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Sign Up Now: Opportunities to Collaborate with European Companies

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2018 RYME+ program, a unique opportunity for companies from the United States to connect and explore collaborations with companies from Europe. RYME+ is a European Union-funded international business program that supports the global business development of small and medium-sized companies from Spain, France, and Portugal. Through[…]

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Debriefing Chicago’s Food Processing Trade Show

A few months ago I wrote about building my experience in international business through working with manufacturers, meeting executives, and attending trade shows. Since the beginning of the summer I’ve attended multiple conferences and shows. Our company attends several trade shows a year on behalf of our clients and to build our connections. Because we[…]

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This Summer: Enroll in a Nationwide Export Sales Program!

ExporTech is a summer program that helps companies create a custom export plan. The program is offered nationally by “National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership program and the U.S. Export Assistance Centers of the U.S. Department of Commerce”. Only 6-8 companies can enter, so if you see a need for your company[…]

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Understanding the Role of an International Business Development Executive (Part 2)

This is Part 2/2 of our series on the role of International Business Development executives. For Part 1, click here. Defining a business model We recently met a company in the flower business. The company has developed a substance that makes certain plants and flowers glow in the dark in assorted colors. They did some[…]

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Understanding the Role of an International Business Development Executive (Part 1)

“What is the role of an International Business Development executive?” I found myself thinking about this question while working on a project that involved researching senior leadership in large companies. I had trouble answering the question, because I’ve always thought of Business Development as essentially the same function as Sales. Several of my friends who[…]

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The International Business Journal for Busy Executives

I’m starting a column. To be more accurate, I’m starting a journal – a collection of posts functioning as a journey through the world of international business. My posts will feature case studies of our clients, lessons from doing business in different countries, industry trends, and global market developments. My goal is to shine a[…]

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Export Opportunity for Illinois Companies Open NOW

Metro Chicago Exports is “an unprecedented collaboration between the seven counties in Northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will) and the City of Chicago to increase exports from small and medium-sized companies and to support regional job growth.” This program offers grants and resources to companies in Northeastern Illinois to export their[…]

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Five Dynamic Hungarian Tech Companies to Visit at SXSW

It’s that time of year again – South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1986, SXSW was primarily intended to be a venue to showcase new, local music – as well as forward-looking technologies and ideas. We know of five Hungarian companies visiting SXSW this year, and we’re excited to see what they do[…]

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Furmint USA: Wines from Historic Tokaj and Csopak Regions of Hungary

Company Name: Furmint USA Industry: Wines Company Profile: Furmint is a wine manufacturer and seller. They produce high-quality wines from the Tokaj and Csopak regions of Hungary, areas known for their history and rich lands. The company is named after the “furmint” grape, which has been used for centuries to make Hungarian wine. Looking to[…]

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Dr. Honey – Premium Hungarian Honey from the Tokaj-Zemplen Region

Company Name:Dr Honey Industry: Gourmet food products Company Profile: Dr Honey utilizes the rich land of the Tokaj region of Hungary to manufacture pure, GMO-free, Hungarian honey. They sell numerous flavors of honey including apricot brandy, orange zest, acacia, and chestnut. The company’s belief is that pure, responsibly-sourced honey is the cornerstone of successful business.[…]

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