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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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Thinking about Climate Change is a smart business decision!

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Thu, Sep 09, 2021

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 take corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts seriously for the success of our clients, our business and most importantly, 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 on the planet.

But we cannot do this on our own - Here are the top reasons why we believe all exporters should consider corporate social responsibility and choose business solutions that incorporate sustainability and environmentally responsible efforts.

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Online Global Is Green

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Tue, Sep 07, 2021

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, eco-friendly solutions for exporters today and tomorrow.

The Online Global programs help companies access global opportunities and achieve international online success in a sustainable way.

Here are some of the ways our Online Global programs are the best option for achieving your international business growth whilst being sustainable and environmentally conscious:

Reducing your physical carbon footprint with an online footprint!

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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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"How do I stand out in this new Online Environment?"

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Thu, Apr 22, 2021

You asked, we listened! Every day, at IBT Online we help US exporters navigate the online global environment, supporting them to grow their export, sales, brand, and business internationally.

What was once called the ‘New Online Normal’ is now called the ‘New Reality’! The impact of COVID-19 has compounded the rapid advancement of technologies and the take off-off the online, digitally connected world and this trend is here to stay! So today, companies are facing new challenges that come with this online landscape. So how do you make sure to thrive as a company in this online environment and what are the tools needed? 

To help you stay ahead of the curve, we created a short video that answers the top questions US exporters ask us about growing their business internationally and online today!

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Taiwan's Online Environment Infographic

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Geographically interestingly positioned just off the east coast of China, Taiwan is a thriving democracy with a vibrant market economy and has become a very interesting target market for US exporters, with over 70% increase over the past 10 years. 

With over 86% of the population being active internet users, you cannot miss out on the power of digital tools to expand your reach and grow your exports in Taiwan! 

The infographic below will help you grasp and understand the potential of Taiwan's online environment, social media, and ecommerce.

Use online tools to your advantage to be found, understood, and transact your business in Taiwan.

Our infographic shows you:

  1. The online environment of Taiwan
  2. Social media in Taiwan
  3. Ecommerce- What do they buy and how?
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