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Going global online in times of crisis

How do you ensure that not only will your business survive, but ensure that it can maximize its gain during this (or the next) disastrous global crisis? Two words: Ecommerce & Localization



CITP Small Business Spotlight
CITP Business Spotlight – Illia Dumbadze, CITP

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

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.

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
CITP Spotlight: Uzma Khan, Regional Manager Middle East, India & North Africa – Skyfold

The prospect of taking on development projects in the surrounding countries inspired Uzma to begin what was to become a remarkable journey in international trade. 

CITP Spotlight: Daniel Lewis – Founder, T By Daniel

After a traumatic near-death experience, Daniel took his career in a completely different direction and became a global entrepreneur. Now an inspiration to many, he is using his experiences as a platform to help others follow their career dreams. Read his story.

CITP Spotlight: Peter Gray – Managing Director, AdvantAsia

“My boss at the time told me, once you get a taste of international business it will be very difficult for you to return to a domestic business. He was so spot on.” Here’s Peter’s story.

Feasibility of International Trade
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.

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.

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
Act now to minimize your political risk in foreign markets

Researching the target country and developing a strategy to monitor changes there is a good start to limit political risk, but it’s far from the final step.

Top 10 most read global business articles of 2019

Here are the top 10 articles that TradeReady readers found most interesting in 2019

10 global trade trends we’ll be watching in 2020

It’s that time again where we like to look ahead at the incoming year and pinpoint the biggest trends to keep an eye on in the global trade environment. Here are the top 10 global trade trends we’ll be watching in 2020.

International Trade Finance
6 factors that can significantly affect your business costs

Organizations doing business internationally must understand the different factors that can affect their business costs if they want to remain profitable.

CanExport funding increases to 75%/$75,000 and supports agri-business

As of August 22, 2019, CanExport funding applicants are now able to access up to 75% of eligible expenses to a maximum $75,000.

4 procurement and pricing strategies to mitigate the impact of increasing tariffs

When mitigating the impacts of increasing tariffs, you need to consider 4 important levers – procurement costs, supply chains, customers, and competitors.

Market Entry Strategies
4 ways your small business can crack Latin America

I know it can be daunting: a region of 600 million people and over 20 countries, stretched across three continents and two hemispheres. But believe me, even if Latin America can be challenging, small businesses can crack it too. Let me tell you why.

The 5 most common mistakes SMEs make in drafting purchase and sales contracts + solutions for SMEs during the COVID-19 crisis

Many SMEs are active in global business and have recently encountered conflicts or will soon experience disputes with their suppliers. Here are 5 common mistakes SMEs make with their supplier contracts and how to solve them during the COVID-19 crisis.

Forming strategic alliances in your target market

Cross-border partnerships! Do we need them? How do we find them? How do we know when a partnership is the right fit? We assembled a crack team of experts to answer these questions and more. Read on for their answers.

Going global online in times of crisis

How do you ensure that not only will your business survive, but ensure that it can maximize its gain during this (or the next) disastrous global crisis? Two words: Ecommerce & Localization

8 helpful tips to improve your customer service quality

If you want to improve customer service and therefore boost your sales, you should follow these tips to be more successful.

9 factors exporters should consider when selecting sales channels

When selecting the right combination of sales channels for their products and services, exporters should consider several factors.