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Effects of Trade Wars

The effects of trade wars reach far beyond markets and trade. They create uncertainty and affect investment confidence. Hence, the US-China trade war not only impacts these countries, but the health and integrity of the entire global system. How the Trade War Escalated In 2018, President Trump instituted tariffs and trade barriers to compensate for […]

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American Companies Expanding Overseas: Trend or Necessity

The great recession of 2009 has fundamentally altered the American economy and business environment. In the past several years, the decrease in domestic demand, coupled with a bigger global market, has resulted in American companies expanding overseas, where they can enter potential new markets and serve the global consumer base. Brand Recognition as a Core Many U.S. based […]

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Don’t Overlook What’s Right Under Your Nose: How Your Peers Can Help Power Expansion Success

Through our work with companies pursuing ambitious expansion initiatives, we’ve recognized a simple yet vital best practice shared by the most successful ones: a commitment to understanding the challenges and common missteps of expansion before ever even starting. And while every international growth plan is unique, this practice delivers a competitive boost. It’s an overlooked form of […]

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Healthy Partnership Is Your Secret Weapon to a Successful International Expansion

Whether a company is entering its first new country or is trying to simplify the management of multiple vendors across dozens of international countries, every stage of the expansion experience is challenging. That’s why clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 partner with Blueback Global to scale up their businesses around the globe. And I […]

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Don’t Overplan – Optimize

Don’t Overplan – OptimizeWhy Too Many Meetings and Complicated Checklists Are An International Expansion Illness I’ve helped dozens of companies expand internationally. Some of the work has involved complicated, managed service, and advisory engagements spanning multiple continents in less-than-friendly business climates. Other projects have been more straightforward growth solution offerings, although certainly no less important. […]

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Our First Five Years — An Open Letter to My Team, Clients, Partners and the Blueback Global Family

My ‘a-ha’ moment It is 2007 and Steve Jobs had just unveiled the first iPhone. His description was provocative and groundbreaking: “an iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator.” I remember being awestruck. And thereafter wrestled over the fate of my trusty Palm Treo smartphone. That functional Qwerty keyboard had helped me punch out thousands […]

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