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Nov 04, 2020 Markets , Trends Oceania

Doing Business In Oceania

Looking for countries on a globe can be misleading. Entire regions are almost invisible or appear separated, while largely desolate places are immense in proportion. Oceania is one such place. With islands scattered across the Pacific hidden on a global scale – the smallest island nation, Nauru, is 8.1 square miles in area, surpassing only Vatican […]

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Sep 28, 2020 Markets , News Asia

The Labor Environment in Taiwan

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. It is a major platform for trade with China, and serves as […]

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Top Countries for Startups’ International Expansion

Where in the world do you go to find angels and unicorns? Startups must consider a number of factors during international expansion. As an international consultant, I’ve helped startups cross borders and maintain operations in various countries. Each location comes with its unique set of advantages and disadvantages—the languages spoken, taxes owed, working culture, availability […]

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Sep 16, 2020 Markets , News Asia

Japan Labor Laws

Japan is ranked #29 in the 2020 report issued by the World Bank for ease of doing business. There are a number of compelling reasons for companies to consider expanding into Japan. Notably, Japan is third globally in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), has a rich culture of innovation and offers well-established labor and […]

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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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Apr 30, 2020 Markets , News Latin America

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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Apr 29, 2020 Markets , News Europe

What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Europe

Hiring in Europe involves finding the right talent at the right price. This involves many factors, including costs and complexities that are not often considered.  While Europe is an attractive business area with affluent markets, stable economies, and accessibility, it is also vast and varied. Here are just a few of the main costs your business should consider when hiring in Europe and ways to overcome these challenges.  European Payroll  Payroll […]

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Apr 25, 2020 Markets Africa

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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Apr 21, 2020 Markets Latin America

What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Latin America

Hiring in Latin America is a sensible solution for any business looking to expand globally, especially for North American companies.  Choosing a “nearshore” Latin American location often ensures a similar infrastructure, time zone, and cost-effective pricing structures. Many nations have a North American work ethic and value business partnerships.  Latin America is also an attractive option since many regions boast rich natural resources and geographic accessibility. When […]

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Apr 06, 2020 Markets Asia

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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