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Consider Doing Business in America? The United States and Canada is the 2nd Largest Economic Region Globally

The United States (U.S.) and Canada generated a combined GDP of $20.234 trillion, second only to East Asia globally. However, this number grew a modest 1.58% in 2016. According to OECD data, the U.S. forecasts growth of 2.14% in 2017 and 2.38% in 2018, while Canada forecasts 2.83% and 2.34% respectively. In 2016, the U.S. accounted […]

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Employment Spotlight: Korea Labor Law Highlights

Global businesses have long had their eyes on Korea. According to the latest World Bank annual ratings, the country is now ranked number 4 among global economies for ease of doing business. Business-friendly policies, leading technological and digital infrastructure and unparalleled education system investments highlight its emergence as a top target for global expansion and investment. […]

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Benefits of Starting a Business Overseas

As the world economies become increasingly inter-connected, benefits of a company starting a business overseas are significant. Companies have recognized the need and opportunity to expand their product and services offering beyond their domestic shores. Through advancement in technologies, communication, and transportation infrastructure, it is now possible to overcome constraints that once limited global expansion. Some of […]

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Employment Spotlight: Hong Kong Labor Law Highlights

Hong Kong continues to be a favorable destination target for foreign businesses looking to expand into Asia. Despite its small size geographically, Hong Kong was ranked as the world’s 7th largest trading entity. For 2018 as a whole, Hong Kong’s GDP grew by 3% in real terms. It measures as one of the top five easiest […]

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Global Business Expansion: What Does it Take?

With the ever-increasing scientific and technological developments, reduction in communication barriers and increase in global consumer demand, the importance and requirement of globalization for any growing organization is undeniably evident. Global market expansion for any organization refers to the expansion in its activities on a global scale, outside its home country through foreign investment. The idea is […]

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Global Mobility: A Planning Checklist

We at Blueback Global have recently designed a global mobility checklist. Global mobility in this framework attributes the process of relocating an employee from the current location of employment (i.e., the home country) to a new foreign location (i.e., the host country) for a short-term assignment, ranging from one to several years. The relocated employee is often referred to […]

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Blueback Global Boosts Expansion Services with Performance and Technology Upgrades

Senior EMEA Leadership Additions Blueback Global, a leading international business solutions firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Barnes, Director of Sales, and Rory Adamson, Director of Client Services to its UK and EMEA leadership team. Mr. Barnes joins Blueback Global after fourteen years in senior HR and expansion planning roles, supporting the UK’s most […]

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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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Developed European Union (EU) Countries Remain in a Pattern of Slow and Steady Growth with Some Economic Uncertainty

Ireland – Growth Rates Have Slowed, Yet the Economy Remains Strong This article focuses on developed European Union (EU) countries. In our previous article “Making a Case for Investing in Emerging Europe,” we included 10 developing EU countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) and will not duplicate those here. Developed […]

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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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How to Expand Your Business Globally: Tips From the Experts

Imagine this scenario: It has been three years since you launched that killer product in the US. You’ve experienced exponential growth in sales. Your market research shows that demand for your product is strong in EU and ASEAN countries, and you consider expanding globally. Make Sure You Understand Challenges Associated with Expanding Globally Before you hop on a […]

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Employment Spotlight: Taiwan Labor Laws Highlights

Companies looking toward expansion into Asia should consider Taiwan as a first target market. The country ranks 19th out of 190 economies in ease of starting a business, averages six percent growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) over the last 30 years, is a major platform for trade with China, and serves as a logistics hub for the entire Asia […]

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