it can eventually damage their market share. If one company doesn’t explore global expansion, another certainly will. They’ll be the first to […]

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