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From websites to books to current trend reports and research papers, this site is your personal global resource center.

Essential Market Trends and Keys to Success
By now, you’re well on your way to growing your import and export business. What’s next? There are many developments in the world economy that are contributing to the emergence of a powerful borderless world and the runaway growth of opportunity that goes along with it. Here we give you essential information on the impact of relevant trends...

10 Insanely Great Websites to Help You Build an Import/Export Business
Websites to visit to build and grow your import/export business.

What Is the Export-Import Bank of the United States?
Find out how the Export-Import Bank of the United States can finance the export of U.S. goods and services.

JETRO Aids Exports to Japan
Learn how JETRO, Japan External Trade Organization, can help you maximize your global export potential to Japan.

Japan Business: 5 Ways to Build Harmony with Japanese Customers
Two important guidelines for doing business in Japan are: honor all of your own obligations scrupulously, but help your associates avoid incurring them. This article highlights five ways to put these principles to work.

Japanese System: How Japan’s Distribution System Works for You
Japan's distribution system can benefit exporters who take the time to learn its workings and plot their marketing strategies accordingly. This article shows you how to put Japan's distribution system to work for your business.

International Travel Alerts: Travel Alerts By Country
This section offers practical tips and advisories to protect international business travelers from potential harm.

Small Business Globalization Through the Years (Part 1 of 3)
What was the climate like for small businesses that wanted to expand internationally in earlier years? Find out here and at the same time, discover four significant business developments that are taking place in the global economy of the 21st century.

Small Business Globalization Through the Years (Part 2 of 3)
This article covers the top ten obstacles to importing and exporting along with a listing of forces that have contributed to the strong growth for global small businesses over past decade.

Small Business Globalization Through the Years (Part 3 of 3)
In this article, we cover what sectors and regions of the world will see the healthiest economic growth. In addition, we offer general advice to small business owners how best to expand internationally.

Trusted Travelers Can Move Fast Through Airports
Here we describe eight programs that serve to protect and expedite your international travel.

International Business Schools: Your Key to the World
Here's a look in alphabetical order at eighteen (18) top-notch international business schools from around the world that can serve as a key to your world at any age.

Borderless Business
Discover why there is no turning back to the outmoded way of strictly operating a small local business. It’s pure global business -- the world is your market.

Exporting Resources You May Not Know About
Here are three fabulous resources you might not know about that will help you understand trade regulations, access market intelligence and find money for market development.

The Go-To Websites for Agricultural Export Assistance
There are a plethora of resources available under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website that help American companies export food products. Here are eighteen

Security Tips For International Travel
While traveling internationally, don't leave your street smarts at home. Here are six security tips you should practice when traveling overseas to ensure a safe trip.

Export Potential in Indonesia
In this article, we take a look at Indonesia and why you should consider this vibrant market for exports and sourcing products.

Legal Tips for American Small Business Owners Doing Business in China
Recently I interviewed Dan Harris of Seattle-based HarrisMoure via email about conducting business in China. Here's what he had to say. Note: Dan also authors the China Law Blog (http://www.chinalawblog.com), a highly popular platform offering practical aspects of Chinese law and how it impacts business there.

Planet Entrepreneur
In this article, I review a new book, "Planet Entrepreneur," explaining how entrepreneurs the world over are making a profit or meeting a pressing social need and how you can too.

Provocative Quotes on Exporting Goods and Services
This article offers provocative business quotes on exporting goods and services.

The Definitive Book on Exporting has Arrived!
This article talks about Laurel Delaney's forthcoming book, "Exporting: The Definitive Guide To Selling Abroad Profitably."

Six Biggest Stumbling Blocks to Going Global and How to Overcome Them
What is stopping small business owners and entrepreneurs from going global? Is it really that hard? It boils down to six basic, simple reasons. Here they are. Each of these is based on years of experience working in the field of importing and exporting.

What the Heck is STEP?
This article talks about what STEP stands for and its benefits for small business owners.

Why Should a Small Business Owner Set Up An Operation in Switzerland?
Find out why a small business owner should set up an operation in Switzerland. This is part 1 of a 2-part series with Michael Shrum of Talencium LLC.

7 Benefits to Working with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council can service your needs— from finding partners to sourcing goods and services in Hong Kong. Let's take a look.

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