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Going Global: Tips for Expanding Your Business Internationally

International Banking
As you think about ways to grow and diversify your company in the New Year, one growth opportunity you shouldn’t overlook is overseas expansion. Many small business owners mistakenly think they aren’t big enough to export their products overseas, but according to the International Trade Administration (ITA), 98 percent of all U.S. exporters are small and medium-sized enterprises (or SMEs). However, only about one percent of all SMEs are actively involved in exporting, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. This means there is plenty of room for exporting growth among U.S. small and mid-sized firms.

Five Ways To Be More Organized At Work

Become More Organized in 2015
Many people make New Year’s Resolutions at this time of year, often resolving to lose weight, get in better shape or save more money. In a recent survey of employees, workers ranked wanting to “become more organized” at work among their top goals for 2015. As most people spend at least half of their waking hours at work, this certainly is a relevant goal. Here are five useful tips to help you become more organized at work.

Top Regulatory Concerns for Small Businesses In 2015

Small Business Regulatory Issues
As you plan your business strategies for 2015, it would be wise to take into consideration regulatory issues that could affect small businesses in the upcoming year. For business owners, it’s important to be aware of regulations in the pipeline and the steps you may have to take to be compliant. Five regulatory items to keep an eye on this year include the Affordable Care Act, minimum wage increases, EMV chip-embedded cards, right-to-work laws and Basel III.