Should the global financial system be tweaked?

It is tough for any country to overcome its own financial crises Do you have any issues with the global financial system? Do you think it needs some rewiring, some changes top to bottom? Can entrepreneurs and forward-thinkers really thrive in such a system? Given the system’s recent tumultuousness, the answer may be yes. If… Read more »

Positivity fuels economic growth

Pessimism clouds our economic eyes Economic growth is the primary concern of most, if not all, towns, cities and nations. Economic growth leads to jobs, lots of them, not to mention opportunities for stability and profit. However, given the recession and military conflicts, it’s difficult for us to see the economic growth that is happening… Read more »

Doing international business in uncertain times (part one)

U.S. military intervention in Syria will affect markets worldwide   In the last couple of posts, we have focused on the DOs and DON’Ts of international business, discussing ways to make it more profitable and easier on you. However, no matter how prepared a company may be, there are always external factors to consider. International… Read more »

Reducing Risk in US Exporting is Accomplished by Building Relationships

Doing business internationally has more to do with relationships than it does with contracts, insurance companies or lawyers It’s Monday morning and you’re rushing to the office. The weekend should’ve been relaxing. You were planning to get out of town, to indulge in the great outdoors, maybe do some fishing. Those plans quickly collapsed, as… Read more »

Are there international opportunities for US goods?

If you are thinking of making the jump from being a domestic business to an international one, there are amazing dividends that can pay out in the long run. You need to consider the risk associated with such a leap, because little things like scheduling become a much larger concern. Time lines need to be… Read more »

Importance of International Markets and Supply Chain Managers

Supply chain management is proper implementation of the flow of goods and services, as well as information and resources, that help regulate the overall supply chain. When some aspect of this chain breaks apart, the entire cycle is disrupted. Often times in a domestic market these problems can be quickly overcome, but when operating at… Read more »

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CSMS# 13-000020 – FDA FOOD FACILITY REGISTRATION RENEWAL AND IMPACT TO FOOD IMPORTS

For direct link to Customs and Border Protection website, click here CSMS #13-000020 Title: FDA FOOD FACILITY REGISTRATION RENEWAL AND IMPACT TO FOOD IMPORTS Date: 1/16/2013 6:03:32 PM To: Automated Broker Interface THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA), SIGNED INTO LAW ON JAN. 4, 2011, ENABLES FDA TO BETTER PROTECT… Read more »

SPEED partners with Food 2 Families and Buffalo City Mission

In November 100 Totes of Hope were purchased to provide 100 Thanksgiving meals to needy families in the community.  The Totes were then made available to employees, friends and family members to fill with items urgently needed by the Buffalo City Mission.  Three donation barrels were filled overflowing with items and picked up today to… Read more »