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What is an export business plan?

EXPORT BUSINESS PLAN

The purpose of the Export Business Plan is to prepare companies, specially middle and small, to enter the international marketplace or to better organize their existing international business activity. The Plan will serve as a step-by-step guide to lead the company through the process of exporting products and services to international markets. The purpose of the Plan is to address ... Read More »

10 keys for doing business in Belarus

Business In Belarus

by Rubén de Pedro Domingo*   The high degree of unawareness among the majority of western countries about Belarus (middle-sized Eastern European country, counting about 10 million inhabitants) is probably hiding one of the best business environments in its region. Being the main frontier of the Eurasian Economic Community customs union with the European Union, business in Belarus is the ... Read More »

Chinese banquests: 10 etiquette rules

Chinese Banquest

Work and social life tend to remain separate in the West, whereas much of a Chinese person’s social life will be used to further personal and business relationships. In China, some three-quarters of business deals are sealed outside of working hours. Tea houses, Karaoke bars and restaurants can all be locations where discussions and deals are made. Read More »

Keys to doing business in Angola

business in Angola

by Rafael de León* Angola has become one of the most interesting countries to do business in sub-Saharan Africa. Only 12 years ago, on February 22, 2002 , the assassination of Jonas Savimbi (Leader of UNITA, main opposition party) put an end to 27 years of civil war in Angola , ensuring the long-awaited peace and leaving a country in ... Read More »

Keys to doing business in the Baltic countries

By José María Rodriguez Clemente* The Baltic Countries were not just the first European economies to recover from the crisis of 2009 (their GDP began to grow already in the 3rd quarter of that year), but they also lead the ranking of growth in the European Union now.  Moreover, they are still net beneficiaries of the structural funds assigned for the ... Read More »

Emirates Doing Business Guide

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in the Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. The UAE has an open economy with a high per capita come and a sizable annual trade surplus. With Abu Dhabi and Dubai as its dual financial centers, the UAE has long commanded economic superiority in ... Read More »

10 Top Risks in International Business

In today’s business environment, conditions remain challenging for many, and risk retains its position high on every organization’s agenda. Businesses themselves are changing, which brings new risk horizons and, at the same time, they are grappling with the changes brought about by a post-downturn economy. The ability to anticipate threats, respond and continually adapt is as critical a part of ... Read More »

Africa New Opportunities for Business

This report by from the Economist Intelligence Unit examines the potential risks and challenges of the African continent for doing business. Among others the report treats the following topics: • Reasons for economic growth in Africa • The consumption boom • Foreign investment flows • Investments from China Besides the great opportunities offered by Africa there are also risks as ... Read More »

Vietnam Doing Business Guide

This Doing Business Guide in Vietnam advise companies about how to start doing business in Vietnam. Among others the guide treats the following topics: Why Vietnam Researching the market Market entry strategies Getting Started Intellectual property rights Taxation Vietnamese culture Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing, most vibrant economies in Asia. Over the past ten years, economic growth has been ... Read More »

Contract Manufacturing in China

  Contract Manufacturing in China is a decision taken by thousands of companies in recent years. China has become the “factory of the world”. Hundreds of thousands of foreign companies have decided to move production to China and hire local companies that manufacture all kinds of products, at competitive prices, which are then sold on world markets. The relationships between the ... Read More »