Alternative trade finance and its benefits for small- and medium-sized businesses

The main idea of trade finance is facilitating international trade. The advantage of trade finance is that it effectively covers importers’ cash flow needs in between the purchase and sale of the goods, and solves the working capital problem for the exporter. When it comes to offshore trading (as opposed to the domestic transactions), there Read More >

Doing business abroad? Here’s how to get around language barriers

Small business owners often struggle when they start exploring overseas opportunities. However, there are some things you can do to make your foreign experience beneficial, even if you are not a polyglot. Jared Lindzon, from The Globe and Mail, gathered some real life experience by entrepreneurs in overcoming the infamous language barrier, which can add Read More >

A quick look at 2 US trade deals being negotiated

(By The Associated Press — Mar. 26, 2014 2:00 PM EDT) The federal government is negotiating two trade agreements that would help small businesses increase exports, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Talks on the agreements aren’t expected to be finished for at least several months. After they’ve been finalized by Read More >