Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Did You Know? Website Globalization Review Gap Analysis

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The Website Globalization Review (WGR) Gap Analysis service provides technical and strategic assessment of a business’s ecommerce sales channel efforts. This is a SEO diagnostic service designed to help you acquire more international consumers online and is available to CS clients as part of digital strategy counseling with a CS Trade Specialist.

Curious to learn more?  Explore here.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Franchise Brands Continue to Expand Internationally

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COVID has forever changed businesses, especially franchises, yet international businesses have learned to adapt and continue to expand into new countries.

This month Franchising.com rounded up their international deals with reports on Dave and Buster’s, Hyatt, IHG, Jan-Pro, McDonald’s, Slim Chickens, The Habit Burger Grill, Twin Peaks, and Woof Gang Bakery… and how France is cracking down on influencers. 

Check out how franchise brands continue to expand internationally as 2023 begins.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Today in Global Small Business: Global Supply Chain Finance for Global Small Businesses

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What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners:

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Chicago Preps for St. Patrick's Day

An impromptu visit to the Office of the Mayor and I [Laurel Delaney] fell upon this joyous ceremony.  If you look closely, you can catch a glimpse of Chicago Mayor Lightfoot. 

Friday, January 27, 2023

Tips That a Global Team Can Teach You About Success

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Some of the best lessons in business, people and life come from unexpected places and can shift an executive’s position by suddenly granting the gift of deep and unexpected knowledge. 

Here are four tips that a global team can teach you about success.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Listen to wegg's How She Went Global® Podcast Episode #23

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Successful women entrepreneurs and business owners share stories about going global, and offer new ways to take on the world, stay inspired and have fun every month on the super successful How She Went Global® podcast.  Haven't listened to it yet?  Well you are in for a big treat – and a lesson or two from a female founder on what it takes to go global.

Listen to the latest episode #23 with Kat Borve on “BrassyBra: Lifting and Supporting Women Worldwide."

About Kat:  Katherina (Kat) Borve, founder and CEO, Brassy, Inc., producers of a unique 97% cotton blend waterproof breast tape that lifts, shapes, and supports so you can rock a low-cut dress with ease and comfort, talks about why she started her company, where her products are made, and how she dealt with global supply chain issues during COVID-19.

Tune in!

The How She Went Global podcast is produced by Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global® and sponsored by Bluedog Design and Associated Bank.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Will Automation Impact Jobs?

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PWC UK analyzed over 200,000 jobs in 29 countries to explore the economic benefits and potential challenges posed by automation.  They've identified three waves of automation that might unfold over the next 20 years.

Discover what those three waves are and whether automation will impact jobs in the future.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

A Full Stack Global HR Platform

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Easing the HR burdens that come with running any business, let alone those with employees outside of the U.S., is critical in a time when budgets and well-being are top of mind. On-boarding is a crucial area for employers to consolidate technology, especially when hiring a mixed population of contractors and full-time hires. The Deel HR platform, considered a full stack global HR platform, streamlines this process by utilizing Google Suite.  

Learn how to simplify tech tools for global businesses.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Today in Global Small Business: Finding the Way in Your New Global Business

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What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners:

Saturday, January 21, 2023

I Scream, You Scream

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From Wikipedia:  "Ice Cream" or "I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream" is a popular song, first published in 1927, with words and music by Howard Johnson, Billy Moll, and Robert A. King.
After initial success as a late 1920s novelty song, the tune became a traditional jazz standard, while the lyrics refrain "I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream" has remained a part of popular culture even without the rest of the song. 

Photo courtesy Laurel J. Delaney. Museum of Ice Cream Chicago.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Smartphone Apps for Global Travelers

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Here are seven (7) promising smartphone apps designed to help global travelers break the language barrier.  

What do you use when you travel internationally to communicate with locals?  If we missed any, please share!