For more than 50 years, the Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week has promoted the accomplishments of entrepreneurs across the country. The week recognizes not only the value that small companies bring to the marketplace, but also just how much they are evolving in today’s global economy.
Thank you for visiting our “Top 5 Delivered by DHL” series. It’s a fast and informative way to help you learn more about global topics that affect your business. Below, we’re delivering insights about international business travel – and how you can execute your plans flawlessly. Look for more about Holiday Shipping, Going Global, Cuba, Brazil, Avoiding Import Delays, NAFTA , Global E-Commerce and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on our YouTube playlist.
When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), the question for business leaders today is not whether to pursue it, but how to integrate its principles into the core of their operations, and how to ensure that real change and social progress are the results.
In other words, having a basic program to give back to the community or pursue sustainable environmental practices is not enough; companies need to make sure that the ideas behind these practices are consistent with their business goals, across every part of the organization.
For businesses engaged in global trade or those just considering an international strategy, it is critical to research and assess the economic, social and political conditions of potential new markets as well as the trade policies, history and outlook of your home country. In this post and in following segments, we will take a closer look at key markets across the globe, beginning here in the United States, where a new year will bring a new President to Washington, D.C.
Today, more U.S. companies are seeing their global trade plans take flight. Of course, that means more people are taking flight as well. International business travel, which hit record levels in 2015, is predicted to continue to rise, though more modestly, through 2016 and 2017. As more companies move into global markets, keeping the travel experience safe and productive is critical. What can your organization do to make the journey successful?