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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Empowering Your Business to Grow in the European Market

As with the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), the long-awaited Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the U.S. means new social and economic opportunities for businesses and communities on an international scale.

Small and medium-sized U.S. companies stand to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the TTIP.  By removing tariffs and other barriers to trade, the TTIP will help level the playing field, allowing smaller firms – with fewer financial and human resources – to compete with larger businesses that historically have been better positioned to manage complex and costly trade requirements.

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The Future Has Landed, Thanks to Delivery Drones

The power of drone technology is not just capturing the imagination, it’s beginning to change the way we live and work. Drones are being employed to conduct crucial visual inspections of high-rise towers under construction, check bridge and highway infrastructure for dangerous structural decline, and assist with search and rescue missions. They are used to map agricultural land in order to improve crop health, and their entertainment and competitive possibilities are vast. But one area of particular promise calls for a closer look: drones have the potential to revolutionize the delivery of goods to remote areas, and eventually to cities and towns across the globe.

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Supply Chain Opportunities for an Evolving Energy Industry

The energy industry is in the midst of unprecedented change. Low oil and natural gas prices, the decline of coal, a dramatic rise in renewable energy projects, and a growing focus on climate policy initiatives are all part of the transformation story, and the impact of this change is being felt across business sectors – and across the globe.

For energy companies, the story is still being written, and a recently-released DHL whitepaper examines just how important it will be for these organizations to rethink and redesign one of the most critical parts of their operational strategies: the supply chain. Continue reading

Ready to Export in 2016? Help Is Already Here

Talk to any small business owner about growth strategies, and you will quickly find yourself immersed in a lively discussion about the benefits and challenges of international trade.  Similarly, if you ask top executives at larger companies about the evolution of their business plans, you will likely hear the word “globalization” enter the dialogue.

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The Future Is Global. Are You?

While there is only a day of difference between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, the symbolic gap is more difficult to define, and often more perilous to cross.  Ask many business leaders what the advancing calendar represents and they will talk about future opportunities, the pursuit of long-term goals, and the development of new strategies. Some may suggest that it provides for a fresh start, while others may view it as a time to build on plans that are already working.

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