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Sep 08, 2020 News , Trends North America

CFO Challenges Going into Q4 and Q1 of 2021

CFO challenges are greater than ever due to COVID-19. They include a potential recession, the possibility of a second wave of the virus and renewed restrictions, and further legislative changes, just to name a few. The virus has also amplified the need for internal change. The role of the CFO has evolved from managing and […]

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Sep 03, 2020 News , Trends North America

Finding the Right International Expansion Partner: What CFOs Should Consider

International expansion poses many challenges for CFOs. The process must involve in-depth analysis, strategic planning, and a clear understanding of risks. Companies typically choose to create a new production and sales entity in the new market or expand through mergers and acquisitions. No matter which method a business adopts, choosing the right international partner helps […]

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Aug 14, 2020 Markets , Trends North America

Tech Startups & Global Expansion

Tech startups may be wondering whether now is the time for global expansion. After all, we’re in the midst of a pandemic and some suggest it should be a time of restraint. However, one only has to look to the past to see many entrepreneurs found unprecedented opportunities during times of trouble. WhatsApp, Groupon, Slack, […]

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Aug 13, 2020 Markets , Trends North America

Current Opportunities for Startup Expansion

Startups shouldn’t allow COVID-19 to derail expansion plans. Even though markets are undergoing a mass upheaval, these changes also reveal great opportunities. Shifting trends can leave established companies struggling, making it the ideal time for a startup to enter a new market. Global expansion can provide forward thinking leaders an opportunity to grow their business. […]

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Aug 05, 2020 Markets , Trends North America

COVID-19 Startup Funding: Venture Capital & Private Equity

It’s unsurprising how venture capital and private equity investors reacted to COVID-19 uncertainty. It has led to more cautious investing, fewer startup funding prospects, and greater competition. Nonetheless, some products and services are booming and startup funding is still available. Prudent startups can still explore opportunities, but they will need a better approach if they […]

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Jul 29, 2020 How-To , Trends North America

Blueback Global’s Approach to Work from Home

As most of us have begun to navigate the “new normal” in the past 4.5 months, one of the major re-configurations of life has been working from home. Before the pandemic, I was actually already working remotely full time, one of a growing number of American workers doing so. I’ve since joked with friends and […]

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Jul 15, 2020 Trends North America

Remote Teams – How to Prepare for Recruiting in Foreign Markets

Hiring the best possible remote teams improves a company’s chances of initial and ongoing success. However, the complexities of recruitment, onboarding, human resources, and compliance increase with expansion. Fortunately, tried and true strategies can reduce complications and smooth the process for hiring your remote teams. Your company can access the most experienced and suitable candidates […]

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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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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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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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International Operations – Things to Consider

Expanding internationally is a wise choice for any company seeking new revenue streams and competitive advantages. Lucrative foreign markets can increase profits and solidify your brand as an international leader.  Nonetheless, companies need to consider many factors before expanding abroad. Here are some of the things your business should consider while planning an operational expansion into uncharted territories.  International Business Registration & Entity Setup  Before conducting business […]

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