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23/05/2024

Export factoring can keep your supply chain running smoothly

With all of these external factors in play – from public health crises to weather patterns to political discord – how can we protect our supply chains and – dare we say – even improve the relationships among selling and buying partners? Export factoring.

                 

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CITP Small Business Spotlight
14/02/2022
CITP Small Business Spotlight: Randall Strategy Corp.

Taking your business to the global stage takes planning and guts. No small feat in any sense, international growth requires you to assess all potential…

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.

CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
08/05/2024
CITP Spotlight: Leah Sanford – Principal & Co-Owner, Kelford Inc.

Leah Sanford has a long-time passion for marketing. She enjoyed her corporate marketing role before taking the leap into entrepreneurship. She now helps other entrepreneurs…

03/08/2022
CITP Spotlight: Tulio Conejeros – President, TBST Global, Inc.

Tulio was inspired to pursue a career in international business after exploring Chile and other parts of South America on a personal journey. Today he helps connect Canadian businesses to opportunities worldwide. After 20 years of intense international work, the CITP designation has given Tulio a sense of validation and pride in his work.

12/07/2022
CITP Spotlight: Calvin Xiao – Founder, Calatystx Co.

Calvin’s professional journey has been anything but linear. From working his way up in China and securing a job at the world-renowned agency Ogilvy, to immigrating to Canada and having to start back at the bottom, to then start his own consulting firm.

Feasibility of International Trade
13/12/2023
Best of 2023: Top 10 most-read international trade articles from the past year

Tis the season for looking back on the past year and preparing for the year ahead. Every year at this time, we like to look…

20/12/2022
Best of 2022: Top 10 most-read international trade articles from the past year

As every year comes to a close we like to take a moment to look back at the key trade issues people were talking about…

05/08/2022
Ready. Set. Export! – Assessing your company’s export readiness

If exporting were easy, every company would do it, so it’s crucial to understand what’s involved. During this series, we will cover the high level “As to Zs” of exporting – in this article we start with assessing your company’s export readiness.

Import Export Trade Management
09/04/2024
4 ways to visualize data more effectively for reports and presentations

Whether you need to visualize data in numerical or qualitative formats, here are some of the best ways to display it to make it easier to understand.

23/05/2023
Top 10 things we learned at the WPO 2023 Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum

FITT was thrilled to support and participate in WPO 2023 Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum which took place last week in Las Vegas. This event gathered women…

30/07/2021
What is CUSMA? An overview, one year later 

In July 2021, Mary Ng, Canadian Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade, along with Tatiana Clouthier, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, and Katherine Tai,…

International Trade Finance
23/05/2024
Export factoring can keep your supply chain running smoothly

With all of these external factors in play – from public health crises to weather patterns to political discord – how can we protect our supply chains and – dare we say – even improve the relationships among selling and buying partners? Export factoring.

17/04/2024
Top 10 books for international trade professionals to read in 2024

In the fast-paced global economy of today, keeping ahead demands a deep understanding of various aspects of international trade. From managing intricate supply chains to…

20/02/2024
3 common mistakes that cause international businesses to fail – and how to avoid them

This article looks at common international business mistakes that cause SMEs to fail, and how trade finance can help.

Market Entry Strategies
16/05/2024
How to evaluate new ASEAN export markets for your business

The volume of world merchandise trade is expected to increase by 2.6% in 2024 and 3.3% in 2025 after falling 1.2% in 2023. However, regional…

17/04/2024
Top 10 books for international trade professionals to read in 2024

In the fast-paced global economy of today, keeping ahead demands a deep understanding of various aspects of international trade. From managing intricate supply chains to…

20/02/2024
3 common mistakes that cause international businesses to fail – and how to avoid them

This article looks at common international business mistakes that cause SMEs to fail, and how trade finance can help.

Marketing&Sales
05/03/2024
Tap into a “Global Productivity Mindset” to keep your business agile from supply chain to talent

We studied businesses who successfully pivoted during a time of disruption. These businesses all shared a “global productivity mindset.”

18/05/2022
10 tips for negotiations in a virtual meeting environment

With the transition to remote work comes the switch to largely “virtual” business meetings, and that means online negotiation is becoming a new normal that we need to study as a separate method of negotiation. A good place to start is to consider these 10 tips for how to conduct effective online negotiations.

19/11/2021
A guide to international negotiation

One of the most important skills to learn in business is negotiating. It’s an art that you must master to gain partnerships and clients, and…