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CITP Small Business Spotlight
04/01/2019
CITP Business Spotlight – Illia Dumbadze, CITP

Discover how training and the CITP designation contribute to success for international trade specialists like Illia Dumbdaze.

14/12/2018
CITP Business Spotlight – Survival Systems Limited

Trish Tully, CITP, VP, Marketing and Sales, shares the secrets of success for Survival Systems, a global leader in survival and safety training technology.

10/12/2018
CITP Small Business Spotlight – The Pacific Trade Show

Global trade professional Carolina Vasquez discusses how investing in training and getting her CITP helped her build an international business.

CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
07/08/2019
Kyle Laflamme, CITP|FIBP – Account Management Representative

Kyle Laflamme, CITP|FIBP protects customers’ supply chains, assists with claims and provides the best possible service at UPS Capital.

01/05/2019
Afzalur Rahman, CITP|FIBP – International Trade Instructor

Afzalur Rahman is a full-time international trade instructor at Douglas College in Vancouver, sharing his expertise with a new generation of professionals.

15/04/2019
Enrique Sobalvarro, CITP|FIBP – International Trade Entrepreneur and Consultant

For Enrique Sobalvarro, international trade has been a passion for a long time. Even as a child, he remembers being enthralled by the idea of…

Feasibility of International Trade
09/07/2019
How trade advisors can help today’s exporters to go global

Our current trade environment provides a perfect opportunity to refocus the way trade advisors and trade promotion organization serve their clients’ needs.

26/04/2019
Identify, analyze and mitigate the social risks to your business

Social risks arise from negative local perceptions of a business’ impact. Learn to identify and reduce these risks with corporate social responsibility.

03/04/2019
Tips to successfully grow your small business in a challenging economy

Discover how the right strategies can help you to successfully grow your business, even internationally, in an economic downturn.

Import Export Trade Management
14/08/2019
Using big data to grow your small business

Small businesses who neglect to use big data are missing out on a big opportunity for them to evaluate and grow their business.

12/08/2019
Why you need a business case vs. a business plan when entering international markets

Systematic and strategic planning makes all the difference between success and failure when entering international markets. However, any plan is only as good as the foundation it is built on. Here we examine why the default business plan may not be enough when entering international markets.

25/07/2019
5 things successful startup founders do differently

When you start your own business, you’re taking a big risk. Most likely, you have heard all of the statistics on the success rates of…

International Trade Finance
29/07/2019
The pros and cons of accepting different payment methods for your business

Here we examine the best payment methods options available, as well as the pros and cons of each method for your business.

25/07/2019
5 things successful startup founders do differently

When you start your own business, you’re taking a big risk. Most likely, you have heard all of the statistics on the success rates of…

31/05/2019
Think you can’t get export credit insurance for your small business? Think again.

Export credit insurance can make sense and be accessible for businesses of almost any size, even microbusiness exporters.

Market Entry Strategies
20/08/2019
How your business will benefit by operating within Panama’s free trade zone

Panama is home to the world’s second largest free trade zone. Learn more about how this zone helps businesses save money and conduct business more easily.

12/08/2019
Why you need a business case vs. a business plan when entering international markets

Systematic and strategic planning makes all the difference between success and failure when entering international markets. However, any plan is only as good as the foundation it is built on. Here we examine why the default business plan may not be enough when entering international markets.

01/08/2019
Learn how to choose the best intermediary for your indirect exporting strategy

There are several intermediaries that may be used in indirect exporting, including trading houses and confirming houses – which is best for your business?

Marketing&Sales
05/07/2019
Target your marketing by differentiating between potential customers and creating customer profiles

Customer profiles are used for product and service adaptations and other marketing decisions. Profiles are also often created for specific market segments.

01/03/2019
Improve the perceived value of your products or services in target markets

What is the perceived value of your product or service? How can you determine what matters most to your customers and exceed their expectations?

06/02/2019
Why business development needs to be a company mindset, rather than just a department

A business development mindset suggests a proactive management style, with a commitment to always seek ways to prospect for business – be it “new” or old.