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Now’s the Time to Build Resiliency for Your Supply Chain

The following finding from a recent DHL Express survey speaks volumes about the lingering effects of the pandemic on small and medium-sized businesses:Global supply chains are still feeling the effects of countries and economies shutting down during the height of COVID-19. Over half of  respondents said supply chain delays have been their biggest business challenge

By |2021-11-04T19:27:59+00:00September 1st, 2021|

What is your Business Doing to Protect your Customers’ Data?

If you think only big corporations need to defend against online security breaches, it’s time to think again. According to the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, cyberattacks represent a significant and growing threat to small businesses. In fact, a report from the Ponemon Institute documented a 20% rise in security violations at small

By |2021-08-20T14:52:11+00:00August 20th, 2021|

New Survey Reveals Impact of Pandemic on U.S. SMEs

The pandemic and other global issues have had a large impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 2020, which continued into 2021. Some companies saw sales slumps and employee layoffs while others benefitted greatly from increased online shopping. To gain insight into the varying ways SMEs have adjusted to doing business thus far in 2021

By |2021-07-14T18:00:25+00:00July 14th, 2021|

It’s Time to Make ESG a Priority for Your Business

Does your small or medium-sized business have a clear set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies in place? Do you have a way of communicating your ESG practices to your customers, partners and stakeholders?  If not, now is the time to put a plan in place. The fact is, many small business owners

By |2021-06-01T19:26:23+00:00June 1st, 2021|

Why Your Business Should Consider Exporting to China and Southeast Asia

For many SMEs, exports are the fastest way to achieve financial stability and growth – especially in a competitive economy still strained by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To consider entering new markets, or expanding your company’s existing global footprint, China and the other Asia-Pacific nations offer opportunities to be critically examined and assessed. Why

By |2021-04-29T16:36:57+00:00April 20th, 2021|

How a New Administration May Affect Your Small Business

What does the new administration and Congress in Washington, D.C. mean for your company and your future?  Many business leaders, especially small businesses owners, are asking this very question.  And while it is impossible to predict the specific policy proposals that will ultimately prevail after debate and negotiations, there are some very real possibilities

By |2021-02-24T23:20:27+00:00February 24th, 2021|

International Trade in 2021: What to Expect

The past year brought unprecedented challenges – and opportunities - for businesses engaged in global trade.  While COVID-19 lockdowns interrupted supply chains, it also super-charged international e-commerce. Beyond the pandemic, 2020 was also marked by trade disputes between the U.S. and China, the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and continuing tariffs imposed on

By |2020-12-08T22:17:36+00:00December 8th, 2020|
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