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Attractiveness of Latin America for Global Expansion

Global expansion can provide asset diversification, a richer talent pool, access to countless new markets, and fantastic business opportunities.  However, the world is a big place and it can be difficult to decide which country to choose. Fortunately, there’s a strong case for doing business in Latin America. Here’s why.  Untapped LATAM Markets  The U.S. […]

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What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Africa

Costs of hiring in Africa vary greatly. The continent of Africa presently includes 55 countries, all with varying economic, cultural, and political conditions.  When you recruit for Africa you can’t rely on the same methods you use in your host country. Accounting, payroll, tax, and other requirements often differ greatly. Additionally, some African countries are better-suited for foreign business than others.  Fortunately, Blueback Global can help your business overcome these challenges. Here […]

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What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Asia

Hiring in Asia is an attractive option for foreign companies wanting to expand into the region. Areas such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan can present huge opportunities across various sectors, especially for foreign manufacturing and production.  However, tapping into these new territories involves expenses, some of which aren’t typically listed as a line item on an expense sheet. Consider the following factors to ensure you find the right people for your […]

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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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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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Doing Business 2019: Behind the Numbers

Doing business within a particular region can be a very positive, profitable experience. Alternatively, it can be fraught with lengthy, profit-eating procedures and complex business regulations when you choose the wrong foreign location. This is why the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 rankings receive so much attention annually. Their study objectively measures how easily a […]

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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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International Expansion of a Non-Governmental Organization or Nonprofit

A non-governmental organization or nonprofit faces unique challenges in addition to those routinely encountered by business expanding internationally. NGOs and nonprofits may offer economic, environmental or social benefits in regions which can directly or indirectly highlight governmental and political issues. Consequently, it can be tougher for the organization to penetrate the market, but it isn’t […]

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International Mergers and Acquisitions

According to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances, 49,000 international mergers and acquisitions occurred in 2018 alone with an estimated value of $3.8 trillion. Over a third of the value of these transactions involved U.S. companies. Growing Trend Deloitte predicts merger and acquisition activity will increase, in both the number of transactions and deal […]

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Brexit and What It Means For International Businesses

Brexit’s impact on international business is yet to be fully realized. Even though the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) trading bloc over three-and-a-half years ago, they’re still no closer to figuring out precisely how it will happen. Even worse, the UK government appears poised for a legal showdown as the October 31 […]

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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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What Can Derail Your International Business Expansion Plans?

Businesses wanting to extend their reach and bottom line inevitably look to foreign markets for greater opportunities. However, this doesn’t come without challenges. Luckily, they can be overcome with assistance from Blueback Global.  The following issues commonly derail international business expansion plans, but you can reach your international business expansion goals with our assistance.  Cultural & Language Challenges  Unwritten cultural guidelines and ill-defined regulations can impact […]

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