22/04/2014

6 ways to lower risk when selling to foreign customers

Any good contract protects you and your customer when you do business together. But when you start selling abroad, you have to think about your sales agreements in a different way. In this post, we’ll look at six strategies for writing solid contracts that will help you avoid problems with foreign customers and governments.

08/04/2014

Human or machine translation for your international business communications?

Google or not to Google? That is the question. Or rather, when it comes to translating important international business communications, that’s one of the questions a new exporter may ask. That’s because free translation online—what the translation industry calls machine translation, or MT—can be really tempting to time- or budget-pressed exporters.

04/02/2014

5 truths of business meetings in Latin America

After 13 years in the UK, coming back to live and work in my native Uruguay has meant re-adjusting to business culture here. I own my own international trade business (Sunny Sky Solutions) but I also work with many UK businesses across the whole of Latin America. And this means meetings. Lots of meetings. Now, remember that Latin America is vast – it comprises 600 million people across two hemispheres, two main languages and 19 countries. So there’s a lot of variety. However, from my own experience but also from talking to many businesspeople within Latin America and with those from outside that have done business in the continent, here are my 5 truths of business meetings in Latin America…

20/12/2013

A FITT Year Indeed!

‘Tis the end of the year and all faces are grinning, All those launches and products sure kept FITT staff spinning. Let me tell you a few of the things we have done, Some really great projects, there’s a lot more than one!