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Basic Business Etiquette in Saudi Arabia

Basic Business Etiquette in Saudi Arabia

Basic Business Etiquette in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia benefits from valuable and plentiful natural resources, high per capita income and a growing consumer class that is interested in Western goods and services. These assets make Saudi Arabia an excellent place to do...

The Best Podcasts for International Business

The Best Podcasts for International Business

My blog has listed many resources available to people who are interested in international business, but I have not covered podcasts. You can find podcasts on every subject imaginable on the internet, including several excellent podcasts in the field of international...

Outsourcing for International Business

Outsourcing for International Business

Outsourcing is a common practice in business. In fact, outsourcing is often the reason for a US company to do business with a company in another country, leveraging the competitive advantage that the foreign company has by virtue of its cost of materials and/or...

Establishing a Business in a Developing Nation

Establishing a Business in a Developing Nation

Establishing or expanding a business in a foreign country can be challenging due to differences in language, culture, business regulations and consumer patterns. Establishing or expanding a business in a developing nation presents additional challenges such as poor...

Travel: Its Impact Upon International Business in 2022

Travel: Its Impact Upon International Business in 2022

In the last two years, the business travel industry experienced a new, unique challenge with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic not only caused a significant drop in travel, but it has also given rise to a number of protocols to help protect the safety of...

US Federal Programs to Aid International Businesses

US Federal Programs to Aid International Businesses

Resources to help you in your international business expansion often seem scant. While trade associations and networking groups offer some opportunities, the US federal government can be a viable alternative resource. Hidden in the .gov domain are programs that can...

Five International Business Trends for 2022

Five International Business Trends for 2022

Business trends from 2021 will continue into 2022, dominated by growing geopolitical uncertainty, the pandemic and the growing threat of climate change. The following trends are expected to be especially important drivers in 2022: Strong but Slowing Economic Growth...