Business Services: Resources

Export.gov: Services

Export.gov offers a wide range of current industry information and trade leads to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, market research, trade agreements, statistics and data, publications, industry associations, and points of contact for the industry.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2016

Facilities Management Link (FMLink)

Facilities Management Link (FMLink) is an excellent information source for professionals in this industry. The site provides news, special reports, and topical articles on benchmarking, sustainability, and workplace strategies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2016

gE Module: Developing a Marketing Plan

This module is the product of a partnership between the U.S. Commercial Service and the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research. This module covers how to formulate a marketing strategy, researching foreign markets, and researching the market through government agencies, development agencies, and by region. There is also a case study included in this module.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 21, 2016

Tags: Online Course Modules

gE Module: Preparing Your Product for Export

This module is the product of a partnership between the U.S. Commercial Service and the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research. The first section covers how to adapt your product to meet government regulations, country conditions, or preferences. The second section covers how to modify your product, labeling, and packaging. There is also a case study included on the company Falcon Waterfree Technologies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 20, 2016

Tags: Trade Tutorials , Online Course Modules

gE Module: Using Technology Licensing and Joint Ventures

This module is the product of a partnership between the U.S. Commercial Service and the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research. This module covers methods of obtaining foreign trade income, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of technology licensing and joint ventures. There is also a case study included on Spancrete Machinery Corporation.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2016

Tags: Trade Tutorials , Online Course Modules

International Business Times - Economy

The International Business Times is breaking new ground in global business journalism by providing minute-by-minute coverage with an international focus. It also strives to offer the full global picture of how economic, political, and societal events connect from region to region. Registration for the daily newsletter is free and the site links to a number of different international versions.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2016

Tags: Global

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS): Key Facts

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) key facts section gives an overview of various aspects of the marine shipping industry. Categories include shipping and world trade, which gives information such as the types and volumes of ships at sea; safety and regulation, which discusses maritime laws and issues; and environmental performance, which covers energy, efficiency, and pollution.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2016

Tags: Transport Manufacturing

Product & Service Advantage

Product & Service Advantage (PTC Inc.) provides solutions for software and business problems in the form of technical support, advice or training. For each product, a link is provided where more detailed information is provided concerning the products and its functions.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2016

SAP: International Database Corporation Interactive Industry Report

The International Data Corporation Interactive Industry Report, provided by SAP, is an insightful resource for businesses to benchmark their performance against industry peers. The website offers a questionnaire that allows the user to see where a company ranks relative to its industry (leading, trailing, or industry norm) by answering question in different sections: business overview, resource management, portfolio management, and employee management.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 23, 2016

Tags: Chemicals , Mining, Minerals, Metals , Consumer Products , Transport Manufacturing , Financial Services , Retail , Public Services , Aerospace and Defense , Apparel and Textiles

Strategy + Business

The focus of the website Strategy + Business is “to bridge the gap between theory and practice in contemporary global business.” The site provides articles, interviews, and information on the newest trends in business strategy, management, innovation, and more. Users can access information on the main page but articles from current and past issues of the magazine require a subscription.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 19, 2016

Tags: Global

The Dismal Scientist®

The Dismal Scientist® from Economy.com aims to keep readers fully informed regarding the state of the world economy. Written by economists, this site offers comprehensive and timely economic analysis, and tools. Updated daily, it presents real-time analysis of major economic events around the globe. There is a fee required to view articles, but a two week free trial is available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 15, 2016

The Journal of Commerce Online

A publication of JOC Group Inc., The Journal of Commerce Online is an interactive business tool for industry experts that provides breaking news, market analyses, sailing schedules, logistics tools, market data, links, and more. Resource features include webcasts, podcasts, and videos that cover common commerce topics, such as maritime news, trucking logistics, intermodal shipping, air cargo, trade regulations, and trade logistics. Some content is limited without a membership.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 21, 2016

Tags: Global , Publications

Truckinginfo

Provided by Heavy Duty Trucking, Truckinginfo is a resource for professionals in the trucking industry. The site offers recent news articles, white papers, blogs, and product news all related to the trucking industry. In addition, the site offers articles and news in the areas of equipment, fleet management, safety, drivers, maintenance, products, fuel, and the aftermarket.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 21, 2016

Tags: Transport Manufacturing

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