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17/09/2018

6 steps to starting your online business

In 2017, an estimated 1.66 billion people worldwide purchased goods online. During the same year, global e-retail sales amounted to 2.3 trillion U.S. dollars, according to Statista. Whether you…

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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
20/06/2018
Gordon Zhang, CITP|FIBP – International Sales Manager

For most people, an understanding of the importance of international trade is something that develops during their post-secondary education or in their career. For Gordon…

18/04/2018
Naveed Agha, CITP|FIBP – Managing Director

Naveed Agha is Managing Director of Raziq International Inc., specializing in sales and marketing for baking and food ingredients, and serving as representatives for some major companies

11/04/2018
Mohamed Ben Mbarek, CITP|FIBP – Release Customs Analyst

Once he arrived in Montreal from Tunisia, Mohamed quickly set his eyes on a career in international trade, which checked off all of his boxes for a potential new career path.

Feasibility of International Trade
24/08/2018
The early warning signs that you need a risk management strategy

Learn the early warning signs that you need a risk management strategy and get a handy checklist of the key risks facing global businesses today.

27/07/2018
Quick Read: Unsure if you’re ready to go global? Start by identifying gaps

Before an organization embarks on a new international market, it’s important to assess the organization’s current conditions, attitudes and resources and identify any gaps.

25/05/2018
Here’s how to factor in the costs of ethical sourcing to your bottom line

While generating profit remains a primary goal, many organizations are embracing ethical sourcing. Here’s how to figure out how the costs of ethical sourcing will affect your bottom line.

Import Export Trade Management
09/09/2018
Rest assured, trade will triumph over the Trump tariff tumult

The odds are very good for a tumultuous short-term for trade with a renewed and stable trade environment following on its heels.
Here are the actions we could take over the next few years to weather the choppy seas we face now and be ready to sail into the relative calm of the future.

13/08/2018
4 ways improving your business’s social and environmental responsibility can boost profits

Championing social and environmental causes can both save and make money. Here’s how.

26/07/2018
Ontario training grant expands to allow more businesses to qualify

In March 2018 the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), a useful training grant for Ontario employers, announced several changes including an expansion to allow more businesses to qualify for “small business status” and an increase in funding.

International Trade Finance
20/08/2018
China, anti-globalization and emerging markets – how fintech is facilitating trade in a tough environment

Technology is playing a crucial role in paving the trade landscape we see today. New trade fintech capabilities are coming to the fore and presenting the opportunity to enhance existing processes.

10/08/2018
4 Causes of global business disputes and how to avoid them

Disputes can be time consuming and costly, but they are also a reality of doing business. Here’s how to identify and handle them effectively.

26/07/2018
Ontario training grant expands to allow more businesses to qualify

In March 2018 the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), a useful training grant for Ontario employers, announced several changes including an expansion to allow more businesses to qualify for “small business status” and an increase in funding.

Market Entry Strategies
31/08/2018
How to seize global business opportunities with a successful go-to-market strategy

When it comes to global trade we are currently experiencing a period of profound changes. We have reached a level of volatility that, arguably, seems…

29/08/2018
From student to teacher, how global business training has shaped my rewarding career

Throughout my career I was able to grow in two ways:  professionally and academically. Here’s my story of career success through the right training and experience.

16/08/2018
5 cities to look at first in your global business expansion plan

While finding the right location for your global business expansion will depend on your unique business plan, there are some locations around the world that are universally business friendly. Here are 5 great places to start.

Marketing&Sales
13/09/2018
Going global? How to take your brand beyond borders to your new target markets

Going global with your business opens new doors and brings countless opportunities but launching a brand across borders is no small feat. It pays to…

07/09/2018
Use an integrated e-commerce model to set your business up for online success

Setting up international e-commerce has its challenges. Things to consider and prepare for include setting up an integrated model and localizing sites for international markets. Here’s how.

29/08/2018
From student to teacher, how global business training has shaped my rewarding career

Throughout my career I was able to grow in two ways:  professionally and academically. Here’s my story of career success through the right training and experience.

Research&Development
10/07/2018
Find the best recruits for your business with the power of ‘I-you’

Why does recruiting often feel impersonal, and how can that change? Here’s how you can quickly connect with and hire potential employees.

30/05/2018
How can your business get a competitive edge in global markets?

In business, establishing an edge over the competition is the holy grail. We asked the experts how businesses can achieve this, and they really delivered. Check out this month’s #TradeElite chat recap for more!

27/03/2018
How the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the business-customer relationship

Now that the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming increasingly well-known, we’re exploring ways for both businesses and customers to make the most of these connected “household” things.