International Trade

The Secret to Quick Global Expansion

Vancouver's Appnovation has grown quickly by staying close to its clients' locations and mining their huge need for open-source programmers

Why the Era of Cheap Global Labour is Over

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Rising wages around the world are forcing exporters with global supply chains to rethink where and how to get low-wage workers

How to Grow a Business by Connecting People


For one London, Ont. firm, the decision to shift direction has been the key to success outside of Canada

Inside the Secret World of Cheap Flights

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In this week's Export Wire: Take advantage of fifth freedom flights; exports to the EU soar; and why Canada's labour laws might be hurting free trade

The Real Opportunity in Big Data

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Massive data crunching isn’t just for massive firms. Small exporters can take advantage of it too

The Trouble with Europe Today


The EU is facing some serious economic challenges heading into fall, but there's reason to believe things will improve

Why You Should Beware Aging Markets


In 2014, big nations don't necessarily mean big export opportunities. It's smarter to focus on young, rising populations

Prepare for a Global Surge in Spending


Purchasing managers the world over have strong buying forecasts heading into 2015, and it's great news for exporters

How to Avoid Getting Lost in Translation

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Adapting your business to new markets and cultures requires a lot of market savvy. Just ask Prophix Software

Turkey’s Growing Hunger for Imported Food


New affluence is whetting appetites for Canadian food, but Turkey's regulatory environment remains demanding

The Case Against Working in Clusters


Widely touted as hothouses for innovation and growth, industrial clusters might not actually help smaller exporters

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