Nando Cesarone
3 articles

Breaking Through Borders

How implementing certain strategies can help SMEs overcome exporting challenges.

As unbelievable as it may sound, the only source of economic growth in Europe between 2008 and 2013 came from exporting goods and services. Today, exports are still the most important – but fortunately not the only – engines for growth, according to the European Commission. Making up over 99 percent of all businesses, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) […]

The Latin Term Every Exporter Should Know: De Minimis

Fulfilling your retail dreams around the world is mission possible.

Nearly three years ago, Will Green set out on a mission to fulfill his dream of providing fashionable, ethically produced vegan shoes to everyday people around the world. His vision was to provide customers with the latest fashions at fair prices, all without hurting animals or people in the process. Will soon set up shop […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Time for Small Business to Think Big

Why smaller companies have the most to gain from the largest regional trade accord in history.

We’re at a crossroads in global trade, one that can usher in a golden era for Asia’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, initiated during the global economic downturn in 2009, finally concluded this month in Atlanta. The nations involved – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, […]