International Business and Technology Blog

EU Digital Markets Act and Your Online Global Programs

Posted by Emma Pautler on Tue, Apr 26, 2022

In late March 2022, the European Parliament and EU member states reached what media outlets are dubbing a "historic deal" – the Digital Markets Act. EU leaders see this as their most significant overhaul of the digital marketplace in 20 years.

 

The Act has not reached full approval yet, but when the EU sets up digital regulations, you can expect a ripple effect around the world – just like when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies were enacted. 

 

Here's what you need to know about the Digital Markets Act, how it will affect your business activities in Europe, and how you can leverage the Online Global programs to thrive in the European market. 

 

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NASBITE 35th Annual International (Virtual!) Conference

Posted by Enrique Rubio on Tue, Apr 12, 2022

IBT Online is proud to have been a Premium Sponsor of the 2022 NASBITE International Conference and Awards, as well as being recognized and awarded with the 2022 Advancing International Trade Award.

The 35th NASBITE International Annual Conference, a 3-day virtual event, provided a “rich forum for learning and networking across a broad spectrum of topics related to international business, trade, and trade education.” This year, IBT Online played a very active role as a sponsor and presenter, hosted a variety of events, and introduced fantastic keynote speakers. 

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How do you Enter a Multi-Cultural Market like the Caribbean?

Posted by Emma Pautler on Mon, Apr 11, 2022

While a beautiful location to visit, the Caribbean can be a challenging export market. The islands are spread out geographically, the population is multi-cultural, and there are several different languages spoken there! How can you grow your business and boost exports in this geographically dispersed and diverse market?

Hillary Hassell of Hassell Free Exports came to IBT Online with that very question! IBT Online set us in the right direction moving forward, I definitely see a long-term partnership with them! says Hassell. IBT Online supported them with the build and launch of a localized website presence in this market, backed by strategic online marketing campaigns to ensure the Hassell Free brand would get noticed and ensure long-term business growth in this region.

Keep reading to learn how this Florida-based company launched a bespoke exporting strategy and boosted their sales in this tropical and multicultural market.

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Don't Miss the Opportunity To Launch Your Business in Africa

Posted by Emma Pautler on Tue, Apr 05, 2022

AMSOIL, Inc exports to 83 countries worldwide, and they have never been more excited about their global business growth, notably in Africa. AMSOIL was quick to recognize that Africa represents a huge potential return on investment and would help to solidify their global reach, as Amber Repensky, Senior International Marketing Specialist states: "We want to share our awesome products and branding with this part of the world. The market is ready; we are ready and are excited about this new continent and we are certain that digital is a big part of future growth.

 

This is the impact that localized websites and digital marketing can have on your export business too! Five years ago, AMSOIL began a partnership with IBT Online to launch their first localized websites and international digital marketing campaigns.

 

Thanks to digital solutions, AMSOIL enjoys a full pipeline of customers worldwide and global business growth with long-term rewards.

 

Read more to learn how AMSOIL expanded into Africa with the help of IBT Online, which is leveraging and launching localized websites and international digital marketing campaigns for them. 

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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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What do you need to Launch Your .CN Chinese website?

Posted by Xueqiong 'Sidney' WU on Tue, Feb 22, 2022

China is an exciting market to grow your online presence in, but it is also a one-of-a-kind market with a very distinctive online environment, with rules and challenges that need to be considered in order to successfully grow your exports, sales, brand, and business.

Although entering the Chinese market may seem like a challenging and daunting task, it is also a highly rewarding opportunity with an engaged and responsive audience. 

According to McKinsey, “Digitization represents the most important trend for the Chinese economy” as buyers are continuing to seek online solutions to all their needs. So, if you want to succeed in this market you need to establish an online presence with a localized website that is hosted in China, fully operating in their preferred language and local search engines.

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Stand Out From Your Agribusiness Competition with Localized Websites

Posted by Emma Pautler on Wed, Feb 16, 2022

It takes a lot of time and effort to build a strong reputation in your industry, and there is nothing more frustrating than discovering that your brand and products or services are not being found outside of your domestic market!

As an Agribusiness company, Endovac Animal Health recognized that website localization can give their business a competitive advantage, helping their brand stand out in a crowded digital landscape.

Since 1983, Endovac Animal Health has enjoyed an established reputation in the U.S. for its products (livestock vaccines). In an effort to capture new clients and more international market share in the Canadian market Endovac signed up for the Online Global programs with IBT Online and launched two localized websites. "Our goal is to make connections with distributors in Canada and reach more end customers," says Ashley Bauer, Endovac's Marketing Coordinator. 

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Vietnam's Online Environment Infographic

Posted by Joelle Lazzarotto on Mon, Feb 14, 2022

With a young, digitally savvy population, a stable political system, a commitment to sustainable growth, and a very strong manufacturing sector, it's no surprise that Vietnam has become a key target market for U.S. Exporters! 

With more mobile connections than people, Vietnam is an exciting, highly mobile market! So, how can exporters ensure they are found, understood, and easy to do business with in such a busy and ever-moving marketplace? Get online and launch your localized websites! 

Use online tools to your advantage to be found, understood, and boost your business in Vietnam. 

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North Carolina Governor's Export Service Provider Award for IBT Online - Media Release

Posted by Joelle Lazzarotto on Fri, Feb 11, 2022

February 9, 2022

IBT ONLINE LLC RECEIVES North Carolina Governor's Export Service Provider Award

IBT Online is proud to announce that we have been presented with the North Carolina Governor's Export Service Provider Award for 2021. 

In his addressing message during the award ceremony in Raleigh, NC, Governor Roy Cooper stated that The companies we honor today demonstrate the importance of international trade to our state’s economy and offer great examples of how businesses can grow through global commerce and IBT Online is proud to be part of this endeavor.

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