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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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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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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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As Australia and New Zealand Go, so Goes Oceania

For purposes of this article, Australia, New Zealand plus the Pacific Islands combine to form the economic region known as Oceania. From a practical standpoint, only Australia and New Zealand are looked at seriously by global investors. The Pacific Islands are small in size with limited natural resources, narrowly-based economies, large distances to major markets, […]

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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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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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Expand Your Business Internationally – How to Properly Plan International Expansion

Our population has become increasingly mobile and globalized. Internet access is ubiquitous, with most people carrying around mini-computers in their pockets. There are predictions that by 2020, emerging international markets will be the new global leaders, particularly Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The opportunity to communicate and trade with people around the world has never been so […]

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