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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 30, 2020 News Europe

Update: Netherlands’ legislative response to COVID-19

The Dutch government has implemented many legislative changes, grants, incentives, and extensions to ease the strain on business. The following are the current benefits offered. Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure (NOW) Employers can claim substantial compensation for 3 months wages, providing they retain their employees and expect at least a 20% loss of turnover. The minimum […]

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May 29, 2020 News Europe

Update: Belgium’s legislative response to COVID-19

The Belgium government has implemented many legislative changes, grants, incentives, and extensions to ease the strain on business. The following are the current benefits offered. Temporary Unemployment Scheme All employers experiencing a temporary closure of their business or a reduction in workflow due to COVID-19 can invoke temporary unemployment (furlough). Employers can suspend full and […]

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May 28, 2020 News Europe

Update: Italy’s legislative response to COVID-19

The Italian government has implemented many legislative changes, grants, incentives, and extensions to ease the strain on business. The following are the current benefits offered. Employee Wage Grant All employers, regardless of size and sector, can apply for a 50% employee wage grant for a maximum of 9 weeks if they decide to suspend operations […]

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May 24, 2020 News Europe

Update: Spain’s legislative response to COVID-19

The Spanish government has implemented many legislative changes, grants, incentives, and extensions to ease the strain on business. The following are the current benefits offered. Temporary Unemployment Measures (ERTE) Companies can temporarily suspend work contracts or reduce hours while keeping their employees on their payroll. Employees receive up to 70 percent of their original salary […]

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May 21, 2020 News Europe

Update: Germany’s legislative response to COVID-19

The German government has implemented many legislative changes, grants, incentives, and extensions in response to the impact on business due to the coronavirus. The following are the current benefits offered. Emergency Aid Programme Small enterprises with up to 10 employees, including sole proprietors and freelancers, can apply for grants, regardless of industry. Those with a […]

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May 20, 2020 News Europe

Update: France’s legislative response to COVID-19

The French government has instituted many reforms as well as new initiatives to ease the strain of COVID-19 on business. We encourage you to explore your options if your company is struggling due to the coronavirus. Solidarity Payment for Small Business Businesses with less than 10 employees and earning less than €1 million a year […]

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May 04, 2020 News Europe

Update: UK’s legislative response to COVID-19

Covid-19 has had an incredible impact on the business world. As a result, the UK government has implemented various legislative changes, grants, incentives, and extensions to ease the strain. This self-assessment tool can help determine which of the following benefits apply to your business: Wage Grant Employers, regardless of size or sector, can claim a […]

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Apr 29, 2020 Markets , News Europe

What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Europe

Hiring in Europe involves finding the right talent at the right price. This involves many factors, including costs and complexities that are not often considered.  While Europe is an attractive business area with affluent markets, stable economies, and accessibility, it is also vast and varied. Here are just a few of the main costs your business should consider when hiring in Europe and ways to overcome these challenges.  European Payroll  Payroll […]

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Mar 24, 2020 How-To , Markets , News Europe , North America

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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