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Thinking about Climate Change is a smart business decision!

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Thu, Mar 17, 2022

The momentum for corporate social responsibility and sustainability continues to accelerate and the role for businesses is clear: we need to turn risk into opportunity.

At IBT Online we seek to incorporate corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts for the success of our clients, our business and our planet.

The current climate crisis represents one of the biggest risks to our planet and we therefore feel we have a responsibility to make changes to our business practices as well as our services in order to mitigate and offset our impact.

We also believe that finding sustainable business solutions is the best way to set up our business as well as our client's for long-term growth that is resilient to a trade landscape impacted by climate change. Here are the top reasons why we believe all exporters should choose business solutions that incorporate sustainability and climate change mitigation within their business objectives.

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Digital Trade Is Greener Trade!

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Wed, Mar 16, 2022

At IBT Online, we seek to offer the best solutions for our clients as well as our planet. The Online Global programs are designed to help companies grow their exports, sales, brand, and business in their target markets around the world as well as being sustainable business solutions. Our business practices as well as our services incorporate sustainability and climate positive efforts, including choosing digital solutions, CO2 reduction and mitigation and boosting our use of 'green' technology. Here are some of the ways our Online Global programs are the best option for achieving your international business growth sustainably.

 

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IBT Online is Sustainable and Climate positive

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Tue, Mar 01, 2022

At IBT Online we have a clear mission to support our clients grow their exports, sales, brand, and business in their target markets around the world and anticipate the challenges for exporters today and tomorrow.

In today's trade environment this includes considering the impacts of climate change, adopting climate resiliency, and shifting towards sustainable business practices. As the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development states that: Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the international community today”.

In this new landscape, businesses that can innovate and take advantage of the low-carbon transition will be the ones that secure a sustainable future. As Ryan Gellert, CEO of Patagonia says: "The climate crisis poses an existential threat; if we don't clean up our mess, we'll be history. Business has a role to play!"

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Online Global Programs are Sustainable and Climate Positive

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Thu, Feb 24, 2022

According to the United Nations: "Good trade is trade that contributes positively to addressing the three planetary crises: the climate crisis, the nature crisis and the pollution and waste crisis. It creates resilience to environmental shocks, stimulates green innovation, creates jobs and promotes the just transition that is so central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Today's trade landscape presents an opportunity for positive change with enhanced trade and investment opportunities associated with a ‘greener economy’. In this context, our trading behaviours and patterns should consider climate resilience and sustainable business practices.

With the aim of meeting the global shift towards a ‘greener economy’ and ensuring our services are in line with sustainable business and trade practices, our Online Global programs are now carbon neutral and renewable energy certified. Thanks to this shift we can say with confidence that an investment in the Online Global programs means that your company can grow their exports, sales, brand, and business in target markets around the world all whilst having a net-zero impact on the planet’s resources. 

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Setting you up for long-term success in the new USMCA landscape!

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Fri, Oct 01, 2021

The USMCA updated trade agreement represents a unique opportunity for US exporters wanting to reach new markets other than their domestic US market. This blog will dive into the USMCA landscape and the online tools you need to grow your exports, sales, brand and business in Mexico and Canada!

At IBT Online we specialize in supporting US Exporters enter and thrive in international markets by leveraging their #1 business development tool: their online presence.

Canada and Mexico have always been obvious choices for US exporters, and with today’s booming digital landscape, this has only become easier! Thanks to the updated USMCA trade agreement, now is a great time to invest in your exporting strategy to Canada and Mexico, and here are the top reasons why:

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Top tips To Grow your Sales in Germany - Go Digital!

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Thu, Aug 12, 2021

Germany is a real powerhouse in Europe and a long-term strong import/export partner for the US. But why, we hear you ask, is your brand awareness and reach in the market is so hard to establish from the US?

The answer is simple - in order to succeed you will need an online presence that is optimized for the German audience, which means a localized German website, a .de, and a dedicated German marketing strategy.

Why do you need a localized .de website?

Germany is a major economy as a producer, importer, exporter, manufacturer etc. it’s got it all. In fact, Germany has the largest population in Europe, with 83 million people, and the fourth largest GDP in the world. It is a real powerhouse in Europe and thanks to its unique position nestled between Austria, Belgium, and Switzerland, its reach is widened. Its neighboring countries hold German-speaking regions, so one German website has the expanded reach of up to 100 million people.

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The Netherlands' Online Environment Infographic

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Thu, Jul 22, 2021

The Netherlands is a small country (approximately the size of Connecticut and Massachusetts combined), but it is an extremely attractive market within Europe:

  • The Netherlands is a founding member of the EU, NATO, and the WTO, as well as part of the Schengen Area and the trilateral Benelux Union.
  • It has a U.S-friendly population with high regard for U.S products and the highest level of English language fluency on the continent.
  • The Netherlands has an innovative business community hungry for new, high-quality products.
  • It hosts several international organizations and courts many of which are centered in The Hague, which is consequently dubbed as 'the world's legal capital'.

Use online tools to your advantage to be found, understood, and grow your exports in the Netherlands!

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Belgium's Online Environment Infographic

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Wed, Jul 07, 2021

Although small in size, Belgium enjoys a key position in the European and international economy. Belgium has always been a prosperous marketplace, in business and trade with countries from all over the world. Belgium represents an interesting and attractive market for several reasons:

  • Together with the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Belgium is also one of Benelux member states.
  • Belgium's trade advantages are derived from its central geographic location and a highly-skilled, multilingual workforce. 
  • With Brussels (its capital) acting as the de-facto European capital, Belgium is host to a great number of European institutions including the European Union and NATO.

Use online tools to your advantage to be found, understood, and grow your exports in Belgium!

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Spain's Online Environment Infographic

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Wed, Jun 23, 2021

Spain is an attractive market for U.S. exporters for a few reasons - as a Spanish-speaking country with a population of 47 million, Spain can provide strategic synergies for U.S. exporters engaged in both Spain and Latin America. Spain has a diversified economy and a growing digital industry which also offers key opportunities for U.S. exporters

Use online tools to your advantage to be found, understood, and grow your exports in Spain!

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96% Satisfaction Rate, and it's all Thanks to our Clients' Feedback

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Thu, May 27, 2021

At IBT Online, our mission is to help U.S. exporters navigate the online global environment, reach their international target markets, and grow their exports, sales, brand, and business globally.

We are proud to say that we currently work with over 500 companies, in over 65 target markets around the world, delivering over 1,500 Online Global Programs. 

In recognition of this, IBT Online has been awarded the President’s ‘E’ Award, which is the highest recognition any U.S. company can receive for contributing to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.  

How do we do this? Well, we have designed innovative Online Global Programs to fit the needs of U.S. exporters for whichever market they are trying to reach. We value our clients, and we work in collaboration with them to build an Online Global Program that is unique to their needs and business objectives.  

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