Social Media and Employees

Posted Posted in EEOC, employee, federal trade commission, FTC, NLRB, social media

Chances are your small business utilizes social media to connect with its customers and employees on a daily basis. Your small business may want to check out the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) Endorsement Guides: What People Are Asking, which provide guidance on compliance with truth-in-advertising requirements contained in the FTC act. The FTC opines the […]

UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Exports

Posted Posted in classification, export, import, SME, tariff, Tool, trade, UK

Is your UK small and medium sized business (SME) involved in import or export? If so, check out the UK Trade Tariff tool and accompanying guidance document “Classify imports and exports using the UK Trade Tariff” outlining the use of the tool for your SME’s import or export activities. The guidance document provides basic information […]

Looking to Enter New Top Export Markets

Posted Posted in administration, business, export, exporters, international, markets, reports, small, trade

If your a small business or a medium sized business looking to access new export markets look to the International Trade Administration’s Top Markets Series. The Top Market Series analyzes future export opportunities across various commercial sectors. The Series page links to a number of reports complied by the US government to assist exporters in […]

Beware Foreign Domestic Laws

Posted Posted in country, employee, foreign, international travel, law, transacting business in a foreign country

Sending personnel overseas into a different country subjects your sales people, executives, and employees generally to the domestic laws (called municipal laws in international law parlance) of the country they visit. Equally important is whether the personnel you send over to another nation possess dual nationality with the country they travel to; dual nationality (see […]

A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Contracts

Posted Posted in doing business, expanding US business internationally, negotiation, operating small business, small business

The United States government has declared increased exports are the path for financial recovery. In particular, the Small Business Administration declared exports are the principal method to buttress American small business. So, how do small businesses effectively negotiate in the international market? Equipping oneself with a negotiation strategy permits a business to maximize benefits and […]