Revitalize your business through product adaptation: Stage 2 – Design

In a challenging economy, agile businesses are the ones who come out the winners. Adapt or die, as the saying goes. This article series explores the four general stages of product development, continuing with the design stage.


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10 things you can do from home to boost your export business

Ten things you can do from home to support your export business during the coronavirus crisis, once you’ve dealt with the urgent.

Gabriela Castro-Fontoura

Gabriela Castro-Fontoura is Director at Sunny Sky Solutions (, supporting overseas companies across Latin America. Gabriela specialises in market research, distributor recruitment, soft-landing and trade missions across the region, from her base in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Trade Confidence Index: Coronavirus pandemic injects unknown into companies’ planned increases in exports and foreign investments

While immediate plans for increases in foreign investment and export may be uncertain – Canadian exporters to China, for example, have already seen disruptions, EDC continues to be optimistic, saying coronavirus economy disruptions should be short term and the markets resilient.

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt is a New York-based freelance copywriter. A former journalist and graduate of Penn State University, Jennifer now writes about a variety of topics, including business, technology and marketing. She is passionate about helping companies develop their brands by providing compelling copy that adds value to their online presence.